A beekeeping book you have been looking for a basic book with some ‘meat on it’s bones’ for continued study by new and not-so-new beekeepers. A book that can be thrown into a computer bag or backpack and read on an airplane or beside a lake in the woods. Spend less time reading how to assemble a frame and more time understanding what it takes for you and the bees to produce the wax, honey and pollen that toes into the comb. This a book focused on compassionate animal husbandry. There is a strong ‘natural’ focus for beekeepers who want to avoid or minimize pesticides and reduce stress on the bees. A book of thought-provoking, science-based discussion designed for individuals and beekeeping clubs that mentor new beekeepers.
I wish such a book has been available when I started (beekeeping). It will be a good book for our bee club to work into our mentoring program for the future. –Mike Risk, MI
The perfect companion to the bee yard for just about all beekeepers, from new bee to experienced. Easy to reference, clear and concise descriptions of everything that might happen with a colony or in a bee yard. Nothing is left untouched, everything is here. Explanations are easy to read and understand. Accompanying photos further enhance the content and often add a bit of humor. The book should be in everyone’s library and more importantly in every bee bag or bee truck for a quick reference to that one issue that eludes your knowledge base. –Becky Jones, CT
About the Author
Author Lawrence John Connor has written Increase Essentials, Queen Rearing Essentials, Bee Sex Essentials and Haymakers, He co-written Swarm Essentials and edited Asian Apiculture and Beekeeping in the 21st Century. He is a monthly contributor to the American Beekeeping Journal and Bee Culture Magazine. He completed his Ph.D. in general apiculture at Michigan State University and has worked as Extension Entomologist in Apiculture at The Ohio State University, President of Genetic Systems, Inc. of south Florida (a queen rearing and bee breeding firm), and founded Wicwas Press LLC.