This book takes you through a year of beekeeping without chemicals, with the assumption you are a complete beginner. Every other chapter is focused on a month of the year while the chapters between pick an applicable topic to explore further. This is not an idealistic view of someone who had only had a few hives for a few years, but rather it's the real experiences and wisdom of someone who has been at this a while and it shows in his writing. If you want a mentor to guide you through your first year of beekeeping with no chemicals, here is a book written for you.
Don Studinski is an insightful and dedicated natural beekeeper who consistently helps beekeeping students grow in their awareness of what is naturally happening in the day-today life of a honeybee colony. Furthermore, Don's hands on instructional approach combined with years of experience promotes the student's personal skill level. In this book Don vividly captures years of insight, wisdom, and practice that every bee keeper will benefit from.-Chris McCune, Roost Farms, Beekeeper and student