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Backyard Beekeeping: Everything You Need to Know to Start Your First Hive

Simon and Schuster


The benefits of keeping bees are abundant: pollination in gardens, a fresh supply of honey, and the knowledge that you’re supporting creatures fundamental to a healthy ecosystem. This guide will help make backyard beekeeping for beginners a breeze, with the tools and sound advice you need to plan your first colony, care for your bees, and enjoy the harvest.

Suit up and get buzzing with an overview of some of the gear you’ll need and guidance for choosing the right hive. Find step-by-step instructions on hive assembly as well as advice on installing and feeding your bees. Learn when and how to inspect the hive, including tips on keeping your bees happy and healthy, and walkthroughs of different harvesting techniques.

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