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

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

by Kim Flottum, Weeks Ringle

Paperback(Older Edition)


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592531189
Publisher: Quarry Books
Publication date: 05/09/2005
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Kim Flottum brings a background of more than a decade of plant science, honey bee research, and basic farming to his thirty years as the editor of Bee Culture magazine where his main occupation is finding the answers to the multitude of questions that beginning, intermediate, and even advanced and experienced beekeepers bring to the table. He teaches beginning and advanced beekeeping courses, travels extensively to educate and lecture, and contributes to a variety of other publications on the basics of honey bees and beekeeping biology, the business of bees and pollination, producing and using varietal honeys, and a host of other subjects. His books, magazine articles, interviews, and blogs are widely read for both their fundamental and advanced contribution to beekeeping knowledge. His magazine platform gives voice to his social commentary on topics ranging from genetically modified foods to pesticide abuse to both good and bad government regulations in the industry. He is beekeeping's leading advocate for fundamental honey bee safety including insuring excellent honey bee health, providing extraordinary forage, and minimizing the use of agricultural pesticides.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
dawnthea More than 1 year ago
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.
craftista More than 1 year ago
i dont know how they could have done a better job without including some bees
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