The Beekeeper's Journal

The Beekeeper's Journal by Kim Flottum

An Illustrated Register for Your Beekeeping Adventures

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Format: Diary, 176 Pages
ISBN: 9781592538874
Publisher: Quarry Books
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Store your notes, journal entries, and daily beekeeping records, observations, and to-do lists within the pages of this beautiful and inspirational journal.

The Beekeeper's Journal will be right at home among your beekeeping supplies, because it's the perfect place to keep your thoughts, recipes, inspirations, sketches, and more. Photographs and illustrations on each spread complement the helpful tips, anecdotes, ideas, recipes, how-tos, and images from beekeeping expert, Kim Flottum.

This book is not only a useful tool, but the perfect keepsake for avid beekeepers; make your own beekeeping scrap book among it's beautifully illustrated pages!

Kim Flottum brings a background of twelve years 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: Diary, 176 Pages
ISBN: 9781592538874
Illustrations: 125 color photos-illus.
Size: 7 in x 9 in x 0.75 in / 177.8 mm x 228.6 mm x 19.05 mm
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Introduction
          How to Use This Book to Become a Better Beekeeper  6
 
In the Beginning
For bees and beekeepers, the new year begins in late winter, as the days begin to warm and lengthen. Early spring is a reintroduction between bee and beekeeper.
          Why We Keep Bees                                                       14
          Bees (and Beekeepers) in Winter                                   22
          Nourished by Honey                                                      30
          Back to the Beeyard                                                      38
          Spring: The World Wakes Up                                       46
          Observing Your Bees                                                     56
          Spring Checklist                                                   64
          Winter and Spring Recipes:
                   Spiced Honey Tea                                                21
                   Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding and Honey Cream         32
                   Roast Spring Lamb                                              37
                   Honey-Glazed Carrots                                54
                   Asparagus with Lemon-Honey Vinaigrette          55
 
Growing Up
The late spring and summer months are the most active for the bees and their keepers, as the world beyond the hive blooms and the colonies begin to produce delicious honey.
          Knowing Your Bees                                                      72
          Raising Gentle Bees                                                       80
          Understanding Honey Production                                 88
          Mapping Your Garden                                         96
          Knowing the Beekeeper                                       106
          Natural Beekeeping                                                       114
          Summer Checklist                                                          122
          Summer Recipes:
                   Honey-Ginger Lemonade                                     91
                   Honey-Dill Potato Salad                                      101
                   Honeyed Fruit Salad                                            124
 
Settling In
The cooler days of fall bring the final honey harvest and then, a slowing of activity for the bees and the beekeeper. Both hope for a quiet, safe winter to prepare for the spring.
          The Honey Harvest                                                        136
          The Beeswax Harvest                                                    146
          Fall Checklist                                                                 156
          The Coming Winter                                                       164
          Your Beekeeping Community                              172
          Fall and Cosmetics Recipes:
                   Infused Honey                                                      145
                   Baklava                                                      148
                   Honey Lip Balm                                         150
                   Honey-Cucumber Skin Toner                              151
                   Beekeeper’s Wassail                                            158
 
Conclusion
          A Beekeeper’s Reflections