The skilled beekeeper who is interested in producing not only varietal and artisan honeys, but bees, queens, pollen, propolis, and simply honey without the frills needs a reliable, comprehensive source for his continued education. Our Backyard Beekeeper series has created the need in the market for this book: how do beekeepers take the next step towards mastering colony management, marketing, making money from their hobby, and more? The core themes of this intermediate beekeeping book are: managing and growing your workforce, making sure your queens always get the royal treatment, how to keep bees seasonally, how to build a better colony, and how to grow that colony.
About the Author:
After receiving a degree in production horticulture from the University of Wisconsin, Kim Flottum began a career in honey bee pollination research with the USDA. He next used his acquired skills to raise apples and vegetables in Connecticut, before moving to Medina, Ohio, in 1986 to become editor of the 132-year-old magazine, Bee Culture.