Backyard bees : a guide for the beginner beekeeper / Doug Purdie.

By: Purdie, Doug [author.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: Crows Nest, NSW : Murdoch Books, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Description: 206 pages : colour illustrations ; 25 cmContent type: still image | text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781743361719Subject(s): Bee culture | Cooking (Honey) | Bees | Bee culture -- Equipment and supplies | Cooking (Honey) | Bee cultureGenre/Form: Handbooks and manuals. | Handbooks and manuals. | Cookbooks. DDC classification: 638.1 LOC classification: QL568.A6
Contents:
1. Why keep bees? -- 2. How to start -- 3. The life of bees -- 4. Where to put your hives -- 5. Equipment and how to prepare it -- 6. Beekeeping seasons : spring -- 7. Beekeeping seasons : summer -- 8. Beekeeping seasons : autumn -- 9. Beekeeping seasons : winter -- 10. Beehive management -- 11. Bee Health and diseases -- 12. Honey recipes and ideas for using beeswax.
Summary: Just about anyone can keep bees. All you need is a bit of space in your backyard (or on your rooftop) and a little love for the creatures that pollinate the vegie patches of your neighbourhood. Once introduced to the charms of beekeeping and the taste of warm honeycomb direct from the hive, you'll be hooked.
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Also published: Millers Point, NSW : Allen & Unwin, 2014.

Includes indexes.

1. Why keep bees? -- 2. How to start -- 3. The life of bees -- 4. Where to put your hives -- 5. Equipment and how to prepare it -- 6. Beekeeping seasons : spring -- 7. Beekeeping seasons : summer -- 8. Beekeeping seasons : autumn -- 9. Beekeeping seasons : winter -- 10. Beehive management -- 11. Bee Health and diseases -- 12. Honey recipes and ideas for using beeswax.

Just about anyone can keep bees. All you need is a bit of space in your backyard (or on your rooftop) and a little love for the creatures that pollinate the vegie patches of your neighbourhood. Once introduced to the charms of beekeeping and the taste of warm honeycomb direct from the hive, you'll be hooked.

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