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Highly Recommended for New Beekeepers!
Want to raise honeybees but not sure where to start? This comprehensive, hands-on book to beekeeping will guide you through your first season and beyond. You'll find valuable information on how to keep bees in the 'burbs or the city, how to acquire bees and install them safely, how to inspect your bees, identify problems and more!
Part 1: Taking Flight with BeekeepingChapter 1: To Bee, or Not to Bee?Chapter 2: Getting to Know Your Honey Bees
Part 2: Starting Your AdventureChapter 3: alleviating Apprehensions and Making DecisionsChapter 4: Selecting a Hive That's Perfect for YouChapter 5: Basic Equipment for BeekeepersChapter 6: Obtaining and Installing Your Bees
Part 3: Time for a PeekChapter 7: Opening Your HiveChapter 8: What to Expect When You're InspectingChapter 9: Different Season, Different Activities
Part 4: Common Problems and Simple SolutionsChapter 10: Anticipating and Preventing Potential ProblemsChapter 11: Colony Collapse DisorderChapter 12: Understanding Diseases and RemediesChapter 13: Heading Off Honey-Bee PestsChapter 14: Raising Your Own Queens
Part 5: Sweet RewardsChapter 15: Honey, I Love YouChapter 16: Getting Ready for the Golden HarvestChapter 17: Honey Harvest Day
Part 6: The Part of TensChapter 18: More than Ten Fun Things to Do with BeesChapter 19: More than Ten Frequently Asked Questions about Bee BehaviorChapter 20: My Ten Favorite Honey Recipes
Part 7: AppendixesAppendix A: Helpful ResourcesAppendix B: Beekeeper's ChecklistAppendix C: Glossary