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Just about anyone can keep bees. All you need is a bit of space in your backyard (or on your rooftop) and a little love for the creatures that pollinate the vegie patches of your neighbourhood. Once introduced to the charms of beekeeping and the taste of warm honeycomb direct from the hive, you'll be hooked. Backyard Bees is the ultimate guide to installing and maintaining a hive through the seasons. Learn how easy it is to keep happy, healthy bees, and how and when to harvest the liquid gold. Including extensive advice on choosing a hive and the equipment you need; case studies and anecdotes from beekeepers from all walks of life; and 20 delicious recipes for all that honey, from Toasted Honey Granola to Bees Knees Cocktails.

 

Details

ISBN: 9781743361719
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 208
Publication Date: 23 Jul 2014
Publisher: Murdoch Books
Publication City, Country: Millers Point, Australia
Dimensions (cm): 24(H) x 17(L)
Weight (gm): 570

 

Reviews

"Aspiring apiarists will appreciate [Purdie's] clear directions and plentiful illustrations that demystify basic hive management, from equipment and proper location to troubleshooting and ways to enjoy your honey harvests." The American Gardener"

 

Author Biography

Doug Purdie, along with his partner at The Urban Beehive, maintains more than 50 beehives on city rooftops, balconies, backyards and in community gardens around Sydney. He runs beginner beekeeping courses and is president of the Sydney branch of the Amateur Beekeepers' Association.
Backyard Bees: A Guide for the Beginner Beekeeper
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