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The Complete and Easy Guide to Beekeeping

A fascinating reference with recipes for enjoying your produce By Kim Flottum

This complete and easy guide provides an easy introduction to the craft from an American standpoint. There are extensive sections on cooking with honey and the uses of beeswax. Discover: • What you need to get started: the new boxes available are smaller, lighter, easier and better, and the few pounds of honey they produce makes a plentiful harvest for a family with some to share. • The best place to locate your new bee colonies for their safety and yours, and how to landscape to screen them from neighbours. • Organic and least-toxic ways to care for your bees, from providing fresh water and protection from the elements, to keeping the, healthy and productive. • Delicious treats, candles and beauty treatments you can make with honey and beeswax. If you want beekeeping done right, it won’t be fast. However, beekeeping takes about the same investment in time and care as gardening, dovetails nicely with the planting and harvesting seasons and provides bonuses for gardeners that include better pollination and larger produce yields. The Complete and Easy Guide to Beekeeping takes a fresh, modern look at traditional beekeeping. Numerous photos, diagrams and supportive tips are used to supplement good, solid beekeeping information. But unlike most basic beekeeping books, the information does not stop there. Instructions on candle – and soap – making are clearly presented as well as numerous recipes using honey. This is a refreshingly useful book for today’s beekeeper” – Dr. James E. Tew, State Specialist, Beekeeping Department of Entomology. Ohio State University, Wooster, Ohio. About the author: After receiving a degree in Production horticulture from the Wisconsin, Kim Flottum began a career in honey bee pollination research with the USDA and a lifelong interest in the multifaceted hobby and business of beekeeping. He is the editor of Bee Culture magazine.

The Complete and Easy Guide to Beekeeping

A fascinating reference with recipes for enjoying your produce

By Kim Flottum

Publisher

Apple Press

Year

2005

Edition

Reprint

Binding

Paperback

Pagination

168

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