Books to aid the novice beekeeper
This Handbook is designed for both the beginner and the experienced book keeper and is written from a practical viewpoint which has been developed from a life times beekeeping experience. Harry Riches is a Past President and Chairman of the British Beekeepers Association.
John Yates wrote a series of monthly articles for the Plymouth Branch of the Devon Beekeepers’ Association during the period August 1989 – October 1992. These were published as a most successful book later in 1992. The volume is full of wise advice and beekeeping insight which while written for the micro-climate around Plymouth can be applied anywhere in Great Britain so long as notice is taken of regional climate which in some parts is 3 or 4 weeks in arrears. A final box of this title has been recently discovered in our stockroom. Buy it now!!
A basic text which suggests that money can be made from the craft. “Dr Croft is a beekeeper with an apiary in Greater Manchester. He is also a university lecturer engaged on research on the honey bee. Recently, he has led the campaign against the misrepresentation of British honey, and is well known as a lecturer on this subject throughout the country.
This popular guide to beekeeping, designed for beekeepers and prospective beekeepers throughout North America, has been highly praised by both professionals and amateurs. The book has been thoroughly revised and updated in this third edition. It offers full instructions on how to start an apiary, beginning with advice on appropriate sites (even a Los Angeles or New York City rooftop will support a hive or two), equipment, obtaining bees, feeding, swarm control, maintenance and honey extraction, and continuing with information on predators, diseases and requeening. The chapter on mead, the wine made from honey, provides easy-to-follow instructions for the home winemaker.
The Complete Guide to Beekeeping is considered the standard introductory work on the subject. It is an indispensable tool for the novice beekeeper.
Wisdom for Beekeepers is a beautifully presented collection of 500 tips for keeping bees written by experienced beekeeper and author James E. Tew. For easy reference, the tips are divided into ten chapters covering all aspects of beekeeping:• Becoming a Beekeeper• Beekeeping Equipment• Pollenation• Bee Biology and Behaviour• Colony Management• Getting Live Bees• Ailments of Honeybees• The Beekeeping Year• Honey Uses• Honeybee By-ProductsThe tips are grouped logically so that novices can build their knowledge gradually, while old hands may prefer to dip in at random or use the index to find specific topics. Illustrated throughout with delightful woodcuts by printmaker Melvyn Evans, Wisdom for Beekeepers is an ideal companion for newcomers or a perfect gift for experienced beekeepers.
Practical Beekeeping is a comprehensive guide to the bee and its management, by an internationally recognised authority on the subject. Topics covered in the book include: the bee and its environment, hives and other equipment, colony management and dealing with the crop. Profusely illustrated with photographs and specially commissioned line illustrations, this book will be an invaluable addition to the bookshelf of anyone involved in beekeeping.