Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here!Make beekeeping a part of your backyard farming experience: enjoy honey, beeswax and a more fruitful garden, as your bees will work as hard as you do to make your backyard farm a success!Backyard Farming: Raising Bees is your guide to successfully caring for your hive. As a comprehensive primer for first-time beekeepers, Raising Bees includes detailed illustrations and informative photographs that help to ease new homesteaders into the world of backyard beekeeping. Raising Bees takes you from start to finish: from planning out your bees' space in the yard and constructing/installing your hives, to feeding and nurturing your new colony, to enjoying your very own golden honey and more. With Raising Bees, you will:• Learn the proper use of the equipment necessary to make your beekeeping a success• Construct the perfect apiary to minimize your workload and ensure a productive colony• Gather honey and beeswax for profit, or to include in your own self-sufficiency plan• Use the freshest, fullest honey possible in a variety of delicious recipes…and many more tips and tricks from experienced farmers to help you avoid the most common pitfalls you might encounter. Raising Bees is your first big step to joining the growing movement of homemakers and homesteaders looking to make a return to a healthier, happier way of life-and it starts right in your own backyard. Backyard Farming is a series of easy-to-use guides to help urban, suburban, and rural dwellers turn their homes into homesteads. Whether planning to grow food for the family or for sale at the local farmers market, Backyard Farming provides simple instruction and essential information in a convenient reference.