Harvesting your own honey, making your garden or orchard more productive, nurturing local food systems, connecting with nature and bringing honey bee populations back from decline is vitally important today. This reliable resource helps guide you through every step of beekeeping to keep a thriving, productive hive. Starts with seven basic steps, time commitment, and financial and legal considerations, origin and history of beekeeping, a bee’s life and behavior, choosing hive location, getting equipped, introducing and managing the bees, taking the crop, pollination, and diseases and pests of the honey bee. Written by two highly regarded academic and practically experienced beekeepers, both established as experts in the field.
Softcover - 244pp