A Beekeeper’s Year


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A Beekeeper’s Year:  A practical guide to caring for bees and beehives written by Janet Luke.

Setting up and managing backyard hives

A Beekeeper’s Year follows the progress of three novice beekeepers with three different types of hive, as they navigate their way through their first year of beekeeping.  Follow their journey as they set up and manage their Top Bar, Warre and Flow hives – from obtaining bees to inspecting their hives, extracting honey and closing down the hive for the winter.

An ideal introduction to backyard beekeeping, with everything you need to know about:

  • what equipment is required
  • managing your hives
  • keeping your bees healthy
  • pest and disease control.

Packed with stunning yet practical photographs to help you understand these fascinating creatures that are essential to the production of our food.

A Beekeeper’s Year, written by a New Zealand author, therefore especially interesting to New Zealand bee enthusiasts although the principles the author works on are universal.

Additional information

Weight .645 kg
Dimensions 24 × 16.5 × 1.8 cm


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