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Product Details

  • Series: Backyard Farm Books
  • Paperback: 62 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 Revised edition (September 13, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1479298034
  • ISBN-13: 978-1479298037
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #477,044 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Frank was born and bred in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, in 1945. Born into a family of mill workers, he spent much of his free time on the Yorkshire Moors feeding his fascination with wildlife and nature. He later went on to lecture at the BICC. In 1995 he immigrated to the USA and now lives in peace on the shores of Lake Erie, Ohio, with his wife, two dogs, a colony of honeybees, and a menagerie of other critters. He's the author of Amazon's #1 Best Selling Backyard Farm Books, which include The Bee Book for Beginners, The Worm Book for Beginners, and The Mushroom Book for Beginners.

More About the Author

Frank was born and bred in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, in 1945. Born into a family of mill workers, he spent much of his free time on the Yorkshire Moors feeding his fascination with wildlife and nature. He later went on to lecture at the BICC. In 1995 he immigrated to the USA and now lives in peace on the shores of Lake Erie, Ohio, with his wife, two dogs, a colony of honeybees, and a menagerie of other critters.

He's the author of Amazon's #1 Best Selling Backyard Farm Books, which include The Bee Book for Beginners, The Worm Book for Beginners, and The Mushroom Book for Beginners.

Customer Reviews

The book was quick and easy to read.
Rita Piepenbrink
Anyone who keeps bees will tell you that beekeeping is a constant learning process and Frank's book is a great place to start.
BookGeek
We received the book on time and in great shape.
Jim

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Reed Moore on April 11, 2012
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I enjoyed this book and it was a good intro to bees and beekeeping, and the writing style is casual and fun.

If you are completely new to the hobby then this is a good place to start, especially considering the price (so if you decide it's not for you, then you are only out a few bucks).

That being said, it seems that for such a short book, it should be pretty easy to proof-read it at least once or twice and correct the typos. Even one of the chapter titles has a typo! ("10 - What Diseases and Pest Can Harm My Bees?"). In addition to the typos, Chapter 4 is in a completely different font than the rest of the book.

Anyway, a 5-star book with the typos and formatting problems fixed. Maybe the author can update it?
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Lee Dobbins on February 11, 2012
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Honey is actually one of the healthiest foods you can eat, but not just any honey - honey that is made by bees in your local area is by far the best. That's why I have been looking into keeping my own bees and the reason for reading this book. Inside I was amazed to find detailed information about what actually goes on inside the hive and the role of each type of bee. Also, found some great information on hive placement and how to control the flight path (I never knew you could do this) so that your neighbors aren't bothered by your bees. This book is great for any homeowner thinking of keeping bees.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By dagbre on September 26, 2012
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This book is a compact, easy-read introduction with a positive and cheerful attitude. It is extensive enough to give me an idea of beekeeping, yet short enough to be read in an afternoon. An illustration might clarify the message in some of the chapters but still, the lovely thing about this book is its compactness and clear, joyful language. You can read up on something new and still want to do it when you are done. Highly recommended!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By BookGeek on February 24, 2012
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I have been a beekeeper for many years and this is one of the best accounts I have read of what actually goes on in the beehive. Beekeeping can sound scary for beginners and anyone who is thinking of keeping bees should find out as much as they can about the complex world of the honey bee. Frank Randall's book explains all the basics in language that anyone can understand and he goes into all the necessary detail about the lifecycle of the honeybee and the workings of the hive. Anyone who keeps bees will tell you that beekeeping is a constant learning process and Frank's book is a great place to start.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Carrel on February 13, 2012
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I'm interested in gardens, flowers and so on. I want to attract more bees so have been looking into bee-attracting plants. A friend of mine suggested I could also keep a hive, so I got this book.

I'm glad I did - it not only kept my attention on an interest level (what goes on inside the hive, types of bee, etc), it also gave me things to think about that I hadn't even considered - flight paths and bee diseases, for example.

This is a good primer for anyone wishing to start out in the bee-keeping field.
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Good basic book for first introduction to apiculture. Not a "how to" book but very easy and quick read before delving into a lengthy text.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Richard Stooker on March 1, 2012
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For at least 10,000 years, people have been raising bees for honey, despite the risk of bee bites.

Although the subject may not appeal to lots of people, and it's certainly not for people in cities or the suburbs, it's not as hard as it may seem. This guides explains the equipment you need to get started. It appears to be very complete.

It explains the basic of bees, including their typical life cycles. It also goes into the benefit of keeping bees to help pollinate flowers and vegetables.

It also goes into the various types of bees you can consider keeping, and the diseases that can kill them, and how to prevent them.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 1, 2013
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Very little substance here with minimal information on most beekeeping topics. Overall it read like an informative pamphlet and not a book at all. No directions or guides for anything. I'm very grateful I didn't pay for it.
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