The Backyard Beekeeper, now in its 4th edition, makes the time-honored and complex tradition of beekeeping and enjoyable and accessible backyard pastime that will appeal to urban and rural beekeepers of all skill levels.
More than a guide to beekeeping, this handbook offers expert advice for:
Setting up and caring for your own colonies
The best location to place your new bee colonies for their safety and yours
The most practical and nontoxic ways to care for your bees
Using top bar hives
Harvesting the products of a beehive and collecting and using honey
Bee problems and treatments
With this complete resource and the expert advice of Bee Culture editor Kim Flottum, your bees will be healthy, happy, and more productive.