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This is not a “How You Should Keep Bees” site; rather, I’m a proponent of “Whatever Works for You” beekeeping.
I’ve visited beekeepers in many countries, and realize that there are
as many ways to keep bees as there are beekeepers. The bees don’t care
whether you are a commercial or hobby beekeeper, nor whether your
personal preference is Langstroth, Warre, top-bar, small cell,
foundationless, “natural” or conventional beekeeping–the same biology applies to all.
My goal is to provide any and all beekeepers with a resource of
readable and straightforward information on how to practice good bee
husbandry, and to exercise environmental and community responsibility.
This site is more or less a record of my learning process as I apply
my formal training as a biologist to the practice of running a
commercial beekeeping operation. I have no interest in offering advice
(there are plenty of beekeepers more than eager to do that). Rather,
what I do offer is evidence-based and scientifically-verified
explanations of the biological processes occurring in the hive, as well
as the effects of various management options. I then leave it to each
beekeeper to use that information in order to make their own better-informed practical management decisions.
If you are a beginning beekeeper looking for basic information, or an
experienced beekeeper looking for a summary of mite treatment options, I
suggest that you go directly to Basic Beekeeping.
Otherwise, I suggest that you click on the blue categories to the
right of each page to see which articles are available, or go to Articles By Publication Date (I suggest starting from the bottom up), or use the Search function at the top of each page to look for topics.