I want to start beekeeping, can you suggest some good books to read?
There are a lot of great books out there, some are even at your local library! We suggest reading books such as First Lessons in Beekeeping by keith Delaplane, Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping by Dewey Caron, Beekeeping Basics by Mid-Atlantic Apiculture Research & Extension Consortium (MAAREC) and The ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture by A.I Root.
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Jeff is a third-generation beekeeper who currently manages 20 hives and mentors beginning beekeepers. He is passionate about promoting healthy colonies through natural beekeeping practices and sustainable integrated-pest-management techniques. Jeff has worked closely with Burgh Bees since 2009 in various capacities to increase community awareness and support for the organization. Elected to the board in the Fall of 2013, he will serve as the apiary director for our Homewood apiary and will mange corporate interest for our hive leasing and management program, with accounts such as Whole Foods Market and The Porch at Schenley, an Eat’n Park hospitality group restaurant. Jeff is an avid environmentalist and sustainable business owner. He created and runs SEEDS Green Printing and Design, a green printing and design company located in Pittsburgh that serves clients worldwide.