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Sun Hives, a new hive design gathering world-wide interest, are part of the movement towards "apicentric" beekeeping – beekeeping that prioritises honeybees firstly as pollinators, with honey production being a secondary goal. The Sun Hive is modelled on the traditional European skep hive and is aimed at creating a hive that maximises colony health. (Click through for more.)
While beekeeping is about managing, controlling, and understanding the honey bee, there is also the pleasure that can be found in harvesting and eating your own honey—a true delight! All aspects of beekeeping are explained inside this book: the basic tools and equipment needed, detailed advice on when to harvest honey, and the many tasty things you can make. This is an essential guide for anyone interested in learning more about beekeeping.