This comprehensive guide will give beginners all they need to start and maintain a healthy bee colony, while experienced beekeepers will find advice on expanding into new areas of the business and how to refine their skills.
Subjects covered include:
-- Buying a colony of bees
-- Managing bees throughout the seasons
-- Selecting equipment and a good apiary site
-- Preventing swarming
-- Extracting, processing, and selling honey
-- Controlling pests, predators, and diseases
-- Rearing queen honey bees
Photographs and technical drawings illustrate the text, and appendixes define technical terms, list sources of supplies, and tell you where to go to find more information.