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    DescriptionThe 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! Fully illustrated with practical photography, stunning illustrations and unique etchings, this is an invaluable handbook as well as a beautiful addition to your coffee table, whether you're an active beekeeper with buzzing hives, or an armchair enthusiast who daydreams about harvesting your own honey. The plight of the honeybee has been widely reported, as numbers fall at an alarming rate. But its vital role in crop pollination and global agricultural means that the survival of the honeybee is essential; if it is to endure into the next century, we must take it seriously now. The Collins Beekeeper's Bible does just that, bestowing readers with all there is to know about bees, in the hope that it will help secure the future of this fascinating insect. CONTENTS INCLUDE o History of honey and beekeeping o Building a beehive & staying safe o Caring for your bees - pests & diseases o Growing flowers for bees o Collecting your honey o Household uses for honey and beeswax o Homeopathic, medicinal and cosmetic uses for honey and pollen o Home crafts o Recipes for home-made food and drinks featuring honey


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    Title
    The Collins Beekeeper's Bible
    Subtitle
    Bees, Honey, Recipes and Other Home Uses
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 196 mm
    Height: 251 mm
    Thickness: 42 mm
    Weight: 1,742 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007279890
    ISBN 10: 0007279892
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: COU
    BISAC V2.8: TEC003000
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.8
    DC22: 638.1
    BIC subject category V2: TVHH
    Thema V1.0: TVHH
    Illustrations note
    150 col illus
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    Collins
    Publication date
    18 March 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Richard A. Jones: Writer, entomologist, ecologist and high-profile UK expert on insects. Contributor and scientific advisor to BBC Wildlife Magazine and New Scientist. Sharon Sweeney-Lynch: Freelance writer for the Guardian, the Independent, The Times Higher Education Supplement and various consumer magazines. Sally Bucknall Claire Waring
    Review quote
    'This paving slab of a book should be on the shelf of every country person... detailed, well written and joyful to the eye' Country Life 'A beautiful and practical guide to the world of bees and beekeeping.' The Daily Telegraph's Gardening section