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Buzz into Beekeeping: A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming a Successful Beekeeper

Buzz into Beekeeping: A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming a Successful Beekeeper

by Charlotte Anderson


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Experience the joy of keeping bees and learn more about hive styles, pest management, harvesting honey, modern uses for beeswax, and so much more!

Are you considering becoming a beekeeper, or ever wondered what it would be like to have your own beehives? Maybe you want to produce fresh honey for your family, or increase the yield of your garden through better pollination. Master Beekeeper Charlotte Anderson gives you all the fundamentals of becoming a successful beekeeper and more in Buzz into Beekeeping. Learn how to:
  • Choose the best type of beehive
  • Buy bees
  • Keep your colony healthy
  • Prepare your bees for winter
  • And so much more!
Avoid the beekeeping mistakes made by many new beekeepers and help save this important pollinator.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510757394
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 11/03/2020
Pages: 136
Sales rank: 476,085
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Charlotte Anderson is a Master Beekeeper with a passion for the outdoors. Active in the beekeeping community, Charlotte became the first female Master Beekeeper in the state of South Carolina in 2012. That same year she was also chosen as South Carolina Beekeeper of the Year. Charlotte continues to enjoy helping new beekeepers and teaching everyone to appreciate the honey bee through her website She resides in the foothills of the South Carolina mountains with her husband, Richard, and various pets, donkeys, and chickens.

Table of Contents

About the Author ix

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 Getting Started: Defining Your Goals 1

Chapter 2 Challenges for New Beekeepers 7

Chapter 3 The Life of the Honeybee Colony 13

Chapter 4 How Bees Make Honey 27

Chapter 5 Your First Beehives 31

Chapter 6 Your Bee Yard or Apiary 47

Chapter 7 The Bees Arrive 53

Chapter 8 Finishing Out Your First Season 63

Chapter 9 Swarming 73

Chapter 10 Disease and Pest Control in Beehives 77

Chapter 11 Enjoying the Bounty of the Hive 87

Conclusion 93

Resources 95

Acknowledgments 97

Index 99

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