Natural Beekeeping by Ross Conrad. Author Ross Conrad has been hailed by many beekeepers for his “organic approaches to modern apiculture.” Ross believes that many beekeeper disease and pest problems can be solved without using harmful chemicals. With news that some chemical honey bee disease and pest treatments are no longer working, Ross says. “It’s time for a new approach. Natural Beekeeping offers a holistic, sensible alternative to conventional chemical practices by proposing a program of natural hive management.” Softcover, 240 pages.