Keeping Bees with a Smile: A Vision 2021 and Practice of Natural Apiculture (Gardening with a Smile, Book 3) 2021 by Fedor Lazutin (2013-05-03) outlet sale

Keeping Bees with a Smile: A Vision 2021 and Practice of Natural Apiculture (Gardening with a Smile, Book 3) 2021 by Fedor Lazutin (2013-05-03) outlet sale

Keeping Bees with a Smile: A Vision 2021 and Practice of Natural Apiculture (Gardening with a Smile, Book 3) 2021 by Fedor Lazutin (2013-05-03) outlet sale

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You can keep bees, naturally! "Keeping Bees With a Smile is a valuable guide for independent-minded beekeepers who are seeking ways to keep bees without treating them with chemicals, disrupting their homes, and otherwise intruding on their lives. Fedor Lazutin, one of Russia''s foremost natural beekeepers, describes a beekeeping system based on a trust of a bee colony as a living being capable of solving life''s challenges without human assistance. Beginner-friendly and complete with fascinating photographs, it is a special book, and one that I expect will ''shake up'' the thinking of the independent-minded beekeepers in North America and Europe." - Thomas D. Seeley, Cornell University, author of Honeybee Democracy. Are you just curious about bees, or a practicing beekeeper looking for natural alternatives that work? This book is for you! Fedor Lazutin''s approach 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 and 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 frames - plus 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.

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Jim B.
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Eye-opening look at keeping bees
Reviewed in the United States on February 19, 2015
In my three years of keeping honeybees, I have read quite a few excellent books answering the many questions I have about them. When I saw this book on Amazon I almost didn''t bother looking at it because of the somewhat hokey title. But thank goodness I did!... See more
In my three years of keeping honeybees, I have read quite a few excellent books answering the many questions I have about them. When I saw this book on Amazon I almost didn''t bother looking at it because of the somewhat hokey title. But thank goodness I did!

Mr. Lazutin has done an outstanding job in explaining why he believes natural beekeeping makes the most sense and how to go about accomplishing it. He thoroughly describes the important aspects of a honeybee colony, both in the wild and in "captivity". He goes over the history of man-made hives and the pros and cons of each. I had wanted to try one of the European/Russian style extra-depth hives ever since finding out how long the comb was in nature (say in a hollow tree) and in an old house where I found a honeybee colony with three foot honeycombs!

With the detailed plans he provides in his book, I was able to build my first insulated, extra depth hive and can''t say enough about how much I enjoy working my bees in it. As a matter of fact I am starting my second one soon. His design is a one box hive instead of the stacked boxes of the commercial Langstroth type. It is similar to a topbar hive, but with many improvements in my opinion. It is also much easier on my aging back!

If you are a hobbyist beekeeper and are interested in raising your bees as stress-free and "natural" as possible, you will want to give this a try. The biggest drawback I see to this hive is the frames are too big to go in the extractors available commercially, but you can crush and strain as many treatment free beekeepers prefer to do. I personally find the advantages far outweigh the the few drawback.

Even if you don''t build one of these hives or even raise bees, this book is a wonderful read and will give you a new appreciation for honeybees and their fascinating lives.
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NTK
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GREAT BEEKEEPING BOOK
Reviewed in the United States on August 25, 2015
This is a great book. It provides a beekeeping style that is based on what & how the bees would do on their own in the wild. This isn''t a book for you if you''re of the mindset that says flipping the bees home upside down repeatedly, forcing the to do what isn''t natural to... See more
This is a great book. It provides a beekeeping style that is based on what & how the bees would do on their own in the wild. This isn''t a book for you if you''re of the mindset that says flipping the bees home upside down repeatedly, forcing the to do what isn''t natural to them, and loading them with whatever drug a pharmaceutical company can come up with is ok so you can produce some honey. It is a style that is geared for cooler climates, but there are adjustments that can be made for warmer climes and the editor made himself available for guidance in that. I GREATLY APPRECIATED that. There are plans in the book and on the editor''s website: www.horizontalhive.com
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gene fowler
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Excellent book for alternative hives.
Reviewed in the United States on October 28, 2019
Well written and researched alternative to the standard hive box. I will be using this system next year as a hobby beekeeper and look forward to less work and more colonies. Honey is not my objective although we expect a harvest. My goal is to increase the bee population in... See more
Well written and researched alternative to the standard hive box. I will be using this system next year as a hobby beekeeper and look forward to less work and more colonies. Honey is not my objective although we expect a harvest. My goal is to increase the bee population in our area.
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John
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Mediocre at best
Reviewed in the United States on September 3, 2019
This book is a hippie book full of blatently-unscientific claims. There is some good information on frame sizes; you need a good check on your sense of wonder and delusion if you''re going to read it, though.
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Required feading for beekeeprs!
Reviewed in the United States on January 14, 2017
A very well written and interesting read, especially those keeping bees in
northern climates. Lazutin methodically summerizes natural beeking in laymans terms drawing from experience and the many publications he had read.
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Ravi Pendkar
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good basic reading for every beekeeper
Reviewed in the United States on September 21, 2017
This is a very well written book. This book, along with the de Layens book, make a good basic reading for any beekeeper. The case for a large horizontal hive for backyard beekeepers is very well made. The technical analysis of bees in winter has everything we need to know,... See more
This is a very well written book. This book, along with the de Layens book, make a good basic reading for any beekeeper. The case for a large horizontal hive for backyard beekeepers is very well made. The technical analysis of bees in winter has everything we need to know, all in one place. Especially recommended read for any engineers/scientists who are into beekeeping :)
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Athena Herder
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Great 2nd book. Read horizontal hive first
Reviewed in the United States on June 19, 2019
This is an awesome book if you already understand bees if not start with the horizontal hive book first. If I knew what I know know after getting horizontal hive book then read this it would be 4-5 stars but it’s billed as first in series.
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Marianna Hartsong
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Lovely book on keeping bees, on understanding the essence ...
Reviewed in the United States on January 18, 2016
Lovely book on keeping bees, on understanding the essence of the bee nature and the bee hive -- non-interventionist. This book is written for our bee people -- not for how man can sucessfully (or not) use and abuse them. Refreshing.
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