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Beekeepers continue to face tremendous challenges, from pests, diseases, pollution, climate change, and, in recent years, from the mysterious and devastating phenomenon knows as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Yet in backyards and on rooftops all over the world, top-bar hives are being used to raise bees successfully without antibiotics, miticides, or other chemical inputs. 

In Top-Bar Beekeeping, authors Les Crowder and Heather Harrell guide you through the specifics of this innovative approach to hive management, including raising queens, harvesting and processing honey and beeswax, and planting for pollinators. 

176 pages, illustrated, photos

Publication Details

  • Published: 2012
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Pub.
  • ISBN-10: 1603584617
  • ISBN-13: 9781603584623
  • Dewey Decimal: 638.1
  • ECHO Library: 638.1 CRO