• Beekeeping for Beginners

  • A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Your First Beehive
  • By: Janet Wilson
  • Narrated by: Whitney Ann Jenkins
  • Length: 3 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (42 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Here’s the perfect solution if you’re looking for a simple and practical guide to beekeeping!

Would you like to harvest your own honey and enjoy and help the honey-making process? Ready to build your first beehive? If that’s the case, this is the book that will help you do it!

Beekeeping is an old practice that even the ancient Egyptians liked to do. In essence, beekeeping really means nurturing and supporting adult bee populations that produce honey and other bee products such as beeswax or royal jelly.

Beekeeping can be extremely rewarding as a hobby, and there’s nothing quite so delicious as homegrown honey. But you should also keep in mind that beekeeping is no walk in the park - you need all the help you can get.

If you’re ready to start your beekeeping adventure, let this book take you through the beekeeping process step by step. You will learn everything there is to know about bees and beekeeping, and then it’s up to you to build your first beehive!

Here’s what you’ll learn in this audiobook:

  • The basic principles of beekeeping and how to prepare your hive
  • How to introduce bees to the hive and feed and nurture bees in a healthy way 
  • What are beekeeping seasons and how to handle the honey harvest
  • Best ways to stave off pests, predators, and diseases and keep your beehive clean
  • What are the essential beekeeping supplies for beginners and how to avoid common mistakes
  • And so much more!

Beekeeping is a serious hobby, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it. If your mind is set on it, buy this book and learn exactly how to go about it. You will have your beehive ready in no time!

©2020 Janet Wilson (P)2020 Janet Wilson

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great tips for beginning beekeepers!!!

great tips for beginning beekeepers!!! Some items in here are preference and not all 100% accurate but you ask 10 beekeepers the samr question, you get 14 different answers. This book is best used along with a beekeepers course, local association lectures, or other beginning books.

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A must listen/

This book provides an objective perspective of exactly what happened. I don’t always agree with his perspective, but it leads me to believe that it was accurate and precise.

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Excellent Information.

Easy to listen and understand. Found the information exactly what I was looking for as a new bee keeper. Liked the extra info of DIY projects as well.

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Comprehensive

Lots of great info for the beginning beekeeper and easy to follow and visualize even as an Audio book.

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Simply an awesome audiobook!

Simply an awesome audiobook! It's as though he was speaking directly to me. Very powerful!

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Very Helpful Book

I have listen several books on bees but found this is the one with the details -not just thoughts/theory. I have come back to it several times already this spring (started my first nuke) and I'm sure I'll refer to it several more times!!!

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Good job

I have used this book so many times in the short time I've had it. It provides simple answers to all my questions on Beekeeping.

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impressive

I am so impressed by the content, narration and clear recording of this book. It gave me the basic details I need and I feel confident that I can at least try Beekeeping.

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Best book for beginner beekeepers....

I'm in my 3rd year beekeeping 2020. This is still a great book for review, especially before nectar flow in the spring starts. I recommend it to any and all keepers.

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Great listen

I listen this audiobook many years ago and have copies to share today. It is well explaining and foundational to becoming grounded in reality and changing misperceptions of one's self.

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  • Lara McDonald
  • 04-18-21

Very helpful guide!

It gives so many tips to reestablish your life and the things in it. I particularly like the taking time for you. This is an excellent book that I am going to incorporate into my life.

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  • Elise Poole
  • 04-16-21

Excellent Information.

An excellent introduction to Beekeeping and I've bought already 2 books on beekeeping, this is the best so far! Covers everything in a well laid out, narrative style and Well organized and illustrated, leaves little out. If you are interested in bees or beekeeping it is the best I think. Start with this book. Good coverage of the three most popular types of hives, their variants and reasons for each style. Diseases and pests also well covered.I recommended this book.

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  • Abbie O'Connor
  • 04-20-21

Beekeeping audiobook

Fundamental of beekeeping all in one package. This is a great introduction to beekeeping but I would move on to another book afterward.

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