Beekeeping for Dummies

Beekeeping for Dummies

Paperback For Dummies (Pets)

By (author) Howland Blackiston

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  • Publisher: Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 231mm x 20mm | 599g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Foster City
  • ISBN 10: 0764554190
  • ISBN 13: 9780764554193
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (some col.)
  • Sales rank: 305,157

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"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 A honey of a book on an increasingly popular hobby For both enjoyment and profit, beekeeping has become a booming enterprise. In this easy-to-follow guide, author Howland Blackiston removes the mystery from this pastime, offering inventive solutions to many common and uncommon dilemmas. Realize the benefits of keeping bees, from aiding the environment to enjoying homemade honey and wax products. For more plain-English advice, see: The Dummies Way(R) Explanations in plain English "Get in , get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun Get smart! @www dummies.comFind listings of all our booksCreate your own personalized book with Hungry Minds a la CarteSign up for daily eTips at www dummiesdaily.com

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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

Foreword. Introduction. 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: Beekeepers Checklist. Glossary. Index.