Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Size: 8.5 x 10.25 in.
Publish Place: Beverly, MA
Publish Date: 2011
Kim Flottum's first book The Backyard Beekeeper, is the most in-demand book for beginning beekeepers available. His follow-up, The Backyard Beekeepers Honey Handbook, has information on harvesting and using artisan and varietal honeys that is available in no other text.
Now, in Better Beekeeping, Kim takes serious beekeepers past the beginning stages, past the learning curves, and the days of early errors. Better Beekeeping leaps the major hurdles of keeping bees today - migratory beekeeping, pesticide-polluted fields, monoculture crops, and unpredictable queens - and offers solutions and rewards for keeping bees a better way. Better queens, better winters, better food, and better bees await any beekeeper willing to take on the challenge of having the right number of bees, of the right age, in the right place, in the right condition, at the right time.