Dr Robert Owen was introduced to the world of beekeeping in 2002 and for many years was the owner of a specialist business providing education and supplies to Australian beekeepers. Through his business, Robert met and talked with hundreds of hobby and professional beekeepers. Subsequently, Robert has completed his PhD in honey bee diseases at the University of Melbourne. For the last few years, he has worked as a volunteer with an aid agency teaching beekeeping, queen rearing, and honey processing in Lebanon, Nigeria, Benin, Bangladesh and Nepal. Robert currently lives in Bangkok,
The Australian Beekeeping Manual (3rd Edition)
Due for release: ANZ only August 2023
The Australian Beekeeping Manual is the most comprehensive reference for both novice and experienced beekeepers in Australia. The accessible yet detailed text, supported by over 350 full-colour photographs and illustrations, covers all the key areas, from the beekeeping equipment needed and how to obtain bees to the basics of colony management, pests and diseases, native bees, and rearing queens. This 3rd edition has been updated to include the latest developments in pest and disease management.
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Now in its 3rd edition, The Australian Beekeeping Manual is the most comprehensive reference for both novice and experienced beekeepers in Australia.
The accessible yet detailed text, supported by over 350 full-colour photographs and illustrations, covers all the key areas, including the beekeeping equipment needed, how to obtain bees, where to locate them in the garden, and the basics of colony management. There are also in-depth chapters on the lifecycle of the honey bee, extracting honey, creating a bee-friendly garden, entering honey in competitions, pests and diseases, native bees, and rearing queens.
The result is an invaluable beekeeping resource that will be referred to time and again, and which can be taken out to the hive for use as an immediate step-by-step guide or read at leisure.
Backyard and Outdoor Living Magazine
“Accessible and detailed, The Australian Beekeeping Manual is a comprehensive reference tool for amateur and experienced beekeepers”
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