Beekeeping is growing in popularity for a wide variety of reasons—for the environmental benefits, as a business or hobby, or for the love of honey or even bees themselves. But despite the excitement, few people know how to get started.
How Do You Start Keeping Bees? offers a humorous, conversational manual on how to do just that. Author Steven A. Josephsen provides a step-by-step approach to beekeeping for beginners. He starts with the initial choice to keep bees and then takes you through all of the preparations you’ll need to make before setting up your first beehive. From lists of purchases you’ll need to make to what to expect when your beehives get started, Dr. Josephsen lays out the entire process, complete with pictures and encouraging advice. With his help, you’ll have all the knowledge you need to be successful—before you find yourself in the middle of a swarm of bees!
Straightforward and down to earth, this guide presents an easy-to-use method for getting started in the field of beekeeping.