Keeping Bees With a Smile

A vision and practice of natural apiculture

Are you a beginner curious about bees, or a practicing beekeeper looking for natural alternatives that work? This book is for you!

Fedor Lazutin, one of Europe’s most successful natural beekeepers; shares an approach that is fun, healthful, rewarding, and accessible to all. Discover his unique insights on how to:

  • • keep bees naturally without interfering in their lives;

  • • start an apiary for free by attracting local bee swarms;

  • • build maintenance-free hives that mimic how bees live in nature;

  • • keep colonies healthy & strong without any drugs or gimmickry;

  • • help bees overwinter successfully even in the harshest climate;

  • • enhance local nectar plant resources;

  • • produce truly natural honey without robbing the bees;

  • • reverse the global bee decline … right in your backyard!

An invaluable resource for beginners and professionals alike, this richly illustrated book is complete with plans for making bee­-friendly, well-insulated horizontal hives with extra-deep frames­plus other fascinating advice you won’t find anywhere else.

You will gain a profound respect for the bees’ intelligence, the prac­tical information for successfully starting and maintaining a few (or many!) colonies in your own backyard, and an appreciation of the bees’ harmonious cooperative ways-which may be key to creat­ing a brighter future for our planet.

“A valuable guide for independent-minded beekeepers.”
Thomas D. Seeley, author of Honeybee Democracy.

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