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Backyard Bees : A Guide for the Beginner Beekeeper - Doug Purdie

Backyard Bees

A Guide for the Beginner Beekeeper

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Published: 1st August 2014
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Everything you need to know to keep bees on your rooftop, balcony or in your backyard.

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.

About the Author

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.

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    Informative if interested in bee keeping as a hobby

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      I purchased two books on backyard beekeeping. Both are terrific. I really like your prompt delivery-just perfect!

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        Beautiful informative Australian backyard guide for beekeeper beginners.

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          This gift to my daughter-in-law was a great success. She particularly liked to read about the experiences of other beekeepers.

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            I'm wanting to keep bees and book topic had exactly what I was looking for in a reference guide for beginner.
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            "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""

            ISBN: 9781743361719
            ISBN-10: 1743361718
            Audience: General
            Format: Hardcover
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 208
            Published: 1st August 2014
            Publisher: Murdoch Books
            Country of Publication: AU
            Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 17.0  x 1.8
            Weight (kg): 0.56
            Edition Number: 1