Library: The BBKA Guide to Beekeeping, Second Edition
Title:      The BBKA Guide to Beekeeping, Second Edition
Categories:      General Reading
BookID:      104
Authors:      Ivor Davis and Roger Cullum-Kenyon
ISBN-10(13):      9781472920898
Publisher:      Bloomsbury Natural History
Publication date:      2015-09-24
Edition:      2
Number of pages:      224
Owner Name:      NSBKA Librarian
Owner Email:      Librarian@nsbka.org
Language:      English
Price:      9.91 GBP
Rating:      0 
Picture:      cover
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Product Description
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.


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