James Dearsley's wife thought he had lost his mind when he announced his intention to become a beekeeper. But like many interested in the self-sufficient lifestyle, he loved gardening and growing vegetables on his allotment and the old romantic in him had idealistic notions of teaching his little boy where honey came from, so he set himself what seemed a reasonable goal: to get, in a year's time, just one jar of honey.
Also known as 'The Surrey Beekeeper', Dearsley started the Beginner Beekeeper's page on Facebook - now the biggest online community of beekeepers - and has also released a beekeeping DVD.
©2012 James Dearsley (P)2012 Audible Ltd
Listened over handsfree in my van daily on way to work...
only criticism could be that it lacked a little extra detail and suggestion of what would be done to resolve such as the subsessor queen, remove old for new or leave both to risk swarm in spring?
Overall, now waiting for a review of year 2.... thank you!! :)
Yes because it's a lovely book told well, I'm a beginner beekeeper and I identify with his story and my bees, and I'm sure my friends would love it especially my bee friends
I don't think I have read/heard another book to compare this with as its totally different to everything I have heard
I think he is perfect to voice this as his voice lends itself to this story well
Defiantly worth getting if you like bees wether your a beekeeper or not
"motivation for someone just starting out!"
Abook I could relate to on many levels. I found myself laughing along with some of the same experiences I had faced.
Enjoyed the book very much all the best I'll be looking for the next book
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