Fifty Years Among the Bees

Fifty Years Among the Bees

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by C. C. Miller
     
 

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One of the few people of his time who actually made a living from bees, C. C. Miller made beekeeping his sole business, beginning as a hobby in 1861 and continuing until his death in 1920, following a long and distinguished career that produced many articles and books on the subject. This volume, long a classic within the beekeeping community, is a practical, yet

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One of the few people of his time who actually made a living from bees, C. C. Miller made beekeeping his sole business, beginning as a hobby in 1861 and continuing until his death in 1920, following a long and distinguished career that produced many articles and books on the subject. This volume, long a classic within the beekeeping community, is a practical, yet endlessly charming handbook on all aspects of a romantic and arcane pursuit. Offering advice, observations, and information gleaned from more than a half-century of beekeeping, it covers, among many other topics, the importance of keeping hives clean and well-ventilated, mending combs, maintaining proper hive temperatures, winter storage, the Queen's nursery, harvesting honey, plus a special section of recipes that range from honey cake to salves for frostbite. Written by a major figure in apiculture history, this volume remains a standard text on hive management and the practices and principles of efficient, effective beekeeping.

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ISBN-13:
9780486317762
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
05/06/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
883,079
File size:
19 MB
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Fifty Years Among the Bees 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
R_Scott More than 1 year ago
C.C.Miller is an engaging writer and the style quaint and delightful. Read it if you enjoy 19th century literature, or for insight into many aspects of beekeeping. While not a substitute for a modern guide to bees, it is useful for backround .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting look at history. Difficult to follow detailed build instructions without diagrams. I believe a pdf is available on line for free.
Jeff Kyner More than 1 year ago
Some of the information is date. But of the information is very helpful, especially for those just starting out. I give it a thumbs up.