This was the first book to be published on the history of beekeeping in Britain. Its distinguished author is already well known from his previous publications, and in this book the story begun in his Beekeeping in Antiquity is continued. The available documertary evidence is assembled from each succeeding century, and with its help a series of pictures of beekeeping in Britain is built up, from Roman times until the present century.
The extensive index and bibliography make it easy for the reader to obtain information about subjects of special interest, both in this book and in the original sources quoted.
Malcolm Fraser, a past President of the British Beekeepers Association has written a most interesting account of the development of beekeeping in Great Britain. Through these pages past beekeepers come to life as the real people who have made beekeeping what it is today.