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Grit Bee Special Issue 2013

Are you considering beekeeping for beginners? Urban beekeeping? Looking for information for your beekeeping efforts? To build your colonies of backyard bees, your honeybee hives?  

Check out the 2013 GRIT's Guide to Backyard Bees and Honey

This is the fourth edition of this special issue, and it contains all the information on everything you need and want to know about backyard bees: health benefits of honey, cooking (and baking) with honey, types of honeybees, bee hives and honeybee hives, beekeeping for beginners, urban beekeeping, and more! 

This beautiful special issue would make a great gift for the outdoor enthusiasts in your life!

Take a closer look at all the backyard bees buzzing around. Not all are types of honeybees; some are native bees that don't require beekeeping or bee hives; they just need room to roam. 

For instance, the Orchard Mason bee is a native, North American bee that has been around longer than any of the imported European honeybees. Why not make use of our native pollinators? Invite them into your garden!

Find the sweet truth about the life and times of one of humankind's most important social insects: Backyard bees. In this book excerpt, you'll learn about beekeeping for beginners, the different types of honeybees and a number of other gems about beekeeping and bees.

10 Tips for Urban BeekeepingUrban beekeeping

A third-generation beekeeper offers her top 10 tips on urban beekeeping, honeybee hives and beekeeping in general. Research beekeeping techniques and the legalities of keeping bees in the city, look at the space available and location, talk to your neighbors, consider taking on a partner, be prepared for the inevitable busy season, and above all, enjoy your new hobby!


Colony Collapse Disorder and the Ever-Evolving Plight of the Honeybee

What's happening to the soothing drone of industrious honeybees? Beekeeping may become a lost art if we don't pay attention to our backyard bees and the calamities that are befalling them.

  To Bee or Not to BeeReturning bees

Given the right environment, bees will work hard to add to your bottom line with increased yields. All you need to do is create a hive of activity and take up beekeeping. These small-farm workers, with the right bee hives and encouragement, will provide you with the health benefits of honey, as well as the main ingredient when cooking with honey. Learn more with these tips for beekeeping for beginners.


Honey Recipes: Harness the Energy Booster and Savory Sweetener
With recipes from baked brie to muffins and almond biscotti to cornbread stuffing, cooking with honey is easy and the health benefits of honey are varied and many.

Cooking with honey can mean a variety of dishes for a variety of tastes. If for no other reason than the health benefits of honey, consider getting into beekeeping, even urban beekeeping.
Here are a few of the recipes you'll find in the 2013 GRIT's Guide to Backyard Bees and Honey. Enjoy!

Baked Brie Recipe

Baked Goods:
Recipe for Zucchini Bread With Honey

Blueberry Coffee Cake Recipe

Salad Dressings:
Classic Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe
Sweet Potato Soup Recipe
Honey Spread With Apricot Recipe
Side Dishes:
Honey Cornbread Stuffing Recipe
Main Dishes:
Roasted, Boneless Leg of Lamb Recipe With Honey Glaze
Honey Almond Biscotti Recipe

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