Beekeeping book cover practical guide Beekeeper checking a beehive frame for honey Illustration of queen, drone and worker bee Bee flying towards yellow sunflower Double page spread with photo of pink flowers on tall green stalk Beehive in field Removing beehive frame to harvest honey Illustration of honey pot with Winnie the Pooh quote Beekeeper author Orren Fox wearing bee suit standing in a field

Do Beekeeping - The secret to happy honeybees Orren Fox

Honey. Drizzled over a slice of fresh bread… or eaten directly from the spoonis one of life’s great pleasures. And with beehives on urban rooftops, in next door’s back garden – even schemes for adopting bees or renting hives – becoming a honey producer seems… possible. So how easy is it and what’s involved?

By sharing the journey of 18-year-old beekeeper Orren Fox – who clearly remembers what it’s like to be a rookie – you’ll discover that keeping your own honeybees is easier than you think. Find out:

  • How and where to set up your hive
  • The tools and equipment you need to get started
  • The job of inspecting the hive
  • How and when to harvest your honey

With delicious honey-based recipes shared by talented and resourceful chefs and cooks, including Honey & Co., you’ll learn all about bees and their inspiring world of work and honey production. And may even be tempted to buy your first bee suit.

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~ Available for pre-order now. Published on 4 May 2017 ~

Summary

  • Find out how and where to set up your hive
  • The tools and equipment you need to get started
  • The job of inspecting the hive
  • How and when to harvest your honey

About the author

Orren Fox is an 18-year-old beekeeper, chicken farmer, sustainable-food advocate, longboard builder and student. He grew up in Newburyport, MA and has been keeping chickens and bees for most of his life. He was a speaker at the Do Lectures USA in 2012. Orren is the author of happychickens.com, a blog on raising healthy chickens and bees, naturally. He has written several articles and has been interviewed for the Huffington Post.

In May 2012, Orren was invited to the White House as the guest of Kathleen Merrigan, then Deputy Secretary, as part of a Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food event. As part of the event, Orren was invited to send his honey to Sam Kass, the Executive Director of Let's Move and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition Policy for a 'honey show down'. The White House has hives and harvests the honey each year. Orren is also the founder of #beechat, a Twitter meetup whose goal is to gather beekeepers from around the world to share information and ultimately help bees.

Product Details

Dimensions: 120x178mm
ISBN: 978-1-907974-20-5
eBook ISBN: 978-1-907974-21-2

Artwork

20 colour photographs by Michael Piazza. 8 b&w illustrations by Anna Koska.

Paper & print details

Paperback editions are printed on Munken, an FSC-certified paper.

Reviews

'Engaging, illustrated guide to beekeeping and harvesting honey, written by a prodigious 18-year-old beekeeper'
The Bookseller
'Insightful AND inspiring. A combination that gets you educated AND motivated. Bravo!'
Thomas Donahue
'Truly fascinating. A timely and practical guide for the noble pursuit of keeping bees. Very approachable, never dry. Makes you want to read, learn and do more. I can’t believe the author is only 18 years old. Do Beekeeping is a fun read and excellent resource, whether you’re planning on keeping bees yourself, or you’re just curious.'
Pete Whitten
'With lovely soft-focus photos...and packed with information, it reads like a good friend encouraging you to give [beekeeping] a try. And this time, I just might.'
Edible Boston