Beekeeping (Paperback)

A Seasonal Guide

By Ron Brown

Batsford, 9781849945653, 192pp.

Publication Date: August 6, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (6/7/2011)

List Price: 17.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.


This charming and practical guide, now available in paper, accompanies beekeepers through every season of the year.

From the stirrings of spring and summer swarms to autumn honey harvest and winter protection, this essential resource guides both the aspiring and experienced beekeeper through every season and step in the process. It covers all the various techniques, from siting and smoking your hives to advice on rearing a queen, controlling a swarm, protecting a hive, and keeping bees healthy. Plus, this beautifully illustrated book is packed with practical tips on using beeswax and, of course, making honey.

About the Author

Ron Brown (OBE) had more than 30 years' experience keeping bees, both in Britain and central Africa. A former editor of the monthly journal Beekeeping, he travelled all over the world to lecture on specialist beekeeping topics, and regularly lectured on beekeeping throughout the UK.