Top-Bar Beekeeping Book Giveaway

by Daisy

I was so excited when I learned Chelsea Green was publishing a Top Bar Beekeeping book!  Finally, a book on beekeeping dedicated specifically to us top bar folks!

Well-written, comprehensive, and extremely helpful for the beginner and not-so-beginner alike, Top-Bar Beekeeping by Les Crowder and Heather Harrell is the beekeeping book that hits all the marks for me.  It is a cover-to-cover read, very easy to understand, and if you are interested in natural beekeeping and top bar beekeeping, it’s a necessity.

With thirty years of top bar hive experience, Les Crowder is the man to have written this book.  If you aren’t familiar with top bar beehives, they are simple, easy for the hobby-builder to construct hives which are designed with the honeybee foremost in mind.  In a top bar, the bees are unconstrained by prefabricated comb foundations and able to build their comb to their own specifications, which helps keeps beehives healthier with less human intervention.

With information about how to manage beehives through the seasons, how to raise queens, and a special problem-solving section, I will keep going back to this book for as long as I have bees.

The chapter on comb management alone is worth picking up this book.  Their system of comb spacing to prevent cross-combing is so simple and yet so perfect.

We’re giving away two copies to our readers and all you have to do to get started is click on the link to the publisher below.

Enter to win a copy of Top-Bar Beekeeping, by Les Crowder and Heather Harrell


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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Paije Rupinen September 15, 2012 at 6:07 am

Hi! I’m signed up with Chelsea Green. And am very interested in bee keeping. I know how very important bees are to everything and would LOVE to be able to keep bees. We are living in a city now but, we have land out in the country where we hope to live one day. Thanks for the giveaway. I will check out other selections at Chelsea.

Ann September 15, 2012 at 5:56 pm

I want to learn everything about Top-Bar Beekeeping. I hope to have a hive.

Thank you !

Kelly McElyea Penny September 16, 2012 at 8:00 am

I would love to learn

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