I want to share with you some of the natural and treatment free beekeepers out there that have shaped the way I currently manage bees. If you want to learn sustainable beekeeping practices, this is a great starting point. Watch their youtube videos & check out their web sites - I also teach treatment free beekeeping here on our homestead.
Click on a picture to visit these mentors
Dr Leo Sharshkin
I’m convinced that this is the gold standard of keeping bees in deep horizontal hives called Layens Hives. Dr Leo has a book called “Keeping Bees with a Smile” that I highly reccomend & has free plans for Layens hives on his website too.
Michael has an excellent web site and book for anyone who wants to learn treatment free beekeeping.
Jason has lots of good info on swarm trapping, and also practices treatment free management. He also has free plans on his site, and some great podcasts on youtube.
Sam is like the Jedi master of beekeeping. You’ll love his youtube videos and the story of his beekeeping journey.
Jeff Horchoff Bees - Mr Ed
Just watching his videos makes you happy - this guy is amazing! If you want to learn how to do bee removal cut outs and swarm catching - check out his youtube channel by clicking on his picture.
We are sold out for 2020. Please check back in January to get on our waiting list for 2021. I also encourage you to learn how to catch wild swarms and raise survivor stock if possible. Check out how to catch swarms in the Mentor Section. If you would like to buy bees, always try to buy them locally if at all possible.
If you would like to have bees shipped to your door, our order button below will direct you to our good friends at Wolfe Creek Apiary. We’ve used some of their stock for several years because they raise small cell 4.9 bees and only use “soft treatments”. Click on the order button below to be directed to their order page.
We would like to devote 10 acres of our property to becoming “Honey Bee Pastures”. We will plant clovers and other wild flowers that are in short supply to the honey bee. We also seek out scientifically exploring the best possible way to keep bees naturally and sustainably and are working tirelessly to expand the local honey bee populations all over the world. Could you help out? Thanks in advance for your kindness! Enjoy Beekeeping - Gene Rene’