A Beginner’s Guide to Beekeeping Book
What is the first thing one does when they consider becoming a beekeeper? You begin searching for information. (At least, I hope you do).
A beginner’s guide to beekeeping in book form is the first source of serious beekeeping knowledge for most of us.
What About Online Beekeeping Information?
The internet has become a great resource for beekeeping education. Information articles and videos bring the beekeeping experience to life.
I have videos on Youtube to demonstrate beekeeping activities. There are many interesting methods of beekeeping to explore in video form.
Use care when learning online, not every method shown works in all climates.
My beekeeping blog welcomes thousands of visitors each week.
You can find blogs written by beekeepers in all parts of the world. And they feature many different styles of managing bees.
Most Popular Beekeepers Guide to Beekeeping – A Book
In spite of abundant resources online, many new beekeepers desire to obtain a book or books.
Beekeeping books contain not only basic beekeeping information but also become chronicles of the American Beekeeping experience.
Those first searches for beekeeping knowledge will reveal a lot of information. I mean really, a lot. Too much info can be a problem.
Beginning beekeeper books have flooded the market in recent years. Some are great, some are good and some as just a lot of fluff.
Many of the books sold as a beginners guide to beekeeping are written by people who are not beekeepers. In fact, many have probably never opened a hive of bees. So, what’s a new beekeeper to do?
You need to do some research. Look for real – not hype.
To guide you in your first steps to beekeeping, find a book written by a beekeeper.
A book written in plain English (assuming that is your language) that is easy to understand.
Why Buy A Beekeeping Book?
Sure you can google beekeeping information. Google is a great place to learn about almost anything. I know that I use Google constantly to learn more about bees but it is not my only information source.
It is important to remember that anyone can write something on a website.
The writer may be an accomplished successful beekeeper or not. Enjoy the beekeeping knowledge online but don’t let it be your only source.
Choosing A Beginners Guide To Beekeeping
What should you look for when choosing beekeeping books for beginners? I suggest you find a book written by someone real. Preferably, that someone will be a beekeeper.
Generic books on beekeeping written by big publishing companies contain general information. You can find this type of information online – no need to pay for it.
The flood of generic beekeeping books available was a catalyst for the creation of my ebook “Buzz Into Beekeeping – Tips From A Master Beekeeper”.
My beginners guide to beekeeping will take the new beekeeper through their first season of beekeeping. With years of experience teaching new beekeepers, I have a good idea of which beekeeping tasks are most difficult for newbies.
A Beginners Beekeeping Book From A Master Beekeeper
Buzz into Beekeeping – Tips from a Master Beekeeper – This book contains what I consider to be the essential guidelines for getting your bees off to a good start.
A detailed information packed beginners guide to beekeeping.
*Where can I keep bees?
*How many hives do I need?
*Where can I buy bees?
*What type of equipment do I need?
The first year is critical and many new beekeepers leave the hobby after their first winter.