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Sixty Years with Bees by Donald Sims
Sixty Years with Bees by Donald Sims
Ten years ago when I started beekeeping I was advised to buy this book. I did so and have never regretted it. It's packed with information which will make your life as a beekeeper much easier. Good clear descriptions of swarm control methods. Designs of items you can't really buy but could easily make. Stories of a bygone era. And all in clear and naturally written prose. Donald Sims was a true master beekeeper - the kind there are all too few of these days. You will really benefit from his sixty years experience if you buy this book. I can't really recommend it too much.
The Barefoot Beekeeper by P. J. Chandler
The Barefoot Beekeeper by P. J. Chandler
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
First of all let me say I have 10 years of beekeeping experience in the harsh climate of North East Scotland.

Beginner beekeepers beware of being sucked in by the rosy hyperbole delivered by this book.

If you can't treat your bees for varroa (and this hive design doesn't easily allow you to) it's 99% certain your bees will die if not in the first year then certainly by the second. This hive also lends itself to your bees dying from isolation starvation in winter - its long design means the bees get stuck on their stores at one side of the hive and if, when those stores run out, the weather is too cold for them to move their cluster to another area of stores they die… Read more
The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle) by Patrick Rothfuss
5.0 out of 5 stars Rothfuss rules, 26 Dec 2012
Yesterday I left a review of a fantasy book by another author which couldn't have been less complementary. Which made me reflect on what I consider to be the "good stuff". Both of Patrick Rothfuss's books fall into this category. They are beautifully written, elaborately plotted, richly and vividly described - everything I ask for in a book. In short I love Patrick's books and if you appreciate well written fantasy you're bound to love them too.