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The Barefoot Beekeeper

The Barefoot Beekeeper was the title of my first book, published in 2007. Since then, I have written several more books, aimed at people who want to keep bees in a simple, reasonably natural way, without investing a lot of money and free from the synthetic chemical treadmill.

This podcast is irregular, variable in content and hopefully somewhat useful and interesting to beekeepers of all flavours.

You can find my website at and you will find me on Facebook and rarely on Twitter.




Feb 22, 2010

As winter fades, our bees must rely on whatever is left of their stores before the first nectar flow begins. If the winter has been long and hard, as this one has been in many places, we may need to top up their stores, but we don't necessarily want to stimulate the queen to start laying in earnest just yet. The answer...

Feb 17, 2010

Continuing the theme of 'natural beekeeping for beginners', this time I take a look at the various types of hive you can choose from, including the pros and cons of each. Also some thoughts about so-called 'stimulative feeding', and some words about women!



Feb 3, 2010

This podcast series is intended as an introduction to 'natural bee-keeping' for people who want to keep bees mainly for their own sake, rather than for maximum honey production.

If you have no idea who I am or what I am talking about, you will find more information on my web site at and on the Natural...