Further Knowledge


  • The Bee-Friendly Beekeeper, a sustainable approach by David Heaf
    Published: Northern Bee Books 
  • Natural Beekeeping with the Warre Hive, A Manual by David Heaf
    Published: Northern Bee Books
  • The Buzz about Bees by Jurgen Tautz
    Published: Springer
  • Beekeeping for All by Emile Warré (Translated by Patricia & David Heaf)
    Published: Northern Bee Books
  • The Barefoot Beekeeper by P.J. Chandler
    Published: Lulu.com
  • Bees & Honey, from Flower to Jar by Michael Weiler
    Published:  Floris Books
  • Toward Saving the Honeybee by Gunther Hauk
    Published: Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association


You won’t want much more information after you have read these sites and their associated links.

  • Top Bar and Natural Beekeeping Forum – Natural beekeeping – chemical-free and sustainable
  • www.warre.biobees.com What I would term as the Abbe Warre beekeeping manual, translated by David Heaf
  • Natural Beekeeping Trust – Promotes awareness of ways of beekeeping which take as their starting point the nature and needs of the bees, rather than maximising honey yields, thus ensuring long-term bee health.

Although the above sites are excellent and some have informative online forums, we find that many newcomers to beekeeping prefer our own open approach and sharing of our experiences. If you have a question that you do not wish to ask  publicly on a forum, email us direct and privately.

I hope we can be informative and of some help.

Thanks for adopting natural beekeeping and helping the UK Honey Bee.