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This volume contains a detailed account of bee-keeping in New Zealand between 1874-1916. Based on the author's own experiences as a life-long bee-keeper, this book presents a fascinating account of the birth and development of the practice in the country. "Forty-Two Years of Bee-Keeping in New Zealand 1874-1916" is highly recommended for those with an interest in the history of bee-keeping and is not to be missed by collectors. Contents include: "The Importation of the Hive Bee into New Zealand," "A Few Simple Rules for New Zealand Beekeepers," "To Take Honey," "Primitive Beekeeping," "The First New Zealand Bee Manual," "The Honey Market in Those Days," "Beekeeping in Other Countries," "The First Stage of Progress in New Zealand," etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on Bee-keeping. First published in 1916.
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