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Practical Beekeeping Hardcover – 24 Nov 1997

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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd; 1st ed. edition (24 Nov. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1861260490
  • ISBN-13: 978-1861260499
  • Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 2.3 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
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By Tellboy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 25 Aug. 2002
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Just the right balance of knowledge and not too awe inspiring for the beginner who wants to manage a colony without problems.
Also a reference book to come back to when you need it.
Excellent value.
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Yes, this book does tell you everything you need to know, and Mr de Bruyn is an acknowledged expert, but .... the book could do with being re-edited to make it more usable to the reader who often wants to know (for instance) 'what do I do NOW with a large group of bees making comb on the outside of my hive---help!'. A step-by-step approach that is more clearly instructional, rather than a genial discourse, is what's needed.

Hooper is the better book for this. 'Bees at the bottom of the garden' is a good, but less detailed, alternative.
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This is my other Bible, not as reader freindly as Ted Hoopers Book, but a close second and well read.
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An essential book for the library of any bee keeper. This is an excellent hardback book full of practical tips, photos and useful information for any beekeeper. Well written, and easy for a new beekeeper to follow. Unusually for a book of this kind, I read this cover to cover in a very short time. It will continue to be a useful reference source alongside Ted Hooper's book.
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Conversational, anecdotal style which I like. Pictures are mainly black and white and a bit dark. The coloured ones are a bit useless - flowers with bees on, durrrh. Generally quit in-depth and a good useful index.
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This is an excellent introduction to beekeeping, marred only by two things: 1. annoying misprints and mistakes. A frog is not a reptile! Larva is the singular, larvae the plural. etc. The book could have done with a good sub-editor. 2. While some procedures are carefully explained in full detail, others are left to the imagination. I could have done with a chapter on queen rearing.
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I have been attending my local BeeKeeping organisation and for a beginner I was referred to the Practical Beekeeping by Clive de Bruyn to read. We have a book lending scheme at the Beekeeping meet, but this book is on constant loan and I was advised to buy a copy, which is what I did. I am finding it very interesting and hopefully it will be my bible for when I finally get my bees. I have also bought the BEEKEEPING FOR DUMMIES book, which, I hope, will also help to answer questions I may want to ask. I will also keep phoning the other beekeepers in the club, but there will a time that I cannot contact someone, so to have a good reference book is a must in my book!!
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A well written informative book that s easy to understand and will continue to be useful as a reference book for years to come
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