Beekeeping Backwards & Looking Forward

Lots to look forward to around here: namely, two packages of bees to be hived this weekend and—next week—the launch of a new series on this blog called "BeekSpeak," featuring interviews with beekeepers around the block and around the globe. My first interviewee is Romanian beekeeper and bee-blogger Gheorge Tamas.

During the interview, Gheorge mentioned a resource I'd never heard about called Principles of Beekeeping Backwards.

It's a challenging and excellent essay by Charles Simon, a writer and self-described "bee-removal expert" in California who died in 2007. I highly recommend the article, which is archived on the resource-rich Beesource website. See also: More Beekeeping Backwards: I Owe a Huge Debt to Varroa.

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