Keeping Bees: Looking After an Apiary (Hardcover)

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Packed with practical and professional advice, this beautiful hardback guide is an invaluable companion for anyone wanting to try their hand at keeping bees, beautifully illustrated in full-color.

Today, more than ever, we are aware of how much bees are an integral part of our environment, in their role as a primary pollinator. They are increasingly threatened and we fail to attend to their wellbeing at our peril. However, by keeping your own honeybees you can contribute to their survival as well as ensuring a constant supply of tasty, nutritious honey.

This handy guide is packed with practical and professional advice, telling you all you need to know about this richly rewarding hobby. Find out everything from choosing a breed and positioning of your hive to maintaining a healthy colony at all times of year. You can also learn about extracting honey and other products such as royal jelly and propolis, and how to prevent and control bee diseases.

Topics include:
- Understanding bees
- Beekeeping equipment
- Getting your bees
- Pests and diseases
- Harvesting honey

Presented in an attractive gift edition, Keeping Bees contains everything you need to start your own bee colony

ABOUT THE SERIES: Sirius Hobby Editions bring together beautiful hardback guides introducing a variety of hobbies with full-color illustrations and images.

About the Author

Vivian Head is an passionate cook, gardener and author who lives in a country cottage in East Sussex, in the United Kingdom. When she is not busy writing, she tends her allotment and kitchen herb garden, which is also home to her chickens and four beehives.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781398826052
ISBN-10: 1398826057
Publisher: Sirius Entertainment
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2023
Pages: 160
Language: English