Donald Studinski’s Beekeeping Mentor in a Book is perfect for complete beginners and experienced apiarists alike. With actionable insights rooted in real experience and wisdom from Donald’s extensive career, your hive will thrive with the helpful knowledge you’ll find in these pages.
Seeking a mentor to guide you through your first year of chemical-free beekeeping? This book is for you. With more than 200 illustrations, this month-by-month guide offers an in-depth exploration of the most important issues beekeepers face throughout the year. In alternating chapters, you’ll find guidance specific to each month followed with a deep dive on related tasks and topics.
Donald’s years of experience shine throughout his collection of organized, real-world examples. Far from a simple to-do list, Beekeeping Mentor in a Book is a well-rounded and commonsense guide that will help you cut through the morass of conflicting information that surrounds Western-climate beekeeping.
About The Author
Don Studinski is an enthusiast of sustainable, self-sufficient agricultural ecosystems known as permaculture and a member of the board of directors at Living Systems Institute (LSI), where he applies permaculture philosophy to beekeeping. Apiaries under Don’s management span about a hundred miles in locations from Centennial to Fort Collins. Through his business, Honeybee Keep, Don manages Colorado’s first Certified Naturally Grown apiaries. Don’s beekeeping articles have been published in Bee Culture magazine and online at Honeybee Haven, Peak Prosperity, Bee Informed Partnership, and Selene River Press.