If you’ve ever thought about venturing into beekeeping, “Homegrown Honey Bees” can tell you what to expect.
The book, billed as “an absolute beginner’s guide,” was written by Alethea Morrison and illustrated with photos by Mars Vilaubi. They’re husband-and-wife beekeepers from Massachusetts who share their challenges, failures and successes to help others get started in beekeeping ventures of their own.
Morrison is clearly a beekeeping cheerleader, but she doesn’t try to make the hobby sound simpler than it is. The book covers the basic how-to’s and answers questions such as how often you can expect to be stung, how much money you’ll spend and how much time you’ll need to devote to beekeeping.
The book is written in a conversational style, with humor, I’ve-been-there wisdom and plenty of encouragement. “Homegrown Honey Bees” sells for $14.95 in softcover.