This comprehensive guide will give beginners all they need to start and maintain a healthy bee colony, while experienced beekeepers will find advice on expanding into new areas of the business and how to refine their skills. Subjects covered include: . Buying a colony of bees . Managing bees throughout the seasons . Selecting equipment and a good apiary site . Preventing swarming . Extracting, processing, and selling honey . Controlling pests, predators, and diseases . Rearing queen honey bees
Photographs and technical drawings illustrate the text, and appendixes define technical terms, list sources of supplies, and tell you where to go to find more information.