Homegrown honey bees An absolute beginners's guide to beekeeping : your first year, from hiving to honey harvest

Alethea Morrison

Book - 2013

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North Adams, MA : Storey Pub c2013.
Physical Description
159 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-153) and index.
Main Author
Alethea Morrison (-)
  • Why bees?
  • What am I getting into?
  • Bee life 101
  • How do I get started?
  • The gear
  • The first month
  • The first season
  • The first harvest
  • Congratulations or condolences?
Review by Publisher Summary 1

A beginner's guide offers practical instructions and personal observations on all aspects of beekeeping, including such topics as choosing equipment, managing healthy colonies, and harvesting honey.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

This introduction to beekeeping covers everything from acquiring your first bees to sampling delicious honey.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Discover the joys of harvesting honey from your own backyard.  Alethea Morrison outlines what you’ll need to know to make it through the first year, while stunning macrophotography by Mars Vilaubi brings the inner workings of the hive to life. With in-depth discussions of allergies, colony hierarchy, bee behavior, and more, this approachably informative guide bursts with enthusiastic encouragement. Keep your own bees, and enjoy the sweet buzz.