Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees

Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees

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Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees

 

Publisher: Storeys Publishing

Hard Cover, 256 pages

ISBN #: 978-1603425513

By: Richard E. Bonney and Malcolm T. Sanford

 

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.

 

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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