I feel like G.M. Doolittle when he said he had already offered all of what he had to say for free in the bee journals and yet people kept asking for a book. I have virtually all of this on my website and have posted all of it many times on the bee forums. But many people have asked for a book. There is a little new here, and most of it is available for free already on my web site. But many of us understand the transient nature of the medium of the web and want a solid book on our shelf. I feel the same. So here is the book that you could already have read for free but you can hold it in your hands and put it on the shelf and know you have it.
I've done a lot of presentations and a few have been posted on the web. If you have an interest in hearing some of this presented by me try a web search for videos for "Michael Bush beekeeping" or other topics such as "queen rearing".
Michael Bush has had an eclectic set of careers from printing and graphic arts, to construction to computer programming and a few more in between. Currently he is working in computers. He has been keeping bees since the mid 70's, usually from two to seven hives up until the year 2000. Varroa forced more experimentation which required more hives and the number has grown steadily over the years from then. By 2008 it was about 200 hives. He is active on many of the Beekeeping forums with last count at over 50,000 posts between all of them.
"His writing is like his talks, with more content, detail, and depth than one would think possible with such few words...his website and PowerPoint presentations are the gold standard for diverse and common sense beekeeping practices."--Dean Stiglitz
I bought this book to help learn how to keep bees, but found that the author a sumner ou already have the basic knowledge needed. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Aaron Pederson
I have a substantial library of beekeeping books, having been a beekeeper for more than 20 years. I also teach beginning beekeeping to several of the local association groups here... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Ray
Great information and ideas! Plenty of detail to keep your hives alive.Published 1 month ago by Tinywv
eh...lots of conflicting opinions, but Michael Bush has a lot of good knowledge.Published 2 months ago by b
excellent method for non-treatment beekeeping, not for beginnersPublished 2 months ago by Todd Zachs