Guide to Beekeeping: Beekeeper Rules

Read about some important rules beekeepers need to remember, including beekeeper safety and education.

| January 2018

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    Learning to work with new equipment, techniques, and people is a great way to further your education in beekeeping.
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    “The Backyard Beekeeper” by Kim Flottum is an excellent resource that urban and rural beekeepers of any skill level can use to raise happy, healthy, productive bees.
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The Backyard Beekeeper: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden (Quarry Press, 2018), by Kim Flottum gives expert advice to beekeepers of all skill levels, including those just beginning to participate in this increasingly popular hobby. The following excerpt is from Chapter 5, "Rules of Modern Beekeeping."

You can purchase this book from the GRIT store: The Backyard Beekeeper

Beekeeper Rules

1) Seek continuing education.

2) Know all about beekeeper safety.



3) Food safety isn't the last rule, it's the first.

Beekeeper Rule Number 1: Seek Continuing Education

I have yet to meet a beekeeper who knows it all. Some are pretty good, but nobody, absolutely nobody, gets it right all of the time. And just when you think you do, something changes.





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