Paul Latham and Konda ku Mbuta
2011 (2nd edition) 248 pages L115
A beautifully produced manual. After an introduction to the top-bar hive beekeeping practised by many of the 11,000 beekeepers in Bas-Congo Province, the main part of this text is a listing of 190 plant species. Each species is devoted one page with colour photographs and a description of its value to bees, its distribution, uses, and for some plants, propagation and management. A chart shows when these plants are foraged by bees for nectar and/or pollen. Together with a detailed list of references this is a very useful guide that will assist beekeepers, farmers and tree planters in many African countries. The authors deserve congratulation for this excellent work.