Author(s): Kim Pezza
Backyard Farming: Keeping Honey Bees is the guide to successfully caring for a hive. As a comprehensive primer for first time beekeepers, it includes detailed illustrations and informative photographs that help to ease new homesteaders into the world of backyard beekeeping. It takes the reader from planning out your bees' space in the yard and constructing/installing the hive, to feeding and nurturing a new colony, to enjoying their very own golden honey and more.
Kim Pezza grew up among orchards and dairy and beef farms having lived most of her life in the Finger Lakes region. She has raised pigs, poultry and game birds, rabbits and goats, and is experienced in growing herbs and vegetables. In her spare time, Kim also teaches workshops in a variety of areas, from art and simple computers for seniors, to making herb butter, oils, and vinegars. She continues to learn new techniques and skills and is currently looking to turn her grandparents' 1800s farm into a small, working homestead.