Ron Brown O.B.E. has been keeping bees in Britain and in Africa for forty years. Apart from Beeswax, he is the author of Beekeeping, a seasonal guide; Honey Bees – a guide to management and 1000 years of Devon Beekeeping. His last book All around the Compass is an account of his wartime experience in Coastal Command. This book was originally a series of articles in the monthly Devon journal Beekeeping, but they have been enlarged and expanded for this book. It should appeal to beekeeping historians, journalists, biologists and book collectors as well as all beekeepers with an investigative mind who will find many answers to their queries in these pages.