The Observation Hive Handbook: Studying Honey Bees at Home
Frank Linton, author
It takes a lot of knowledge to keep a colony of honey bees healthy and productive, and the colonies of backyard and urban beekeepers often fail. \tThe Observation Hive Handbook empowers these beekeepers to become better stewards by enabling them to easily study their bees. It shows them how to keep a colony of honey bees in a glass hive where they can observe their bees without disturbing them. \tKeeping honey bees in a glass observation hive is not difficult, but it is different from keeping bees in a conventional hive. This book addresses the differences. It is beautifully designed and includes chapters on preparing for, selecting, installing, working, and maintaining observation hives, with additional chapters on observation hives in public spaces, photography, and things to try. \tWith an observation hive, backyard and urban beekeepers can learn to keep their honey bees alive and thriving.