• The Complete Step-by-step Book of Beekeeping: A Practical Guide to Beekeeping, from Setting Up a Colony to Hive Management and Harvesting the Honey, Shown in Over 400 Photographs

    The Complete Step-by-step Book of Beekeeping: A Practical Guide to Beekeeping, from Setting Up a Colony to Hive Management and Harvesting the Honey, Shown in Over 400 Photographs (Hardback) By (author) David Cramp

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    DescriptionThis is a practical guide to beekeeping, from setting up a colony to hive management and harvesting the honey, shown in over 400 photographs. It is a complete how-to manual on the satisfying art of keeping bees and their practical day to day care. It guides you all the way from choosing and obtaining your bees, housing them and maintaining the hive through the year, to dealing with pests and diseases, and harvesting the honey. It describes the flowers, plants, trees and crops - and their seasons - that provide the best yield of nectar and pollen. It offers a fascinating insight into the dynamics of the unique bee community. It is illustrated throughout with more than 400 photographs, including step-by-step techniques and amazing pictures from inside the hive. It explains how to harvest the products of the hive. Beekeeping must rate as one of the most interesting and satisfying hobbies. The structure and hierarchy of a beehive and the behaviour of bees is fascinating, and the end product, honey, is a fitting reward for a beekeeper's care. This book gives information on the way the hive works, handling the bees, and how to get your bees and transfer them to the hive. It provides a useful calendar, packed with information, that shows you at a glance when to inspect, maintain and repair the hive, and how to harvest the honey. It describes problems such as diseases and pests that can affect the bees, and suggests plants for a bee-friendly garden.


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    Title
    The Complete Step-by-step Book of Beekeeping
    Subtitle
    A Practical Guide to Beekeeping, from Setting Up a Colony to Hive Management and Harvesting the Honey, Shown in Over 400 Photographs
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Cramp
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 228 mm
    Height: 297 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 1,157 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780754823483
    ISBN 10: 0754823482
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: COU
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BISAC V2.8: TEC003000
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.8
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Abridged Dewey: 595
    LC classification: QL
    B&T General Subject: 560
    BISAC V2.8: NAT027000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14280
    BISAC V2.8: NAT017000
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    BIC subject category V2: TVHH
    DC22: 638
    B&T Approval Code: A74603200
    DC23: 638.1
    Thema V1.0: TVHH
    Illustrations note
    over 400 colour photographs
    Publisher
    Anness Publishing
    Imprint name
    LORENZ BOOKS
    Publication date
    16 January 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    David Cramp started beekeeping while still serving in the Royal Air Force. Following his service career he spent a year at the Bee Research Unit at Cardiff University writing a thesis on Drone Congregation Areas before heading off to southern Spain with his wife to start a beekeeping enterprise. During his time in Spain he produced organic honey and wrote for the beekeeping and small farming press in the UK and USA. He also gave talks and courses on beekeeping to groups from many parts of Europe. After 12 years in Spain he moved to New Zealand to manage a 4,000-hive beekeeping operation specializing in pollination and manuka honey production.