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KEEPING BEES IN HORIZONTAL HIVES

KEEPING BEES IN HORIZONTAL HIVES

Learn natural beekeeping from Europe's foremost beekeeping authority. Georges de Layens, inventor of the world's most popular horizontal hive, shares a lifetime of experience on how to get started in simplified beekeeping; choose the best hive model for you and your bees; manage your hives with just two visits per year; take advantage of horizontal hives and deep frames; avoid unnecessary complications and procedures; increase an apiary with natural or artificial swarms; transfer bees from one hive model to another; enhance bees' health drug-free; do without requeening, feeding, and other chores; understand honey plants and honeyflows; make award-winning mead (following a foolproof formula); use foundationless frames and make wax foundation; handle traditional hives (such as skeps and log hives); keep bees sustainably using local strains; and much more. Layens' simple beekeeping boasts more than 100 years of successful use, with 1 million hives in use today. Bee-friendly, productive, and fun, keeping bees can be easier than you ever imagined!

"This is a delightful book full of wonderfully audacious ideas for U.S. beekeepers. I certainly look forward to building and trying out a horizontal movable-frame hive, inspired and guided by reading this fascinating book." - Tom Seeley, author of Honeybee Democracy

Category: Homesteading , Beekeeping

Author: Georges de Layens

Pages: 361

Format: Paperback

ISBN-10: 0-9842873-6-1

ISBN-13: 978-0-9842873-6-9

Item Number: 8772

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