• Beekeeping for Beginners

  • How to Raise Your First Bee Colonies
  • By: Amber Bradshaw
  • Narrated by: Dara Rosenberg
  • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (107 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Easy beekeeping for new-bees. Wouldn’t it be great to raise your own bees, have a fresh supply of honey, and bring thousands of healthy pollinators into your yard? Beekeeping for Beginners is a simple, step-by-step guide that helps you learn the fundamentals of modern beekeeping. You (and your bees) will be buzzing with delight. 

From picking the right hive and bringing your bees home to surviving winter and collecting honey, experienced beekeeper Amber Bradshaw takes you on an easy-to-follow journey through your first year of beekeeping and beyond. 

Beekeeping for Beginners includes: 

  • Just the essentials - Learn everything you need to know to begin your first colony - written with brand new beekeepers in mind. 
  • Modern beekeeping - Start your colony off right with guides that feature the newest practices and current, natural approaches. 
  • Learn to speak bee - Clearly defined terms and a complete glossary will have you talking like a pro beekeeper in no time. 

Begin your beekeeping the right way - and avoid getting stung by mistakes - with Beekeeping for Beginners.

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Too much fluff.

You will love it if you are a liberal hippy city girl. Drove me insane listening to her.

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Entertaining and informative

I listened to the entire book during a recent road trip. The author's descriptions made it easy to visualize everything and the writing kept me entertained. I recommend to anyone interested in beekeeping.

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loved it

it was very easy to listen to, educational and entertaining. I'm sure I'll use it for reference later.

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More interesting than I thought it would be

Great for those interested in starting a Beehive. Will listen to this again and again.

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So helpful!!!

This book is so great if you are just starting in beekeeping. Her voice is nice and upbeat. I was sad when it was over. Great listen!

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Great Starter

I really enjoyed this book. It was easy to listen to and understand for a beginner. Definitely a great starting reference when considering Bee Keeping.

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great book

enjoyed this book very much has a lot of good information. I would recommend it to every beginner

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she can read to me about bees all day

I thought this was a great introductory book about beekeeping. The author covered all the bases & the narrator put in a banging preformance!!
I would definitely suggest this book for the beginning beekeeping
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fantastic listen

very happy joyful voice. loved the content will listen again once I receive my nucs

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Great intro to the hive!

lots of great info.
touches on all if the basics and on what to expect down the line.

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  • 05-01-22

Good but targeting USA keepers

Excellent concise outline for keeping bees. If I was based in the USA I would have given it 5 stars. But as I'm not and some of the information is USA specific.

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  • 01-04-22

Fantastic

Loved this read!!
Very well written with plenty of comical one liners.
Explains things very clearly and perfect for the beginner bee keeper.
I highly recommend this book.