Keeping Bees in Towns & Cities

Dixon, Luke

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Keeping Bees in Towns & Cities
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.

Publisher: London ; Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781604692877
Branch Call Number: 638.1 D6215k 2012
Characteristics: 183 p. :,col. ill. ;,23 cm


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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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Oct 28, 2014
  • Ryan_Chamberlain rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Good book for those who may be interested in keeping bees.

Approaches from the perspective of seasonal management and a year in the life of a hive.

Has many anecdotes from beekeepers around the world keeping bees in the middle of cities, unbeknownst to the general public.

Excellent photos. Introductory level scope of knowledge.


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