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Description - The Backyard Beekeeper, 5th Edition: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden – Natural beekeeping techniques – New Varroa mite and American foulbrood treatments – Introduction to technologies for recordkeeping and maintenance by Kim Flottum

Enjoy the time-honored tradition of beekeeping in your own backyard or urban rooftop with this accessible resource for beekeepers of all skill levels, now in its 5th edition.
More than a guide to beekeeping, The Backyard Beekeeper features expert advice for:
Setting up and caring for your own colonies
Selecting the best location to place your new bee colonies for their safety and yours
The most practical and nontoxic ways to care for your bees
Swarm control
Using top bar hives
Harvesting the products of a beehive and collecting and using honey
Bee problems and treatments
New in this edition:
Natural beekeeping techniques like insulating hives for the winter to mimic the advantages of bee homes in the wild
Important new treatments for and updated info on the battle with Varroa mites
Introduction to new recordkeeping technology to consider

In addition to content updates to reflect the most recent research and technology in beekeeping, the book features a new design with larger, easier-to-read text, many new photos, and a more easily navigable structure.
With this complete reference and the expert advice of Bee Culture editor emeritus Kim Flottum, your bees will be healthy, happy, and more productive.



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