Urban beekeeping is on the rise as people do their part to help local food systems, make gardens more productive, connect with nature, and rescue honey bee populations from colony collapse disorder.
Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees, will be the single resource sought by beekeepers in all settings. Malcolm T. Sanford presents a thorough overview of these critically important insects. With this book as their guide, beekeepers will understand how to plan a hive, acquire bees, install a colony, keep bees healthy, maintain a healthy hive, understand and prevent new diseases, and harvest honey crops.
The Author also gives an overview of the honey bee nest and colony life, insights into honey bee anatomy and behavior, an exploration of apiary equipment and tools, season-by-season beekeeper responsibilities, instructions for harvesting honey, and detailed information about diseases and other potential risks to bees.
This comprehensive reference will appeal to both the experienced beekeeper who seeks help with specific issues and the novice eager to get started.
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