Wisdom for Beekeepers: 500 Tips for Successful Beekeeping

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Keeping bees in your own backyard, whether out in the country or right in the heart of the city, is all the rage these days. In this delightful collection of 500 beekeeping tips, honeybee expert Jim Tew provides all you need to know to get started in this rewarding hobby. For easy reference, the tips are divided into ten chapters, covering all aspects of beekeeping, from hives and equipment through buying your first bees to managing your colony and processing your honey crop. The tips are grouped logically so ...

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Overview

Keeping bees in your own backyard, whether out in the country or right in the heart of the city, is all the rage these days. In this delightful collection of 500 beekeeping tips, honeybee expert Jim Tew provides all you need to know to get started in this rewarding hobby. For easy reference, the tips are divided into ten chapters, covering all aspects of beekeeping, from hives and equipment through buying your first bees to managing your colony and processing your honey crop. The tips are grouped logically so that beginners can build their knowledge gradually, while old hands might prefer to dip in and out at random or refer to the index to access specific topics. The tips are accompanied by simple annotated diagrams where required, and a series of specially commissioned linocut prints by printmaker Melvyn Evans rounds out this charming package.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781621137610
  • Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/19/2013
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 627,398
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jim Tew has been keeping bees for over 40 years. He is currently a Consulting Professor at Auburn University, where he conducts beekeeping educational programs and maintains social media systems that support the Alabama beekeeping industry. Recently retired from Ohio State University, where he worked for 33 years as an Associate Professor focusing on pollination ecology and the use of bees as pollination agents, Jim still runs lectures and workshops for beekeepers in the U.S. and the U.K. Jim has written numerous books, as well as articles for Bee Culture magazine, and he runs the website One Tew Bee (www.onetew.com).

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Table of Contents

Introduction
 
1 Becoming a Beekeeper
2 The Bee Yard
3 Beekeeping Equipment
4 Getting Live Bees
5 Colony Management
6 Honey
7 Colony Needs
8 Pollination
9 Ailments
10 Bee Biology
 
Glossary
Index

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