- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC; 1 edition (January 29, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1603429948
- ISBN-13: 978-1603429948
- Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 91 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #258,114 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Homegrown Honey Bees: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Beekeeping Your First Year, from Hiving to Honey Harvest 1st Edition
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Homegrown Honey Bees introduces the basic procedures, possibilities, and pleasures of keeping bees. Spectacular macro photography brings the inner workings of the hive to life, while the passionate, playful text leads the beginning beekeeper through the first year. All the primary concerns and questions are addressed, from allergies, permits and restrictions, and potential issues with the neighbors to hive structure, colony hierarchy, and bee behavior. Beekeepers Alethea Morrison and Mars Vilaubi chronicle the happening in their own hive and share the challenges of their first year, from replacing a failing queen bee to sustaining a colony over a cold winter, as well as the reward of tasting their first honey harvest. Beginners, dreamers, families, and educators will find this highly visual reference an indispensible guide to becoming a confident, happy beekeeper.
This book is exactly what its subtitle describes it as - an absolute beginner's guide to keeping bees. Written and illustrated in full color by a couple who not too long ago were neophyte beekeepers themselves, it aims to first capture readers' interest in the fun and fascination of this hobby and then give them basic information needed to get through their first year keeping bees.
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Essential information to see you through the first year -- from inspecting the hive to avoiding stings
Keeping bees is fun and fascinating and stocks your pantry with liquid gold. Who could ask more of a hobby? With practical instruction and personal observations, Alethea Morrison guides you in choosing equipment and managing healthy colonies through every season. Profiles of urban beekeepers offer advice on keeping hives in cities, and Mars Vilaubi's up-close photography reveals the inner workings of a busy hive, the anatomy of a honey bee, and much more.
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