Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees: Honey Production, Pollination, Bee Health

Category: Book
By (author): Bonney, Richard E.
By (author): Sanford, Malcolm T.
Series: Storey's Guide To Raising
Subject:  HOUSE & HOME / Sustainable Living
  NATURE / Animals / Insects & Spiders
  SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology
  TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Animal Husbandry
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC
Published: September 2010
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 244
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 0.69in

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

Everyone is buzzing about bees! Urban beekeeping is on the rise as swarms of people do their part to help nurture local food systems, make gardens more productive, connect with nature, and rescue honey bee populations from colony collapse disorder. Honey bee hives now grace the White House Lawn, the roof of Chicago City Hall, the National Arboretum, and the top of the Fairmont Hotel. Even Hagen-Daazs has gotten into the act with its well-funded campaign, Help the Honey Bees.

Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees, the newest addition to the best-selling series, will be the single resource sought by beekeepers in all settings. Malcolm T. Sanford presents a thorough overview of these industrious and critically important insects. With this book as their guide, beekeepers will understand how to plan a hive, acquire bees, install a colony, keep bees healthy, maintain a healthy hive, understand and prevent new diseases, and harvest honey crops.

The book also provides an overview of the honey bee nest and colony life, insights into honey bee anatomy and behavior, an exploration of apiary equipment and tools, season-by-season beekeeper responsibilities, instructions for harvesting honey, and detailed, up-to-date information about diseases and other potential risks to bees.

This comprehensive reference will appeal to both the experienced beekeeper who seeks help with specific issues and the novice eager to get started.
From The Publisher*Storey's Guide to Raising Series, with over 1.7 million copies in print, is recognized as the most trusted source of animal husbandry information. Now we are applying that same thorough approach to the world of the honey bee. And the timing couldn't be better. Bees are vital to our existence, as they pollinate the plants that provide our food. There has also been a huge upswing in the cultivation and use of native honey as a gourmet ingredient and many four-star restaurants now feature honey tastings and work with local beekeepers. The foundation laid by Richard Bonney in Beekeeping and Hive Management is now continued by Malcolm Sanford in Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees.
Biographical NoteA beekeeper for over 13 years, author Richard E. Bonney owns Charlemont Apiaries in Charlemont, Massachusetts. He has authored two books, Hive Management and Beekeeping. Richard is a beekeeping teacher at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He was named the Massachusetts Extension Specialist-Apiculture in 1991 and writes regularly about beekeeping.