The beekeeping business has been abuzz recently with an increase of people interested in tapping into valuable natural resources. Even as a hobby, the benefits of homegrown honey and beeswax can be a huge advantage for anyone with the money and time to invest. The costs to starting a beekeeping business are not high, and an effectively built beekeeping business can bring profits that will increase your investment two-fold. Starting out in beekeeping can be a bit tricky, but armed with the proper resources, you too can be on your way to not only having a new hobby but turning a hefty profit. The Complete Guide to Beekeeping For Fun & Profit walks motivated, potential beekeepers through the process of building and operating their beekeeping business from the ground up, ensuring it is both a fun hobby and a great way to make a little extra money on the side. To begin, you will learn what materials you need and what kinds of bees are best for honey or wax production. You will learn which safety equipment you need to effectively handle the bees and where to place your hives on your property so your bees will best thrive. You will learn the basics to understand what bees do and how they interact, including details about the queen bee, worker bees, drones, and foragers. You will learn how seasonal changes affect your colonies and how to manage your hives in the winter and fall. Complete with a color insert depicting raising and cultivating bees, The Complete Guide to Beekeeping for Fun & Profit also provides details about the different methods of honey gathering, including using smoke to access the hive. You will learn how to keep the necessary records, how to sell your honey, and how to competitively price your honey in the market. You will learn what is involved in opening a colony and how to manage pests effectively without endangering the bees or the honey. For anyone who has ever considered beekeeping as a hobby or source of side income, The Complete Guide to Beekeeping for Fun & Profit is for you.