This antiquarian volume contains a detailed treatise on bee-keeping, being an exposition of all the information a prospective or existing bee-keeper needs to know. The original intention of this text was the encouragement, improvement, and advancement of bee-culture in the United Kingdom, particularly as a means of bettering the condition of cottagers and the agricultural labouring classes. Containing much in the way of timeless information and detailed illustrations, this text will be of great-value to the modern bee-keeper, and makes for a worthy addition to collections of bee-keeping literature. The chapters of this book include: 'Natural History of the Honey Bee', 'Straw Hives or Skeps', 'Frame Hives', 'Quieting Bees', 'Bee Stings', 'Natural Swarming', 'After Swarms or Casts', 'Driving', 'Uniting', 'Artificial Swarming', 'Feeding', 'Feeders', 'Artificial Pollen', 'Robbing of Fighting', etcetera. This text was originally published in 1903, and is proudly republished now complete with a new introduction on bee-keeping.