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  • Introduction
  • Beekeeping past and present
  • Skep bases and their supports
  • Bee boles
  • Bee alcoves
  • Bee shelters
  • Bee houses
  • Winter storage
  • Other structures
  • Further Reading
  • Places to Visit

Title: SHIRE ALBUM: Bee Boles and Bee Houses, Book No. 204
Author/Designer: A.M. Foster
Format/Publication Date: TPB:1988
Publisher: Shire Publications Ltd., Princes Risbourough, UK
Language: English
Page Count: 32
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 8 1/4" x 5 3/4"
ISBN: 0852639031

SUMMARY- All interior photographs are black-and-white. You get a cliff notes version of the history of beekeeping and the structures built to house hives.

Shire Publications always includes a reading list and a visitor or museum listing where you can see real examples of the subject matter of the issue. I love that feature of these books and think it's worth the price of admission all by itself!