January 10, 2017
Beekeeping books for Beginners
This is the guide I wish existed whenever I began beekeeping in 2008. Laden with pictures and step by step instructions, it's one of the few books which can help you survive very first 12 months, especially if you don’t have a mentor.
- Pictures, photographs, photos! Everything from eggs and larvae to wax festooning to varroa mites to Nasonov fanning gets a gorgeous image. See instances at the end of this post.
- Step by step directions come for multiple novice tasks like installing a bundle, lighting a cigarette smoker, and conducting very first hive check. Experienced beekeepers frequently forget just how frightening these very first tips could be.
- A personal storyline. This guide employs the author’s knowledge maintaining backyard bees together with her family. the nice the bad plus the ugly details are typical included, making for an extremely flexible and man narrative.
- Interviews with neighborhood beeks. Backyard beekeepers from bay area to Austin to Chicago are showcased for the book. (I’m on page 47. Yay.) The absolute number of beekeepers presented makes an innovative new beek feel at ease building their own unique method.
- An all natural method. Most publications we used in my first year were extremely chemical-centric and entirely dedicated to Langstroth hives. This guide mostly covers Langstroth hives and covers top club hives and will pay more than just lip-service to a chemical-free method.
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