From inspecting the hive to avoiding stings, this abundantly illustrated and fact-filled guide takes you through the first year of beekeeping. The creators of the chicken-raising guide Chick Days, Alethea Morrison and Mars Vilaubi show how to choose equipment and manage healthy colonies through every season, with remarkable photography throughout, and offer profiles of urban beekeepers with advice on keeping hives in cities.
"Accurate information—not too little, not too much—charmingly presented. A great first-year beginner's book."—ScientificBeekeeping.com