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Bees at the bottom of the garden By Alan Campion, illustrated by Gay Hodgson
If I were asked to recommend one book for the novice beekeeper this would be it. Campion has distilled a large amount of information and presented it in an easy to understand manner. The drawings by Gay Hodgson bring the text to life.
Campion begins with an introduction to the honeybee and the equipment needed to keep them successfully. Choice of hive, siting of the colony and relevant aspects of bee biology are described succinctly.
He then goes on to describe the management of the colony throughout the year and what management steps need to be taken. His description of swarm control with diagrams is… Read more