Monday, May 4, 2009
I've always been fascinated by the prospect of beekeeping. I know virtually nothing about it, but the idea intrigues me. There are a number of bee keepers on the recommended reads to the right, and I have been following along. I understand the basic concept. I understand the need to feed, and winterize, tap and scrape - but I need a book.
There is beekeeping for dummies, which will probably work just fine for a beginner. But I never enjoy the writing in the Dummies books.
Some of my favorite falconry books are Bodio's books. Technically, they are not "how to" books, but I love them because the writing is so good.
Equinox, by Dan O'brien - is another great one. Just good writing about falconry.
And I can't forget Mullinex. He creates great imagery with his words.
Again, I realize that these aren't manuals on how to become a falconer, but I like how they write.
So here is today's question. If I could pick one good book - that is a pleasure to read - that can help me learn how to set up my first hive (maybe next summer, not this one). What would it be, and why?