By a remarkable woman, Ashley English, this book is as lovely to behold as it is to read. With a friendly, I'm-right-by-your-side approach, she shares her own apiary journey and describes all of the steps necessary to safely keep your own hive. Ashley examines what you need to know in advance of purchasing your first package of bees; hive hierarchy; hive housing, location, and feeding requirements; obtaining and installing honeybees; and how to extract honey. You'll also find mouth-watering honey-based recipes, concocted and perfected in her home kitchen; profiles of beekeepers; and hive health and wellness information.
(136 pages, hardback)