The Backyard Beekeeper
An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keeping Bees in your Yard and GardenBook - 2018
The backyard beekeeper, now in its fourth edition, makes the time-honoured and complex tradition of beekeeping an enjoyable and accessible backyard pastime that will appeal to urban and rural beekeepers of all skill levels. More than a guide to beekeeping, this handbook features expert advice for: setting up and caring for your own colonies; 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; swarm control; using top bar hives; harvesting the products of a beehive and collecting and using honey; bee problems and treatments, what's new?; information for urban bees and beekeepers; using your smoker the right way; better pest management; providing consistent and abundant good food; and keeping your hives healthy. With this complete resource and the expert advice of Bee Culture editor Kim Flottum, your bees will be healthy, happy, and more productive.
Publisher: Beverly, MA :, Quarry,, 2018
Edition: Fourth edition
Branch Call Number: 638.1 FLO 2018