Backyard Beekeeper 4th Edition
The Backyard Beekeeper, now in its 4th edition, makes the time-honored 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 – She 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 – 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. Paperback – 240 pages.