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The Backyard Beekeeper's Honey Handbook: A Guide to Creating, Harvesting, and Cooking with Natural Honeys (Backyard)
Synopses & Reviews
A truly lush, radiant enthusiast's guide, The Backyard Beekeeper's Honey Handbook goes beyond the scope of a cookbook to introduce to readers the literal cornucopia of honey varieties available. An intuitive follow-up to The Backyard Beekeeper, this book will presume beekeeping experience but reintroduce the basics. It is an insight into the practical, back-to-the-earth beekeeping lifestyle and well as the artisan cultivation of honey varieties.
Supplementary support for this book lay in the fact that interest in tapping honey's holistic and whole-health potential dovetails nicely into the natural health and green movements. Also, honey as natural, lower-calorie sweetener has garnered positive PR by those working against the obesity epidemic.
A truly lush, radiant enthusiast's guide, The Backyard Beekeeper's Honey Handbook is an insight into the practical, back-to-the-earth beekeeping lifestyle and the artisan cultivation of honey varieties.
About the Author
After receiving a degree in horticulture from UW Madison, Kim Flottum worked four years in the USDA Honey Bee Research Lab, studying pollination ecology. After that, he spent two years raising acres of fruits and vegetables, where bees played a large role. He brings this experience, plus nearly 20 years of writing and editing articles for beekeepers in the monthly magazine Bee Culture. He is the publisher of books on honey bee pests and diseases, marketing, queen production, beekeeping history, beginning beekeeping, and the classic industry reference, The ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture.
Table of Contents
Introduction: No Longer a Beginner
Chapter One: Where and Why Bees Forage
Food Collection and Storage
Chapter Two: Guide to Honey Plants
Springtime Management for Healthy Bees
Summertime Management for Honey Production
Some of the Better Honey Plants to Know
Chapter Three: The Honey Harvest
When is it Ready?
Coaxing the Bees
Chapter Four: Fragile: Handle With Care
The Dark Side
Handling Each Crop
Preparing the Honey House
Flow of the Honey House
For Sale: Artisan Honey
Conclusion: The Wise Beekeeper
Chapter Five: Using What You and the Bees Have Made: Varietal and Artisan Honey Recipes
Making Infused Honey
Dips and Dressings
Pastries and Baked Goods
Short and Sweet
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