Michael Bush on natural beekeeping -

Michael Bush Michael Bush is one of the leading proponents of treatment free beekeeping. He has been keeping bees since the mid 70's, usually from two to seven hives up until the year 2000. Varroa forced more experimentation which required more hives and the number has grown steadily over the years from then. By 2008 it was about 200 hives. He is active on many of the beekeeping forums (, with last count at more than 50,000 posts between all of them. He has had an eclectic set of careers from printing and graphic arts, to construction to computer programming and a few more in between. Also he enjoys playing 12 string guitar.

"His writing is like his talks, with more content, detail, and depth than one would think possible with such few words...his website and PowerPoint presentations are the gold standard for diverse and common sense beekeeping practices." - Dean Stiglitz

Michael's website is, quite simply, the best current book on beekeeping (and it's free and up to date). Some of the most concise and precise writing on beekeeping you are likely to come across.

Russian translation of the most interesting Michael's articles from can be found by following the link below.

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"Keeping Bees with a Smile"

Keeping Bees with a Smile An unique book (and film) about natural approach to beekeeping by Fyodor Lazutin. This little book is not another textbook about beekeeping. Moreover, it is not a textbook at all and does not pretend to represent anything new in the science of bees. Its author just felt the urge to share his own experiences and thoughts, which pushed him to change his approach to beekeeping.

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