This absolute beginner's guide for first-time beekeepers will teach you how to set up and care for your first colonies, from choosing a location for your new bee colonies through natural bee care and harvesting beehive products.
This handbook features expert beginner 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
Harvesting the products of a beehive and collecting and using honey
Bee problems and treatments
With this complete resource and the sage advice of Bee Culture editor emeritus and best-selling author of The Backyard Beekeeper Kim Flottum, your hives will be healthy, happy, and productive.
Each book in the First Time series distills how-to guidance and advice from an expert on a specific topic into targeted step-by-step instruction geared toward the absolute beginner.