The Backyard Beekeeper, now in its 4th edition, makes the time-honored and complex tradition of beekeeping an enjoyable and accessible backyard pastime that will appeal to urban and rural beekeepers of all skill levels. ? More than a guide to beekeeping, this handbook features expert advice for:Setting up and caring for your own coloniesSelecting the best location to place your new bee colonies for their safety and yoursThe most practical and nontoxic ways to care for your beesSwarm controlUsing top bar hivesHarvesting the products of a beehive and collecting and using?honeyBee problems and treatmentsWhat’s New??Information for urban bees and beekeepersUsing your smoker the right way?Better pest managementProviding consistent and abundant good food?Keeping your hives healthyWith this?complete resource and the expert advice of Bee Culture editor Kim Flottum, your bees will be healthy, happy, and more productive.?