Homegrown Honey Bees

Homegrown Honey Bees

An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Beekeeping Your First Year, From Hiving to Honey Harvest

eBook - 2013
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Homegrown Honey Bees introduces the basic procedures, possibilities, and pleasures of keeping bees. Spectacular macro photography brings the inner workings of the hive to life, while the passionate, playful text leads the beginning beekeeper through the first year. All the primary concerns and questions are addressed, from allergies, permits and restrictions, and potential issues with the neighbors to hive structure, colony hierarchy, and bee behavior. Beekeepers Alethea Morrison and Mars Vilaubi chronicle the happening in their own hive and share the challenges of their first year, from replacing a failing queen bee to sustaining a colony over a cold winter, as well as the reward of tasting their first honey harvest. Beginners, dreamers, families, and educators will find this highly visual reference an indispensible guide to becoming a confident, happy beekeeper.
This beginner's guide to beekeeping clearly explains everything you need to know, from getting your first bees to harvesting your first crop of honey. Spectacular macro photography brings the inner workings of the hive to life, while the playful text gives you the information you need to make it through your first year. Everything is addressed here, from allergies, permits and restrictions, and how to deal with the neighbors to hive structure, colony hierarchy, and bee behavior.
Publisher: [North Adams, MA] : Storey Publishing, LLC, 2013
ISBN: 9781603428811
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource (160 pages)
Call Number: eBook

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ChristchurchLib Mar 01, 2015

Even as bees face increasing environmental threats, the practice of beekeeping is gaining popularity. Aspiring apiarists who are considering a hive of their own would do well to check out Homegrown Honey Bees before embarking on their first year of beekeeping. From selecting appropriate equipment to the first honey harvest, author Alethea Morrison describes best practices for newbies and shares her beekeeping wisdom, illustrating her points with real-life examples and close-up photos of hive life. Pragmatic, friendly and accessible, Homegrown Honey Bees is ideal for beginning beekeepers; those with more experience may find inspiration in Tony Pisano's Build Your Own Beekeeping Equipment. Home, Garden and DIY March 2015 newsletter.

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