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STOREY'S GUIDE TO KEEPING HONEY BEES - by Malcom T Sanford and Richard E. Bonny

Have you heard all the buzzing about bees recently? Here's how we can help save the honey bee who is critical to crop pollination by keeping your own bees. Even if you can't keep your own bees, you can learn and teach your children about them and how you might help them. This book tells you all about them.

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.

Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees, the newest addition to the best-selling series, will be the single resource sought by beekeepers in all settings. The authors present 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.

  • 244 Pages
  • Soft Cover
  • ISBN Numbers: 9781603425506 (1603425500)
  • Produced in the USA
  • Item Number: 62550
  • UPC: 9781603425506
  • Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
  • Country of origin: USA
  • Brand: Workman Publishing

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