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

Backyard Bees

A Guide for the Beginner Beekeeper


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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Exactly what I was after

By Levaux

from Two Rocks, western Australia

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    Comments about Backyard Bees:

    I'm wanting to keep bees and book topic had exactly what I was looking for in a reference guide for beginner.
    Trustworthy and prompt delivery service
    Such a vast range of reading material and formats.

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