Beekeeping; From A to Bee, a diary of a first year beekeeper

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This is a quick synopsis of my book; From A to Bee. It is a diary account of my first year of beekeeping and has been published by Summersdale. It is a light…

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20 Responses to Beekeeping; From A to Bee, a diary of a first year beekeeper

  1. Hi James, I’m thoroughly enjoying your book. So easy to read, interesting
    and your enthusiasm for the subject is captivating. For someone like me,
    who is not a prolific reader, it’s an ideal book. I can pick it up and put
    it down and just carry on from where I left off. I’m now busy trying to
    find a course to get on as our local bee keeping association is pretty
    lapse and only appear to run courses every couple of years ! Now running
    through your videos :)

    Stuart Dunn
    January 22, 2014 at 3:54 pm

  2. Thanks Stuart, that is really kind of you. Glad you are enjoying it and
    best of luck with the courses….

    James Dearsley
    January 22, 2014 at 3:56 pm

  3. Great book James, just started reading it. I have just taken over some old
    hives that need repairing, no bees yet plan to get them next year. Thats
    were books like yours help introduce the new beekeeper, but also a great
    read for anyone.

    Andrew Brown
    January 22, 2014 at 4:04 pm

  4. Hi James Nice video,if the book is half as good you have a winner! I am
    looking forward to reading “From A to Bee”. Best Wishes Trevor (Cochdraig)

    January 22, 2014 at 4:38 pm

  5. Thanks for the positive feedback……really hope you like the book….

    James Dearsley
    January 22, 2014 at 5:24 pm

  6. Good luck Megahs2010….remember the golden rule of 3ft or 3 miles and you
    will be fine.

    James Dearsley
    January 22, 2014 at 6:04 pm

  7. Thank you so much Linda……really appreciated….lets hope we can help
    these bees out……they certainly need it don’t they….

    James Dearsley
    January 22, 2014 at 6:41 pm

  8. I cannot wait to read this book, I don’t keep bees, but love all things to
    do with nature and I garden for the benefit of bees and butterflies – so I
    am sure this will be fascinating. Wish you loads of luck as you try to
    carry on with this valuable task – many don’t realise how valuable bees are
    to us and how in jeopardy they are. I can’t wait for the US release so have
    pre-ordered from the UK.

    Linda Larson
    January 22, 2014 at 6:59 pm

  9. Great, I will look for that…….thanks for the feedback……love the
    fact that your first swarm collection was from a underground line

    James Dearsley
    January 22, 2014 at 7:28 pm

  10. Looking forward to my copy of the book dropping through the letterbox!

    January 22, 2014 at 8:10 pm

  11. Hey Trevor, thanks for the comment, really appreciated…..I hope you like

    James Dearsley
    January 22, 2014 at 8:15 pm

  12. Thank you so much. Will be a bit of a mixture now but glad you liked my
    beekeeping videos. Hope you enjoyed the book…..

    James Dearsley
    January 22, 2014 at 8:42 pm

  13. Brilliant!! I LOVE YOU

    January 22, 2014 at 9:22 pm

  14. Thanks for the video – trying to move my beehives from my back garden to
    pasture land, not sure if it’s going to work!!??

    January 22, 2014 at 9:26 pm

  15. Sounds like a fascinating well written account of your first year. Great

    January 22, 2014 at 10:17 pm

  16. Hey Andrew, thanks for that, really appreciated. Glad you enjoyed the read.
    It was certainly fun writing it (on reflection!)

    James Dearsley
    January 22, 2014 at 10:51 pm

  17. Look forward to more videos

    January 22, 2014 at 11:21 pm

  18. Just subbed and now waiting for my book to arrive. It sounds and
    interesting read. Will post a review on here once I receive it. After I
    have read it of course :) Great Channel and nice videos!

    January 23, 2014 at 12:09 am

  19. hi, have enjoyed your clips, althought I was going to take the beahaus
    route, I eventually went for home made top bar hives, more natural for the
    bee’s, but less honey, but like yourself, don’t want to gorge myself with
    honey anyway, also Im not a big drinker, but am giving mead making a go, my
    first attempt, if you click on my name, theres a short clip or two of me
    collecting my first ever swarm from the tracks of a london underground

    Stephen Stubbs
    January 23, 2014 at 12:28 am

  20. Hey James, as a Bee Keeper my self I can certainly relate to nearly every
    thing you say. I have kept Bees on and off since I was a child for 30 years
    or there abouts. I keep and breed Bumble Bees and Honey Bees and one one of
    the very first people in the UK to successfully Breed White Tail and Red
    Tail Bumble Bees and as far as I know the only one that breeds Carder
    Bumble Bees. All that I learned was from studying the Bees them selves and
    Bee Keepers.

    January 23, 2014 at 1:13 am

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