Storey's guide to keeping honey bees 
Sanford, Malcolm T. (Malcolm Thomas)
Beekeeping specialist Sanford (entomology and nematology, U. of Florida) presents a practical resource for novice beekeepers, based on two previous works by the late Richard E. Bonney, Hive Management (1990) and Beekeeping: A Practical Guide (1993). Sanford's edition retains, as much as possible, Bonney's style and content, while providing updated information apiculturists must know to be successful in the current beekeeping environment. Coverage includes beginning beekeeping, origin and history of beekeeping, a bee's life, choosing the hive location, equipment, obtaining the bees, managing honeybee colonies, taking the crop, pollination, and diseases and pests. The text includes a glossary of terms, a model beekeeping ordinance, a sample pollination contract, and a list of U.S. beekeeping supply houses, print and online resources, and beekeeping organizations and associations.

The backyard beekeeper : an absolute beginner's guide to keeping bees in your yard and garden 
Flottum, Kim.

The Backyard Beekeeper, now revised and expanded, makes the time-honored and complex tradition of beekeeping an enjoyable and accessible backyard pastime that will appeal to gardeners, crafters, and cooks everywhere. This expanded edition gives you even more information on "greening" your beekeeping with sustainable practices, pesticide-resistant bees, and urban and suburban beekeeping. More than a guide to beekeeping, it is a handbook for harvesting the products of a beehive and a honey cookbook--all in one lively, beautifully illustrated reference. This complete honey bee resource contains general information on bees; a how-to guide to the art of bee keeping and how to set up, care for, and harvest honey from your own colonies; as well as tons of bee-related facts and projects. You'll learn the best place to locate your new bee colonies for their safety and yours, and you'll study the best organic and nontoxic ways to care for your bees, from providing fresh water and protection from the elements to keeping them healthy, happy, and productive. Recipes of delicious treats, and instructions on how to use honey and beeswax to make candles and beauty treatments are also included.

The complete guide to beekeeping for fun & profit : everything you need to know explained simply
Belknap, Cindy
This guide to beekeeping starts with basics of bee anatomy, life cycle, and hive life, then covers equipment and costs for beekeeping, and laws related to beekeeping. A chapter on installing and working the hive covers harvesting, preventing and treating problems, and bee gardens. Later chapters cover organic and natural beekeeping, sting remedies, the business of bees, and how to show and sell bee products such as honey, wax, bee venom, propolis, and mead. The book also contains recipes for cooking with honey.

Beekeeping for dummies
Blackiston, Howland.

 "The information a beginner needs to keep bees with confidence." Kim Flottum, Bee Culture Magazine " A reader-friendly guide to beekeeping for novices or beginners." Dewey M. Caron, Professor of Entomology, University of Delaware A honey of a book on an increasingly popular hobby For both enjoyment and profit, beekeeping has become a booming enterprise. In this easy-to-follow guide, author Howland Blackiston removes the mystery from this pastime, offering inventive solutions to many common - and uncommon dilemmas. Realize the benefits of keeping bees, from aiding the environment to enjoying homemade honey and wax products. 

A world without bees 
Benjamin, Alison. 

"If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would only have four years of life left." Albert Einstein.  From Los Angeles to London, from Slovenia to Taiwan, honeybees are dying. In America alone, one in three hives was left lifeless at the end of 2008; in France, the death rate is closer to 60%. What is behind the catastrophe? Writers and beekeepers Benjamin and McCallum have traveled across Europe and North America investigating the plight of the honeybee, which is disappearing across the globe at an alarming rate. From commercial almond farmers in California to local honey cultivators in the English countryside, all suffer from lonely hives that are filled with baby bees where all the adults have disappeared. The loss of our black-and-yellow pollinators would mean the end of agriculture as we know it, threatening our civilization and our way of life, as a third of what we eat and much of what we wear is directly dependent on bees. Addressing different causes for this growing catastrophe, including viruses, parasites, pesticides, climate change, and the demands of commercial beekeeping, A World Without Bees will both enthrall readers and spur them to action.

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