Building Beehives For Dummies

Building Beehives For Dummies Author Howland Blackiston
ISBN-10 1118312945
ISBN-13 9781118312940
Year 2013-01-04
Pages 288
Language English
Publisher For Dummies
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The easy way to build your own beehives and beekeeping equipment Building Beehives For Dummiesis the follow up book to the bestsellingBeekeeping For Dummies It provides everything you need to learn how to build some of the world s most popular hives and beekeeping accessories For each design the book includes a detailed materials list what lumber hardware and fasteners you ll need step by step building instructions and illustrative drawings that show how the components all fit together There are over a dozen plans in all including the traditional Langstroth hive the eight frame garden hive designs for elevated hive stands the Warre hive screened bottom board the Kenya top bar hive four frame observation hive hive top feeders and more The book contains introductory chapters that teach you the basic carpentry skills necessary to build any of the plans in the book Whether you are a new beekeeper or a seasoned oltimer Building Beehives for Dummiesprovides you withthe information you need to plan and succeed at building beehives and other cool accessories You ll discover what type of hive to build hints on how to maintain your equipment what bees need to stay happy and healthy where to locate your hive and much more Covers bee space the critical technical measurement within a beehive that s crucial for easy inspection of your colonies Offers guidance on keeping both urban and suburban neighbors happy getting proper permissions and understanding regional laws and regulations Provides creative ideas for dressing up hives for fun and profit In todays world of self sufficiency back to basics and sustainability building beehives is a fun hobby that both you and your bees will appreciate and benefit from

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