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Keeping Bees and Making Honey

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Keeping Bees and Making Honey

Keeping Bees and Making Honey is a stunning, comprehensive and attractive...

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By: Alison Benjamin and Brian K McCallum

128 pages, 100 colour photographs, 30 colour illustrations

David & Charles

Paperback | May 2008 | Edition: 1 | #173561 | ISBN-13: 9780715328101
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About this book

This is a comprehensive and attractive lifestyle guide to beekeeping - from finding your bees to getting them home, housing them, collecting honey and using their produce. It includes a detailed look at the history of bees and beekeeping, and an extensive introduction to help you to fully understand your bees and keep them happy.

Whether you have a tiny balcony or acres of land; live in the middle of a city or in the countryside surrounded by flowers, this book caters for every situation, discussing the different types of hive available for every eventuality. It features a detailed section on gardening for bees, as well as comprehensive advice on how to safely collect your honey and wax, with recipes and ideas on how to use them.


Introduction; Understanding Bees; What to Consider; Housing your Bees; Where & When to Get your Bees; Getting your Bees Home; Gardening for Bees; All About Honey; Bees in Winter; The Second Year; Bee Products; Recipes; Glossary; Acknowledgments; Index.

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Alison Benjamin is a Guardian journalist. She writes on environmental issues and social affairs and currently edits The Guardian's environment website.

Brian McCallum is a designer, builder and yachtsman. She and Brian - who now studies apiculture - have many hives in different locations across London. Their blog, provides a fascinating insight into beekeeping in the city.

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