Eyewitness Accounts The Source of the Nile

Eyewitness Accounts The Source of the Nile

The Ancient Greeks in 100 Facts

The Ancient Greeks in 100 Facts

The Classic Guide to Beekeeping

From Hives to Honey

Series: The Classic Guide to ...

Publication Date15th September 2015

Book FormatHardback





A comprehensive period guide to beekeeping, from hives to honey, including a small selection of recipes.
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The first human attempts to collect honey from wild bees were some 15,000 years ago, while the Ancient Egyptians depicted domesticated bees around 4,500 years ago. But it was only in the eighteenth century that a better understanding of how bees live led to the invention of a moveable comb hive that allowed beekeepers to harvest honey without destroying the colony.

Beekeeping had become truly popular by the late nineteenth century, when this manual was written as a comprehensive guide by John Hunter, Honorary Secretary of the British Beekeepers’ Association. Whether you are a seasoned urban beekeeper or an aspiring countryside smallholder, this book will provide you with a fascinating insight into the essentials of the hobby.

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