Beekeeping For Dummies, Paperback
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The fast and easy way to start and maintain a hive Beekeeping For Dummies is a practical, step-by-step beginner's guide to beekeeping.

It gives you plain-English guidance on everything you need to know to start your own beehive, from buying the right equipment, sourcing bees, and locating your hive to maintaining a healthy colony and harvesting honey.

Plus, you'll get the latest information on the causes and effects of bee disease, colony collapse disorder, and the impact the sudden disappearance of the honeybee has on our environment and economy.

Here, you'll get trusted information on beekeeping in the UK, specifically written to address climate, buying equipment, locating hives, the local impact of colony collapse disorder and ways to avoid or minimise the risk to your hive, seasonal beekeeping tasks, local beekeeping associations, and updated content on urban beekeeping. * Understand the anatomy of your bees * Learn techniques and tips for harvesting, bottling, packaging, and selling honey * Discover the benefits of beekeeping * Learn techniques on obtaining and hiving your bees If you're a beginner beekeeper, taking a beekeeping course, or just have an interest in the plight of the honeybee, Beekeeping For Dummies has you covered!


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 330 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
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  • Category: Apiculture (beekeeping)
  • ISBN: 9781119972501



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Excellent book for beginners and beyond, written by a well-respected Devon beekeeper in collaboration with a Connecticut hobbyist beekeeper. Lots of black and white illustrations and well laid out.

Also by David Wiscombe