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The Bee Book For Beginners: 2nd Edition (Revised) : An Apiculture Starter or How To Be A Backyard Beekeeper And Harvest Honey From Your Own Bee Hives (Backyard Farm Books 1) [Kindle Edition]

Frank Randall
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The #1 Amazon Besteller in both featured categories, 'Entomology' and 'Insects & Spiders' has now been totally revised and updated in this new edition for 2012.

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All purchasers are now entitled to download a brand new bonus book, Making Money With Honey - absolutely FREE! (See back of book for details)

Hello!

Thankyou for taking the time to look at my book.


If you have a taste for honey or an adventurous side, maybe you have thought of becoming a beekeeper. What would you really be in for, though? Is it really a job or is it a fun way to get your own honey? Well, it's really both.

 

Being a beekeeper is a lot of work, but it also has a lot of benefits. Anyone can do it, as long as they are prepared. You can't just wake up one day, decide to be a beekeeper and start immediately. You have to know what you are doing.



That's why I have written this book. Within its pages, you'll discover the tools you need to be a beekeeper, what to expect from your hive, how to harvest your honey, and how to protect the hive from various problems and invaders. I'll teach you what types of bees are best to keep, the jobs of each bee in the hive, how to choose and position your hives, and more.



When I started keeping bees, I spent a lot of time and money on a lot of books before I was sure that apiculture was going to be a part of my life.



This easy to read beginner's book summarizes the essential information I have learned over the years and is written to help you decide if beekeeping will fit into your life.

Best wishes,


Frank

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Editorial Reviews

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'...great for any homeowner thinking of keeping bees...a honey of a book...' - Lee Dobbins *****
 
'...a very good book for beginners to beekeeping....' - E. Danoe*****
 
'...If you have been thinking about beekeeping, but needed more information before starting, this is the perfect book for you...' - J.M. Verba *****
 
'...a great book on beekeeping... gets straight into the details of what you need to know....' - Tracey *****
 
'...I'll certainly keep The Bee Book For Beginners close at hand...' - Geoff Wells *****
 
'...a good primer for anyone wishing to start out in the bee-keeping field...' - J. Carrell *****

'...a terrific beginners book on bees...' - JP *****

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.

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but a lot of typos that should be easy to fix 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
5.0 out of 5 stars A Honey Of A Book 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
5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely little book 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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and helpful primer on bee-keeping 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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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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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
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for aspiring bee keepers 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars My second bee book. 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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I haven started my hive yet but feel passionate about ...
I haven started my hive yet but feel passionate about saving honey bees.This book is an inspiration and I hope will help others to join in repopulating the earth with honey bees.
Published 7 days ago by R. Fisher
5.0 out of 5 stars Bee Book
Nice book for the beginner or for anyone that wants information on bees. We received the book on time and in great shape.
Published 3 months ago by Jim
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to understand.
I enjoyed the easy reading and straight to the point style of this book. It will continue to help in the future as well.
Published 3 months ago by Ann Edwards
3.0 out of 5 stars very basic information
This book would be good for someone who knows nothing about beekeeping. I'm a beginner, but this was a little too basic for what I was looking for.
Published 5 months ago by mrw180
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Read
Good read, enjoyed reading about Bees,,,, will have my soon.... we need to save our Bees .... just youtube bees in CHINA ,,,,, they are KILLED off darn shame.
Published 5 months ago by Robert Burns
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly simple and enticing
I bought the Bee Book For Beginners for my 11 year old son who doesn't usually read much. He devoured the book and doesn't stop talking about bees and begging me to get a hive... Read more
Published 6 months ago by GodHungry777
1.0 out of 5 stars waste of time
pitiful waste of 99 cents,not much help at "getting started".Mostly a glossary of terms,very little specifics.Don't waste your time,like I did.
Published 7 months ago by jeffrey mark moseman
4.0 out of 5 stars Good introduction
This book gave good, concise information for those considering keeping bees or for those in their first or second season of owning a hive or two...
Published 9 months ago by Bert McLaughlin
5.0 out of 5 stars Bee Keeping
easy read, learning alot thinking of raising bees this book will help me decide if I want to get started
Published 10 months ago by leighlew60
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Starter
As the author of Bless the Bees: The Pending Extinction of our Pollinators and What We Can Do to Stop It ai wanted to educate myself on the basics of apiculture, and this book has... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Kenneth
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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.

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