Wisdom for Beekeepers: 500 Tips for successful Beekeeping
A comprehensive collection of 500 beekeeping tips that covers all aspects of beekeeping including: Becoming a Beekeeper, Beekeeping Equipment, The Beekeeping Year, Getting Live Bees, Colony Management, Honey, Bee By-Products, Pollination, Ailments, and Bee Biology.
The tips are grouped logically so that novices can build their knowledge gradually, while old hands may prefer to dip in and out at random or use the index to refer to specific topics. An ideal introductory read for newcomers to beekeeping, and a perfect gift for more experienced beekeepers.
- ISBN: 978147290036
- Author(s): James E Tew
- Stock Code: 2900036
- Format: Hardback
- Illustrations: Colour illustrations
- Pages: 288
- Published: 2014
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The number of people interested and active in keeping bees at an amateur level has continued to increase over the past few years in both rural and urban situations. This guide, aimed at beginning beekeepers, and the only one to be endorsed by the BBKA provides an authoritative text, along with clear photographs and illustrations.The book introduces the reader to beekeeping, including such areas as the workings of the colony, the structure of a hive, how to acquire bees and keep them healthy and what happens in each month in a beekeeping year.Each chapter is accompanied by anecdotes, answers to frequently asked questions and fascinating facts about bees and honey.The new edition includes new step-by-step sequences to illustrate procedures such as containing a swarm, identifying the queen, using a smoker and cleaning a hive as well as more information on different kinds of hives, disease management and many other key areas.