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Practical Beekeeping in NZ (5th Edition)


Practical Beekeeping provides all details on honey bee management beginners and commercial beekeepers. It also appeals to farmers interested in pollination, and helps readers decide if beekeeping is for them.



Written by Andrew Matheson and Murray Reid. Andrew Matheson was director of the International Bee Research Association, and is now NZ Ambassador to the Philippines. Murray Reid is Apicultural Services Manager for NZ Food Safety and Biosecurity state owned enterprise, AsureQuality.

Three editions have been published since 1984, with the latest updated, to include new approaches to beekeeping for managing pests such as the parasitic Varroa mite.

  • The NZ beekeeper’s ‘bible’ for more than 25 years and counting
  • Relevant to commercial and hobbyist beekeepers
  • Up-to-date pest and parasite management
  • Hardback with 285 pages

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