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Backyard bees : a guide for the beginner beekeeper

Author: Doug Purdie
Publisher: Sydney : Murdoch Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Doug Purdie
ISBN: 9781743361719 1743361718
OCLC Number: 880911145
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Description: 208 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Why keep bees? --
2. How to start --
3. The life of bees --
4. Where to put your hives --
5. Equipment and how to prepare it --
6. Beekeeping seasons : spring --
7. Beekeeping seasons : summer --
8. Beekeeping seasons : autumn --
9. Beekeeping seasons : winter --
10. Beehive management --
11. Bee Health and diseases --
12. Honey recipes and ideas for using beeswax.
Responsibility: Doug Purdie.

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