Sixty Years with Bees

This book is, in part, the story of one man’s lifelong experience with bees; with forty colonies or more kept in diverse places in England; and of working alone and with another beekeeper or partner, moving colonies to orchards for pollination, to the heather, and to a variety of crops grown for seed.

It is also a book in which the author discusses bees and queens, hives and equipment, record keeping, out-apiaries, management practices and management systems, and writes clearly and thoroughly about swarm control and handling and marketing the crop. Helpful line drawings and diagrams by the author illustrate much of the text.

It is a book that the author himself describes as “a review of the lessons learned, the practices adopted, and the equipment used by a 40-colony spare time beekeeper in diverse parts of England during sixty years with bees”.

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