A vast quantity of food that people consume daily is present due to bee pollination – you can thank bees for everything from vegetables through to grains. This is an awareness that Orren Fox has had his whole life.
The author of Do Beekeeping – The Secret to Happy Honeybees, published in 2015 and penned when Orren Fox was 18, has always had a strong affinity for bees. Otherwise known as The Barefoot Beekeeper, Orren Fox wrote the book to encourage people and communities to take up beekeeping.
The sustainability advocate, longboard builder and student, now in his 20s, was an accomplished beekeeper by the age of 15, having attended a weekly workshop in Topsfield, Massachusets to learn the basics and taking responsibility for nurturing four hives at home and two at high school.
Orren Fox says: “Bees feed us in many ways. They nourish us spiritually. They are teachers of a democratic environment. And, one out of every 3 or 4 bites of food we eat is thanks to bees. They’re also ‘the canaries in the coal mine’ for what is happening in the world.”
Sharing his experience as a young beekeeper, Do Beekeeping – The Secret to Happy Honeybees provides an overview for anyone who is considering keeping their own honeybees. A short and simple read, the book offers an insight on how easy the process of beekeeping can be.
Do Beekeeping – The Secret to Happy Honeybees also provides information on how and where to set up your hive; the tools and equipment you need to get started; the job of inspecting the hive; and how and when to harvest your honey. Whether you are considering urban beekeeping, adopting bees or renting a hive, Do Beekeeping – The Secret to Happy Honeybees gives you the knowledge to get started.
Do Beekeeping – The Secret to Happy Honeybees is available from Amazon and other book stores
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