Clive De Bruyn 1997 288 pages Hardback (D120)
Everything that the new beekeeper needs to know, and plenty of good advice and sound facts for established beekeepers too. As well as being a highly experienced beekeeper, Clive de Bruyn is also a skilled teacher and explainer of beekeeping. In this text he makes his wide knowledge easily accessible and understandable for all. The 22 chapters are concise and written to engage the reader's interest with plenty of clear illustrations, black and white, and colour pictures. This book primarily, but not exclusively, describes British beekeeping and is written for everyone keeping European races of Apis mellifera in frame hives. There are some nice touches not found in other texts: dealing with telephone calls, a photographic explanation of how to mix pollen supplement and good advice for neighbourly relations.