Better Beekeeping: The Ultimate Guide to Keeping Stronger Colonies and Healthier, More Productive Bees

Better Beekeeping: The Ultimate Guide to Keeping Stronger Colonies and Healthier, More Productive Bees

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by Kim Flottum
     
 

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Better Beekeeping is the most lucid call to action ever written about land-based beekeeping."—Tammy Horn, author of Bees in America and Beeconomy: What Women and Bees Can Teach Us about Local Trade and the Global Market"

There are numerous beekeeping books on the shelves that instruct on 'how to,' but Better Beekeeping is

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"

Better Beekeeping is the most lucid call to action ever written about land-based beekeeping."—Tammy Horn, author of Bees in America and Beeconomy: What Women and Bees Can Teach Us about Local Trade and the Global Market"

There are numerous beekeeping books on the shelves that instruct on 'how to,' but Better Beekeeping is a book that explores 'why to,' which is essential for this ever-changing world of beekeeping today."—Jennifer Berry, research coordinator at the University of Georgia's Honey Bee Research Lab, commercial queen and nuc producer, and columnist for Bee Culture magazine

Backyard beekeepers everywhere agree: a successful colony is a thing of beauty.

Thousands of beekeepers have started beekeeping thanks to Kim Flottum's first book, The Backyard Beekeeper, and they have added to their repertoire of skills with The Backyard Beekeeper's Honey Handbook. Now, Better Beekeeping answers the question, "What do I do now that I'm a beekeeper?" This book takes serious beekeepers past the beginning stages and learning curves and offers solutions and rewards for keeping bees a better way. Better queens, better winters, better food, and better bees await any beekeeper willing to take on the challenge of having the right number of bees, of the right age, in the right place, in the right condition, at the right time.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592536528
Publisher:
Quarry Books
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
530,841
Product dimensions:
8.20(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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Better Beekeeping: The Ultimate Guide to Keeping Stronger Colonies and Healthier, More Productive Bees 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
nauticalarch More than 1 year ago
I bought this book because of the author, who writes for Bee Culture. The book is well written and has tons of information, but its mostly about how to start a business from beekeeping. That's not really what I was looking for, but its a different side of beekeeping from the backyard books I have been reading. Again, good read if you're trying to turn a major profit, ie. queen rearing, marketing, migrant pollination, but not a lot of new, "better," beekeeping techniques.