Collins Beekeeper's Bible
The most comprehensive beekeeping resource ever published. This ultimate guide covers all the practical essentials and will teach you everything about caring for bees and safe hive management, with clear instructions and step-by-step illustrations. It also contains a wealth of information about the culinary, medicinal, cosmetic and domestic uses of honey, beeswax and pollen.
So much more than just a practical handbook, this beautiful almanac is also a fascinating read, overflowing with charming bee trivia, fascinating folklore, an engaging history of beekeeping and much more besides. Discover bees in literature, learn how to craft beeswax candles, preserve fine wood with your own home-made furniture polish, or indulge your skin with lavender and beeswax hand cream. Enjoy over 100 glorious honey recipes for cakes and breads, sauces and marinades, drinks and even flavoured spirits.
- ISBN: 9780007279890
- Editor(s): Philip McCabe
- Stock Code: 7279890
- Format: Hardback
- Illustrations: Colour photographs, Illustrations
- Pages: 414
- Published: 2010
Hardback £14.99Buy Now
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.
DVD £19.99Buy Now
This DVD is based at a very basic level to promote beekeeping to beginner beekeepers or even those with only a vague interest who just want to know a little bit more about the topic and use it as a platform to join a local association and take up the hobby. Approximately 120 mins
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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.