The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Beekeeping has all the information a beginning beekeeper needs to know to start a hive and keep it buzzing. Expert beekeepers Dean Stiglitz and Laurie Herboldsheimer, owners of Golden Rule Honey, take readers step by step through the entire process—from information on the inhabitants of a hive and how it works to collecting bees, keeping them healthy, raising a queen, harvesting honey and wax, and storing hives for the off-season.
- Timed to publish at the beginning of beekeeping season
- The authors are expert beekeepers who own and operate their own company and teach classes on keeping bees
- There are more than 500 beekeeping organizations and an estimated 75,000 hobbyist beekeepers in the United States alone