Instruction books for keeping bees
Michael Duncan, a beekeepers for over 60 years has written a quite exceptional and unique text, published as a volume with both illustrations and text in his own free flowing hand. Starting the craft in Birmingham in 1947 he has since 1982 kept bees in North Devon. His concern for our world is clearly stated in his words. We live in an ailing, troubled, treadmill of a world. But another does exist parallel to it – largely unnoticed. A world of light, colour, sweetness, tranquility: of external rhythms and harmonies. Step over into it each day, however briefly. Hold it in some secluded corner of the heart. Saving Our Bees Can Save Our Sanity.
This complete and easy guide provides an easy introduction to the craft from an American standpoint. There are extensive sections on cooking with honey and the uses of beeswax.Discover:• What you need to get started: the new boxes available are smaller, lighter, easier and better, and the few pounds of honey they produce makes a plentiful harvest for a family with some to share.• The best place to locate your new bee colonies for their safety and yours, and how to landscape to screen them from neighbours.• Organic and least-toxic ways to care for your bees, from providing fresh water and protection from the elements, to keeping the, healthy and productive.• Delicious treats, candles and beauty treatments you can make with honey and beeswax.If you want beekeeping done right, it won’t be fast. However, beekeeping takes about the same investment in time and care as gardening, dovetails nicely with the planting and harvesting seasons and provides bonuses for gardeners that include better pollination and larger produce yields. The Complete and Easy Guide to Beekeeping takes a fresh, modern look at traditional beekeeping. Numerous photos, diagrams and supportive tips are used to supplement good, solid beekeeping information. But unlike most basic beekeeping books, the information does not stop there. Instructions on candle – and soap – making are clearly presented as well as numerous recipes using honey. This is a refreshingly useful book for today’s beekeeper” – Dr. James E. Tew, State Specialist, Beekeeping Department of Entomology. Ohio State University, Wooster, Ohio.About the author:After receiving a degree in Production horticulture from the Wisconsin, Kim Flottum began a career in honey bee pollination research with the USDA and a lifelong interest in the multifaceted hobby and business of beekeeping. He is the editor of Bee Culture magazine.
Hours of creative fun .. The perfect gift for beekeepers, herb enthusiasts, and do-it-yourselfers!• How to make more than 300 useful products that contain honey and beeswax.• Step-by-step directions for making and using each product.• Mail order sources listed for all ingredients.• Includes pattern for “Honey Bear” and “Worker Bee” stuffed dolls.
The title tells you all. Beekeeping without finding the Queen is an attempt by the author to assist beekeepers to enjoy their activities even more. Most beekeepers have trouble finding the Queen in a colony of honey bees, at best it is time consuming. This book approaches beekeeping without even looking for the queen. The author hopes it will help beekeepers to enjoy their activities even more.
Written for those who are new to beekeeping, this book aims to clarify the essential procedures that are associated with the subject. Step by step instructions take the newcomer through each stage, with photographs and illustrations to further clarify the techniques.• Where to start• Equipment and supplies• Setting up a hive• Introducing the bees• Handling and checking• Seasonal management• Dealing with a swarm• Feeding the bees• Harvesting the wax an honey• Dealing with problemsWritten for those who are new to beekeeping, this books aims to clarify the essential procedures that are associated with the subject. Step-by-step instructions take the newcomer through each stage, with photographs and illustrations to further clarify the techniques. This is an essential guide for the beginner during the first few years of beekeeping.
Observation hives have fascinated people since they were first invented. This book explains for the first time, in detail, how to set up, maintain and use an observation hive in nearly any location. It also goes into great detail on how to use an observation hive as a teaching tool in nature centres, school rooms, museums and other educational sites.
This text is essential for candidates. Every section of the syllabus of this examination is covered with notes to cover the most likely points that an examiner may reasonably be expected to raise while conducting the examination.
This is the best book for the absolute beginner. It is easy to read, clearly illustrated and is written in a style which makes it easy to understand. For those who have a passing interest in keeping bees – want to know what the hobby requires and need a book that will take them through their first two years of the craft – this is it. Alan Campion uses his own experience to describe in plain terms how to go about setting up a hive, what to do during the first few years and what to expect from your bees. The text is beautifully illustrated with line drawings by Gay Hodgson.
John Atkinson draws on his long and varied experience as a beekeeping adviser, honey farmer, bee breeder and writer, to help beekeepers to understand the complexities of this most important aspect of the craft. This is a thoroughly absorbing book – an up to date treatise on the philosophy and practice of bee breeding.