The Boy Scout, the Beekeeper and the Bees
The Boy Scout, the Beekeeper and the Bees is an exciting blend of advocacy for honey bees, personal career exploration, and the importance of creating competent beekeepers. For novice or lifelong beekeepers as well as anyone interested in the complex roles bees play in our ecosystem, this book will keep everyone turning the pages.
Author Terry R. Combs translated a childhood love of spiders and insects into a Boy Scouts of America beekeeping merit badge. From there, he sought a beekeeping mentor and has spent a lifetime learning from these marvelous creatures, who are so crucial to our world.
Drawing on the knowledge of bee researchers and scientists, Combs starts his book with the history, current state, and possible future of beekeeping and then begins to unravel the process of becoming a beekeeper, the yearly chores and considerations, and the problems encountered, with advice on how to deal with them. The Boy Scout, the Beekeeper and the Bees ends on a positive note about the current bee crisis and our planet as a whole.