- New information regarding the critical role that nutrition plays in the health and productivity of your bees
- News about the latest beekeeping products, medications, and all-natural remedies
- Information regarding dozens of helpful beekeeping resources
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|Edition description:||5th ed.|
|Product dimensions:||7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Howland Blackiston is the president and co-owner of www.beecommerce.com, and a beekeeper with over 20 years experience. He is a well known media advocate for keeping bees.
Table of Contents
PART I: Falling in Love with a Bug.
Chapter 1: To Bee or Not to Bee?
Chapter 2: Life Inside the Honey Bee Hive.
PART II: Starting Your Adventure.
Chapter 3: Alleviating Apprehensions and Making Decisions.
Chapter 4: Basic Equipment for Beekeepers.
Chapter 5: Obtaining and Installing Your Bees.
PART III: Time for a Peek.
Chapter 6: Opening Your Hive.
Chapter 7: Knowing What to Look For.
Chapter 8: Different Seasons, Different Activities.
PART IV: Common Problems & Simple Solutions.
Chapter 9: Anticipating and Preventing Potential Problems.
Chapter 10: Diseases and Remedies.
Chapter 11: Honey Bee Pests.
PART V: Sweet Rewards.
Chapter 12: Getting Ready for the Golden Harvest.
Chapter 13: Honey Harvest Day.
PART VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 14: Ten Fun Things to Do with Bees.
Chapter 15: Ten Frequently Asked Questions about Bee Behavior.
Chapter 16: My Ten Favorite Honey Recipes.
Appendix A: Helpful Resources.
Appendix B: Beekeeper's Checklist.
What People are Saying About This
Beekeeping For Dummies is a honey of a book on an increasingly popular hobby. For both enjoyment and profit, beekeeping has become a booming enterprise. This easy-to-follow guide removes the mystery from this pastime. Realize the benefits of keeping bees, from aiding the environment to enjoying homemade honey and wax products.
Beekeeping For Dummies includes detailed, full-color photographs that show how to install a package of bees in your hive, what to expect from your bees (they are incredibly well-tempered during swarming!), and how to spot-and solve-common beekeeping problems.
Beekeeping For Dummies was written by Howland Blackiston, expert beekeeper and the president and co-owner of www.bee-commerce.com.