The Rose Hive Method Challenging Conventional Beekeeping
by Tim Rowe
Published by Green Hat Books 2016 Reprint ISBN: 978-0-9567026-0-9 150 x 230mm – 230g Paperback – 128 Pages – £19
Ordinary beekeepers everywhere are contributing to the huge pressures honeybees are under. Though well-meaning and hard-working, they are part of the problem that is causing a massive decline in the population of honeybees throughout the world.
In this book Tim Rowe challenges the hives and the hive-management we all take for granted, and offers instead a simpler hive, a new management approach, and a better way of working with our bees..
Tim Rowe teaches beekeeing and keeps around 100 hives in West Cork, Ireland.
"These days I keep bees simply because I like to work with them; I like the smell and the sound and movement of them. I also keep bees because they are key to the health, biodiversity and magnificence of my environment.
But I manage my bees in a particular way, for very specific goals, namely, health, increase and honey-production. This book explains how I go about achieving these goals using a simple hive design which allows me to challenge traditional approaches, develop new management techniques, and above all, work more closely with my bees."