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Beekeeping For Beginners

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Have you always wanted to raise bees but didn’t know where to start? There are so many questions for the new beekeeper and it’s hard to find a reliable source with all the answers. I’m here to help answer those questions for you, and many you never thought of. All of this information can be found in my new book, Beekeeping For Beginners. 

My Beekeeping Journey

When I decided to write Beekeeping For Beginners, I tried to place myself at the very beginning of my beekeeping journey. When I knew NOTHING about beekeeping. Well, I lied, I knew two things. One- bees make honey, and I LOVE honey. Two- I was allergic to bee stings and they die if they sting you.

Although I took a course on beekeeping from the local extension agency, most ALL of my knowledge comes from trial and error. I remembered each horrible mistake I made those first few years of beekeeping and all the questions that I had back then and share them with you in this book.

I’ve included some of the most popular questions new beekeepers have as well as what others have thought about the book in this article. From those that know nothing about beekeeping to those who’ve raised bees for years, there’s something for everyone. 

Free Beekeeping Resources

Who doesn’t love FREE? Am I right? Our friends over at Souly Rested compiled a great little list of free beekeeping resources and included our book as a must-have for those that want to continue their education beyond the free information available. 

If you’re seriously in the mood to have everything you need to know about beekeeping in the palm of your hand, you definitely want to snag your own copy of this amazing book, written by my friend Amber Bradshaw, who has an amazing off-grid, built-it-themselves homestead in Tennessee and knows everything about bees.

What The Experts Are Saying

The information above is just a brief overview of what you will find in my book, Beekeeping For Beginners. not only do I provide you with everything you need to know to get started, I also have a beekeeping group on Facebook where we discuss bees every day. If you ever have a question, need help, or just want to chat about bees, we are there. You can join the group, My Homestead Life- The Beginner Beekeeper here. 

In addition to the articles above, other homesteading experts have shared their review of my book here


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Maria Nodolf

Saturday 1st of February 2020

My husband and I took a class from a master beekeeper in the Sacramento area. We ordered a hive, a nuc, and your book. The book came yesterday, and I have read half of it. It’s informative and funny. We have three acres in a semi-rural area. We already have a bee and butterfly garden, in addition to fruit trees and our regular summer vegetable and flower garden. We are really excited!