Classic Guide to Beekeeping - John Hunter (Hardcover)

From Hives to Honey

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A comprehensive period guide to beekeeping, from hives to honey, including a small selection of recipes.

Product Details

Barcode
9781445649597
Department
Books
Released
15 Sep 2015
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
John Hunter
Subtitle
From Hives to Honey
Binding
Hardback
Publisher
Amberley Publishing
Series
The Classic Guide to... Series
Language
English
Number of Pages
192
Dimensions
198 x 124 x 124mm (273g)

Annotation

Beekeeping, or, to give it its technical name, apiculture, has been a common pursuit since at least the Ancient Egyptian period, over 4,000 years ago. Since then, its popularity has soared. Following the Apiarian Exhibition in 1874, there was an upsurge in interest in the activity, and this manual was published as a comprehensive contemporary guide to the subject. Whether you're a seasoned urban beekeeper or a wannabe countryside smallholder, this book will provide you with a fascinating insight into theway that the hobby was carried out in nineteenth-century Britain. --

Summary

The first human attempts to collect honey from wild bees were some 15,000 years ago, while the Ancient Egyptians depicted domesticated bees around 4,500 years ago. But it was only in the eighteenth century that a better understanding of how bees live led to the invention of a moveable comb hive that allowed beekeepers to harvest honey without destroying the colony.Beekeeping had become truly popular by the late nineteenth century, when this manual was written as a comprehensive guide by John Hunter, Honorary Secretary of the British Beekeepers’ Association. Whether you are a seasoned urban beekeeper or an aspiring countryside smallholder, this book will provide you with a fascinating insight into the essentials of the hobby.

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General Subject
Natural History General
BISAC Subject 1
History / Social History
BISAC Subject 3
History / Modern / 18th Century
BIC Classification 1
Apiculture (beekeeping)
BIC Classification 2
Farm & working animals
Library Subject 1
Bees
Library Subject 2
Bee culture
Dewey Classification
638.1
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

John Hunter was the Honorary Secretary of the British Beekeepers' Association. Three editions of his book, A Manual of Beekeeping, were printed within four years.