Discover the joys of harvesting honey from your own backyard. This introduction to beekeeping covers everything from acquiring your first bees to sampling delicious honey. Alethea Morrison outlines what you'll need to know to make it through the first year, while stunning macrophotography by Mars Vilaubi brings the inner workings of the hive to life. With in-depth discussions of allergies, colony hierarchy, bee behaviour, and more, this approachably informative guide bursts with enthusiastic encouragement. Keep your own bees, and enjoy the sweet buzz.
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A very useful reference guide to dip in-an-out of as needed, or to read straight through. Clear pictorial references (essential for those new to apiary), plus the enthusiasm and personal perspectives of the authors really animates the textual/photographic content. This book is written for an American readership - although climatic references can be generalised to conditions in other countries. Information about varroa mites (fortunately) hence does not apply in Australia, however no doubt a vital reference for other areas stricken by this pest. I really enjoyed this book, and now cannot wait to manage my own hives.
This book is exactly what its subtitle describes it as - an absolute beginner's guide to keeping bees. Written and illustrated in full color by a couple who not too long ago were neophyte beekeepers themselves, it aims to first capture readers' interest in the fun and fascination of this hobby and then give them basic information needed to get through their first year keeping bees.
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 29th January 2013
Publisher: Storey Publishing LLC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 17.8 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1