The Backyard Beekeeper - 4th Edition
The Backyard Beekeeper is an absolute beginner's guide to keeping bees in your yard. This book makes the complex tradition of beekeeping an enjoyable and accessible backyard pastime. Includes information for urban bees and beekeepers, using your smoker the right way, better pest management, providing consistent and abundant good food, and keeping your hives healthy. Chapters pertain to starting beekeeping right, all information about bees, beekeeping and beeswax, and 25 rules for modern beekeeping.
More than a guide to beekeeping, this handbook offers expert advice for setting up and caring for your colonies, the best location to place your bee hives for their safety and for yours, the most practical and nontoxic ways to care for your bees, swarm control, using top bar hives, harvesting the products of a beehive, and bee problems and treatments. Soft cover, 240 pages.