Very well written and easy to understand, though.
The Buzz On Beekeeping The Complete Idiot S Guide R To Beekeeping Has All The Information A Begin Ning Beekeeper Needs To Know To Start A Hive And Keep It Buzzing Expert Beekeepers Dean Stiglitz And Laurie Herboldsheimer, Owners Of Golden Rule Honey, Take Readers Step By Step Through The Entire Process From Information On The Inhabitants Of A Hive And How It Works To Collecting Bees, Keeping Them Healthy, Raising A Queen, Harvesting Honey And Wax, And Stor Ing Hives For The Off Season I ve thought about beekeeping for a few years and when I found an old, 1920 s honey extractor for sale I bought it Without bees, of course, it is not much use I know nothing about beekeeping Stiglitz s book is a great book for people like me The book is not just about honey extraction In fact, most of the book is not about the product of honey, but about the animal itself the bee.
This book offers the complete idiot solid information about natural beekeeping Based on the premise that bees know best, Stiglitz offers methods that do not rely on artificial feeding with the exception of the first few days of getting a package of bees , medicines except for AFB , or excluders for efficiency and profit The book is about bees, their happiness, and their health.
This is an excellent book for those like me that are interested in going beyond organic with their food and offers the homesteader an excellent source packed with insights that will allow them and the bees to co exist as happily as possible.
A very interesting and informative book It makes me want to try beekeeping myself A good source of reference for treatment free beekeeping on any level I would prefer to have sources given for further information as there were only about 5 8 supply companies and none other sources listed.
It was the first beekeeping book I read Good simple over view, well set up, intro to vocabulary specific to beekeeping Easy reading.
the book is a complete beekeeping course guide, AMAZING
This book is amazing After reading it I feel totally confident in taking care of my bees I read through the section about lighting the smoker and installing package bees right before I did mine and everything went totally smoothly Especially helpful the tip not to drop the queen cage into the swirling mass of bees Hahahahaha The way the book is broken down makes everything easy to find You don t have to read through giant paragraph blocks of text to get to the heart of what the authors are trying to say I feel like pretty much every topic was covered but not is an overwhelming, too much depth sort of way And yet there were step by step breakdowns where needed I love that it goes into how to have no treatment hives and normal sized small bees.
Not a fan of the complete idiot title, but I guess there s not much to be done about that.
In some ways it was detailed and instructive than other books The authors are definitely advocating for a natural approach to beekeeping that goes beyond what most small even organic beekeepers do Because of the lack of other resources to consult to implement their beekeeping methods, the authors needed to be extra detailed in describing how to implement the techniques they are advocating, such as no treatments, reverting to small cell, and using only local,genetically diverse queens I don t think they provided enough detail or referenced enough other resources to really implement the non mainstream approaches Still it was interesting learning about them