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The Bee Book - DK

The Bee Book

By: DK

Hardcover Published: 29th February 2016
ISBN: 9780241217429
Number Of Pages: 224

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Bees are a marvel of nature and vital to human existence. The Bee Book is a great introduction to bees and beekeeping and celebrates the wonder of bees in nature, in our gardens and in the hive. A honey bee visits up to 1,000 flowers a day yet produces only 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime. The Bee Book offers startling insights into the lives of bees and shows how we can best support and benefit from their presence in our gardens and hives. Marvel at the industry and intelligence of bees, the turbulent life of a queen and the remarkable properties of honey. This book includes recipes for simple home remedies and beauty treatments using honey, wax and propolis, such as a honey and clay facial mask, or a sunburn lotion. Follow our step-by-step guides to create bee-friendly spaces such as bee 'hotels', read about beekeeping, harness the power of honey for your wellbeing and guard the future of the bee.

About the Author

Emma Tennant writes the popular beekeeping blog Miss Apis Mellifera and is a member of Ealing Beekeepers' Association, where she keeps several hives. Fergas Chadwick is a beekeeper and biology researcher at Somerville College, Oxford, specialising in the impact of pesticides on bee behaviour. Steve Alton is a beekeeper and horticulturalist who worked for 13 years at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, was Deputy Editor for BeeCraft, the journal of the British Keekeepers' Association, and now runs a company providing bee-friendly seed mixes.

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Beautifully designed with great illustrations and pictures * BBC Good Food *

ISBN: 9780241217429
ISBN-10: 0241217423
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 29th February 2016
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 20.1  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.91
Edition Number: 1