183 pages, 132 colour photos, 3 colour & b/w illustrations
Luke Dixon argues the case for urban beekeeping and then tells the reader everything they need to know about how to do it. From siting hives and reassuring the neighbours, to combating interference from wind, artificial light and predators, this is a one-stop reference to take the urban beekeeper from set-up to first honey harvest. Advice on equipment, planting, swarm prevention and management, and selling honey are all included. In 2010, bee colonies in Britain grew by 50% and 31% of the growth is in urban areas An in-depth guide to everything you need to know about keeping bees in town
"A passionate call-to-arms for more city dwellers to keep bees. This book is good for bees, good for plants, and good for the planet!"
– Carol Klein, BBC Gardeners' World
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Luke Dixon is a professional beekeeper based in London. Other clients include the London School of Economics, Coram's Fields, Jordans Cereals and the National Magazine Company. He also works with schools and community groups to promote beekeeping. He keeps his own hives in the gardens of London's Natural History Museum.