The Bee Book

Discover the Wonder of Bees and How to Protect Them for Generations to Come

by Fergus Chadwick, Emma Tennant, Bill Fitzmaurice, Steve Alton,

The Bee Book: Discover the Wonder of Bees and How to Protect Them for Generations to Come

Bees are a marvel of nature and vital to human existence. The Bee Book is a great introduction to bees and beekeeping and celebrates the wonder of bees in nature, in our gardens and in the hive.

A honey bee visits up to 1,000 flowers a day yet produces only 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime. The Bee Book offers startling insights into the lives of bees and shows how we can best support and benefit from their presence in our gardens and hives. Marvel at the industry and intelligence of bees, the turbulent life of a queen and the remarkable properties of honey. This book includes recipes for simple home remedies and beauty treatments using honey, wax and propolis, such as a honey and clay facial mask, or a sunburn lotion.

Follow our step-by-step guides to create bee-friendly spaces such as bee 'hotels', read about beekeeping, harness the power of honey for your wellbeing and guard the future of the bee.

  • Dorling Kindersley Ltd; March 2016
  • ISBN 9780241270523
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: The Bee Book
  • Author: Fergus Chadwick; Emma Tennant; Bill Fitzmaurice; Steve Alton; Judy Earl
  • Imprint: DK

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