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A Practical Manual of Beekeeping: How to Keep Bees and Develop Your Full Potential as an Apiarist Paperback – August 15, 2009

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Editorial Reviews


'A real pleasure to read. Not only is it an excellent book to get you started but it has plenty for the more experienced beekeeper too. The book is written in a user friendly easy to read style. You don't actually realise that you are absorbing quite a lot of scientific information, but you are. At GBP14.99 ($30.00)that must be a bargain of the year' Smallholder --Smallholder

About the Author

David Cramp started beekeeping as a hobby in 1991 before spending a year at the Bee Research Unit at Cardiff University. He started a beekeeping company in Spain, producing organic honey, and after 12 years moved with his wife and two daughters to New Zealand to manage a 4000 hive operation, specialising in pollination and manuka honey. David writes for the beekeeping press in the UK, the USA and Spain and is the author of the Beekeeper's Field Guide. He edits the online beekeeping magazine Apis UK and is now starting his own honey bee queen rearing business.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Spring Hill / How To Books (August 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905862237
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905862238
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,496,959 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Patrick W on August 30, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
I really enjoy this book. The table of contents is laid out very well, and you can dip in and out easily with whatever in the table of contents takes your fancy. Obviously if you're looking for something specific, then the layout of the book makes that a doddle.

The author writes in a very engaging way and he makes you feel like he's got the best job in the world, doing what he does. You also feel that you can take beekeeping as far as you want, and maybe further than you thought possible.

And it's to my (not-yet actually beekeeping) eyes, laced with practical advice from personal experience.

The only quibble I have is that the photograph selection is less than inspired, and the reproduction quality isn't too hot either. And not enough diagrams.

However, I'm really cheesed off about the price. I really can't understand how the digital version can be so cheap when I paid full whack of £15/$23 for the hard copy. Annoying.

You simply can not go wrong at this price.
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