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Collins Beekeeper's Bible

Bees, Honey, Recipes and Other Home Uses

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Description

The most comprehensive beekeeping resource ever published. This ultimate guide covers all the practical essentials and will teach you everything about caring for bees and safe hive management, with clear instructions and step-by-step illustrations. It also contains a wealth of information about the culinary, medicinal, cosmetic and domestic uses of honey, beeswax and pollen.So much more than just a practical handbook, this beautiful almanac is also a fascinating read, overflowing with charming bee trivia, fascinating folklore, an engaging history of beekeeping and much more besides. Discover bees in literature, learn how to craft beeswax candles, preserve fine wood with your own home-made furniture polish, or indulge your skin with lavender and beeswax hand cream. Enjoy over 100 glorious honey recipes for cakes and breads, sauces and marinades, drinks and even flavoured spirits!Fully illustrated with practical photography, stunning illustrations and unique etchings, this is an invaluable handbook as well as a beautiful addition to your coffee table, whether you're an active beekeeper with buzzing hives, or an armchair enthusiast who daydreams about harvesting your own honey.The plight of the honeybee has been widely reported, as numbers fall at an alarming rate. But its vital role in crop pollination and global agricultural means that the survival of the honeybee is essential; if it is to endure into the next century, we must take it seriously now. The Collins Beekeeper's Bible does just that, bestowing readers with all there is to know about bees, in the hope that it will help secure the future of this fascinating insect.CONTENTS INCLUDEo History of honey and beekeepingo Building a beehive & staying safeo Caring for your bees - pests & diseaseso Growing flowers for beeso Collecting your honeyo Household uses for honey and beeswaxo Homeopathic, medicinal and cosmetic uses for honey and polleno Home craftso Recipes for home-made food and drinks featuring honey

Author Biography

Richard A. Jones: Writer, entomologist, ecologist and high-profile UK expert on insects. Contributor and scientific advisor to BBC Wildlife Magazine and New Scientist. Sharon Sweeney-Lynch: Freelance writer for the Guardian, the Independent, The Times Higher Education Supplement and various consumer magazines. Sally Bucknall Claire Waring
Release date Australia
March 18th, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
edition
Illustrations
150 col illus
Imprint
Collins
Pages
416
Dimensions
195x252x39
ISBN-13
9780007279890
Product ID
3864673

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