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.

New Home Yard

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.