Get Started In Beekeeping: Teach Yourself by Adrian Waring

Get Started In Beekeeping: Teach Yourself by Adrian Waring

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Suitable both for those just considering the prospect and those who are already fascinated beekeepers, this guide to setting up, maintaining and maximising bees in the back garden is an indispensable and readable bible of information and practical advice.

It covers everything from bee behaviour to what to do with honey, and balances all the background context on bee biology with the day-to-day and seasonal practicalities of running hives in any location, in the country or the city, and for colonies of all sizes.

Supporting resources include a 'bee calendar', troubleshooting section, illustrations, photos, a glossary and details of courses and organizations, in an essential guide for anyone who is fascinated by the ancient ways of the apiarist.

Get Started in Beekeeping includes:

  • Chapter 1: Naming the parts
  • Chapter 2: The honey bee year
  • Chapter 3: Equipment
  • Chapter 4: Beginning your beekeeping
  • Chapter 5: Swarming and swarm control
  • Chapter 6: Bees for honey
  • Chapter 7: Winter
  • Chapter 8: Pests and diseases
  • Chapter 9: The beekeeping year
  • Chapter 10: Hive products

About the author

Adrian Waring, NDB, has been a beekeeper since September 1961 and keeps around 40 colonies. He was until recently General Secretary of the British Beekeepers' Association, and is County Bee Instructor for Northamptonshire. He lectures widely on the subject of bees to audiences of all ages.

Book details

208 pages
Teach Yourself
Publication date
March 2010

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