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Everything you need to bee a successful backyard beekeeper.  

If you've ever thought about becoming a backyard beekeeper - or have already tried a hand at it and want to be better one - then this is the book for you! In Beekeeping for Dummies, 4th Edition, you'll find everything you need to know in order to start your own colony, including how to assemble and maintain beehives, handle every phase of honey production, purchase and use all the latest tools, and what to do beyond your first season.  

This hands-on guide provides all the tools, tips, tricks, and techniques needed to become a real backyard beekeeper. You'll learn to identify the queen from her workers and drones, properly open and close the hive, distinguish one type of honey from another, and preserve your colony if disaster should strike.  

  • Manage all phases of honey production  
  • Address what to do in the second season and beyond  
  • Care for and handle bees safely  

Becoming a backyard beekeeper isn't as hard as people think - and with this hands-on guide, you'll be able to create one honey of a colony that will have the neighbors buzzing.

©2017 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2019 Tantor

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Brilliant

Great book, loads of information for the first timer bee keeper, highly recommend this book.

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Awesome Beekeeping Book

The book is awesome loved it, im looking at being a beekeeper and this was real easy to listen too and understand and made me still want to be a beekeeper but even more now, the narrator had a great voice which didn't make me want to go to sleep or get bored, and thank you for the website honey.com for the kids activities will be using these.

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  • Sarah
  • 21-09-2020

Comprehensive

Lots of great info for the beginning beekeeper and easy to follow and visualize even as an Audio book.

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  • Nancy Thompson
  • 03-03-2020

great tips for beginning beekeepers!!!

great tips for beginning beekeepers!!! Some items in here are preference and not all 100% accurate but you ask 10 beekeepers the samr question, you get 14 different answers. This book is best used along with a beekeepers course, local association lectures, or other beginning books.

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  • Justin Smith
  • 09-04-2020

Best book for beginner beekeepers....

I'm in my 3rd year beekeeping 2020. This is still a great book for review, especially before nectar flow in the spring starts. I recommend it to any and all keepers.

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  • Kelsey
  • 16-01-2020

As a New Beekeeper, This Book was Perfect

Entertaining Narration/Story , Simple and thorough Explanations, Provides something for new and experienced Beekepers alike.

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  • Mark
  • 29-01-2020

Great book which was really well read

Superb narration. As a beginner bee keeper this book was superb to listen to. Would highly recommend it.

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