Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees: Honey Production, Pollination, Bee Health (Google eBook)
Everyone is buzzing about bees! Urban beekeeping is on the rise as swarms of people do their part to help nurture local food systems, make gardens more productive, connect with nature, and rescue honey bee populations from colony collapse disorder. Honey bee hives now grace the White House Lawn, the roof of Chicago City Hall, the National Arboretum, and the top of the Fairmont Hotel. Even Hagen-Daazs has gotten into the act with its well-funded campaign, Help the Honey Bees.
Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees, the newest addition to the best-selling series, will be the single resource sought by beekeepers in all settings. Malcolm T. Sanford presents a thorough overview of these industrious and 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 book also provides 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, up-to-date 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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Review: Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees: Honey Production, Pollination, Bee HealthUser Review - Derek Hart - Goodreads
Vary good book. Full of a lot of information for the starting beekeeper as well as a good reference for the old time keeper. Read full review
Review: Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees: Honey Production, Pollination, Bee HealthUser Review - Rex - Goodreads
This book is a great overview of the basics - or what you might learn in a Beekeeping 101 hands-on class. I did not see much in the way of advanced beekeeping topics. Read full review
2 Origin and History of Beekeeping
3 A Bees Life
4 Choosing Hive Location
5 Getting Equipped
6 Enter the Bees
7 Managing Honey Bee Colonies
8 Taking the Crop