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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.
A reissue of Beekeeping (2007). A practical and inspirational guide to keeping bees and apiaries in both rural and urban areas. It's no shock that the beekeeping trend is steadily on the rise. These fascinating and beautiful insects can be kept anywhere, whether your garden is a large country plot or an urban rooftop terrace. What's more, there's no sting in this tale: bees are a source of delight for honey lovers, hay-fever sufferers and gardeners alike. This charming and practical guide is intended for both the beginner and experienced beekeeper. It covers everything from setting up hives and maximising bees in the garden, to optimum honey production and a fascinating troubleshooting section. With charming illustrations throughout, you will find all you need to catch the bee buzz in this wonderful book.
From the Sunday Times bestselling author of A Sting In The Tale comes this practical guide to creating a paradise for pollinators.There are twenty six different species of bumblebees to be found in the UK, of around 250 species worldwide. Bumblebees are among the most important of our insects; these superb pollinators ensure that wildflowers set seed and reappear each year, and that our vegetable and fruit crops give us bountiful harvests. With the decline in the populations of our wild bees, these beloved creatures need looking after more than ever.Gardening for Bumblebees shows you how you can provide a refuge for bumblebees to feed, breed and thrive. No matter how large or small your space is, Dave Goulson shows you how you can make a pollinator-friendly haven. In this book you will learn the best trees, shrubs and flowers for pollinators, how to create the perfect nest and breeding site, and the best ways to control pests. Gardening For Bumblebees will encourage and inspire gardeners and allotmenters alike to make their patch more bee friendly.
Written by two of the UK's most well-known and respected experts in the beekeeping community, this is the definitive, and most authoritative, guide to keeping bees in a city environment.Straightforward, up-to-date, and systematically organized, this book covers everything you might need, whether you're already an urban beekeeper or just starting out. It gives practical and clear information on the essentials that all apiarists need (whether in or out of the city), while covering in detail the particular requirements of urban bees. Specifically designed to be interactive, and easy to use, this at a glance title also features write-in checklists, interactive boxes in which you can record key information and dates, and a calendar that tells you what to do when and reminds you to carry out regular beekeeping tasks.
From skincare to cocktails, and energy boosts to allergies, honey is a magic potion in an everyday bottle.Honey has been prized by humans for thousands of years for its sweetness, nutrition, and medicinal properties. Honey collection is one of the oldest known human activities with home beekeeping never more popular than today. Contemporary hives can be found on top of Paris Notre Dame, the Whitney Museum in NYC, the urban farms of Detroit, and chances are your neighbors backyard.Honeys benefits have been known by homeopaths for centuries, but honey has seen its star rise in the last decade, as its cure-all benefits have been rallied by health food stores and cosmetics trade. Honey is one of the worlds only natural sweeteners. It also contains nutrients, enzymes, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids a true super food. From allergies to baking, hangover cures to haircare, honeys applications are endless discover how to use it to its full potential!Charming, engaging, and comprehensive, The Honey Book is the ultimate guide to this liquid perfection and the myriad applications it has to offer.
Beekeeping is a fascinating and rewarding activity and is hugely important to the survival of our declining bee population, as much covered recently by the media. This attractive book offers practical and informative advice on how to get started, how to achieve and collect good harvests, beekeeping through the seasons, troubleshooting, queen rearing and more. It even suggests ways of encouraging bees for 'non-beekeepers'. Written by well respected experts Pam Gregory and Claire Waring, it provides accurate and reliable information on this increasingly popular pastime and is the ideal giftbook for the budding beekeeper.
The essential guide for anyone interested in learning more about beekeeping!Definitive guide for anyone thinking of keeping beesTools & equipment overview to what you need to set up your hiveHarvesting advice for honey, wax, pollen, propolis, and royal jellyRecipes and ideas for cooking with honey, making body care products, and selling & packaging your productsSeasonal reference guide carries you through required maintenance steps throughout the yearAs sustainability and organic living become increasingly popular, so does a desire to live a more self-sufficient lifestyle. This book will help you to achieve self-sufficiency and make beekeeping a reality.Beekeeping is about management, control, and learning to understand the honeybee. It can also become a very enjoyable and sociable pastimevisiting others' hives and picking up vital hints and tips is all part of the funand farming and eating honey that your own bees have produced is a pure delight.In Self-Sufficiency: Beekeepking, author Joanna Ryde covers all aspects of beekeeping, from the basic tools and equipment needed for setting up a hive to detailed advice on when to harvest honey and honey-inspired recipes, from delicious cakes to beauty products.Self-Sufficiency: Beekeeping covers:Keeping beesBasic tools and equipmentSetting up your hiveInside the hiveHive maintenanceTime to harvestRecipes and ideasSelling your hive productsSeasonal reference guideAll aspects of beekeeping are explained inside Self-Sufficiency: Beekeeping. This really is the definitive guide for anyone thinking of keeping bees!
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