I heard of a near-by apiary where 7/8 of the colonies have starved this winter.
|See also https://www.honeybeesuite.com/a-gentle-warning-about-upper-entrances/|
|Scott Bauer, USDA|
| Kutluata makes traditional hives of lindenwood in his workshop above the village of Yaylacılar. |
Photograph: Gökçe Saraçoğlu
Suitable both for those just considering the prospect and those who are already fascinated beekeepers, this guide to setting up, maintaining and maximising bees in the back garden is an indispensable and readable bible of information and practical advice.
It covers everything from bee behaviour to what to do with honey, and balances all the background context on bee biology with the day-to-day and seasonal practicalities of running hives in any location, in the country or the city, and for colonies of all sizes.
Supporting resources include a 'bee calendar', troubleshooting section, illustrations, photos, a glossary and details of courses and organizations, in an essential guide for anyone who is fascinated by the ancient ways of the apiarist.
|Dennis Arp stands for a portrait outside Rye, Arizona. |
Photograph: Caitlin O’Hara/The Guardian
Dennis is also US winner of Dirtiest Beesuit 2019