Backyard beekeepers everywhere agree, a successful colony is a
thing of beauty.
Thousands of beekeepers have started beekeeping thanks to Kim
Flottum's first book, The Backyard Beekeeper, and they have added
to their repertoire of skills with The Backyard Beekeeper's Honey
Handbook. Now, Better Beekeeping answers the question, "What do I
do now that I'm a beekeeper?"
The essential theme is simple: If you produce the right number
of bees of the right age at the right time in the right place in
the right condition you will be successful.
To accomplish this requires making intelligent decisions in the
beeyard, sound planning, tuning into nature, and balancing biology
and business savvy. There are not a lot of how-to instructions
hidden within this, but there's a lot of real-world study, smart,
intuitive thinking, and setting of goals.