Homegrown Honey Bees by Alethea Morrison
An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Beekeeping Your First Year, from Hiving to Honey Harvest

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This beginner’s guide to beekeeping clearly explains everything you need to know, from getting your first bees to harvesting your first crop of honey. Spectacular macro photography brings the inner workings of the hive to life, while the playful text gives you the information you need to make it through your first year. Everything is addressed here, from allergies, permits and restrictions, and how to deal with the neighbors to hive structure, colony hierarchy, and bee behavior.

 

About Alethea Morrison

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Alethea Morrison and photographer Mars Vilaubi lived in San Francisco before stepping into the wild yonder of rural Massachusetts to raise their son, keep bees and chickens, brew beer, sew clothes, grow heirloom beans, and otherwise slow down to smell the flowers of a handmade life. Their experience raising chickens was chronicled in Chick Days. They both work as creative professionals, and Alethea serves as president of the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association. Photographer Mars Vilaubi chronicled the adventures of his three backyard hens from their first days out of the egg through their first days laying eggs in Chick Days. He lives in western Massachusetts.
 
Published February 15, 2013 by Storey Publishing, LLC. 160 pages
Genres: Science & Math, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Alethea Morrison and Homegrown Honey Bees photographer Mars Vilaubi lived in San Francisco before stepping into the wild yonder of rural Massachusetts to raise their son, keep bees and chickens, brew beer, sew clothes, grow heirloom beans, and otherwise slow down to smell the flowers of a handmad...

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Beekeeping has been moving from farm-centered spaces to urban rooftops, and beekeeper Morrison walks readers through the first year of the process of setting up a hive, from getting the colony together to honey extraction. Synopses of honey bee life cycles, equipment, and many firsts (i.e., first...

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