Whether you've got a spacious rural homestead or a simple, urban back garden, this book, part of the successful "Homemade Living series", offers guidance to help anyone raise a hive of bees of their own. As a hobby, beekeeping is relatively inexpensive. Ashley English guides readers through key issues to consider before taking on beekeeping, including space considerations, time commitment, local ordinances and more. Get the lowdown on hive anatomy and find out what kind of hive/s to acquire to suit your needs.
Everything you need to know about acquiring, housing, maintaining and caring for your bees year-round is included with all the basics and invaluable time-tested advice. This title helps you to learn the science of honey and how to harvest and package it. Each chapter features a profile of real people keeping bees in different settings. Get 10 tested honey-centric recipes that run from breakfast through to dinner, with beautiful photographs. Useful reference charts on monthly/annual care help make this the best book on the subject.