The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beekeeping

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Penguin, May 4, 2010 - Gardening - 224 pages
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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)

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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)

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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

Contents

Whats All the Buzz About?
The Caste of Characters
Gearing
Chapter 4Acquiring Bees
Chapter 5Finding aHome for Your Hives
Chapter 7 Establishing Your Hives
Chapter 8Inspecting Your Hives
Beekeeping the OldFashioned
TheYin andYangof Disease Chapter 11 The Mating Scene
The Offseason
Appendix A Glossary
Index
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