Subtitle An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Beekeeping - A Step-by-Step Manual to Getting Started with Bees
Description Description This indispensable beekeeping reference—packed with helpful diagrams, color photos, and easy-to-follow yet thorough instruction—gently guides you through setting up and caring for your first colonies.
Are you an absolute beginner when it comes to keeping bees? With First Time Beekeeping
, help is at hand. Featuring the sage advice of Bee Culture
editor emeritus and best-selling author of The Backyard Beekeeper
Kim Flottum, this is your step-by-step guide to healthy, happy, and productive hives
This complete resource
features expert beginner advice
- Setting up and caring for your own colonies
- Selecting the best location to place your new bee colonies for their safety and yours
- The most practical and nontoxic ways to care for your bees
- Harvesting the products of a beehive and collecting and using honey
- Bee problems and treatments
By following this advice, your colony or two of honey bees can pollinate the vegetables in your garden
; produce wonderful honey
and other beneficial products; and help your local ecosystem thrive
. What could be sweeter?
Each book in the First Time series
distills how-to guidance and advice from an expert on a specific topic into targeted step-by-step instruction geared toward the absolute beginner.