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The Backyard Beekeeper: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden

Handbook / Manual

By: Kim Flottum (Author)

208 pages, 200 colour photos

Quarry Books

Paperback | Jun 2014 | #212904 | ISBN-13: 9781592539192
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The Backyard Beekeeper is Quarry's comprehensive, hands-on guide to beekeeping for hobbyists, first published in 2005 and revised in 2009. It features how-to advice on setting up colonies, caring for the bees, and harvesting honey. The reader learns how to choose the right location for their bees, from fresh water availability to protection from the elements, and how to include organic/nontoxic options. New to this edition are an expanded section on urban beekeeping, a guide to using top bar hives, and an overview of the latest techniques in the ongoing battle against invasive mites.

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Kim Flottum is the editor of Bee Culture magazine. He is the author of Backyard Beekeeping and The Backyard Beekeeper's Honey Handbook. He edited (with Dr. Shiminuki and Ann Harman) the popular 41st edition of the ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture, the bible of United States beekeeping. Kim blogs on the beekeeping world for, plus he is a regular columnist for the UK beekeeping magazine The Beekeeper's Quarterly.

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