Honey Bee Hobbyist: The Care and Keeping of Bees

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BowTie Press, 2010 - Nature - 174 pages
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Bee keeping isn't just for the professional farmeróbees can be kept in any situation from the simple backyard patio and garden to large expanses of farm land. This comprehensive and attractive beekeeping guide, from Hobby Farm Press, the same people who bring you Hobby Farms and Hobby Farm Home magazine, Beekeeping takes readers from finding their bees, housing them, collecting honey and using their produce for pleasure and possible profit. This colorful book, including entertaining chapters on the history of bees and beekeeping, serves as an extensive introduction to help novice beekeepers fully understand this exciting hobby!

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Review: Honey Bee Hobbyist: The Care and Keeping of Bees

User Review  - Laura Gilfillan - Goodreads

I've always wanted to know about beekeeping, and I found this book a fascinating and entertaining read. It was really interesting to learn about the bees' life cycle, why they swarm, and how beekeeper ... Read full review

Review: Honey Bee Hobbyist: The Care and Keeping of Bees

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

I bought this book after reading an article in the newspaper. I'm currently getting back into keeping a few chickens and thought I might enjoy trying something new. I feel a little discouraged after ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Norman Gary received his PhD degree in Apiculture (the scientific study and management of honeybees), a very rare degree in the field of Entomology. After 3 years of postdoctoral research at Cornell, he joined the faculty at the University of California (Davis Campus) in 1962 as a professor and research scientist, a career that would last 32 years. Norman has published over 100 scientific papers and chapters in 4 books. Beginning in the ?60s, he developed a secondary career in the entertainment world as a ?bee wrangler,Ē training his favorite insect to perform in action scenes in movies, television shows, and commercials. He did bee scenes in 18 movies, working with about 40 well-known movie stars, appeared as a guest in more than 70 television shows, did 6 commercials with bees. Norman is also an accomplished musician, playing professionally for 45 years, including his own Dixieland band, the Beez Kneez Jazz Band. He holds two Guinness world records for bee stunts, invented a patented bee apparatus and developed the ?Thriller Bee ShowĒ that was performed at fairs, festivals, and other events. He was a member of the Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Radio and Television Artists, and 10 other professional organizations. Norman is currently retired, after raising two children with his wife in Citrus Heights, CA.

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