Get Started in Beekeeping: A Teach Yourself Guide (Teach Yourself: Games/Hobbies/Sports)

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An indispensable bible of information and practical advice on beekeeping

Get Started in Beekeeping covers everything from bee behavior to what to do with honey. It balances all the background context on bee biology with the day-to-day and seasonal practicalities of running hives in any location, in the country or the city, and for colonies of all sizes.

  • Supporting resources include a 'bee calendar', troubleshooting section, illustrations, photos, a glossary and details of courses and organizations.
  • Fully illustrated with diagrams and photographs.
  • Combines background biology, facts and figures with practical advice on equipment and maintenance.

Topics include:
Introduction; Naming the parts; The honey bee year; equipment; Beginning your beekeeping; Swarming and swarm control; Flowers for bees; Winter; Pests and diseases; The beekeeping year; Hive products; Taking it further; Glossary; Index

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About the Author:

Adrian Waring, NDB, has been a beekeeper since September 1961 and keeps around 40 colonies. He was until recently General Secretary of the British Beekeepers' Association, and is County Bee Instructor for Northamptonshire. He lectures widely on the subject of bees to audiences of all ages.

Claire Waring has been a beekeeper for 25 years and is Editor of Bee Craft magazine. She was also former General Secretary of the British Beekeepers’ Association.

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