The Art and Craft of Beekeeping.

This online workshop will be hosted by June Stoyer and conducted by Philip Chandler, bee expert and host of The Barefoot Beekeeper.

This is a rare opportunity to learn about ‘natural beekeeping’ in top bar hives directly from the author of The Barefoot Beekeeper.

Backyard beekeeing basics

Phil Chandler Will Teach You Backyard Beekeeping

This is a simple, practical way to have healthy and happy bees in your garden or back yard, with the possibility of your own honey harvest, but without the cost and complications associated with conventional beekeeping.

You will learn:

PART I 13th February 2011 21:00 GMT or 9pm GMT/4pm, EST (please check your time zone!)

  • the nature of honeybees and their relationship with flowering plants
  • the honeybee colony as super-organism
  • the basics of natural beekeeping in top bar hives

PART II 20th February 2011 21:00 GMT or 9pm GMT/4pm, EST (please check your time zone!)

  • the principles of natural beekeeping
  • the art of negotiating with bees
  • how to find bees and what to do in your first beekeeping year
Bees are essential pollinators!

Bees are essential pollinators!

“When you see for yourself how bees design, build and manage their own nest, you will realize how little they need from us as beekeepers, and how much we can learn from them.”

Cost: please offer a donation to keep Phil’s work going and his show!

This course is an opportunity to learn about ‘natural beekeeping’ in top bar hives. This is a simple, practical way to have healthy and happy bees in your garden or back yard, with the possibility of your own honey harvest, but without the cost and complications associated with conventional beekeeping.

You will learn:

  • the nature of honeybees and their relationship with flowering plants
  • how our own relationship with bees has developed and changed
  • why the conventional methods are failing
  • the principles of natural beekeeping
  • the art of negotiating with bees
  • how to find bees and put them in your hive
  • how to look after them in your first year

Because of the amount of resources and time Phil is donating, we ask that you make a small donation to support his efforts in the apiary world. Normally, a beekeeping class costs close to $500, not to mention lodging and travel expenses. For a small donation of your choice, you can learn from your own home and keep backyard beekeeping alive!

Once you sign up, you will get the following ebooks:

* How To Start Beekeeping For Free by P J Chandler (free PDF)

* So you want to keep bees? Introductory article for new and prospective beekeepers

* How To Build a Top Bar Hive – free, downloadable ebook that gives detailed, fully-illustrated, step-by-step instructions for building the top bar hive described in The Barefoot Beekeeper. (This is the PDF version – see top menu for other download options.)

* Towards Sustainable Beekeeping – articles that appeared in the 2007 Beekeeper’s Annual and in Beekeeper’s Quarterly

* What is wrong with modern beekeeping?

* Would you like to do something simple to help save the bees? You will be able to download, copy and distribute this free leaflet 10 Things You Can Do to Help Save The Bees Now (UK/A4 version).

“When you see for yourself how bees design, build and manage their own nest, you will realize how little they need from us as beekeepers, and how much we can learn from them.”

Please sign up here:

http://www.biobees.com/training

Also, tune in to Phil Chandler’s interview on The Organic View Radio Show on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 4pm, EST.

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  2. Pretty cool stuff June. I don’t think people realize HOW important bees are to our food supply… I am allergic to them but always leave them alone :). Sounds like a great opportunity to learn from one of the best. TW

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    How exciting! This is a wonderful thing to offer and I appreciate you letting us know about the workshop.

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  20. What a amazing course, is their a 2013 one? A mate of mine back in NZ is a beekeeper, he doesn’t do as much honey, more bee manuka pollen, i’ve been out with him a couple of times, and it was one of the most amazing and totally relaxing experiences. Mark.

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