Beekeeping is an enjoyable and diverse endeavour with the potential for a lifetime of growth and enjoyment for the avid beekeeper. However, as with any meaningful craft, problems can arise. The key to successful beekeeping is being equipped with the knowledge to recognise the signs of trouble and the confidence to act decisively to counteract them. Whether you're a newcomer or an old hand, The Beekeeper's Problem Solver provides the information you need to nip problems in the bud - and, better still, avoid them in the first place. It contains 100 common problems faced by beekeepers, spelling out in clear and simple terms the underlying causes and offering practical solutions. From hive management to bee diseases and from beekeeping equipment to honey production, each key area is tackled in depth, with photographs, practical tips and useful insights.
James E. Tew has been keeping bees for over 40 years. He has a Ph.D. in entomology and is currently a consulting professor at Auburn University, where he conducts beekeeping educational programs and maintains social media systems that support the Alabama beekeeping industry. Recently retired from The Ohio State University, where he worked for 33 years as an associate professor focusing on pollination ecology and the use of honey bees and native bees as pollination agents, Jim still runs lectures and workshops for beekeepers in the US and UK, and runs the website One Tew Bee (www.onetew.com). Jim has also written numerous books, as well as articles for Bee Culture magazine.