Beekeeping For Dummies

Beekeeping For Dummies

By (author) Howland Blackiston , Foreword by Kim Flottum

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Now updated -- your guide to becoming a successful backyard beekeeper Interested in raising honey bees? This friendly, practical guide presents a step-by-step approach to starting your own beehive, along with expert tips for maintaining a healthy colony. You get the latest on honey bee medication and treatments, harvesting and marketing your honey, and the impact the sudden disappearance of the honey bee has on our environment and economy. To bee or not to bee? -- understand the benefits of beekeeping and whether it's right for you Build your first hive -- gather the right equipment, obtain your bees, and transfer them safely to their new home Get up-close and personal -- see how to open and close the hive, inspect your bees at the right times, and know what to look for Handle common problems -- from swarming to robbing to pesticide poisoning, find simple solutions Understand Colony Collapse Syndrome -- learn what you can do to help save the honey bees Gear up for the golden harvest -- use the tools of the trade to extract honey, store it, and sell it Praise for Beekeeping For Dummies "The information a beginner needs to keep bees with confidence." -- Kim Flottum, Bee Culture Magazine "A reader-friendly guide to beekeeping for novices or beginners." -- Dewey M. Caron, Professor of Entomology, University of Delaware Open the book and find: The various types of honey bees and the role each plays in a colony Hands-on instruction in building a hive How to keep bees healthier and more productive Guidelines for all phases of honey production New information on raising your own queens Plenty of helpful, illustrative pictures to guide you The safest ways to inspect and enjoy your bees A Beekeeper's Calendar organized by climate zones

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 182.88 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 612.35g
  • 16 Mar 2009
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 0470430656
  • 9780470430651
  • 33,852

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Howland Blackiston has more than 20 years' experience keeping bees. He has written many articles on beekeeping and appeared on dozens of television and radio programs, including CNBC, CNN, NPR, and Sirius Satellite Radio. Blackiston has been a keynote speaker at conferences in more than 40 countries.

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Now updated -- your guide to becoming a successful backyard beekeeper Interested in raising honey bees? This friendly, practical guide presents a step-by-step approach to starting your own beehive, along with expert tips for maintaining a healthy colony. You get the latest on honey bee medication and treatments, harvesting and marketing your honey, and the impact the sudden disappearance of the honey bee has on our environment and economy. To bee or not to bee? -- understand the benefits of beekeeping and whether it's right for you Build your first hive -- gather the right equipment, obtain your bees, and transfer them safely to their new home Get up-close and personal -- see how to open and close the hive, inspect your bees at the right times, and know what to look for Handle common problems -- from swarming to robbing to pesticide poisoning, find simple solutions Understand Colony Collapse Syndrome -- learn what you can do to help save the honey bees Gear up for the golden harvest -- use the tools of the trade to extract honey, store it, and sell it Praise for "Beekeeping For Dummies" "The information a beginner needs to keep bees with confidence." --Kim Flottum, "Bee Culture Magazine" "A reader-friendly guide to beekeeping for novices or beginners." --Dewey M. Caron, Professor of Entomology, University of Delaware Open the book and find: The various types of honey bees and the role each plays in a colony Hands-on instruction in building a hive How to keep bees healthier and more productive Guidelines for all phases of honey production New information on raising your own queens Plenty of helpful, illustrative pictures to guide you The safest ways to inspect and enjoy your bees A Beekeeper's Calendar organized by climate zones

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