How To Choose The Best Beekeeping Books
To start a serious beekeeping business, some great literature on the topic will be one of your priorities. While much of keeping and managing these little flying insects is hands on, the topic requires a small wealth of knowledge for the best success. When you are first getting started, this can feel like an overwhelming task – even for the hobbyist.
Where is the best place to get the most reliable information? Your local library will likely have a section on the topic, but it may be too much of a trip for you. It can also be annoying when the book you really want to read has already been checked out. You can research online as well, but this can take a lot of time. There are may facets to beekeeping that will come up in your searches, and much of this information may not be relevant to you. Probably the easiest way to get your organized information quickly is by ordering an e book.
What kind of contents should you be on the lookout for? For those who are beginners, keep alert for a step by step guide. A proper guide will come with some clear pictures and diagrams, and should be easy to follow. Terms will be well defined and everything uncovered in good detail.
Here are the topics you’ll want your beekeeping e book to cover:
How to start beekeeping
Where are the right places
When is the best time of year to start and perform specific duties
What are the tools you will need
How much equipment is necessary
What is the best way to control the bees
What are the techniques to place bees in the hive and remove them when needed
How to extract honey
The kinds of bees available, and enough detail for you to discern the right ones for you to get
Basic beekeeping laws and what you might expect from some local governments
If you have never purchased an e book, they are generally produced in a way that they can be opened on any computer. One great advantage is because of it’s electronic format you can quickly type in a term and find reference to it quickly within the book. E books may also contain some embedded links that can make a trip to a website with more information just a quick click away. With todays technology, whole libraries of e books can be downloaded onto a Kindle or even an Ipad and this can make for no lack of great reading materials on any trip.
It is possible to come across e books that are somewhat dated. Do look out for the most recent and updated information when it comes to beekeeping as the art is constantly evolving. You will want to be up to date on the newest technologies, as well as warned of any new diseases or bee issues.
Val Wilson is passionate about all things beekeeping! It is an incredibly rewarding hobby in so many ways, so if you would like more information about how to start beekeeping, go to www.bestbeekeeping.com and sign up for the FREE 7 day beekeeping ecourse.