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

Kim Flottum brings a background of more than a decade of plant science, honey bee research, and basic farming to his thirty years as the editor of Bee Culture magazine where his main occupation is finding the answers to the multitude of questions that beginning, intermediate, and even advanced and experienced beekeepers bring to the table. He teaches beginning and advanced beekeeping courses, travels extensively to educate and lecture, and contributes to a variety of other publications on the basics of honey bees and beekeeping biology, the business of bees and pollination, producing and using varietal honeys, and a host of other subjects. His books, magazine articles, interviews, and blogs are widely read for both their fundamental and advanced contribution to beekeeping knowledge. His magazine platform gives voice to his social commentary on topics ranging from genetically modified foods to pesticide abuse to both good and bad government regulations in the industry. He is beekeeping's leading advocate for fundamental honey bee safety including insuring excellent honey bee health, providing extraordinary forage, and minimizing the use of agricultural pesticides.

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