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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.




Apr 15, 2010

One of the most important things we are doing on the forum is putting people in touch with others in their local area. We really want to develop a support network for beekeepers who want to work in a more natural and sustainable way with bees, and this depends on people being willing to get together in twos, threes or more to share experiences and to learn from each other. You don't need to have a formal membership structure and there doesn't need to be any money involved - just meet up and chat and show each other your bees and your hives and how you do things. If you get a lot of people involved, then you can start thinking about renting a meeting place and inviting speakers if you choose to, or split into special interest groups, and then all meet up together from time to time to compare notes.