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What is "Balanced Beekeeping"?

Balanced beekeeping is a continuous quest for the improvement of our relationship with bees. It recognises that keeping bees is not natural, because in nature, only bees keep bees. It acknowledges that our desire for honey may not be matched by the bees' willingness to give it up. It recognises that the bees have their own lives and they would probably prefer that we left them alone, however much we are kindly disposed towards them. It is a search for the best ways to be with bees.

How to build the Warré Garden Hive


The Warré (or 'People's Hive', as its inventor named it) is a popular alternative to other vertical hives and is used by some commercial beekeepers, especially in France. In the right conditions, it can produce a good crop of honey and requires very little intervention by the beekeeper when compared with conventional hives.
These plans are recommended as being clear and easy to follow.

The Warré Garden Hive Construction Guide 2.0 requires only moderate skills and uses low-cost materials. If you can put up a set of shelves, then you can make a serviceable beehive!

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