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The Beekeeper's Handbook
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The Beekeeper's Handbook

4.22 of 5 stars 4.22  ·  rating details  ·  117 ratings  ·  8 reviews

From the foreword "Beginners will find The Beekeeper's Handbook a joy, and more seasoned beekeepers will find rereading of benefit as they continue to master the art and science of bee colony care." Dewey M. Caron Praise for the third edition "The Beekeeper's Handbook has guided thousands of beginning and advanced beekeepers in the how-tos of this entertaining and profita

Paperback, 148 pages
Published October 30th 1986 by Collier Books (first published August 28th 1978)
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This was a great basic book on how-to. Covers almost all the important questions and problems that come up during the different seasons while beekeeping.

I think I will purchase this book to add to my library for quick reference.
Good details, Seems like it covers all the topics. I read the first 9 chapters, had to set it aside at the chapter on re-queening hives. Winter reading.
Kerry Clair
Definitely one of the better bee books I've read. I found it to be very thorough and definitive without delving into the bee debates. It was clear cut and provided answers that were well researched and documented.
Holy Propolis, Batman, this book is awesome!

If I were to choose one book for all my beekeeping, this would be #1. If I were to recommend one book for the beginner, a book that will last a lifetime of beekeeping, this book would be #1.

Well written, clear, concise. None better as far as I'm concerned.
Everything you ever wanted to know (and then some) about beekeeping.

The only downside is that the book is printed in landscape orientation, which makes it less practical as a "hand" book. Definitely takes two hands to hold this sucker. :)
This was a very interesting book! I learned more reading this one than I had the previous two books on beekeeping.
Fantastic how-to book, updated in 2011 with the latest beekeeping info. It is more than a "for dummies" type of book, but not a so-called "bible." Excellent book for beginners and experienced beekeepers.
good bee book, simple to understand for beginners.
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