Keeping Bees with a Smile

What a joy this book is; Keeping Bees with a Smile: A Vision and Practice of Natural Apiculture

Normally I would not recommend a book with such a strong honey production focus, but the author Fedor Lazutin puts the bee first and foremost and it is so readable.

The key parts I like:
  • The long history & practices of Russian beekeeping
  • The importance of hive insulation
  • Solutions to the problems of Horizontal Top Bars hives commonly used in the UK
  • The value of local races of bees
But best is the front cover; until our children grow up in a culture of  love and connection with nature there will be no solution to the bee crisis.

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