The Backyard Beekeeper

The Backyard Beekeeper

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

Book - 2014
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Invite bees into your backyard to help out with pollinating the garden, provide crafting materials, or just help the Earth with The Backyard Beekeeper - Revised and Updated

The Backyard Beekeeper , now revised and expanded, 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 expanded edition gives you even more information on "greening" your beekeeping with sustainable practices , pesticide-resistant bees, and urban and suburban beekeeping .

More than a guide to beekeeping , it is a handbook for harvesting the products of a beehive and a honey cookbook--all in one lively, beautifully illustrated reference. This complete honey bee resource contains general information on bees; a how-to guide to the art of bee keeping and how to set up, care for, and harvest honey from your own colonies; as well as tons of bee-related facts and projects .

You'll learn the best place to locate your new bee colonies for their safety and yours, and you'll study the best organic and nontoxic ways to care for your bees , from providing fresh water and protection from the elements to keeping them healthy, happy, and productive. Recipes of delicious treats, and instructions on how to use honey and beeswax to make candles and beauty treatments are also included.

Publisher: Beverly, Mass. :, Quarry Books,, [2014]
Edition: 3rd edition
ISBN: 9781592539192
Branch Call Number: 638.1 FLO NVD
Characteristics: 207 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm


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Apr 10, 2018

Agree with other comments. It is a very good book for beginner to intermediate.
Gives a good overview of all the topics related to beekeeping. The content is very good, introducing most of what you need to know to get started at understanding honey bees.
The book certainly is not limited to the "backyard" as the title implies. Everything in the book applies to the general health care and support of honey bee colonies whether beekeeper has one hive or thousands.
It is a good book to start with to get a sense for how in depth and complex that competent beekeeping really is.

Sep 02, 2012

This is a very good book for any beekeeper, especially new-bees.

Mr Flottum has a good way of keeping things simple and to the point.

lots of photographs and images to give you an idea of what he is referring to.

Jun 19, 2011

The print for this book is extremely hard to read, and I have young eyes and no issues with the printed word. I feel that there probably is much useful information, if only I could decipher it. Have they published a 'large-print' format yet?

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Apr 10, 2018

ClaudeFP thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


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