Discover the easiest methods of becoming a successful backyard beekeeper
Have you ever considered becoming a backyard beekeeper? Or maybe you’ve already tried a hand at it and you desire to be more proficient at beekeeping. The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Beekeeping provides you with all you need to know to start your own colony, including how to assemble and maintain beehives, handling every phase of honey production, usage of all the latest tools, and what to do beyond your first season.
This complete beekeeping resource contains extensive information on raising bees; including loads of bee-related facts and projects. You’ll learn all the techniques, tips and tricks required to enjoy backyard beekeeping; including how to identify the queen bee from the drones and workers. You will also learn the best natural and nontoxic methods of caring for your bees, which include providing the best bee food, protecting them from attackers and diseases as well as keeping them healthy, happy and productive.
Featuring simple and clear instructions, this essential guide offers detailed information on handling bees and working throughout the season to maintain a healthy colony of bees and obtain a generous supply of honey. More than a guide to beekeeping, this handbook includes expert advice for:
Setting up and caring for your own colonies The best location to place your bees for their safety and yours How to prevent swarming Harvesting the products of a beehive Using your smoker correctly Providing consistent and abundant good food Better pest management Keeping your hives healthy
With the information provided in The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Beekeeping, your bees will be healthy, happy and more productive.