2004 reprint 63 pages A5 (C315)
A very clear and practical guide to queen rearing. The author worked as New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries Beekeeping Advisor, before returning to the UK as National Beekeeping Specialist. Vince Cook offered advice without trying to persuade people to accept his ideas, and so kept his mind open to the thoughts of other beekeepers. In this book he describes a method of queen rearing he developed in New Zealand for his own use. He wrote (typically): “Let me hasten to say that what I am about to describe is not the be all and end all of queen rearing”.
This text was first published in 1986. Because the queen rearing method works well and this is such a very clear and helpful text, Northern Bee Books have reprinted this edition.