For anyone interested in keeping bees, The Idle Beekeeper is the definitive guide to getting started, even in a city, and without effort.
Author: Bill Anderson
Category: Technology & Engineering
From building a hive to harvesting honey, a top urban beekeeper shares how to care for bees the simple, mindful way. Global bee populations have been rapidly declining for years, and it’s not just our honey supply that’s at stake: the contribution of bees to the pollination of crops is essential to human survival. But even in industrial apiaries, bees are in distress, hiving in synthetic and hostile environments. Enter idle beekeeping: the grassroots, low-intervention system that seeks to emulate the behavior and habitat of bees in the wild—and it only requires two active days of beekeeping per year, one in the spring and another in the fall. In The Idle Beekeeper, Bill Anderson calls upon his years of applied curiosity as an urban beekeeper to celebrate these underappreciated insects and show how simple and rewarding beekeeping can be. In this entertaining, philosophical, and practical guide, Anderson shares why and how to build a hive system that is both cutting-edge and radically old. Maximum idleness is achieved through step-by-step directions to help the beekeeper gently harvest honey with minimum effort, make mead and beeswax candles, and closely observe and understand these fascinating and productive social creatures. For anyone interested in keeping bees, The Idle Beekeeper is the definitive guide to getting started, even in a city, and without effort.
Author: Tiffany Francis-BakerPublish On: 2021-04-15
The Idle Beekeeper: The Low-Effort, Natural Way to Raise Bees. Abrams Press, 2019. Benjamin, Alison and McCallum, Brian. The Good Bee: A Celebration of Bees and How to Save Them. Michael O'Mara, 2019. Brown, Ron.
Author: Tiffany Francis-Baker
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Bees existed long before human beings, but our future is perhaps more reliant upon them than any other species. They pollinate 80 per cent of the world's crops and plants, but how much do we really know about them? Small, clever and mysterious, the honeybee in particular has long been celebrated in human culture as a sacred insect, a symbol of the sun, bridging the gap between our world and the next. They are expert communicators, skilled aviators and natural alchemists, turning fresh nectar into sweet, golden honey. They are also in trouble and need our help. This beautifully illustrated guide explores the honeybee's historic relationship with humans, the basics of beekeeping, and how we can help save the bees' dwindling population.
The idle thought made her glance toward the kitchen door as if her thoughts could make the King men appear. Which led to the next thought. Did she want Mordecai to appear? And the next. Why? Just because Stephen's house was a pigpen and ...
Author: Kelly Irvin
Sometimes it takes a barren landscape to see the beauty of God’s creation. Phineas King knows better than to expect anything but shock and pity wherever he shows his face. Horribly scarred from the tragic accident that claimed his mother’s life, he chooses to keep his distance from everyone, focusing his time and energy on the bees his family raises. If no one sees him, no one can judge him. So why does he start finding excuses to seek out Deborah Lantz, the beautiful new arrival in town? Deborah can’t get out of Bee County, Texas, soon enough. Once her mother and younger siblings are settled, she is on the first bus out of this dusty town. She is only waiting on the letter from Aaron, asking her to return to lush Tennessee to be his fraa. But that letter never comes. As she spends time getting to know Phineas—hoping to uncover the man beneath the scars—she begins to realize that she no longer minds that Aaron hasn’t sent for her. As both Deborah and Phineas try to come to terms with lives that haven’t turned out the way they imagined, they discover that perhaps Gott’s plans for them are more extraordinary than they could have dreamed. But they need to let go of their own past sorrows and disappointments to find the joy and beauty that lies just ahead for them both.
This box - hive forms a complete dwelling for the bees , and the whole is under lock and key , which secures it from idle curiosity . It cannot fail to be admired for its novel appearance , and its simplicity of structure .
The American Bee - Keeper , PUBLISHED MONTHLY BY THE W. T. FALCONER MANFG CO . ... We regret sometimes that we are not so constituted that we can indulge in the idle gossip and " twaddle " found in some of our contemporaries ...
She averred that never again could she safely pass through such an ordeal , repeating it with great and peculiar emphasis ; to which , of course , her husband gave little heed , as but the idle hallucination of a woman's imagination .
... about the time named , the bees , although having , normally speaking , plenty of room , were hanging about in clusters , and it would seem as if this freak was only another illustration of work being found for idle hands to do .
Talk to as many beekeepers as possible , find out what they did wrong , what they did right , what they'd do different , and what is just right . Get the answers to those questions from a dozen beekeepers , and you'll be able to ...
Author: Kim Flottum
Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group USA
"Better Beekeeping is the most lucid call to action ever written about land-based beekeeping."—Tammy Horn, author of Bees in America and Beeconomy: What Women and Bees Can Teach Us about Local Trade and the Global Market "There are numerous beekeeping books on the shelves that instruct on 'how to,' but Better Beekeeping is a book that explores 'why to,' which is essential for this ever-changing world of beekeeping today."—Jennifer Berry, research coordinator at the University of Georgia's Honey Bee Research Lab, commercial queen and nuc producer, and columnist for Bee Culture magazine Backyard beekeepers everywhere agree: a successful colony is a thing of beauty. Thousands of beekeepers have started beekeeping thanks to Kim Flottum's first book, The Backyard Beekeeper, and they have added to their repertoire of skills with The Backyard Beekeeper's Honey Handbook. Now, Better Beekeeping answers the question, "What do I do now that I'm a beekeeper?" This book takes serious beekeepers past the beginning stages and learning curves 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.
R. HOWARD , before the Texas Beekeepers ' Association . ... The near overthrowing the idle superstitions of smartweed , or heartsease , came into bloom those who held the mystery of the hive sacred , along about the first of August ...
There is not an idle bee in a hive, if one may except the drones after their mission is ended. Fruges consumere nati; they meet with the consequences which all idle and unproductive citizens provoke. They, however, may be regarded as ...
Author: Cumming J.
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Category: Technology & Engineering
"Bee-Keeping by 'The Times' Bee-Keeper" is a vintage handbook on the management of bees and beehives. Written as a result of the popularity of the author's articles published in "The Times" newspaper, this volume aims to outline the basic principles of keeping bees for the amateur or layman. This profusely illustrated handbook is highly recommended for modern readers with a practical interest in bee-keeping, and it is not to be missed by collectors of vintage bee-keeping literature. Contents include: "Introduction", "Bee-keeping Money-making", "Bee-keeping a Source of Enjoyment", "How to Begin Bee-keeping", "The Bee-house, and How to Place It", "Hives and Bee-boxes", "How to Get Bees", "The Inmates of the Hives", "Bee Enemies", "The Bee-master's Letters to "The Times", "Bee Things in General", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on bee-keeping.