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Beekeeping

3.68  ·  Rating Details ·  19 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
The author uses his expertise to present information on equipment, hives, anatomical structure and even the habits of bees. There are nearly ten full-page color photos plus black-and-white drawings.
Paperback, 64 pages
Published March 2nd 1989 by Barron's Educational Series
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Lukasz Pruski
Sep 04, 2016 Lukasz Pruski rated it liked it
"Ask your neighbors not to hang out their wash on the first warm day but to dry it indoors."

Bees are my favorite animals. I had read Maurice Maeterlinck's The Life of the Bee when I was a boy, almost 60 years ago, and since then I have been fascinated by bees' behavior and their rich social life. I had read Maeterlinck's The Life of the Ant as well, but ants do not interest me in the slightest: to me, bees are wonderful while ants are just insects. I have read and reviewed here on Goodreads Bio
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Jennifer
Apr 22, 2012 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Shelves: bees, 2012
This book was originally written in 1986. Considering that 26 years have passed, the book is surprisingly current and full of information for the new beekeeper. The 70 pages are quick to read and presented in a well organized manner: intro to the bee, conditions for keeping bees, hives and equipment, etc. The book is further broken down into the year for the bee and the beekeeper. There's a gorgeous two page graph that is worth the book alone: it graphs the activities of the beekeeper against th ...more
Jordan Mathews
Oct 04, 2012 Jordan Mathews rated it really liked it
Very well written, and offers clear descriptions of the steps in creating hives and harvesting honey. I read this book as well as a few others, and Melzer's is definitely in my top 3 beekeeping instructional books.
Elie
Jun 09, 2013 Elie rated it liked it
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I wouldn't buy this book. But it's not horrible either. I had purchased "Beekeeping" many years ago when I had seen it on a shelf.
The book is geared to a high management style, recommending to clip the queens wings etc. The one advantage is how short the book is. You can read it in a day.
Kristen Gurri
Apr 28, 2010 Kristen Gurri rated it really liked it
Pretty good information for an overwhelmed beginner. There was a good graphic chart of the beekeepers year that put it in a nutshell.
Summer
Feb 15, 2011 Summer rated it liked it
Not great. Dated.

Pretty awesome pics, though.
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Condensed and Instructional. Functions as manual for reference or curiosity's sake.
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