Bee Book, The

A Guide to Top-Bar Beekeeping in Southern Africa


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  • ISBN: 9780702178368
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In terms of its focus specifically on top-bar beekeeping in southern Africa, this book is a first. This claim is especially true in relation to its application as a viable source of income for people in poorer communities as well as its specific educational content and structure. Thus, the book aims to provide:

  • a detailed guide to setting up a top-bar beekeeping project in a rural or semi-rural community as an income-earning resource, the primary purpose of which is its potential use as a learning tool appropriate to studying Agriculture on Adult Education and Training courses
  • a textbook or resource that could be used by lecturers training teachers in the area of Agriculture, as well as by teachers in schools at Senior Secondary level
  • a handbook for Agricultural Extension Officers and NGOs wishing to set up a rural beekeeping project to provide people in their area with a ready source of income
  • a practical field guide to top-bar beekeeping for anyone to set up their own, or a co-operative, beekeeping business
  • practical support by two of the co-authors in terms of providing training with AgriSeta Accreditation.

  • Chapter 1: The wonder of bees
  • Chapter 2: Inside a bee colony
  • Chapter 3: Becoming a beekeeper
  • Chapter 4: Safety with bees
  • Chapter 5: Top-bar hives
  • Chapter 6: Getting a colony of bees
  • Chapter 7: Looking after your bees
  • Chapter 8: Your bee products

The book is structured with a number of elements specifically designed to aid readability and practical application, as well as to maintain interest and encourage active learning, such as the use of:

  • clear, uncomplicated language with definitions in the margins of the text where technical terms are necessary, together with a glossary of these definitions for easy reference
  • shaded boxes that highlight practical information, instructions and lists of various kinds which are especially relevant at particular points in the text
  • copious illustrations, photographs and diagrams to aid visual interpretation of the text
  • short case studies, drawn from real life in southern Africa, at the beginning of each chapter
  • a set of activities at the end of the chapter for consolidation purposes
  • a number of small inset boxes containing a range of fascinating observations or stories about the role that bees have played in the ancient beliefs, rituals or art of Africa.
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In terms of its focus specifically on top-bar beekeeping in southern Africa, this book is a first. This claim is especially true in relation to its application as a viable source of income for people in poorer communities as well as its specific educational content and structure. Thus, the book aims to provide:

  • a detailed guide to setting up a top-bar beekeeping project in a rural or semi-rural community as an income-earning resource, the primary purpose of which is its potential use as a learning tool appropriate to studying Agriculture on Adult Education and Training courses
  • a textbook or resource that could be used by lecturers training teachers in the area of Agriculture, as well as by teachers in schools at Senior Secondary level
  • a handbook for Agricultural Extension Officers and NGOs wishing to set up a rural beekeeping project to provide people in their area with a ready source of income
  • a practical field guide to top-bar beekeeping for anyone to set up their own, or a co-operative, beekeeping business
  • practical support by two of the co-authors in terms of providing training with AgriSeta Accreditation.

  • Chapter 1: The wonder of bees
  • Chapter 2: Inside a bee colony
  • Chapter 3: Becoming a beekeeper
  • Chapter 4: Safety with bees
  • Chapter 5: Top-bar hives
  • Chapter 6: Getting a colony of bees
  • Chapter 7: Looking after your bees
  • Chapter 8: Your bee products

The book is structured with a number of elements specifically designed to aid readability and practical application, as well as to maintain interest and encourage active learning, such as the use of:

  • clear, uncomplicated language with definitions in the margins of the text where technical terms are necessary, together with a glossary of these definitions for easy reference
  • shaded boxes that highlight practical information, instructions and lists of various kinds which are especially relevant at particular points in the text
  • copious illustrations, photographs and diagrams to aid visual interpretation of the text
  • short case studies, drawn from real life in southern Africa, at the beginning of each chapter
  • a set of activities at the end of the chapter for consolidation purposes
  • a number of small inset boxes containing a range of fascinating observations or stories about the role that bees have played in the ancient beliefs, rituals or art of Africa.
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