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This book helps you get off to a sure start.   Novice beekeepers are often overwhelmed by the great mass of information given to them as they prepare for and then undertake their first crucial year of beekeeping.  This book is intended to present, in a logical and coherent manner, the information necessary to get them through that first year successfully.
The author, Richard Bonney, 1998
This one is a keeper (pun intended).
In the past year I have borrowed from the library all the books I could find about beekeeping .   This is one I plan to add to my personal library.    Excellent, very informative, a must have reference.  Cover the subject in detail for good management.
A reader from Nevada USA, 1998
A Book of Bees: And How to Keep Them A Book of Bees: And How to Keep Them
by Sue Hubbell, Sam Potthoff
Paperback (1998)
Great nature writing and commentary on contemporary life.   As an avid reader and enthusiast of the "nature writing" genre', I became an immediate fan of Sue Hubbell's after reading this book.    I've bought several copies only to end up giving my current one away again.    Hubbell has a genuinely unique insight into nature that is fresh and original while her writing is well crafted.   Being a beekeeper of over ten years, I was attracted to the book for that reason but came away with much more.   Hubbell's musings on life in general and her backwoods alternative to the modern drum on the digital age is a good escape.   An insightful read for anyone interested in a deeper perspective on one aspect of rural life.   Enjoy.   Walter Clark, from Spring Green, WI. USA, 1999

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Beekeeping: A Practical Guide for the Novice Beekeeper Buying Bees, Management, Rearing, Honey Production Beekeeping:
A Practical Guide for the Novice Beekeeper Buying Bees, Management, Rearing, Honey Production

by Werner Melzer, Walter Berghoff
Paperback (1989)
Outstanding photography and graphics, good price.   This little book is my "giveaway" to people interested in getting started in bees.   It's not a complete guide by any means, but gives someone interested a basic overview.   It has outstanding photos and graphics on the beekeeper's year.   Has a European slant many may not like, but I found quite interesting.   Great price for size and content.   Walter Clark, from Spring Green, WI., USA, 1998

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Keeping Bees Keeping Bees
by John Vivian, Liz Buell, Roger Griffith
Paperback (1986)
This is the best beginning beekeeping book I've read.   John Vivian obviously not only likes bees but has made it a family affair.   In such, it is a wonderful book, full of advice, little "tidbits" of experience plus information on all sorts of things not normally covered by beginning bookeeping books -- how to build certain structures (i.e., a wax melter), how to extract honey by hand from the comb rather than use the standard extracting machine, etc.   As a reader, you come away from the book realizing that beekeeping is an art and one done best when you have a genuine respect (affection?) for the little creatures who labor so hard to make honey.   A reader from Portland, Oregon, 1999
The Keeper of the Bees The Keeper of the Bees
(The Library of Indiana Classics)

by Gene Stratton-Porter
Paperback (1991)
We couldn't put the book down.  Our family regularly shares great books aloud.  This ranks as one of our very top top favorite shared books.  As an extra we learned alot about bees, and so enjoyed the Characters and the powerful way their lives intertwine and impact the other.  Great outcome too.  Would highly recommend.  A reader from Altadena, CA, 1998

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