The Backyard Beekeeper, 4th Edition

The Backyard Beekeeper, 4th Edition

An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden

Kim Flottum


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This complete honey bee resource is loaded with updated information on bee problems and treatments, measuring techniques, swarm control, harvesting, and using top bar hives.


Kim Flottum:
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.