Guide to Beekeeping: Beekeeping Rules

Follow these beekeeping rules to successfully raise and keep your honey bees alive all season long.

| January 2018

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    You should pay attention to most beekeeping rules throughout the year, as all steps are critical in raising honey bees.
    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

Beekeeping Rules

1) Be aware of the rest of the pests.

2) Keep your wax clean.



3) Isolate your bees from other bees.

4) Avoid agriculture, all the time, at all costs.






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