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Keeping Bees: A Complete Practical Guide [Paperback]

Paul Peacock
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15 Aug 2008
More popular than ever, beekeeping is a fascinating craft that is fun to learn and the perfect antidote to the stress of modern life. This practical guide covers everything a new beekeeper needs to know, from buying equipment to harvesting your very own honey. With clear, step-by-step instructions on handling and checking your bees, helpful tips and advice on keeping them healthy and productive and also featuring a collection of tempting honey-based recipes for you to try, Keeping Bees contains everything a modern beekeeper should know.


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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Gaia; First Edition edition (15 Aug 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856753026
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856753029
  • Product Dimensions: 18.7 x 19.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 313,110 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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More About the Author

Our love affair with Lancashire extends to how people can live The Good Life, Almost exclusively, our writing and filming covers these topics - gardening, self sufficiency, making food, beekeeping and chicken keeping and the relationship we humans should have with our environment.


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Book Description

- Expertly written and packed with practical tips and step-by-step advice. - Beekeeping is experiencing a surge in popularity. The British Beekeepers Association has seen an 11% increase in its membership in the last two years (from 9,900 to 11,000).

About the Author

Paul Peacock is a keen beekeeper and gardener and has published articles for numerous magazines and newspapers, including Country Life and The Guardian. He is editor of Grow It! magazine.

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good first read 16 Jun 2009
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is a lovely book.
It is well written, has lots of good and relevant photos. Its well organised and easy to read. If you are wondering about bee keeping and want to know if its for you and how to get stated then I recommend this book.
It is also a UK based book so all of it is relevant (if you live in the UK)
This wont be the book that you refer back to if you take up bee keeping eventually but it will get you up to speed with the basics very quickly.
I would recommend this book above:
- Beekeeping for dummies
- Bees at the bottom of the garden (which is the book all the bee keeping starter packages come with and its pretty poor).
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It was 'okay' 5 July 2009
Format:Paperback
As a complete new bee keeper I brought 2 books from Amazon was given a third. Compared with the other 2 books I have now read, this was my least favourite. I good book but it frequently made use of phrases etc. that assumed some prior knowledge of bee keeping that I didn't have. Descriptions were sometimes vague left too much to the imagination. I also brought 'keeping bees and making honey' which was produced in the same format and size and that had far better illustrations and the descriptions of what is a very complicated subject at first were far better.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A really good read 13 Mar 2009
Format:Paperback
The book is pleasing to the eye, well laid out interesting information throughout the book and some really good down to earth advice.
other books are on the market but to be honest you can not go wrong with this one and as the paul Peacock states gain knowledge from other bee keepers and back it up with this book.
well done Pual for a good value and very practical book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Keepin Bees A Complete Practical Guide 7 Jan 2012
By victor
Format:Paperback
Pleased as punch with this Complete Guide on Beekeeping .I bought this Book for novice who is going start up in 2012 May .He has bought W.B.C. Hive. and is very excited to start With Nuc .already put a deposit down And he cant waite to use your Book
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5.0 out of 5 stars birthday presents 2 Sep 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I bought this book for a lady novice bee keeper, she found this book full of good advice and tips for her hobby. thank you from her.
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