The Complete Handbook of Bee-Keeping Author:Herbert Mace A new, completely revised edition of a classic handbook for all bee-keepers. Whether you are contemplating setting up one or two hives in your back garden, or looking forward to the time when you can expand your bee-keeping activities into the sphere of big business, you will find sound advice and a wealth of knowledge in The Complete Handbook o... more »f Bee-Keeping.
The book is divided into two main sections. Part I covers everything the beginner will need to know, including advice on the equipment required, where to buy bees, where to position the hives, and how to manage them.
Part II deals with bee-keeping as a business operation, whether full-time or part-time, and provides much invaluable information on breeding, pests and diseases, wild bees and bee anatomy. Chapters on bee products and on displaying honey at shows are additional helpful features of the part of the book which offers an instant source of reference for the experienced bee-keeper. The final chapter presents a wide-ranging bibliography on the various aspects of bee-keeping.
Originally written by one of England's foremost experts on bee-keeping, the work of revision and updating has been undertaken by a leading member of the British Bee-keepers' Association and the text has been checked for American readers by a member of the American Beekeeping Federation. Fully illustrated with over 80 black and white photographs and line drawings, this book is an essential aid for all bee-keepers.« less