Instruction books for keeping bees
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.
The Rooftop Beekeeper is part essential guide to urban beekeeping, part love song to the amazing honeybee, with more than 75 photographs and illustrations. Read on, and you may soon suit up for a new favourite hobby with the benefit of new friends made with gifts of home-harvested honey.Includes 21 recipes for enjoying honey in baking and cooking, and formulas for salves, beauty products, and beeswax candles.
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.
This weighty tome of 414 pages pages, generously illustrated throughout, provides the reader with detailed information on many aspects of beekeeping. Each section of the book is authored by differed writers who show that they have a deep interest in their chosen subject and who are able to express clearly the knowledge that they have gained from years of experience in the craft.There are five main sections to the book:1. Bees and Beekeeping History – by Sharon Sweeny-Lynch and BKQs Sally Bucknall.2. Understanding the Honeybee – Richard Jones.3. Practical Beekeeping – Claire Waring.4. Honey and Other Bee Products – Richard Jones.5 Recipes and Home Crafts – Sarah BanberryThe book is international in scope and there are some very welcome fresh illustrations (far too often the same pictures are frequently used especially as regards beekeeping history) – which shows that the picture researchers were very diligent in their task. The size and prominence of the pictures not only clarifies the text, but adds enormously to the design of the book giving the work much visual appeal.
This is an updated edition of the talk given by Oliver Field to the Scottish Beekeepers Association in 1998. This new version includes colour pictures, a bee breeding chart and a chapter on, ‘Current Reflections” Oliver Field is a present day giant of Bee Farming, having acted as such for over thirty years. His other books include Honey By the Ton and Honey Days.