Narratives and advice from beekeepers across the globe and through the centuries
Julian Johnston started beekeeping when he was six years old and continued it in his various travels around the world with the Army and in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. This is an account of a life spent with bees, both during the authors Army carrier and later in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office before becoming for nine years the Bees Officer for Gloucestershire and later for Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire & Berkshire. Full of wit and wisdom.
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!!
All beekeepers – novices and old – timers alike – will profit from the Aebi’s insights. It might take the average beekeeper several lifetimes to discover the natural wisdom and effective methods that these men have poured so generously into this book and the companion volume – Organic Gardening. The Aebi’s have an entry in the Guinness Book of Records for the most wildflower honey from a single hive (404 lbs).
Mastering the Art of Beekeeping is an erudite handbook of the complex art of beekeeping. The authors have a rare ability to combine literature and beekeeping skills. People, bees and experience are woven into a delightful tale of what beekeeping is all about – Gleanings in Bee Culture. The Aebi’s have an entry in the Guinness Book of Records for the most wildflower honey from a single hive (404 lbs).
A collection of articles, written for Gleanings in Bee Culture over a period of nearly 20 years by a giant of American Beekeeping.The Best of Bee Talk is exactly what it says. Each entry has been taken from one of over 200 columns Richard Taylor has submitted to Gleanings in Bee Culture over nearly 20 years of writing. Some are short, at most only a few sentences. But isn’t that what the “The Best” should be? Richard, on occasion, tends to stray from the subject at hand (how-to beekeeping) and interject personal (and probably universal) thoughts, observations and feelings on subjects ranging from gardening to pickups to crickets. Surprisingly, all are related to the art of keeping bees. There are complete contributions here, too. For some, removing even a clause would be criminal, and the information, the emotion, and the grace of each work is exactly as it was originally published.