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The Broken Eye: Book 3 of Lightbringer
The Broken Eye: Book 3 of Lightbringer
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars rip roaring read, 1 April 2015
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Excellent read worth every penny.

Fast, witty, and well put together.

Would like to see the next one released quickly.


Guide to Bees and Honey
Guide to Bees and Honey
by Ted Hooper
Edition: Paperback

14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it you won't need another book on bees, 27 May 2005
However, one of my beekeeping friends who has been keeping bees for some 20 plus years, refers to this book as his bible, he frequently disagrees with it, for example he frowns on the process of dividing the brood to increase the laying rate of the queen and thus expand the colony.
Something you just have to live with I suppose.


Bees at the Bottom of the Garden
Bees at the Bottom of the Garden
by Alan Campion
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

8 of 20 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars buy ted hoopers book or Beekeeping for dummies, 27 May 2005
Yes its a good book, yes its got nice pictures, but with the execption of the "living with rape" section, the rest is covered by ted hooper and beekeeping for dummies.
The "living with rape" is very good, and worth buying the book for if you need somthing to spend your money on, and you have the other two books I refere to above, other wise, buy a new hive tool or somthing.


Beekeeping for Dummies (Howell dummies series)
Beekeeping for Dummies (Howell dummies series)
by Howland Blackiston
Edition: Paperback

46 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Warning - Bears, 27 May 2005
This is a super book, I am a beginer and although this book is limited in detail it is idea for the beginer.
This book concentrates on one type of Hive, the lanstroth, which world wide is the most popular hive, but in the UK most beekeepers use the national, but this make no diffrence at all they are based on the same principals.
It gives you practical advice, on silly things that you dont want to ask, i.e. how do you start your smoker and, what is a smoker.
The book is very easy to read and comprehensive, for keeping bees on a small scale this is the book I would happily recormend, and fequently refer to.
If you do really get into bees the British Bee Keepers (to whom i now belong) recormended reading - Ted Hoopers Bees & honey. This is the next stage, this book covers everything there is, although again you will find that most of the bee keepers will frequently disagree with both books.
Oh and the bears, this is refered to as a common problem it appears that bears do like honey. The book is rather clear on this that you should protect your hives from bears.
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The New Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency: The classic guide for realists and dreamers
The New Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency: The classic guide for realists and dreamers
by John Seymour
Edition: Hardcover

78 of 90 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good but should you buy it, 27 May 2005
Well, I got given this book for christmas, and although it is very comprehensive, it also lacks important details.
A large amount of the text is very brief, e.g. Goats, in fact he says you should keep a goat if you don't have space for a dairy cow, he tells you that there are four main types and what they eat, but that's about it, its one page.
However when you get to Cows, he is a little more detailed.
You will find that you end up with books on each subject, e.g. if you decide to keep Bees, then you will buy Ted hoopers book Bees and Honey.
If you decide to buy Chickens then you will buy Katie Tears book, free range Poultry.
If you decide to keep Goats you will buy, Mackenzie's Goat Husbandry.
The reason is that these give you the necessary information to keep them and keep them a live, Seymour just tells you, to keep them.
Seymour is an important book in the library of the self supporter. He can tell you how to plan your acres and what types of animals you need.
In my view - buy the book - It is more dreamy and too ideological and certainly not a manual, but still a good book.


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