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Beekeeping (Backyard Beekeeping ): Essential Beginners Guide to Build and Care for Your First Bee Colony and Make Delicious Natural Honey From Your Own Garden

Narrated by: Jim D Johnston
Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
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Publisher's Summary

There are 140,000 beekeepers in the United States keeping 3.2 million beehives. American beekeepers produced 200 million pounds of honey a year. In addition, honeybees pollinate and make possible many of the fruits and vegetables that make up the American diet. In fact, the annual contribution of honeybees to crop pollination and production is over $9 billion.

But to tell the truth, these are not the reasons why many beekeepers have kept bees. Most keep bees because they enjoy the outdoors. They enjoy helping a young colony grow in spring. They enjoy watching the bees make honey. They enjoy harvesting, bottling, and selling honey as well.   

If you raise animals or work with wood, grow a garden or have an entrepreneurial spirit, you might be a candidate for beekeeping. You'd be surprised at how gentle they can be and at the many places where you can keep bees. In this book, we'll go ahead and discuss the basics of backyard beekeeping. As an example, we'll set up 10 beehives from scratch - that is with packages of bees in the mail, just like what veteran beekeepers did when they were starting out.   

This book will help you follow the progress of this bee yard, or apiary, as it matures and develops into a full blown colony, so you will see what you can expect. But before we begin, let's look at some other history of beekeeping.

©2018 Andrew Forrest (P)2018 Andrew Forrest

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Decent Information but Not Worth The Cost

The information is decent in this audio book but honestly, I found multiple YouTube beekeeping video series to be more informative and useful. This book does not go into enough detail and isn't useful to go back and reference later on. This book doesn't set itself apart from others.

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Learned a lot!

Extremely interesting book to listen to; so very informative. Makes you wonder about the human race behavior by comparison! this audio book will certainly be a reference for me, when my first beehive arrive.

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Excellent Basic Approach

Really well done for the beginner who hopes to have small beekeeping project in the backyard. One of the better and simpler audio books on the subject.

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I would recommend it to others.

I absolutely loved this audio book. It sure has quite a lot of tips for beginners and for explaining the yearly cycle of tending them.

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A great help for a new bee keeper.

Looking forward to getting into this in the future. This is a good audio book for doing your own backyard bee hive and should help this novice.

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Excellent primer for a newbee.

I am not a beekeeper yet, but am interested in learning about it. This audio book seems to have all the information one would ever need to start, and continue, to raise bees.

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Very good information

I am a "newbee" beekeeper and found this to be an excellent, clearly narrated audio book for the beginner and intermediate beekeeper. The information is also excellent and greatly add to the text. I have beekeeping audio books and this one is my favorite.

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A must have for anyone!

Great book lots of information for the beginning beekeeper and more. Amazing audiobook for me!

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Very pleased.

Gave me a good foundation to start. Bought some bees a couple weeks later and things are going well. Would definitely recommend if you are thinking about adding bees to your garden.

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Contains lots of information for a newbee.

Excellent, informative, easy to listen to and understand. Just a great audio book for beginner as well as experienced bee keeper.

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  • Margot Yawn
  • 09-26-18

One of the best..

I use this audio book for my beekeeping classes. It is simply one of, if not the best beginner books out there covering a little of everything from start to finish. I highly recommend it.

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  • Tereasa Nowacki
  • 09-26-18

Good audio book on beekeeping.

Out of all the audio books I've listened to on beekeeping this is by far the best for the beginner. Lots of great information to get you up and running.

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  • Cinda Rothfuss
  • 09-26-18

I have learned a lot

I'm just starting out but I have learned a ton from this audio book. Highly recommended.

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  • Bettyann Caswell
  • 09-26-18

A Good Reference for Beginners.

I am Looking to add a hive to our garden and this was an excellent reference indeed.

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  • Suzan Valles
  • 09-26-18

Lots of information; very helpful

Good audio book you can learn much from it. As someone new at looking at bee keeping it has been very useful.

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  • Zofia Phenix
  • 09-26-18

Outstanding audio Book

This is the most informative audio book on beekeeping I've ever listen to , it is exactly what the beginner needs to know.

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  • Sunday Preslar
  • 09-24-18

A lot of information, for the new bee keeper

A good starter audio book for beekeeping. If you are seriously going to try beekeeping, you will need some supplemental books. Or even better, a mentor to help you through the learning stage.

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  • Ettie Fay
  • 09-24-18

Very thorough and insightful

As someone who knows absolutely nothing about beekeeping, I have found this audio book very valuable; it covers all aspects of beekeeping, and provides explanations / details in language I can understand

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  • Stephane Quin
  • 09-24-18

Sound advice

This is a very informative audio book - perfect for this beginner beekeeper! Sound advice and just enough detail to help me navigate into the amazing world of beekeeping!

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  • Else Kavanagh
  • 09-24-18

This is excellent

Excellent in-depth look at the hobby of beekeeping. A great starting point for anyone considering getting into bees. This will be your go to source for keeping your hives happy and healthy for many years.