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The Barefoot Beekeeper
The Barefoot Beekeeper
by P. J. Chandler
Edition: Paperback

13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for the UK, 1 Feb. 2012
This review is from: The Barefoot Beekeeper (Paperback)
The method of beekeeping and the hives recommended would have been appropriate in a warmer Britain in the 1800s before the range of pests and diseases we now have. Varroa is now widespread, and sugar dusting as recommended in the book is not an effective control, even though it does decrease the number of mites somewhat. Although a very few beekeepers have 'resistant' bees, most colonies of bees are not likely to survive for more than two or three years unless varroa is controlled.

Although the book contains some useful information, and the author is to be commended for championing beekeeping in as natural way as possible, potential beekeepers would be advised to join a local beekeeping association and follow standard beekeeping practices. Bees can be kept naturally, and pests and diseases controlled, in conventional hives, and the extra cost of these, over that of a home made one, will be repaid many times, both finacially in terms of honey production, and mentally, in seeing your bees survive.

I am a beekeeper with 40 years experience and secretary of a beekeeping association.
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Cookery and Household Management
Cookery and Household Management
by Mrs. Beeton
Edition: Hardcover

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent service, 1 Jun. 2010
Book was as described, in excellent condition, and arrived when expected.
What more could anyone want?


Liteon ETDU108-02 8x External Slimline DVD ROM (Black)
Liteon ETDU108-02 8x External Slimline DVD ROM (Black)

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says, 23 Mar. 2010
I bought this to install a program on a netbook without a CD drive, it did that with no problm, was easy to use


On Foot in Joshua Tree National Park: A Comprehensive Hiking Guide
On Foot in Joshua Tree National Park: A Comprehensive Hiking Guide
by Patty A. Furbush
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Looks good, 1 Jan. 2010
This book lists many hikes we didn't know existed, and will be useful to anyone who wishes to get away from the beaten track and the areas used by the casual visitor. The introductory information is adequate, descriptions of the hikes we have already done seem good, ratings of difficulty seem fair, and we look foward to trying more.


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