The Backyard Beekeeper, 4th edition

An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden

The Backyard Beekeeper, 4th edition
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Format: Trade Paperback , 224 Pages
ISBN: 9781631593321
Publisher: Quarry Books
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Over 150,000 copies sold!

The Backyard Beekeeper, now in its 4th edition, 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 revised and updated edition offers even more information on bee problems and treatments, measuring techniques, swarm control, harvesting, and using top bar hives. More than a guide to beekeeping, it is a handbook for harvesting the products of a beehive and collecting and using honey -- all in one lively, beautifully illustrated reference.

This how-to guide offers advice for setting up, caring for, and harvesting honey from your own colonies. You'll learn the best location to place your new bee colonies for their safety and yours, and you'll study the most practical and nontoxic ways to care for your bees. They’ll be healthy, happy, and productive with the support and guidance of this complete bee resource.

The author

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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Specs

Format: Trade Paperback , 224 Pages
ISBN: 9781631593321
Illustrations: 200 color photos
Size: 8 in x 10 in / 203.2 mm x 254 mm
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