The Backyard Beekeeper makes the time-honored and complex tradition of beekeeping an enjoyable and accessible backyard pastime that will appeal to gardeners, crafters and cooks everywhere. 167 pages, softbound, color photos and illustrations throughout.
If you want beekeeping done right, it won't be fast. However, beekeeping takes about the same investment in time and care as gardening, dovetails nicely with the planting and harvesting seasons, and provides bonuses for gardeners that include better pollination and larger produce yields.
"This is the liveliest, most entertaining, informative book about the keeping of bees I've seen in a long time. It's full of useful, practical information, but written with a sense of fun, wit and verve that is truly delightful. Reading The Backyard Beekeeper made me want to go out to enjoy my bees." --Mark L. Winston, FRSC, Professor and Fellow, Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Professor of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
About the author
After receiving a degree in production horticulture from the University of Wisconsin, Kim Flottum began a career in honey bee pollination research with the USDA and a lifelong interest in the multifaceted hobby and business of beekeeping. He is the editor of Bee Culture magazine.