Leo Sharashkin

Horizontal Hive


Dr. Leo Sharashkin is founder of HorizontalHive.com and editor of “Keeping Bees With a Smile”, a comprehensive resource on natural beekeeping. He contributes to Mother Earth News, American Bee Journal, Bee Culture, and speaks internationally on sustainable beekeeping and organic growing. Dr Leo lives on a forest homestead in the Ozarks (southern Missouri), catching wild honeybee swarms and raising bees in low-maintenance, easy-to-build horizontal hives.

Leo will be speaking at the Texas, Tennessee, Polyface Farm, Pennsylvania and Kansas Fairs.


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Natural Beekeeping That Works

Keeping bees can be simpler than growing tomatoes. Learn the tested methods that allow you to add any number of hives to your farm or garden with minimal cost. Start with free local bees that are resilient and productive, choose a hive model that is bee-friendly and requires minimal management, and let the bees do the rest. Leo Sharashkin packs this visually rich presentation with practical information that you can easily apply in both rural and urban settings.
Animal Husbandry

Available In:

Texas, Workshop time to be determined
Tennessee, Workshop time to be determined
Polyface Farm, Workshop time to be determined
Pennsylvania, Workshop time to be determined
Kansas, Sunday 10:00-11:00 a.m., Heirloom Gardener Stage

Honey That’s Different Unique hive products and their uses

Some honeys have confirmed medicinal benefits while others may be dangerous to consume. Get an in-depth understanding of how honey is produced today, and how to create truly wholesome, pollen-rich honeys with unique properties and flavors. Discover 30 ways in which artisan honey is different from commercial varieties, how to choose, and why organic honeys are not necessarily the best. Learn about other hive products (including beebread and bee milk), some of which you've probably never heard about before.
Modern Homesteading Animal Husbandry

Available In:

Kansas, Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m., Homestead Hustle Stage
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