Advice from a Beekeeper: How to Not Get Stung Keeping honeybees is a lot of fun if you don't get stung. So how do you reduce your risk? For starters, follow the advice of beekeeper Julia Miller. From MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine.
Beekeeping Basics: Show Me the Honey - This is it, the moment you have been working toward all year long. Mites, bears, stings, sticky hands, and hours of sweating in your bee suit--all of these challenges will seem trivial as you grasp the handle of the extractor, give it a good spin and watch your first batch of honey begin to flow from the spout. How sweet it is indeed.
"Homegrown Honey Bees" is a comprehensive, colorful and easily understood guide to how to keep bees. Check out an excerpt from this book for advice on selecting a starter colony for beginner beekeepers.