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Rather old book. Principles of Practical Beekeeping by Robert Couston. Loads of black and white photos but good sound advice although dated. Things have changed so much in a short time in beekeeping not always for the best but it's still keeping insects in a box!
 
Both Pam and Claire were staunch supporters of Bees Abroad (amongst the founders actually), had the good fortune of meeting both - Claire still turns up for our occasional get togethers.
Pam wrote the manuals we still use (translated into numerous languages) at Bees Abroad - she gifted the printing rights to them to Bees Abroad and they are now free for anyone to download off our website.
 
I know that there is at least one book heading for my Christmas stocking, the postman handed me a northern bee book package.
Something on the subject of queens would be nice.
On another note, my two favourites are, honey by the ton & John Rawson's book.
 
I’ve made a beekeeper’s record book which is perfect for beginners. It has places to record everything! I made it after years of teaching beginners and finding that people forget to write things down that they’ll find helpful to look back on.
 
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I agree. My wife and I are now going into our first winter as beekeepers. The Haynes Manual is a great start. If they want to take it further then there are excellent videos on You Tube and the like. Norfolk Honey Company and Black Mountain Honey but to mention a couple
Id have to agree with all three choices here, as a newbie and spending a lot of time away recently I made the most of Youtube and BMH and NHC ended up as my 2 go to sites.
 
I’ve made a beekeeper’s record book which is perfect for beginners. It has places to record everything! I made it after years of teaching beginners and finding that people forget to write things down that they’ll find helpful to look back on.
I thought advertising was against the forum rules
 
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