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The Backyard Beekeeper's Honey Handbook: A Guide to Creating, Harvesting, and Cooking with Natural Honeys

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A truly lush, radiant enthusiast’s guide, The Backyard Beekeeper’s Honey Handbook goes beyond the scope of a cookbook to introduce to readers the literal cornucopia of honey varieties available. An intuitive follow-up to The Backyard Beekeeper, this book will presume beekeeping experience but reintroduce the basics. It is an insight into the practical, back-to-the-earth be ...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Quarry Books
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Alexandria
Nov 18, 2009 rated it really liked it
very informative, but for the experienced bee-keeper, some knowledge/experience is needed to understand as terms are not defined. Lots of interesting recipes included.
Jennifer
Jul 13, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2009, bees
Really enjoyed Kim's look at how to keep bees and the ways to process honey. He really presented many of the different options and added his experienced opinion about them.

I felt like this was the best book to move me from novice beekeeper to a beekeeper harvesting honey from a healthy hive. Mr. Flottum has also included a range of lovely recipes, everything from sauces to desserts to creams.
Tom Franklin
Jul 22, 2013 rated it liked it
A good reference book, but I got the impression Flottum wasn't sure who his audience was here. Some of it is written for the hobbyist with a few frames, other parts are clearly written for industrial-sized honey production. As a result, some of the book will be helpful to some, but little of the writing is useful for everyone.
Pat
May 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
A good book for the novice, lots of illustrations, explanation of what alters the taste of honey and harvesting honey.
Nice reference and a good start in the process of actually procurring the honey from your new hive.
Alexandra
Jul 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
This is a great book to help you understand honey and what's important for the honey harvest. It is aimed a little more towards bigger scale bee keepers but it was not hard to adopt the advice to my small scale beekeeping. It also has some good looking recipes that I need to try yet.
Gregj
Jan 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book gave me a good idea in what's involved with keeping bees, and found it somewhat daunting. This last 60 or so pages included recipes for making candles, lotion, ect from beeswax and cooking with honey, which were interesting.
Juliette Morris Williams
Jul 08, 2009 rated it it was amazing
While not the best written book out there, the information, photography and recipes are just lovely. As a beekeeper, this is a book I'd love to have on my reference shelves someday.
Jaina Bee
Aug 28, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Jaina Bee by: Cameo Wood
An excellent, contemporary guide that this beginner finds quite helpful.
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Mar 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some helpful bits, like a listing of plants and the flavours of honey you can expect from them.
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May 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Fantastic information that every beekeeper pro or not needs to read. Great recipes too.
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Shelves: non-fiction, farming, diy
Informative and well written. Some basic knowledge of beekeeping is expected by the author.
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