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Everything you need to bee a successful backyard beekeeper.  

If you've ever thought about becoming a backyard beekeeper - or have already tried a hand at it and want to be better one - then this is the book for you! In Beekeeping for Dummies, 4th Edition, you'll find everything you need to know in order to start your own colony, including how to assemble and maintain beehives, handle every phase of honey production, purchase and use all the latest tools, and what to do beyond your first season.  

This hands-on guide provides all the tools, tips, tricks, and techniques needed to become a real backyard beekeeper. You'll learn to identify the queen from her workers and drones, properly open and close the hive, distinguish one type of honey from another, and preserve your colony if disaster should strike.  

  • Manage all phases of honey production  
  • Address what to do in the second season and beyond  
  • Care for and handle bees safely  

Becoming a backyard beekeeper isn't as hard as people think - and with this hands-on guide, you'll be able to create one honey of a colony that will have the neighbors buzzing.

©2017 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2019 Tantor

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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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Comprehensive

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

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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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From Bee zero to Bee hero

What I enjoyed most about this audiobook was how descriptive and well written it was. I was able to listen to this book and then cross reference images and other things and I was immediately able to tell yes that is what he was talking about in the book. the book overall made me pretty confident and kick started my journey into beekeeping I highly recommend this book to novice and new beginners. It may not be the end-all-be-all for beekeeping but I definitely enjoyed it. Jonathan Yen also did a fantastic job narrating this book and enunciated everything fantastically. I am looking forward to checking out other audiobooks that he has narrated

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A great book

These series are fantastic. I found this book to be paramount and generally worthwhile to listen to for beginners as well as more advanced keepers. I enjoyed this book and found it developmental and maturative for a young man coming of age like myself. I further highly recommend this book.

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As a New Beekeeper, This Book was Perfect

Entertaining Narration/Story , Simple and thorough Explanations, Provides something for new and experienced Beekepers alike.

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  • 01-29-20

Great book which was really well read

Superb narration. As a beginner bee keeper this book was superb to listen to. Would highly recommend it.

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  • 09-11-20

Brilliant

Great book, loads of information for the first timer bee keeper, highly recommend this book.

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  • Hayden
  • 01-06-20

Awesome Beekeeping Book

The book is awesome loved it, im looking at being a beekeeper and this was real easy to listen too and understand and made me still want to be a beekeeper but even more now, the narrator had a great voice which didn't make me want to go to sleep or get bored, and thank you for the website honey.com for the kids activities will be using these.

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