Guide to Beekeeping: Bees' Rules

Follow these beekeeping tips for selecting the right bees for your goals.

| January 2018

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    When selecting bees for your colony, it is important to choose ones that are adapted to your location and resistant to pests and diseases.
    Photo by Kim Flottum
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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

Bees' Rules

1) Your bees should be adapted to your location.

2) Your bees should be selected to match your management style and technique.

3) Your bees should be resistant to pests and diseases.

4) Your bees should be well behaved.

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