Fifty Years Among the Bees

Jun 13, 2015 by

Fifty Years Among the Bees by Dr. C. C. Miller was originally published in 1911 and is a must-have resource for anyone interested in keeping bees for hobby or profit.  If you love Langstroth’s “The Hive and the Honeybee” you will love this book too.  Dr. Miller is humble, funny and full of facts and information.  After keeping bees for fifty years he tells the reader that he doesn’t know everything about bees and beekeeping – but he does know what haw worked for him.  Wonderful knowledge and fun to read. Here are a few lines to give you a feel for his writing style: “As I said, I am not sure that it is ever wise, except in the Hastings apiary, to allow supers to stay on after the white-clover harvest is over....

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The First Book of Bees

May 2, 2015 by

The First Book of Bees by Albert B. Tibbets was originally published in 1952 and is a wonderful resource for anyone young or old interested in bees. Mr. Tibbets style is very conversational and chatty, as evidenced in his cute dedication at the beginning of the book: “To my wife Helen, my busiest little bee” Here are a few paragraphs to give you a feel for The First Book of Bees MAKING HONEY “Back at the hive, a field bee may give part of her load of nectar to a house bee. She opens her jaws and squeezes a drop of nectar out over her tongue. The house bee stretches her tongue out full-length and sips the nectar from the tongue of the field bee. Bees are most likely to do this on hot...

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