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Keeping Bees with Ashley English Ashley English

Keeping Bees with Ashley English By Ashley English

Keeping Bees with Ashley English by Ashley English


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Summary

As a hobby, beekeeping is relatively inexpensive. Whether you've got a spacious rural homestead or a simple, urban back garden, this book offers guidance to help anyone raise a hive of bees of their own. It helps you to learn the science of honey and how to harvest and package it.

Keeping Bees with Ashley English Summary

Keeping Bees with Ashley English: All You Need to Know to Tend Hives, Harvest Honey & More by Ashley English

Whether you've got a spacious rural homestead or a simple, urban back garden, this book, part of the successful "Homemade Living series", offers guidance to help anyone raise a hive of bees of their own. As a hobby, beekeeping is relatively inexpensive. Ashley English guides readers through key issues to consider before taking on beekeeping, including space considerations, time commitment, local ordinances and more. Get the lowdown on hive anatomy and find out what kind of hive/s to acquire to suit your needs. Everything you need to know about acquiring, housing, maintaining and caring for your bees year-round is included with all the basics and invaluable time-tested advice. This title helps you to learn the science of honey and how to harvest and package it. Each chapter features a profile of real people keeping bees in different settings. Get 10 tested honey-centric recipes that run from breakfast through to dinner, with beautiful photographs. Useful reference charts on monthly/annual care help make this the best book on the subject.

Keeping Bees with Ashley English Reviews

"City dwellers across the country are rapidly discovering the appeal of urban beekeeping. Large cities like Chicago, Seattle, Boston, Dallas and San Francisco are even promoting beekeeping for pollination health, to keep city vegetation green and lush." --USA Today "Ashley English is the how-to voice of a new DIY movement." --Erik Knutzen and Kelly Coyne, founders of Homegrown Evolution and authors of The Urban Homestead An approach to urban homesteading that inspires both action and admiration." - Grace Bonney, founder of Design*Sponge "The Homemade Living series is beautiful, in both aesthetics and intention. A friendly introduction to simpler living that people in barns and brownstones alike can appreciate." - Jenna Woginrich, author of Made from Scratch and blogger for Mother Earth News and The Huffington Post "What I love most about this series is how Ashley presents all of these could-be-complicated subjects in a way that's achievable and encouraging. It all feels totally doable...not to mention fun and fresh in the way she shares it all." - Amanda Soule, Author of The Creative Family and Handmade Home, Found of the popular blog Soule Mama "These four excellent books in the Homemade Living series offer great information on each subject for both beginners and intermediate users." - Library Journal "Perfect for the aspiring urban farmer on your list!...Tons of gorgeous photos, troubleshooting tips, and recipes makes these books a must have addition to any gardener's bookshelf." -Re-Nest

"Keeping Bees is one in a series of books from author Ashley English for the Homemade Living line. Each one (Home Dairy, Keeping Chickens, and Canning & Preserving) presents detailed, but accessible, information for the urban homesteader...These books are adorable and chock-full of info, too. This volume provides the bee basics, but then goes on to discuss things to consider before raising bees (your neighbors, allergies, pets and kids, legal ramifications, etc.), how to house them (and where), feeding options, equipment must-haves, where to purchase them and how to maintain a healthy hive, and, of course, their magical byproduct: honey (along with recipes to try!)...It also includes checklists, as well as suggestions for requeening, preventing a swarm, dividing the hive and more." --Urban Farm

"English's warm, encouraging tone, along with plenty of detailed photos of every stage of the process, make this book a must-have for novice beekeepers...I highly recommend Keeping Bees with Ashley English: All You Need to Know to Tend Hives, Harvest Honey & More to anyone who is considering keeping bees. It gives you a good idea of what to expect, so you can decide if you want to take the next step toward beekeeping." --About.com Organic Gardening

About Ashley English

Ashley English is a lifelong cook, baker and gardener with a wide breadth of knowledge on issues of sustainability and foodways. Ashley is a member of Slow Food USA and has worked over the years with a number of non-profit organizations committed to social and agricultural issues.

Additional information

CIN000469042
9781600596261
1600596266
Keeping Bees with Ashley English: All You Need to Know to Tend Hives, Harvest Honey & More by Ashley English
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Lark Books,U.S.
2011-03-31
136
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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