Subtitle An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Beekeeping - A Step-by-Step Manual to Getting Started with Bees
Description Description This indispensable beekeeping reference—packed with helpful diagrams, color photos, and easy-to-follow yet thorough instruction—gently guides you through setting up and caring for your first colonies.
Are you an absolute beginner when it comes to keeping bees? With First Time Beekeeping
, help is at hand. Featuring the sage advice of Bee Culture
editor emeritus and best-selling author of The Backyard Beekeeper
Kim Flottum, this is your step-by-step guide to healthy, happy, and productive hives
This complete resource
features expert beginner advice
Setting up and caring for your own colonies
Selecting the best location to place your new bee colonies for their safety and yours
The most practical and nontoxic ways to care for your bees
Harvesting the products of a beehive and collecting and using honey
Bee problems and treatments
By following this advice, your colony or two of honey bees can pollinate the vegetables in your garden
; produce wonderful honey
and other beneficial products; and help your local ecosystem thrive
. What could be sweeter?
Each book in the First Time series
distills how-to guidance and advice from an expert on a specific topic into targeted step-by-step instruction geared toward the absolute beginner.