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And you could also ask - what is 'unnatural' about conventional beekeeping? Conventional beekeeping in Langstroth (or similar) hives with frames and wax foundation is mostly about honey yields, while 'natural beekeepers' put the focus more on the health of the bees.
This website is dedicated to the study of bees and the education of both beekeepers and the general public, but I have other interests as well.
There is much to be said about "Home Made" equipment, some of it good and some of it bad.
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FAQ 2 About Honey Bees: All the sort of things you might be interested in as a non-beekeeper. I wrote this FAQ before I'd ever heard of FAQ's and I called it 'Common Questions about Honey Bees'. When collecting swarms I would chat to the panicking 'victims' and generally win them around to being interested in the life of the honey bee. This was OK but I soon realised that people were often asking the same questions and sometimes I didn't have time to give the whole answer.
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