The Contented Bee

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So you want to be a beekeeper?

Well, the latest addition to ABC Organic Gardener’s book series The Contented Bee has just about everything you need to know to get started. This thorough and practical book begins with the basics and doesn’t pull any punches when dealing with the time, commitment, equipment and knowledge needed to join the beekeeping club.

With chapters on caring for bees, different hives and types of bees, dealing with pests and diseases, harvesting honey and beeswax, recipes, troubleshooting, gardening for bees and everything in between it really is a comprehensive and easy to read guide. The addition of a section of stories contributed by backyard beekeepers from around the country makes it even more appealing. Their experiences will inspire and inform your own journey into the world of beekeeping.

Published by ABC Books RRP $35.

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