Backyard Beekeeper, 3rd Edition: An Absolute Beginners's Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden  -     By: Kim Flottum
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Backyard Beekeeper, 3rd Edition: An Absolute Beginners's Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden

Quarry Books / 2014 / Paperback

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This complete honey bee resource contains general information on bees; a how-to guide to the art of bee keeping and how to set up, care for, and harvest honey from your own colonies; as well as tons of bee-related facts and projects. A step-by-step guide gets you started, including the pros and cons of different materials, how to set up your hive, and the best possible locations for it. You'll also find an expanded section on urban beekeeping; why it's a great idea and how it's achievable. New material in this 3rd edition includes safe pest-control techniques, top bar basics, urban beekeeping tips and tricks, and 25 rules of modern beekeeping.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Quarry Books
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 10.00 X 8.00 (inches)
ISBN: 159253919X
ISBN-13: 9781592539192

Publisher's Description

The Backyard Beekeeper, now revised and expanded, makes the time-honored and complex tradition of beekeeping an enjoyable and accessible backyard pastime that will appeal to gardeners, crafters, and cooks everywhere. This expanded edition gives you even more information on "greening" your beekeeping with sustainable practices, pesticide-resistant bees, and urban and suburban beekeeping. More than a guide to beekeeping, it is a handbook for harvesting the products of a beehive and a honey cookbook--all in one lively, beautifully illustrated reference. This complete honey bee resource contains general information on bees; a how-to guide to the art of bee keeping and how to set up, care for, and harvest honey from your own colonies; as well as tons of bee-related facts and projects. You'll learn the best location to place your new bee colonies for their safety and yours, and you'll study the best organic and nontoxic ways to care for your bees, from providing fresh water and protection from the elements to keeping them healthy, happy, and productive. Recipes of delicious treats, and instructions on how to use honey and beeswax to make candles and beauty treatments are also included.

Author Bio

After receiving a degree in horticulture from UW Madison, Kim Flottum worked four years in the USDA Honey Bee Research Lab, studying pollination ecology. After that, he spent two years raising acres of fruits and vegetables, where bees played a large role. He brings this experience, plus nearly 20 years of writing and editing articles for beekeepers in the monthly magazine Bee Culture. He is the publisher of books on honey bee pests and diseases, marketing, queen production, beekeeping history, beginning beekeeping, and the classic industry reference, The ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture.

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