Healthy pollination is the goal almost every beekeeper starts with, but it is often easier said than done.
If you have ever dreamed of keeping bees but found the process complicated, expensive, or the potential for losing your investment to disease and pests all too real, then you have never met Dr. Leo Sharashkin. He is a prominent wild bee enthusiast, educator and apiarist who practices an ancient method of catching and keeping wild bees in specially designed horizontal hives.
If you have had the good fortune to meet Sharashkin or to hear him speak to a room full of enthusiastic beekeepers or the crowd that inevitably gathers around his Horizontal Hive booth at growers’ conferences across the country, you already know that his knowledge of bees is boundless and the methods he uses to keep them, truly inspiring. Whether you are a budding beekeeper or an experienced apiarist, you can keep happy and productive bees with less work and money than you ever imagined possible and do so in a sustainable way.