The Rooftop Beekeeper

The Rooftop Beekeeper

A Scrappy Guide to Keeping Urban Honeybees

Book - 2014
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The number of urban beekeepers has escalated with more than 25 percent increases year over year in the United States and the United Kingdom. From a go-to authority on beekeeping and backyard farming, The Rooftop Beekeeper is the first handbook to explore the ease and charm of keeping bees in an urban environment. This useful manual--at once a good read and a pretty object--features a relatable first-person narrative, checklists, numbered how-tos, beautiful illustrations and 75 color photographs. Covering all aspects of urban beekeeping, this book also provides readers with plenty of sweet recipes for delicious treats, tonics, and beauty products to make with home-harvested honey.
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, ©2014
ISBN: 9781452107585
Branch Call Number: 638.1 P282r 2014
Characteristics: 175 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm


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This useful manual features a relatable first-person narrative, checklists, numbered how-tos, beautiful illustrations and 75 color photographs. (Also available in ebook format.)

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Sep 01, 2018

This is basically a hipster guide to beekeeping and although it has nice glossy pictures it makes the profession a bit more of a weekend hobby which makes one wonder how accurate the information is and how much it is talking about the ideal and not the real basics, regardless the book looks nice and it is a good introduction to the subject.

Apr 05, 2015

Very useful book if you want to try beekeeping or even just bee watching. Lots of very specific how-to's for honeybees in particular. These are amazing creatures and very important to our survival. Beehives are legal in London and New York city, but not the City of Ottawa. But rooftops are usually very private places anywhere in the world even in The Nation's Capital.

ChristchurchLib Mar 01, 2015

Locavores and city gardeners will be all a-buzz over this attractive introduction to urban beekeeping. Despite a childhood fear of the stinging insects, author Megan Paska has become an adventurous New York City beekeeper who puts readers at ease with her chatty tone before diving in to the nitty-gritty of bee biology and hive management (complete with checklists and how-tos). As if that wasn't enough, the book winds up with a chapter of recipes for turning honey or beeswax into salves, candles, or tasty edibles. With color photographs as well as charming retro-modern illustrations, The Rooftop Beekeeper is just as lovely as it is useful. Home, Garden and DIY March 2015 newsletter.


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