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Beekeeping: Everything You Need to Know to Start Your First Beehive

Handbook / Manual

By: Joachim Petterson(Author)

192 pages, colour photos

Weldon Owen Publishing

Hardback | Oct 2016 | #238967 | ISBN-13: 9781681881546
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About this book

This multifaceted book offers insight into everything bee-related: pollination, gardening, beekeeping and recipes. Whether you're a first-time beekeeper or looking to improve and expand your backyard beekeeping, Beekeeping is a must-have.

Beekeeping might seem exotic or old-fashioned, but around the world it is becoming more and more common to find a hive or two in urban spaces and suburban backyards. Some modern beekeepers are inspired by the desire to help out the frequently beleaguered creatures, others simply enjoy fresh honey from the most local of sources the backyard garden. Beekeeping discusses your options for setting up a hive almost anywhere, how to plant a bee-friendly garden, and how to harvest and use your very own honey. Not only is it a great hobby, you'll also be rewarded with a plentiful supply of honey that you can use in tea as well as for cooking, baking and perhaps even lip salve and skin cream.

The honeybee is one of our greatest natural resources; bees work hard to pollinate our gardens and do an important job that we couldn't do without. But bees are finding it increasingly difficult in the world that they share with us. This book describes everything the modern day beekeeper needs and more:
- Becoming a beekeeper
- Setting up your hive
- Getting the right gear
- Planting a bee-friendly garden
- Trouble-shoot your hive
- Harvest the honey
- Plan for the winter


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Biography

Joachim Petterson is an art director, writer, and professor at Stockholm University. Seven years ago he was a complete novice beekeeper, but when he learned that his family had a traditional interest in the topic, he decided to put up his first hives in his garden in a suburb of Stockholm. He now has six happy, healthy backyard hives.

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