Welcome to Parker Farms.
Treatment-Free Beekeeping for All
I am committed to educating beekeepers, young and
old, new and....old, in how to keep bees in a
treatment-free way which eliminates dependence on
chemicals, pesticides, antibiotics, and other
nasty stuff found in commercial honey supplies
today. I'm also committed to eliminating
dependence on the back breaking and time and
energy intensive manipulations that have come to
be a part of beekeeping which many are indoctrinated in
to thinking they must do to keep their bees alive.
What I'm trying to do here is not tell you how
things must be done, but to show you how I know
for a fact can
be done successfully. It is my goal over
time to try out as many differing methods as
possible and to write about them for you.
If you have a specific question about beekeeping,
read some of my articles to the left. If you
still need some help, feel free to email me and
I'll try to get back to you as soon as I
can. If you're local to Denver, Colorado,
check the Products
page to see if there's anything available you
might like to buy. At times I have queens,
nucs, wax, and maybe some other things.
On the blog, I usually upload a picture of what
the home yard looks like with every post. Here,
I just upload the most recent one I have
whenever I get a chance. This one is a fresh
picture of my new home yard. You can see my current 14 living
hives, of which two are all mediums, and one is a Cube Hive. This
new location is very desert like, you can see the sand, but many wild
flowers and a nearby stream that runs all year.
September 2013: I have started a Facebook group
now in case you are tired of discussing beekeeping with people who see no other way
to do things than by treating. I have gotten a lot of abuse from
the treating crowd and it's nice to have a safe space to talk about how to do this.
April 2014: I've now moved to Denver, Colorado. My bees are
now located in Franktown, Colorado. I'm slowly updating the
website to reflect some of the changes.
July 2014: The Treatment-Free Beekeeping Podcast
is now available. Please subscribe on your favorite podcast
listening software or just click the link and listen. Also, please
send me questions, comments, or topics through the Contact Page or through the Facebook Group. I promise, the quality will improve, I'm working on intro music.
August 2014: Things are going more or less swimmingly. You
can see the picture of the new yard above, had to move the bees again
due to a persnickety neighbor. Down to 14 hives, however, many of
those are doing quite well and are heavy with honey as I have just
discovered first hand.
Attention: This website is
still under construction.
Most things are working, but not everything leads to a destination yet.