Phil Chandler

Biography

I discovered beekeeping as a result of my involvement with the anti-GM campaigns of the 1990s. Since then, bees have come under increasing threat from agricultural pesticides and from what many regard as inappropriate treatments with synthetic medications, resulting in widespread 'disappearances'.

In 2007, I wrote The Barefoot Beekeeper - my vision of what is wrong and what needs to change in our attitude and approach to bees. Since then, bees and beekeeping have occupied a great deal of my time and energy, none of which I consider wasted.

I hope my writing will inspire you to take up 'natural beekeeping'.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
Online publishing has many advantages for me, including control over content, marketing and publication dates. Of course, I also like the fact that authors are more fairly rewarded for their work.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I love the fact that I can upload a single file and have it converted into multiple formats, saving a lot of time. Smashwords does a great job of offering a one-page shop for all my books.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Phil Chandler online


Where to buy in print


Books

Learning From Bees: a philosophy of natural beekeeping
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 22,730. Language: British English. Published: December 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Nature
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A collection of short essays on bees and beekeeping by the author of The Barefoot Beekeeper.
Beekeping - Pure and Simple
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Price: Free! Words: 6,600. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Nature
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Are modern beekeeping methods partly to blame for the poor state of health of our honeybees? Phil Chandler, author of The Barefoot Beekeeper, suggests that we need to take a fresh - and more holistic - look at the way we work with bees. If you are interested in learning a more natural approach to beekeeping, this is a good place to start.
An Introduction to Natural Beekeeping
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Price: Free! Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Green living
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Have you thought about taking up beekeeping, but are put off by the expensive equipment you were told to buy, or stories of honeybee colonies collapsing? If so, then low-cost, low-impact, chemical-free, 'natural beekeeping' may be exactly what you are looking for. Phil Chandler suggests more natural ways in which we can renew and develop our relationship with the honeybee.

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