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Useful and Honest
on 1 January 2013
I cannot be the only new beekeeper who is lacking in knowledges and experience, but at the same time is uneasy about the amount of chemical usage in the 'received wisdom' of the local bee keepers society. Joe has written a book that supports my feelings, but with the knowledge of one who has practised what he preaches for a few years and knows what he is talking about. He also has the honesty to admit that there is a cost to being chemical free - everything is not plain sailing and that sometimes colonies will be lost.
I only wish that he had written a longer book with more detail on the annual cycle of bee keeping - as it is I shall be going back to this one frequently, and following up his recommended reading list.