Saturday, April 17, 2010

Catch the Buzz...

A Beekeeper's Primer
If you are interested in beekeeping and looking to get started, here are some enjoyable and useful titles.

The Backyard Beekeeper : An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden by Kim Flottum is a revised and updated guide which includes "greening" suggestions and advice. Detailed color photographs with instructional captions make this title a standout. The book's in-depth coverage is not only about bees but the the uses and value of honey. Anyone looking for recipes using honey will find hundreds of tasty suggestions between the covers.

Further Reading
Honeybee : Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper by C. Marina Marchese
Beekeeping for Dummies by Howland Blackiston
A Keeper of Bees : Notes on Hives and Honey by Allison Wallace
Robbing the Bees : A Biography : The Sweet Liquid Gold that Seduced the World by Holley Bishop

Post by Bev Simmons