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Ross Conrad

Ross Conrad learned his craft from the late Charles Mraz, world-renowned beekeeper and founder of Champlain Valley Apiaries in Vermont. Former president of the Vermont Beekeepers Association, Conrad is a regular contributor to Bee Culture - The Magazine of American Beekeeping. Ross has led bee related presentations and taught organic beekeeping workshops and classes throughout North America for many years. His small beekeeping business, Dancing Bee Gardens, supplies friends, neighbors, and local stores with honey and candles among other bee related products, and provides bees for Vermont apple pollination in spring.

    Ross's Upcoming Events

    • Ross Conrad at Dancing Bee Gardens Honey Harvest
      , Middlebury VT
      August 31, 2014, 12:00 pm

      Ross Conrad, author of "Natural Beekeeping", will be hosted by Dancing Bee Gardens Honey Harvest from August 31st to September 13th. More information to come.

    • Ross Conrad at Common Ground Country Fair (Workshop)
      , Unity ME
      September 19, 2014, 8:00 am

      Ross Conrad, author of "Natural Beekeeping", will give workshops at the Common Ground Country fair from September 19th to September 21st. More information to come.

    • Ross Conrad at Common Ground Fair
      , Unity ME
      September 19, 2014, 12:00 pm

      Ross Conrad, author of "Natural Beekeeping", will be available to sign books at the Common Ground Country Fair on August 19th. More information to come.

    • Ross Conrad at the Common Ground Country Fair
      , Unity ME
      September 20, 2014, 12:00 pm

      Ross Conrad, author of "Natural Beekeeping", will be hosted at the Common Ground Country fair on September 20th and 21st.

    • Ross Conrad at the Middlebury Garden Club
      Venue TBD, Middlebury VT
      November 11, 2014, 1:00 pm

      Ross will speak about "Bee Hive Collapse And How You Can Help" at the Middlebury Garden Club on November 11th @ 1pm. The honeybee faces many affronts to its immune system in these days of Varroa mites and pesticide overload. The so-called “Colony Collapse Disorder” now facing beekeepers makes it all the more imperative that local beekeepers, farmers, and gardeners learn healthy ways to assist the honeybee. Ross will share the "how to" of numerous techniques to keep bees alive despite the numerous stresses on their health. Topics covered include: Organic Beekeeping, Managing Farms and Yards to Provide Bee Forage and Habitat, Home Owner Activities to Help Our Pollinators.

    Ross's Books

    Natural Beekeeping, Revised and Expanded Edition

    Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture

    Best practices for keeping honeybees healthy and productive with strategies for controlling mites, selective breeding for resistant bees, and more -- now in full color with updated information.

    Natural Beekeeping Book & DVD Set

    In this set, which includes the new, full-color, Natural Beekeping, Revised and Expanded Edition, and a DVD workshop, Ross Conrad brings together the best "do no harm" strategies for keeping honeybees healthy and productive, all of which are covered in a thoughtful, matter-of-fact way.

    Natural Beekeeping with Ross Conrad (DVD)

    This filmed workshop follows Ross Conrad through the dos and don'ts of natural beekeeping, and offers practical information -- including details on apitherapy, the use of bee products in medicinal healing -- every aspiring beekeeper needs to know.

    Natural Beekeeping

    Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture

    Long-term organic solutions for healthy beehives.

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