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Includes advice on: purchasing; equipment; evaluating sites and setting up; building first hives; management; optimum honey production; fascinating bee lore.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 1st 1985 by Williamson Publishing Company
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Lesli
Aug 04, 2010 Lesli rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beekeeping
This is the book that started me beekeeping. I read it over the winter, and was buying equipment by March. Vivian mixes practical information with the poetic descriptions of a man obviously enthralled by his bees.

The book was written at the very start of the varroa invasion, so there is no particular advice about how to deal with them, or current health issues. Still, he covers the basics and beyond (making a foundation press, dipping and molding candles, etc.) thoroughly, and in a thoroughly e
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Mckinley
Aug 31, 2012 Mckinley rated it liked it
Although old now, still a great resource: covers all the necessary information, lights stuff to make from the bees' production from honey to candles. Also how beekeeping becomes a part of your life.
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Sep 28, 2012 John Bignell rated it it was amazing
I got this book at the library, but think I am going to need to have it in my collection. So many design ideas and plans.
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Very helpful for getting acquainted with the basics of beekeeping.
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