The current edition of this title is a second revision of the original Tales of a Border Beekeeper, written by the former Bee Craft Northern Correspondent, Colin Weightman, MBE.
This edition can be said to be a pot pourri of beekeeping information that gives a history of the author’s farming roots and forebears, the seasons, the problems and the many people he has known including Brother Adam. It also includes extracts from Colin’s articles in the now defunct British Bee Journal. Chapter 11 is a well-written treatise on heather honey production that surpasses most information on the subject, except perhaps for William Hamilton’s work on The Art of Beekeeping. The final chapter gives a rendition of the life of St Ambrose of Milan, the Patron Saint of beekeeping. You will find information here that is not freely available even when ‘googled’.