In an effort to become more sustainable, small-scale backyard operations by private citizens have become increasingly popular. This fact sheet provides a basic guideline for those interested in backyard beekeeping, whether just for the enjoyment of tending the bees, or the reward of the delicious honey produced. With proper care, management, and harvesting, backyard beekeeping can provide health, economic, and environmental benefits.
Messner, Rachelle; Strange, James; and Brain, Roslynn, "Backyard Beekeeping" (2014). Environment and Society Faculty Publications. Paper 904.