Bees & Bee-Keeping

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Bees are remarkable little insects that have been around for about 100 million years or so. Bees perform a valuable and vital service to the plants they visit and, ultimately to humans and other animals as well, for through their foraging activities they pollinate the flowers and thus ensure the spread and continuation of plant species. The general principles of bee-keeping have not changed significantly for a couple of hundred years, although technology helped bee-keeping to progress. This book covers all ...
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Bees are remarkable little insects that have been around for about 100 million years or so. Bees perform a valuable and vital service to the plants they visit and, ultimately to humans and other animals as well, for through their foraging activities they pollinate the flowers and thus ensure the spread and continuation of plant species. The general principles of bee-keeping have not changed significantly for a couple of hundred years, although technology helped bee-keeping to progress. This book covers all aspects of bee-keeping, but the enthusiast should consider approaching on of the various bee-keeping bodies to find out at first hand what is involved.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780785826033
  • Publisher: Chartwell Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/15/2010
  • Pages: 255
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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David Alderton trained as a veterinarian, and his books about dogs have sold over a million copies. David has been awarded the Maxwell Medal by the Dog WritersÆ Association of America, and has acted as consultant on canine programs screened by the Discovery Channel. He was very closely involved in the TV documentary celebrating the Crufts Centenary dog show, screened by the UKÆs BBC and broadcasters in thirteen other countries world-wide.Derek Hall is a freelance author and editor, specializing in natural history, including pets. He has an Honors degree in Biology from London University. As editor, he has produced numerous pet books, covering a range of subjects including aquarium fish, horses, cats, dogs, cage birds and small mammals (rabbits, guinea pigs, gerbils, etc).
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