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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:26 pm    Post subject: My next post- Good beginners book Reply with quote

The Thinking Beekeeper, by Christy Hemenway. An excellent easy to read and understand guide to successful Top Bar keeping. Ms Hemenway writes skillfully along the thin line of- assuming you know nothing about beekeeping in a Top Bar and sounding condescending. The book is filled with good diagrams and pictures. In a perfect world I would have every new Top Bar keeper read this book. Her chapter on methods of over wintering a Top Bar, alone is worth reading the book.
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