Biodynamic Beekeeping


Modern beekeeping—influenced by new technologies and breeding methods—has increased honey production but left bee colonies weak and vulnerable to diseases. With an alarming decline of the bee population raising concerns about an impending ecological crisis, many beekeepers are seeking a more sustainable way of caring for bees. 

Biodynamic Beekeeping is the first book to offer practical instruction on caring for bees through the use of biodynamic ideas and methods. By considering the influence of star and planetary movements on the natural habits of bees, the biodynamic approach encourages beekeepers to become more tuned into their bees and indicates, for example, the best days to inspect colonies or gather honey. 

This fascinating book offers beekeepers detailed advice and instruction on how to work biodynamically, including: 

  • the challenges and advantages of breeding queen bees 
  • how to artificially induce swarming to propagate colonies 
  • how to use biodynamic ashing techniques to combat varroa mites 
  • instructions for making winter feed according to current biodynamic thinking

Format: Paperback, 192 pages

ISBN: 9781782506744

Size: 230x150x15mm

Weight: 750g

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