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Toward Saving the Honeybee

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This long-anticipated book from a pioneer in the field of beekeeping addresses the current plight of the honeybee and that noble creature’s reaction to the past hundred years of hive mechanization and human manipulation. Hauk, a biodynamic gardener and beekeeper for more than twenty-five years, approaches the bee “as a sick patient who has been trying for years to signal t ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published October 31st 2003 by Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association (first published January 1st 2002)
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Jessica
Jul 03, 2016 Jessica rated it really liked it
I really liked Hauk's message in this book. I completely agree with his views on the detriment to the bees that humans have done with their "meddling" and disrespect of these creatures. These beautiful little creatures are fragile and rather than beekeep per se, an approach of bee guardianship seems to be one of love, respect, and regard for their innate behavior. His disdain of queen rearing for profit and the exploitation of the bees is one I respect and agree with, though this is an unpopular ...more
Katie
Jun 16, 2014 Katie rated it it was amazing
It's not all about us. We need to start working within the confines of nature to keep thing in balance it it's going to be worse than we imagine.
Cassandra Carico
Jul 10, 2014 Cassandra Carico rated it it was amazing
A biodynamic farmer in the tradition and wholistic approach that was championed by Rudolph Steiner, I was very interested in readng Gunther Hauk's theories on how to revitalize the honey bee population. In keeping with his contemporaries (i.e. Michael Bush and P.A Chandler) he advocates a return to more natural methods of bee stewardship. Yet, even though I have thoroughly read these other teachers, I truly appreciate Hauk's clear, concise style. I will definitely be incorporating this short yet ...more
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Shelves: ag-food
This book expresses very well the current paradigm's obsession with treating the symptoms and surpassing quality for profitability. I also liked his thoughts on drones and queen bees, which I have not heard before.
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