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This revolutionary, sustainable, and gentle method of beekeeping respects the unique and profound superorganism that is the honeybee. Bee guardianship methods in top bar hives is surprisingly easy on both bee and bee guardian, and results in reduced-stress, thriving hives and genetically strong bees.
This teaching tool is a full 90-minute program ,that fully expands upon this method, making use of all we’ve learned from our bees, our students, and our hives over the past 14 years. This thoughtful, thorough, and thoroughly engaging video fuses the most current bee science and organic bee husbandry into a holistic, visually stunning, and utterly bee-centric beekeeping model that will serve bees and their guardians for years to come. Whether you are a beginner or advanced beekeeper, there is much to learn here.
We wanted to create something that all our fellow beekeepers could learn from and use as a reference throughout their time caring for bees. Especially helpful for the beginning beekeeper, but also full of information for beekeepers of any level. This DVD includes beautiful cinematography from the Colorado mountains, where we have our own hives, showing hands-on techniques, close-up footage of hives, combs, cells and bees, footage from a bee workshop given by Corwin Bell and tons of practical tips and techniques that we’ve perfected over the years.
Dear Corwin and Karen,
Thanks so much for the DVD. We finally had a chance to watch it last night and we loved it.
The visuals were gorgeous and the music mesmerizing. We really appreciated the slow pace, repetition of images and music theme and all the attention to detail. We were trying to put ourselves in the frame of mind of absolute beginners and think you did a great job of communicating what goes on in a beehive as well as a top bar hive. The computer graphics worked really well both demonstrating and integrating with the other imagery.
Great also how you managed to get the global picture and small details all included (loved the feeding segment with the little dish and turkey baster!)
The video really made me (Ramona) want a top bar hive with a window (after viewing dvd I can't imagine not having a window) and the covetable forged hive tool. Saw the Golden Mean Hive with upcoming super...would probably do that one. (Reading this aloud to Dean he tells me that Corwin gave him the plans last summer...now I HAVE to get going!!!) I used to win sewing contests when I was a kid and am excited to translate those skills to woodworking!
Your on-line store is perfect...everything is such good quality and so beautifully presented.
OK...I'm ready to take the plunge and order that hive tool! Dean reminded me that Corwin told him last summer that nothing would make him happier than to turn us into top bar hive converts...well, I guess we'll see!
Again, congrats on such a great dvd. We're going to link it to our site...
Love, Laurie and Dean
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