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Bees, Beekeeping and Honey Ebook
Bees play a vital role in pollination of crops, it’s important to improve diversity of bee populations and ensure there are enough of them to withstand any future threats. Besides pollination, bees provide us with wonderful natural honey too and for many people this is their main reason for keeping bees.
Bees occur all over the world and honey has been farmed from bees for thousands of years. To most people, a bee is thought of as something that lives in a hive, produces honey and can sting you. In reality this only describes some bees; many people also confuse bees with other insects such as wasps and hornets.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 SCOPE AND NATURE OF BEES AND BEEKEEPING
- Locating a hive
- Types of bees
CHAPTER 2 BEE BIOLOGY
- Bee physiology
- Castes and their roles
CHAPTER 3 EQUIPMENT, MATERIALS, OBTAINING BEES
- Obtaining bees
CHAPTER 4 THE HIVE – TYPES, CONSTRUCTION, INSPECTION
- The hive
- Choosing the right hive
- Inspecting hives
CHAPTER 5 WORKING BEES: SEASONAL HUSBANDRY AND HARVESTING
- Seasonal tasks
- Honey production
- Working with the different bee species
CHAPTER 6 BEE HEALTH MANAGEMENT
CHAPTER 7 BEES IN THE LANDSCAPE
- Attracting bees to your garden
CHAPTER 8 USING HONEY AND BEE PRODUCTS
- Cooking with honey
- Salads and dressings
- Savouries, sides and main meals
- Sweets and desserts
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