Publisher: Celine Walker
Publication Date: July 10, 2019
Binding: Kobo eBook
An Easy Guide for Getting Started with Beekeeping
Beekeeping is a fun, easy-to-learn, inexpensive, and uniquely rewarding hobby that nearly anyone can do. Perhaps that's why it's growing in popularity, with new members joining local and national beekeeping groups in greater numbers each year, and new apiculture conferences and even scholarships coming online. Interest is up all around the world, as evidenced by numerous backyard beekeeping meetups, community workshops, and beekeeper training events that seem to crop up almost everywhere you look.
This book contains a wealth of knowledge that comes from years of experience, distilled down to the essentials that every beginner needs. It offers practical advice to guide you all the way through your first season, from sourcing bees and equipment right through harvesting honey and preparing the hive for winter. Wherever I could, I also included tidbits, tricks, and shortcuts I wish I had known starting out – anything to make the job of beekeeping easier for you on your first time out.
Within this book's pages, you'll find the answers to these questions and more. Just some of the questions and topics covered include
**- **Beekeeping Basics
- All About Bees
- Types of Bees
- Hive Structure
- Honey Flows
- Making Preparations
- Beekeeping by the Seasons
- Problems to Watch Out For
- Harvest and Winterization
- And more!
To get you up to speed quickly on a fascinating hobby that will not only help you feel more centered and connected with the natural world, but that can be shared with every member of the family, this book will walk you through the process of beekeeping in a step-wise fashion. From thinking about your space requirements and the placement of your hive to building a robust bee colony in your first year, I'll offer detailed advice you can put to use right away.