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The Barefoot Beekeeper

By Phil Chandler

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Description

Phil Chandler, teacher and author of 'The Barefoot Beekeeper', talks about 'natural beekeeping' and explains why he believes we need to change both the way we grow our food and the way we work with honeybees if we want them - and ourselves - to survive. Beekeeping has been all about honey production. Now we need to learn to value bees for their own sake - for their part in nature as pollinators of many plant species, both wild and cultivated. The Barefoot Beekeeper is available in print or as an ebook from www.biobees.com

Customer Reviews

Love it!

Barefoot Beekeeper has all the elements I love in a good podcast: fascinating topic, conveyed in an entertaining way by a knowledgeable and passionate host, with quality production ("listenability") value. The focus on sustainable, natural practices has got to become more mainstream with time. It is encouraging to know that there are people like Phil out there who not only practice them, but take the time to educate and share them with others. I haven't kept bees yet, but I will. I am so glad that Phil's instruction and wisdom will form the foundation of my practice when I do. Great, great job - hope there are many more episodes to come.

Getting back into bees after 20 year hiatus.

Before moving to Florida, I had a couple of hives in rural Virginia. I am looking forward to getting back into having a hive in my backyard with a more natural approach and "Top Bar Hive". The nuclear hive is due to arrive in about 10 days. These podcasts are an excellent way to explain and teach this new "old" method of coexisting with bees without the commercial equipment. My interest is to try to assist in the reversal of the decline of the honeybee - one backyard at a time. Thanks Phil Chandler for your straightforward and very helpful approach.

Great stuff

As an new beekeeper, it is great hearing information from someone who has been around the block a few times, especially if you live in an area that does not have a lot of "natural" beekeepers around. I hope this podcast will be longer in the future, and have some practical guides for treatments of bees using natural products such as essential oils. Looking forward to the next podcast, and future episodes!

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