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Keeping Bees in Towns & Cities

Dixon, Luke (Book - 2012 )
Keeping Bees in Towns & Cities
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Keeping Bees in Towns and Cities features everything an urbanite needs to know to start keeping bees: how to select the perfect hive, how to buy bees, how to care for a colony, how to harvest honey, and what to do in the winter. Urban beekeeping has particular challenges and needs, and this book highlights the challenges and presents practices that are safe, legal, and neighbor-friendly. The text is rounded out with profiles of urban beekeepers from all over the world, including public hives at the Maryland Center for Horticulture, beekeeping on an office balcony in Melbourne, Australia, and a poolside hive at a hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Authors: Dixon, Luke
Title: Keeping bees in towns & cities
Publisher: London ; Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 183 p. :,col. ill. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Luke Dixon
Contents: Boxes of bees: selecting the perfect hive
Buying bees: the good, the bad, and the swarmy
Life inside the hive: looking after your colony of urban bees
Sex and the city bee: the life cycle of a healthy colony
The nectar garden: from plants to honey
Honey harvest
Winter
Reports from the field
ISBN: 1604692871
9781604692877
Branch Call Number: 638.1 D6215k 2012
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Urban agriculture Bee culture
Topical Term: Urban agriculture
Bee culture
LCCN: 2011050645
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*Supported by vivid, full-color photographs, the book is rounded out with a section called 'Reports from the Field,' which includes firsthand accounts from urban and suburban beekeepers all over the world.* -Library Journal


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