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Vivian Head

Keeping Bees Looking After an Apiary

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A comprehensive introductory guide to setting up an apiary and caring for bees and hives.

Bees are an integral part of our environment, and by keeping your own you can contribute to their survival as well as ensuring a constant supply of tasty, nutritious honey.

Packed with practical and professional advice, this book is an invaluable companion for anyone wanting to try their hand at keeping bees. It tells you all you need to know about this richly rewarding hobby, from choosing a breed and positioning your hive, to extracting honey and keeping disease at bay.

Topics include:
• Understanding bees
• Beekeeping equipment
• Getting your bees
• Pests and diseases
• Harvesting honey
• Rearing queens

ISBN 9781398823525

160 pages, 203 x 162 mm

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Keeping Bees Looking After an Apiary