Natural Beekeeping

The idea behind "natural beekeeping" isn't to claim that everything we do is what would happen to bees if they were left alone in nature.  It's an approach to keeping bees that simply attempts to mimic nature whenever possible.  Modern apiculture has introduced some suspicious methods of beekeeping such as chemical pest control, a narrowing genetic pool, management that sacrifices hive health for honey production, along with other problems, that we've chosen to avoid.  So, here's a few methods and ideas we've incorporated into our beekeeping program.

small cell bees          box construction          no chemicals

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