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Urban Beekeeping : The city as a hive - Cormac Farrell

Urban Beekeeping

The city as a hive

By: Cormac Farrell

Hardcover | 2 October 2024 | Edition Number 3

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An instruction manual for change, Urban Beekeeping explores how we can adapt
urban spaces to create a more sustainable future, both for bees and for ourselves.

Urbanbeekeeping has become a booming pastime in cities throughout the world. But why
just fit bees into our cities, when we could reshape our cities to fit them?

This guide from beekeeping expert Cormac Farrell takes readers through the process
of creating a thriving urban hive, covering topics including:

  • The various bee species, and how to determine which will thrive in your

  • Setting up your apiary.

  • Planting to feed your bees.

  • The different types of hive and how best to utilise them.
  • Connecting with your bees and managing the hive.

Keen beekeepers, environmentally conscious gardeners and even urban planners will
find a wealth of knowledge on how to create local green spaces where nature can
thrive. From community gardens to rooftop apiaries, cities contain vast
potential for sustainable food production. Urban Beekeeping explores how
- and why - we should tap into this potential and manage bees for beauty, food,
and the local environment.

This is more than a manual for beekeepers and gardeners who want to go beyond their
backyard; it is a guide to changing the whole concept of our cities, to make
them places where we produce quality food locally and create spaces for native

Industry Reviews
'This is a thorough, informative and delightful book. Open to any page and you'll find fascinating stories, intriguing bee-facts and beautiful pictures grounded in Cormac's broad experience and deep knowledge.'

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