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Honey Bee Hobbyist

The Care and Keeping of Bees

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Honey Bee Hobbyist by Gary Norman
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Discover whether honey beekeeping is right for you and find out everything you need to know to keep and acquire bees in this comprehensive guide. Honey Bee Hobbyist, 2nd Edition counsels the beginning beekeeper on all things honeybee related, from observing your first hive to harvesting your own honey. Beekeeping isn't just for the professional farmer-bees can be kept in any situation from simple backyards and rooftops to large expanses of farmland. Discover whether honey beekeeping is right for you, and find out everything you need to know to keep and acquire bees in this updated guide. Honey Bee Hobbyist, 2nd Edition will help novice beekeepers fully understand this enthralling pastime. Dr. Norman Gary, a world-renowned honey bee expert and enthusiast, counsels beginners on all things honeybee related. He takes readers from finding bees and housing them to collecting honey and using their produce for pleasure and possible profit. With more than 100 fascinating colour photographs and tips and tricks acquired over half a century of beekeeping, this practical handbook is your first step toward a wonderful and rewarding lifelong hobby.

Author Biography

Norman Gary received his PhD degree in Apiculture (the scientific study and management of honeybees), a very rare degree in the field of Entomology. After 3 years of postdoctoral research at Cornell, he joined the faculty at the University of California (Davis Campus) in 1962 as a professor and research scientist, a career that would last 32 years. Norman has published over 100 scientific papers and chapters in 4 books. Beginning in the '60s, he developed a secondary career in the entertainment world as a "bee wrangler," training his favourite insect to perform in action scenes in movies, television shows, and commercials. He holds two Guinness world records for bee stunts, invented a patented bee apparatus and developed the "Thriller Bee Show" that was performed at fairs, festivals, and other events. Norman is currently retired, after raising two children with his wife in Citrus Heights, CA.
Release date Australia
September 11th, 2018
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Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Companion House
Pages
208
ISBN-13
9781620083154
Product ID
28247374

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