This book contains a comprehensive introductory guide to bee-keeping, being a complete index and reference book on all practical subjects connected with bee culture - in both common and movable-comb hives. Written in clear, concise language and full of information that will prove invaluable to the novice bee-keeper, this text is not to be missed by those with a keen interest in the subject. It would make for a great addition to any collection of bee-keeping literature. The chapters of this book include: 'Experience in Bee Keeping'; 'How to Transfer Bees from the Common Hive'; 'Increase of Stock'; 'Natural Swarming Considered, And Objectives Pointed Out'; 'Italian Bees and Their History'; 'Wintering Bees'; 'Robbing'; 'Hives'; 'The Apiary – Its Location'... and much more. We are proud to republish this vintage book, now complete with a new and specially commissioned introduction on bee-keeping.