Phil Chandler got his “wake-up call” in 1971 when he met Edward Goldsmith who was about to launch The Ecologist magazine. Phil lived for several years in the 1970s a hut in the hills in northern England, learning to fend for himself by hunting, growing, learning about farming.
Along the way he started own printing business, published local magazines, and later progressed to data processing when computers became available. He even taught IT for a while, then ran rehab project for people with disabilities, many ex-military.
Phil heavily campaigned against GM crops in 1990s, during which time he came to realize the real importance of bees and other pollinators. It was at that time that he took up beekeeping in 2000. His research on modern methods led him to conclude that things needed to change. So he experimented with hives and settled on top bar hive. A few years ago he wrote “The Barefoot Beekeeper” which has now sold over 15,000 copies worldwide .
Tim joins us today to discuss natural beekeeping for homesteaders and survivalists and answers questions like, Why are bee so important?, What’s wrong with modern beekeeping? What needs to change with modern agriculture? What can the average non-beekeeper do to help the bees? and What is special about “natural beekeeping”?
Additional Resources for Today’s Show
- Members Support Brigade
- TSP Copper
- Join Our Forum
- Harvest Eating – (sponsor of the day)
- Free State Project – (sponsor of the day)
- Meet Jack at the Self Reliance Expo
- Be Part of Episode 1000
- Bio Bees – Phil’s Website
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