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Get Started in Beekeeping Adrian Waring

Get Started in Beekeeping By Adrian Waring

Get Started in Beekeeping by Adrian Waring

Condition - Very Good
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A readable, practical and illustrated guide to the ancient craft of beekeeping, an increasingly more popular leisure pursuit.

Get Started in Beekeeping Summary

Get Started in Beekeeping: A practical, illustrated guide to running hives of all sizes in any location by Adrian Waring

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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.

Get Started in Beekeeping Reviews

"Will be on our shelves for years to come" * Bee Craft *
"Every beekeeper should have a copy" * Bees *
"Practical, clear and 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 *

About Adrian Waring

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.

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

Additional information

Get Started in Beekeeping: A practical, illustrated guide to running hives of all sizes in any location by Adrian Waring
Used - Very Good
John Murray Press
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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