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

Backyard Bees

A Guide for the Beginner Beekeeper

Hardcover

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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5.0

Informative with beautiful pictures

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Pros

  • Beautiful
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

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    • Gift
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    Comments about Backyard Bees:

    Beautiful informative Australian backyard guide for beekeeper beginners.

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    4.0

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      Comments about Backyard Bees:

      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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      4.0

      Exactly what I was after

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      from Two Rocks, western Australia

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      Pros

      • Easy To Read
      • Informative

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        • Reference
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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
        Country of Publication: AU
        Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 17.0
        Edition Number: 1