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Get Started in Beekeeping: Teach Yourself

Get Started in Beekeeping: Teach Yourself

Paperback Teach Yourself - General

By (author) Adrian Waring, By (author) Claire Waring

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  • Publisher: Teach Yourself Books
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 198mm x 17mm | 224g
  • Publication date: 26 March 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1444101188
  • ISBN 13: 9781444101188
  • Illustrations note: 50
  • Sales rank: 240,584

Product description

Is this the right book for me? An indispensable beekeeping guide full of information and practical advice Suitable both for those just considering the prospect and those who are already fascinated beekeepers, this guide to setting up, maintaining and maximising bees in the back garden is an indispensable and readable bible of information and practical advice. It covers everything from bee behaviour to what to do with honey, and balances all the background context on bee biology with the day-to-day and seasonal practicalities of running hives in any location, in the country or the city, and for colonies of all sizes. Supporting resources include a 'bee calendar', troubleshooting section, illustrations, photos, a glossary and details of courses and organizations, in an essential guide for anyone who is fascinated by the ancient ways of the apiarist. Get Started in Beekeeping includes: Chapter 1: Naming the parts Chapter 2: The honey bee year Chapter 3: Equipment Chapter 4: Beginning your beekeeping Chapter 5: Swarming and swarm control Chapter 6: Bees for honey Chapter 7: Winter Chapter 8: Pests and diseases Chapter 9: The beekeeping year Chapter 10: Hive products Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject. Five things to remember Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Author information

Adrian Waring, NDB, has been a beekeeper since September 1961 and keeps around 40 colonies. He was until recently General Secretary of the British Beekeepers' Association, and is County Bee Instructor for Northamptonshire. He lectures widely on the subject of bees to audiences of all ages. Claire Waring has been a beekeeper for 25 years and is Editor of Bee Craft magazine. She was also former General Secretary of the British Beekeepers' Association.

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"Will be on our shelves for years to come" Bee Craft "Every beekeeper should have a copy" Bees "Practical, clear and understandable...an extremely useful text that will surely guide many to fruitful beekeeping" Bees for Development "Will teach you everything you need to know" The Scots Magazine "A hive of useful information" Cotswold Life

Table of contents

introduction 01 naming the parts 02 the honey bee year 03 equipment 04 beginning your beekeeping 05 swarming and swarm control 06 flowers for bees 07 winter 08 pests and diseases 09 the beekeeping year 10 hive products taking it further glossary index