The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beekeeping
The buzz on beekeeping.
The Complete Idiot's GuideŽ to Beekeeping has all the information a beginning beekeeper needs to know to start a hive and keep it buzzing. Expert beekeepers Dean Stiglitz and Laurie Herboldsheimer, owners of Golden Rule Honey, take readers step by step through the entire process-from information on the inhabitants of a hive and how it works to collecting bees, keeping them healthy, raising a queen, harvesting honey and wax, and storing hives for the off- season.
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Review: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beekeeping (The Complete Idiot's Guides)User Review - Alex - Goodreads
A really great book, but mostly if you are in the process of actually getting a hive or needing help troubleshooting any issues. The first third was very great background on bees, and then it seemed ... Read full review
Review: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beekeeping (The Complete Idiot's Guides)User Review - Jill - Goodreads
In some ways it was more detailed and instructive than other books. The authors are definitely advocating for a natural approach to beekeeping that goes beyond what most small (even organic ... Read full review
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Chapter 4Acquiring Bees
Chapter 5Finding aHome for Your Hives
Chapter 7 Establishing Your Hives
Chapter 8Inspecting Your Hives