Heaf, David. The Bee-friendly Beekeeper. Pub. Northern Bee Books. 2010
pp.150 with illustrations. New copy. Softback.
Intended primarily for beekeepers and would-be beekeepers. This book assumes the reader has a basic knowledge of the lifecycle of the honey bee and some familiarity with beekeeping. This the author asserts, allows him to avoid filling the book with information that is readily available elsewhere. Not intended as a manual on beekeeping, although a couple of chapters are devoted to the basics of making and running a simple hive - Emile Warre’s ‘People’s Hive’. Individual chapters on ‘Keeping bees sustainably’, ‘Ethics in beekeeping’, ‘Shelter’, ‘Comb’, ‘Seclusion’, ‘Sustenance’, ‘Diseases and pests’, ‘Breeding and making increase’, ‘The People’s Hive of Abbe Emile Warre’, and ‘Warre modifications and modern management tips’.£25.00 [Ref: 40182]