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The Backyard Beekeeper: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden

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This book isn't only a guide to beekeeping or a honey cookbook; it's both. No other book on the market provides an in-depth review of beekeeping and what honey is good for and how to use it.

Beautifully illustrated, The Backyard Beekeeper is perfect for the health conscious person who wants to sweeten up their life by saying no to processed sugars and yes, to eating organic, natural healthy food.

This book is the complete "honey bee" resource ...

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Overview

This book isn't only a guide to beekeeping or a honey cookbook; it's both. No other book on the market provides an in-depth review of beekeeping and what honey is good for and how to use it.

Beautifully illustrated, The Backyard Beekeeper is perfect for the health conscious person who wants to sweeten up their life by saying no to processed sugars and yes, to eating organic, natural healthy food.

This book is the complete "honey bee" resource with general information on bees, a how-to guide to the art of bee keeping and how to set up, care for and harvest your own hives, as well as tons of fun facts and projects that are bee related. The second half of the book is the complete guide to honey. It reviews the different types of honey, health effects as well as provides 100s of ideas and recipes for using honey in recipes, cosmetically in facemasks and shampoos, and for medicinal uses.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592531189
  • Publisher: Quarry Books
  • Publication date: 5/9/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

After receiving a degree in horticulture from UW Madison, Kim Flottum worked four years in the USDA Honey Bee Research Lab, studying pollination ecology. After that, he spent two years raising acres of fruits and vegetables, where bees played a large role. He brings this experience, plus nearly 20 years of writing and editing articles for beekeepers in the monthly magazine Bee Culture. He is the publisher of books on honey bee pests and diseases, marketing, queen production, beekeeping history, beginning beekeeping, and the classic industry reference, The ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2005

    Great for the experienced beekeeper, but also good for the merely curious

    Mr. Flottum has a thorough knowledge base in this subject area, and has a very clear writing style. He also speckles his writing with humor, which adds to the pleasure of reading it! I've kept bees/harvested honey myself for several years, and found that this little book is an excellent reference. The photography is of excellent quality and aids greatly in clarifying points in the text, which would be a great benefit to a beginning beekeeper, or someone considering beekeeping as a hobby. I purchased a second copy as a gift for my brother, who is also thinking of trying beekeeping. At the very least, he'll know what beekeepers look for each time they visit a hive, and will have a great honey cookbook!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2009

    The Backyard Beekeeper

    Being new to beekeeping, I found this book to be very helpful. Full of good pictures,easy to understand text and overall enjoyable to read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 16, 2009

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    Good Book, Great Pictures, enjoyed reading

    Much of the information you find in this book you can find in others as well. I didn't really pick up anything I hadn't read before, but it was very helpful in re-enforcing topics that I am learning about. The pictures were helpful too.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 6, 2009

    great

    i dont know how they could have done a better job without including some bees

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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