The Backyard Beekeeper's Honey Handbook: A Guide to Creating, Harvesting, and Baking with Natural Honeys
In "The Backyard Beekeeper's Honey Handbook," seasoned expert, Kim Flottum explains the process of moving honey from beehive to honey house and how to reveal and extract it so none of the finer aromas, tastes, or colors are bruised, burned, or broken. You'll learn which crops produce the best tasting honey and which to avoid. It also provides instructions for careful, considerate storing, and focuses on the best ways to produce, harvest, and use the honey.
Unlike the harsh industrial methods used by beekeepers who harvest a season's blend just once a year, "The Backyard Beekeeper's Honey Handbook "is idea for those who want to follow a simpler path to create an unforgettable product. You'll be introduced to the amazing varieties of honey and be provided with a detailed illustrated guide to honey plants along with their bloom dates and honey flows.
The full-color, stunning photographs illustrate and exalt the process. This book will hel you create an amazing honey crop. You'll find dozens of delicious, healthy recipes featuring artisan and varietal honey for both sweet and savory dishes. The recipes range from dips to dressings to salads and vegetables to entrees and desserts featuring your own honey.
Kim Flottum has been the editor of "Bee Culture" magazine for more than 20 years. He is the author of "The Backyard Beekeeper: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard or Garden." He edited (with Dr. Shimanuki and Ann Harman) the popular 41st edition of the "ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture," the bible of U.S. beekeeping. Kim blogs about the beekeeping world, plus he is a regular columnist for the U.K. beekeeping magazine "The Beekeeper's Quarterly." He also contributes to "Bee Craft" magazine in the U.K., "Farming Magazine," Homestead.org, and "Back Home" magazine in the U.S. He and his wife Kathy are hobby beekeepers, manage an Observation Hive in the local Library, and eat well from their backyard garden.