Aimed at beginner beekeepers and the only one to be endorsed by the bbka, this guides provides an authoritative text supported with clear photographs and illustrations. The bbka guide to beekeeping introduces the reader to beekeeping, including topics on the workings of the colony, the structure of a hive, how to acquire bees and keep them healthy and what happens in each month in a beekeeping year.
Each chapter includes answers to frequently asked questions and fascinating facts about bees and honey.
The new edition includes new step-by-step sequences to illustrate procedures such as containing a swarm, identifying the queen, using a smoker and cleaning a hive as well as more information on different kinds of hives, disease management and many other key areas.
authors: ivor davis ndb and roger cullum-kenyon