Homegrown Honey Bees

Homegrown Honey Bees

An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Beekeeping : your First Year, From Hiving to Harvest

Book - 2013
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Discover the joys of harvesting honey from your own backyard. This introduction to beekeeping covers everything from acquiring your first bees to sampling delicious honey. Alethea Morrison outlines what you'll need to know to make it through the first year, while stunning macrophotography by Mars Vilaubi brings the inner workings of the hive to life. With in-depth discussions of allergies, colony hierarchy, bee behaviour, and more, this approachably informative guide bursts with enthusiastic encouragement. Keep your own bees, and enjoy the sweet buzz.
Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., c2013
ISBN: 9781603429948
Characteristics: 159 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Vilaubi, Mars


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Jul 10, 2018

I am fascinated with this book. Everything is described and explained in funny-relaxed tone. Easy for reading. Thoroughly but clearly explained. Text is nicely followed by great pictures. I really do recommend this book to beginners. Author will not scared you, but motivate and inspire you to dive into your beekeeping adventure.

ChristchurchLib Mar 01, 2015

Even as bees face increasing environmental threats, the practice of beekeeping is gaining popularity. Aspiring apiarists who are considering a hive of their own would do well to check out Homegrown Honey Bees before embarking on their first year of beekeeping. From selecting appropriate equipment to the first honey harvest, author Alethea Morrison describes best practices for newbies and shares her beekeeping wisdom, illustrating her points with real-life examples and close-up photos of hive life. Pragmatic, friendly and accessible, Homegrown Honey Bees is ideal for beginning beekeepers; those with more experience may find inspiration in Tony Pisano's Build Your Own Beekeeping Equipment. Home, Garden and DIY March 2015 newsletter.

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