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Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained

Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained eBook: M. (Moses) Quinby: Kindle Store

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Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 745 KB
  • Print Length: 312 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0082UUMNU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

I couldn’t put it down

2 people found this helpful.
 on 20 August 2014
By magpie
Don’t expect a modern treatise about beekeeping, this book was published in 1856. But it is a fascinating and very readable account of beekeeping in the days before removable frames, when honey was “sold in the comb”, and many things we now take for granted about bees and their care were still only speculations. Quinby kept many hundreds of hives, became one of the first “commercial” beekeepers in America, and invented one of the first devices for using smoke to calm bees. He also made many experiments to find better and more efficient ways of keeping bees and improving honey production, and many of his ideas about bee behaviour and the roles of bees in the hive are now proven facts.

Started reading and so far its given m a good insight to my new hobby.

 on 7 February 2016
By Tammy
I am currently on a bee course and was looking for additional material to read to gain more knowledge and understanding of the bee and habitat along with different techniques used.

bee keeping.

One person found this helpful.
 on 17 August 2013
By mamer
got this just to add to my growing collection of bee keeping books its old fashioned but interesting to see how it used to be done.

new start

 on 25 October 2013
By jim sixsmith
I have just moved house and now live in the countryside where a friend is a bee keeper and I would like to help out but need to know some info as a base – very keen


 on 15 March 2014
By Nicholas Kingston
This book serves to remind us just how much the ‘modern advanced’ world has forgotten.

good for beginners

 on 12 October 2013
By Ian Baxter
This book is a good first book for those interested in keeping bees, easy to understand and read, very good

a delightful read

 on 22 January 2015
By HonestReviewer
Ok, Yes it’s out of date…. But what a delightful read. It does go to show how science has moved on.

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