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ISBN: 9781603584807
Year Added to Catalog: 2012
Book Format: DVD
Dimensions: 6 x 9, 50 minutes
Book Publisher: Chelsea Green
Release Date: January 22, 2013
Web Product ID: 720

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Top-Bar Beekeeping with Les Crowder and Heather Harrell (DVD)

by Les Crowder, Heather Harrell

A hands-on workshop in the field from master beekeeper Les Crowder, focusing on how to manage bees naturally using the innovative top-bar hive system.

In backyards and on rooftops all over the world, the top-bar hive design is revolutionizing the art and practice of beekeeping. With top-bar hives the bees naturally construct their own wax combs rather than relying on prefabricated frames of plastic cell foundation in a typical box-type hive. And top-bar hives are now being used to raise healthy bees organically, without the use of antibiotics, miticides, or other chemical inputs.

In this instructive video, New Mexico beekeeper Les Crowder shares his thirty years' experience in developing best practices for working with bees in top-bar hives. Les and Heather Harrell, authors of Top-Bar Beekeeping (Chelsea Green, 2012) discuss everything from hive management techniques to how to harvest and process honey and beeswax to the best plants to grow for the foraging bees.

The natural, low-stress methods outlined in this video are perfect for home or hobbyist beekeepers who have the time and interest that’s necessary to manage bees intensively and holistically. The material will also be valuable for home orchardists, gardeners, and permaculture practitioners who are interested in bees as pollinators, as well as for their honey and beeswax.

 

 


About the Authors

Les Crowder

Les Crowder is the coauthor of Top-Bar Beekeeping. He has devoted his entire adult life to the study and care of honeybees. Dedicated to finding organic and natural solutions for problems commonly treated with chemicals, he designed his own top-bar hives and set about discovering how to treat disease and genetic weaknesses through plant medicine and selective breeding. He has been a leader in his community, having served as New Mexico's honeybee inspector and president of the New Mexico Beekeepers Association. He is an avid storyteller and has spoken annually at the NM Organic Farm Conference for ...

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Heather Harrell

Heather Harrell is the coauthor of Top-Bar Beekeeping. She moved to New Mexico in 1996 from her home state of Vermont to pursue her masters degree in Eastern Classics, having long had an interest in the art of meditation and yoga and a yearning to pursue a career in academia. Her love of nature soon had her pursuing a life as an organic farmer, focusing on flowers, then medicinal herbs. Over time, and through her work with honeybees, she has moved her focus to the study of multiuse permaculture plantings, which support a diverse network of interrelationships in ...

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Les Crowder's Upcoming Events

  • Les Crowder at Top-Bar Beekeeping Transition and Queens
    , Mateo CA
    April 30, 2014, 12:00 pm
  • Les Crowder at Advanced Top-Bar Beekeeping
    , Sedona AZ
    May 3, 2014, 10:00 am
  • Les Crowder at Taos
    , Taos NM
    May 30, 2014, 12:00 pm
  • Les Crowder at Taos
    , Taos NM
    May 31, 2014, 12:00 pm
  • Les Crowder at Albuquerque
    , Albuquerque NM
    June 6, 2014, 6:00 pm

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