The Beginner's Guide to Beekeeping: Everything You Need to Know

The Beginner's Guide to Beekeeping: Everything You Need to Know

by Daniel Johnson, Samantha Johnson

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Raising bees is becoming increasingly popular in backyards and on farms large and small—and it’s easy to see why. These resourceful insects produce organic honey and beeswax, all while constantly providing natural aid to the health of your yard and garden. And even better, bees are easy to keep, especially with the expert instruction of the The Beginner's Guide to Beekeeping. Beginning with the basics, seasoned beekeepers Daniel and Samantha Johnson answer all of a prospective beekeeper’s questions on how to set up, care for, and harvest your very own bee colonies. With the help of this comprehensive DIY guide, raising bees can be an enjoyable and accessible backyard pastime for gardeners, crafters, and cooks everywhere.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610587983
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Publication date: 07/15/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,167,440
File size: 39 MB
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About the Author

Daniel Johnson and Samantha Johnson are a brother-and-sister team who have paired up to write and photograph several books on raising horses, rabbits, and other farm animals. Both 4-H alumni, they live on Fox Hill Farm, a family-owned farm with a large vegetable garden outside the town of Phelps, Wisconsin.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 4

Introduction 5

Chapter 1 Getting to Know Your Bees 10

Chapter 2 Starting Out as a Beekeeper 24

Chapter 3 Installing Bees and Routine Care 52

Chapter 4 Pests, Diseases, and Problems 84

Chapter 5 Sweet Rewards: Honey! 96

Chapter 6 Marketing Your Hive Products 122

Chapter 7 Having Fun with Your Bees 142

Chapter 8 Recipes 156

Appendix: Resources 170

About the Authors 176

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