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WileyHunter
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:05 pm    Post subject: Kindle 'books' Reply with quote

I'm sure this is not entirely new, someone (maybe many) here may already know about this, but...

I was browsing around on Amazon today, thanks to the crummy weather (raining buckets), and started searching for specific topics. If you search under Kindle books, and put in say "beekeeping", near the first page usually, there will be several FREE books. These are "Public Domain" books, and seems that many are older, but the info still seems worthy of reading. I just snagged several myself, and after dinner will be ignoring the tv and reading up on these.
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J Smith
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, Very Happy , been there done that......
Neat wee selection of "freebies", some classic old "how to's" lot of it from early to mid last century- but still interesting and a lot of it still relevant to bee keeping today.
Some of the information is quite simplistic (compared with modern day), but the bees survived, produced honey and all was well. Perhaps these books might remind us that sometimes in the modern era we over complicate some things as we try to mesh nature with technology. Laughing
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Che Guebuddha
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everthing is complicated today because of lack of biodiversity and use of bee killing pesticides.

No matter what you do or dont do with bees the mentioned above will make them weak.

Today beekeepers must also be nature tenders if we are to put things back to simplicity. We must make as many people awareof the actual problem concerning our "western" life style which is encouraging the loss of biodiversity.

Old books can not raise awareness about the actual issues but new books do like those written by Les Crowder, Phil Chandler, etc ...

Ofcourse no harm in reading free books Smile
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B kind
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is also a library on this forum of beekeeping books and articles

http://www.biobees.com/library/general_beekeeping/beekeeping_books_articles/

Kim
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