Originally published in 1860, this early work on Bees and Bee keeping is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. This fascinating work is thoroughly recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf of all Bee Keepers as much of the information contained is still usefull and practical today. Chapters include; History & Physiology of the honey bee, Breeding of bees, The Apiary and Artificial Swarms amongst others. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.