Keeping Bees in Towns & Cities

Keeping Bees in Towns & Cities

Book - 2012
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Keeping Bees in Towns and Cities features everything an urbanite needs to know to start keeping bees: how to select the perfect hive, how to buy bees, how to care for a colony, how to harvest honey, and what to do in the winter. Urban beekeeping has particular challenges and needs, and this book highlights the challenges and presents practices that are safe, legal, and neighbor-friendly.

The text is rounded out with profiles of urban beekeepers from all over the world, including public hives at the Maryland Center for Horticulture, beekeeping on an office balcony in Melbourne, Australia, and a poolside hive at a hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Publisher: London, England :, Timber Press,, 2012.
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781604692877
Characteristics: 183 pages :,coloured illustrations ;,23 cm.


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Ryan_Chamberlain Oct 28, 2014

Good book for those who may be interested in keeping bees.

Approaches from the perspective of seasonal management and a year in the life of a hive.

Has many anecdotes from beekeepers around the world keeping bees in the middle of cities, unbeknownst to the general public.

Excellent photos. Introductory level scope of knowledge.

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