Backyard Beekeeping

Author: Andrew Forrest
Publisher:
ISBN: 1539589374
Release Date: 2016-10-17
Genre:

Don't Worry BEE HAPPY! Start your Bee colony today ! There are 140,000 beekeepers in the United States keeping 3.2 million beehives. American beekeepers produced 200 million pounds of honey a year. In addition, honey bees pollinate and make possible many of the fruits and vegetables that make up the American diet. In fact, the annual contribution of honey bees to crop pollination and production is over nine billion dollars. But to tell the truth, these are not the reasons why many beekeepers have kept bees. Most keep bees because they enjoy the outdoors. They enjoy helping a young colony grow in spring. They enjoy watching the bees make honey. They enjoy harvesting, bottling, and selling honey as well. If you raise animals or work with wood, grow a garden or have an entrepreneurial spirit, you might be a candidate for beekeeping. You'd be surprised at how gentle they can be, and of the many places where you can keep bees. In this book, we'll go ahead and discuss the basics of backyard beekeeping. As an example, we'll set up ten bee hives from scratch--that is with packages of bees in the mail, just like what veteran beekeepers did when they were starting out. This book will help you follow the progress of this bee yard, or apiary, as it matures and develops in to a full blown colony, so you will see what you can expect. But before we begin, let's look at some other history of beekeeping. Here Are Some of the Great Stuff You Will Learn: - History of Beekeeping Starting Your Apiary Assembling the Hive Preparing Food Supplements and Medications Bee Biology, Equipment, and Bee Installation Bee Management Harvesting, processing and storing the Honey and Much more! Why delay? Start your Own Bee Colony today ! It's cheaper than you think! Right now you could be enjoying delicious honey right from your backyard, Take action today and Learn vital information on starting Beekeeping by Getting Yourself this book Today!

The Backyard Beekeeper 4th Edition

Author: Kim Flottum
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781631593321
Release Date: 2018-01-02
Genre: House & Home

A handbook to beekeeping, featuring advice for: setting up and caring for your own colonies; the best location to place your new bee colonies; the most practical and nontoxic ways to care for your bees; swarm control; using top bar hives; harvesting the products of a beehive and collecting and using honey; bee problems and treatments; 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.

Honeybee

Author: C. Marina Marchese
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 9781603762397
Release Date: 2011-05-20
Genre: Nature

Now in paperback, Marina Marchese's inspirational and practical story of learning to raise honeybees and creating a life she loves "[An] engaging, delightfully informative work?" ?Publishers Weekly "Marchese has given us a lovely gift. Honeybee is an entertaining and useful primer for the novice and honeybee devotee alike." ?Washington Times "Surpassing the predictable "how I changed careers" memoir of finding the good life, Marchese's informative guide is packed with facts about everything from pollination to harvesting, life cycles to historical lore, nutritional benefits to gourmet flavor combinations, medical applications to unusual varieties." ?Booklist In 1999, Marina Marchese fell in love with bees during a tour of a neighbor's honeybee hives. She quit her job, acquired her own bees, built her own hives, harvested honey, earned a certificate in apitherapy, studied wine tasting in order to transfer those skills to honey tasting, and eventually opened her own honey business. Today, Red Bee® Honey sells artisanal honey and honey-related products to shops and restaurants all over the country. More than an inspiring story of one woman's transformative relationship with honeybees (some of nature's most fascinating creatures), Honeybee is also bursting with information about all aspects of bees, beekeeping, and honey?including life inside the hive; the role of the queen, workers, and drones; pollination and its importance to sustaining all life; the culinary pleasures of honey; hiving and keeping honeybees; the ancient practice of apitherapy, or healing with honey, pollen, and bee venom; and much more. Recipes for food and personal care products appear throughout. Also included is an excellent, one-of-a-kind appendix that lists 75 different honey varietals, with information on provenance, tasting notes, and food-and-wine pairings.

Beekeeping For Dummies

Author: Howland Blackiston
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119311034
Release Date: 2016-12-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Everything you need to 'bee' a successful backyard beekeeper If you've ever thought about becoming a backyard beekeeper—or have already tried a hand at it and want to be better one—then this is the book for you! In Beekeeping for Dummies, 4th Edition you'll find everything you need to know in order to start your own colony, including how to assemble and maintain beehives, handle every phase of honey production, purchase and use all the latest tools, and what to do beyond your first season. This hands-on guide provides all the tools, tips, tricks, and techniques needed to become a real backyard beekeeper. You'll learn to identify the queen from her workers and drones, properly open and close the hive, distinguish one type of honey from another, and preserve your colony if disaster should strike. Keep bees on a small urban rooftop or in a large country yard Assemble your own hive and sustain it for years to come Safely inspect and manage your colony Harvest and sell your own honey Becoming a backyard beekeeper isn't as hard as people think—and with this hands-on guide, you'll be able to create one honey of a colony that will have the neighbors buzzing.

