The Backyard Beekeeper (5th Edition) [BYB4]

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New 5th Edition just in!  

New material includes:  

  • Natural beekeeping techniques like insulating hives for winter to mimic the advantages of bee homes in the wild 
  • Important new treatments for and updated info on the battle with Varrroa mites 
  • How to deal with the new antibiotic recommendations for American foulbrood
  • Introduction to new recordkeeping technology to consider  

Paperback:  256 pages 


About the author:  

After receiving a degree in horticulture from UW Madison, Kim Flottum worked four years in the USDA Honey Bee Research Lab, studying pollination ecology. After that, he spent two years raising acres of fruits and vegetables, where bees played a large role. He brings this experience, plus nearly 20 years of writing and editing articles for beekeepers in the monthly magazine Bee Culture. He is the publisher of books on honey bee pests and diseases, marketing, queen production, beekeeping history, beginning beekeeping, and the classic industry reference, The ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture.  



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