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Courtenay N. Smithers

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There is room for a hive of bees in many a suburban garden and there is always something special about eating honey from your own hives. This revised second edition of Backyard Beekeeping is written especially for those who would like to experience that healthy pleasure. It is a comprehensive reference for all wishing to keep healthy bees and produce delicious honey.

It provides essential information on the bees life cycle, the basic equipment required for beekeeping, where to position hives, and obtain a bee colony, how to care for a colony and increase its size, the harvesting of honey and wax, how to move hives, swarm control and the nectar and pollen flowers that attract bees to Australian and New Zealand gardens.

About the Author:
Courtenay N. Smithers' experience as an entomologist, formerly with the Australian Museum and as a keen amateur beekeeper, ensures that 'Backyard Beekeeping' is a book that will be of practical help to both amateurs starting out and long-time professional beekeepers.


ISBN 9781921719196
Publisher Rosenberg Publishing
Published 2011
Format Paperback
Number of pages 88
Dimensions H 24cm x W 18cm

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