The Backyard Beekeeper, now in its 4th edition, makes the time-honored and complex tradition of beekeeping an 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 features expert advice for:
Setting up and caring for your own colonies
Selecting 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
Information for urban bees and beekeepers
Using your smoker the right way
Better pest management
Providing consistent and abundant good food
Keeping your hives healthy
With this complete resource and the expert advice of Bee Culture editor Kim Flottum, your bees will be healthy, happy, and more productive.