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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.

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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!



Cynthia V.
over thirteen years ago

re: Women

Are the women in the meetings also middle aged like most of the male population at them? I suppose I qualify as middle-aged (45) so I may be right in the middle of the demographic. ;)

As for women\'s outlook vs. men\'s, I expect that the real difference is the backyard beeks vs. the commercial ones. Possibly more women are likely to take up backyard beekeeping than commercial, and thus have a more gentle approach.