The A B C of Bee Culture: A Cyclopaedia of Every Thing Pertaining to the Care of the Honey-Bee, is a reproduction of a historically important book first published in 1883. The book is now commonly referred to as “The Beekeeper’s Bible.” The reproduction remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. The work contains very detailed information regarding bees' anatomy and behavior, complete with diagrams. It tells how the bees process honey, with sections on how to deal with absolutely every aspect of beekeeping. There are many diagrams and drawings to reference how to keep bees. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work contains missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. 


This is a 518 page hardcover book, 1.13 inches high by 9.21 inches long by 6.14 inches wide (1.98 lbs) . This item may be gift wrapped for an additional $3.00 fee.


About the Author:


The ABC of Bee Culture: A Cyclopaedia of Everything Pertaining to the Care of the Honey Bee  was written by Amos Ives Root, who lived 1839 to 1923. He was an Ohio entrepreneur who developed innovative techniques for beekeeping during the latter 19th century, a period when the practice played an important role in the economy of many communities in the U.S. Amos Root grew up on a farm outside of Medina, Ohio and opened a watch repair store on Medina’s square in the 1860s. He started beekeeping in his twenties as a hobby after his interest was peaked by a swarm of bees so large that they covered the window of his shop, dimming the light. An employee, who was a beekeeper, gathered the hive into a box so that Amos could study it. That was the beginning of Amos Root’s fascination with bees. In 1869, he started the A.I. Root Co. on Medina’s town square to focus on honey, beekeeping equipment and Bee Culture Beekeeping Magazine, which still publishes monthly. He developed hives with removable frames that allowed beekeepers to extract honey without destroying the hive. He became a nationally and internationally known expert on bee keeping. 


Root's company began a transition into candle-making when a local priest made a request for high quality liturgical candles in the 1920s. The price of honey had dramatically declined so the production of beekeeping equipment was reduced and eventually phased out.  Now known as Root Candles, the company is still owned by the Root family. 




The A B C of Bee Culture

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