The Backyard Beekeeper's Honey Handbook

The Backyard Beekeeper's Honey Handbook by Kim Flottum

A Guide to Creating, Harvesting, and Baking with Natural Honeys

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Format: Hardback, 168 Pages
ISBN: 9780785829171
Publisher: Crestline Books
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In The Backyard Beekeeper’s Honey Handbook, seasoned expert, Kim Flottum explains the process of moving honey from beehive to honey house and how to reveal and extract it so none of the finer aromas, tastes, or colors are bruised, burned, or broken.  You’ll learn which crops produce the best tasting honey and which to avoid. It also provides instructions for careful, considerate storing, and focuses on the best ways to produce, harvest, and use the honey.

Unlike the harsh industrial methods used by beekeepers who harvest a season's blend just once a year, The Backyard Beekeeper's Honey Handbook is idea for those who want to follow a simpler path to create an unforgettable product. You'll be introduced to the amazing varieties of honey and be provided with a detailed illustrated guide to honey plants along with their bloom dates and honey flows. 

The full-color, stunning photographs illustrate and exalt the process. This book will hel you create an amazing honey crop. You'll find dozens of delicious, healthy recipes featuring artisan and varietal honey for both sweet and savory dishes. The recipes range from dips to dressings to salads and vegetables to entrees and desserts featuring your own honey.  

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.

Format: Hardback, 168 Pages
ISBN: 9780785829171
Size: 8.25 in x 10.25 in x 0.75 in / 209.55 mm x 260.35 mm x 19.05 mm
Published:
September 26, 2012
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