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Beekeeping for Beginners

How to Raise Your First Bee Colonies

Amber Bradshaw



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Rockridge Press
25 June 2019
Help your hive thrive with this guide to beekeeping for new-bees.

Wouldn't it be great to raise your own bees, have a fresh supply of honey, and bring thousands of healthy pollinators into your yard? Beekeeping for Beginners is a simple, step-by-step guide that helps you learn the fundamentals of modern beekeeping. You (and your bees) will be buzzing with delight.

From picking the right hive and bringing your bees home to surviving winter and collecting honey, experienced beekeeper Amber Bradshaw takes you on an easy-to-follow journey through your first year of beekeeping and beyond.

Beekeeping for Beginners includes:

Just the essentials--Learn everything you need to know to begin your first colony--written with brand new beekeepers in mind. Modern beekeeping--Start your colony off right with guides that feature the newest practices and current, natural approaches. Learn to speak bee--Clearly defined terms and a complete glossary will have you talking like a pro beekeeper in no time.

Begin your beekeeping the right way--and avoid getting stung by mistakes--with Beekeeping for Beginners.
By:   Amber Bradshaw
Imprint:   Rockridge Press
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 191mm,  Spine: 12mm
Weight:   426g
ISBN:   9781641524865
ISBN 10:   1641524863
Pages:   178
Publication Date:   25 June 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

AMBER BRADSHAW's passion is teaching others how to become self-sufficient by making things from scratch that are eco-friendly. Besides being an expert beekeeper, Amber is a college instructor, author, public speaker and owner of an online Farmer's Market. Learn more about Amber at

Reviews for Beekeeping for Beginners: How to Raise Your First Bee Colonies

Finally - a beekeeping book that's truly for beginners. Amber walks the reader through all the basics of beekeeping with patience, a sense of humor, and honesty - including information many books skip. Well done. --Laurie Neverman, Common Sense Home A must-have resource for any beekeeper! We've had two hives for about four years and I still learned so much from this book. Before reading Amber's book I felt like I was winging everything we did with our colony. But now I feel confident to make the best decisions for our bees! --Victoria Pruett, A Modern Homestead Amber passionately and beautifully expresses the necessity and how-tos of keeping bees. Her in-depth knowledge--from the legality of keeping bees, equipment necessary to the extracting of honey, and maintaining healthy hives--is evident throughout. Every chapter is filled with...instructions that will take you through the entire process of beekeeping. --Stacy Lyn Harris, TV Personality, Author of Stacy Lyn's Harvest Cookbook, Blogger at, and lover of bees!

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