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Living on One Acre or Less

Sally Morgan We tend to think that we need a lot of land if we are going to grow all the fruit and vegetables that our family needs, let alone providing meat, eggs and other food. This book shows you how this can be accomplished with an acre or even less. The first stage is […]

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The Bee Book

Fergus Chadwick, Steve Alton, Emma Sarah Tennant, Bill Fitzmaurice and Judy Earl The first thing you notice about this book is the great number of illustrations, both photographs and drawings, on every page. It is not a book about beekeeping, although this is covered in one of the sections. It is, as the title suggests, […]

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For Your Bookshelf

From Bee Craft: November 2009 We look at some of the new books available on bees and beekeeping Bee-Sieged: Bees in Warfare Ray Jones ISBN: 0978.1.906542.03.O £7.99, Barny Books, The Cottage, Hough on the Hill, Grantham, Lines NG32 2BB (www.barnybooks.biz) This book very quickly passed the first obstacle all books must conquer – it was interesting. […]

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Border Bees by Colin Weightman

Border Bees £13, post paid, from Northern Bee Books. ISBN 978-1-908904-19-5 The current edition of this title is a second revision of the original Tales of a Border Beekeeper, written by the former Bee Craft Northern Correspondent, Colin Weightman, MBE. This version is in paperback, runs to 140 pages and is published by Northern Bee […]

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Home and Away by John Home

Home and Away £10, published by Live Wire Books. ISBN 978-0-9553124-6-5 Available from the Bee Craft Shop This is a book written by one of the few fully commercial beekeepers in the UK and it is a fascinating read. John starts by describing his experiences between retirement from commercial beekeeping in 2005 to the present […]

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Practical Microscopy for Beekeepers

  Practical Microscopy for Beekeepers by Bob Maurer   ISBN 978-0-900147-13-5 Price £17.50 inc p&p from the Bee Craft Shop www.bee-craft.com/shop  2 reviews from Simon Croson and Steve Mynard  I have been beekeeping for seven years and am working my way towards the Master Beekeeper qualification. I am acutely in tune with the demands which that […]

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Understanding Bee Anatomy

Understanding Bee Anatomy by Ian Stell Northern Bee Books or www.understandingbeeanatomy.com ISBN 978-0-9574228-0-3; 200 pages £27 Ian Stell gained his Master Beekeeper qualification in 2010, picking up the Wax Chandlers’ award at the same time. His book has been written in collaboration with Electron Microscopy Research Services at Newcastle University Medical School. This full colour […]

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