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Save the bees with natural backyard hives : the easy and treatment-free way to attract and keep healthy bees

by McFarland, Rob, (Beekeeper) (Author), McFarland, Chelsea (Author)

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The husband-and-wife team behind the nonprofit HoneyLove make the case that beekeeping ought to be treated as more than a hobby or money-making enterprise. It is an entrance into a complex and sometimes fierce world that must be engaged and understood on its own terms. Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: The bees chose us
  • Principles of treatment-free beekeeping and how it will save the bees
  • Beekeeping basics: Getting started is easy and fun
  • Acquiring honeybees is simple
  • Getting to know your superorganisms
  • Bee success: How to inspect your bees, fix common problems and set up your hive for prosperity
  • How to save a failing hive
  • Nectar flow, beebread and what to feed your bees
  • How to prepare hives for winter
  • Honey harvest
  • Urban beekeeping basics for tiny and giant backyards
  • The art of beekeeping.
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