Natural Beekeeping

Author: Ross Conrad
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781603583633
Release Date: 2013-03-08
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Today's beekeepers face unprecedented challenges, a fact that is now front-page news with the spread of "colony collapse disorder." Newly introduced pests like varroa and tracheal mites have made chemical treatment of hives standard practice, but pest resistance is building, which in turn creates demand for new and even more toxic chemicals. In fact, there is evidence that chemical treatments are making matters worse. It's time for a new approach. Now revised and updated with new resources and including full-color photos throughout, Natural Beekeeping offers all the latest information in a book that has already proven invaluable for organic beekeepers. The new edition offers the same holistic, sensible alternative to conventional chemical practices with a program of natural hive management, but offers new sections on a wide range of subjects, including: The basics of bee biology and anatomy Urban beekeeping Identifying and working with queens Parasitic mite control Hive diseases Also, a completely new chapter on marketing provides valuable advice for anyone who intends to sell a wide range of hive products.Ross Conrad brings together the best "do no harm" strategies for keeping honeybees healthy and productive with nontoxic methods of controlling mites; eliminating American foulbrood disease without the use of antibiotics; selective breeding for naturally resistant bees; and many other detailed management techniques, which are covered in a thoughtful, matter-of-fact way. Whether you are a novice looking to get started with bees, an experienced apiculturist looking for ideas to develop an integrated pest-management approach, or someone who wants to sell honey at a premium price, this is the book you've been waiting for.

Beeswax Alchemy

Author: Petra Ahnert
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781592539796
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Genre: CRAFTS & HOBBIES

This is a reference book for all things beeswax. It offers a basic introduction to extracting and purifying beeswax, as well as many items that can be made with it.

A Practical Manual Of Beekeeping

Author: David Cramp
Publisher: Spring Hill
ISBN: 9781848034853
Release Date: 2008-10-31
Genre: Technology & Engineering

A fascinating hobby; a remunerative business; or a globetrotting career? Which type of beekeeper do you want to be? It is entirely up to you: beekeeping can provide it all.Beekeeping can provide anyone with an interesting and useful hobby or a lucrative and rewarding business. It is recognised as a vital agricultural industry and can therefore also offer you a globe trotting career. The whole subject is, however, often shrouded in mystery and loaded with jargon, leaving many people unaware of its true potential or how to start. This book strips away all the mystery and explains step by step how - from day one - you can start beekeeping as a hobby; how you can progress to running a beekeeping business; or how you can start a career as a beekeeper which can quite easily take you all over the world. No other guide explains in such detail the true potential and accessibility of beekeeping or of being a beekeeper.

Top Bar Beekeeping

Author: Les Crowder
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781603584623
Release Date: 2012-11-27
Genre: Technology & Engineering

In recent years beekeepers have had to face tremendous challenges, from pests such as varroa and tracheal mites and from the mysterious but even more devastating phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Yet in backyards and on rooftops all over the world, bees are being raised successfully, even without antibiotics, miticides, or other chemical inputs.More and more organically minded beekeepers are now using top-bar hives, in which the shape of the interior resembles a hollow log. Long lasting and completely biodegradable, a topbar hive made of untreated wood allows bees to build comb naturally rather than simply filling prefabricated foundation frames in a typical box hive with added supers. Top-bar hives yield slightly less honey but produce more beeswax than a typical Langstroth box hive. Regular hive inspection and the removal of old combs helps to keep bees healthier and naturally disease-free. Top-Bar Beekeeping provides complete information on hive management and other aspects of using these innovative hives. All home and hobbyist beekeepers who have the time and interest in keeping bees intensively should consider the natural, low-stress methods outlined in this book. It will also appeal to home orchardists, gardeners, and permaculture practitioners who look to bees for pollination as well as honey or beeswax.

Robbing The Bees

Author: Holley Bishop
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781471109317
Release Date: 2012-12-25
Genre: History

"In that glistening dollop, I could taste the sun and the water, the metallic minerals of the soil, the tang of the goldenrod and the wildflowers blooming around the meadow" Essential to the food, drink, religion, economics , medicine and arts of every civilisation since the Egyptians, honey - and the bees that make it - have been a vital part of the human record for millennia, appearing on cave paintings, wax tablets and papyrus scrolls. From the temples of the Nile to the hives behind the author's house, men and women have had a long, rapturous love affair with the beehive. ROBBING THE BEES is a biography, history, celebration and love letter to bees and their magical produce. Holley Bishop follows beekeeper Donald Smiley on his daily tasks then explores the lively science, culture and lore that surround each step of the process and each stage of lives of the bees and their honey. Throughout are the author's lyrical reflections on her own beekeeping experiences, the business and gastronomical world of honey, the myriad varieties of honey (as distinct as the provenance of wine), as well as recipes, illustrations and historical quotes. Combining passionate research, rich detail, and fascinating anecdote, ROBBING THE BEES is a sumptuous look at the oldest, most delectable food in the world.

Homegrown Honey Bees

Author: Alethea Morrison
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603429948
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.

Building Beehives For Dummies

Author: Howland Blackiston
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118312940
Release Date: 2013-01-04
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Shows how to construct a beehive, including the typical components, necessary materials, and beekeeping accessories.