Discover Beekeeping | Beekeeping Made Easy! A Beginner quality
From: Nick Winters
Beekeeper, Bee Hive Builder
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Imagine that you are sitting on your deck enjoying the sun on a summer afternoon. You can see the red and green of your tomato plants in your garden.
You can smell the perfume of your flowers in the flower beds just off the deck. And you can hear the buzzing and humming of the honeybees in your garden beehive.
As you watch, you see your honeybees flying from flower to flower, gathering nectar and pollinating your garden and backyard.
You see them take the nectar back to the hive where they are making honey to share with you and your family.
You see them fanning and dancing at the entrance of their beehive, basking in the sun and enjoying good food from the flowers and plants in your yard and garden.
You take out your hive tool and scrape some propolis from one of the frames, pop it into your mouth and begin chewing. It’s the sweetest gum you have ever tasted. The scent of honey in the air, it’s time to set the burdens of everyday life aside and tend to your bees.
My grandfather was a beekeeper, but unfortunately he passed away before I could learn any of his secrets. Like you, I’ve had to learn from books and experience. Whether your goal is to become a backyard beekeeper or ultimately develop a commercial beekeeping operation, this eBook will give you the foundation of knowledge required to successfully keep you producing honey and growing your hives.
The truth is that producing your own honey is incredibly rewarding – and profitable – if you know what you’re doing! As a hobbyist you will enjoy the two best things about beekeeping; an escape from everyday life doing something you enjoy, and creating a very unique gift you can give to friends and family. Who wouldn’t be impressed by your skills in producing such a wonderfully sweet, nutritious delight? (And yes! Honey is very nutritious!)
Thank You! As an avid gardener I was most interested in using the bees to help my garden and, WOW, what a difference, my vegetable garden is doing better than ever and my flower beds look fantastic! I especially liked the chapter on stings, that onion trick worked great!
Sandra, PA | Lifetime Member
Are you interested in developing more than just a hobby, perhaps something that will earn a little extra pocket change? Sidelining allows you to produce enough honey to sell for a profit, supplementing your income. Commercial beekeepers have large operations, selling bee and beekeeping related products as their primary source of income. (For example, they may focus on raising bee queens and bees to supply other beekeepers.)
Lets start off by addressing the most asked question by the beginner beekeeper. “Will I get stung”. If I had a nickel every time I heard this! The answer is; if you follow the safety guidelines outlined in Beekeeping 101 and wear the proper clothing then you can enjoy this very rewarding hobby without the worry of being stung.
Bee stings and allergic reactions are covered in beekeeping 101,…
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