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Offline Brian D. Bray

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Beekeeping Made Easy
« on: August 07, 2013, 10:36:02 PM »
Beekeeping Made Easy is the name of the book I am writing on Beekeeping.  It is designed to be a how-to, step-by-step guide to beekeeping.  Chapter 3, "Beginning Beekeeping," takes one through the 1st year explaining  what a beekeeper should find when he enters a hive, what to look for, how to correct problems, and speed up hive development by manipulating frames.  Chapter 4, "General Beekeeping," expands into other topics a beekeeper should be aware of.
Chapter 1 is "How I Got Started in Beekeeping," while Chapter 2 explains the different types of bee equipment and how they are used, along with the traditional names of some equipment that has become confused or have regional names.
The book has 14 chapters plus a glossary.

I am in need of illustrations for the book.  If you have pictures that you think might contribute to the book please contact me at my personal email address of b.d.bray@hotmail.com.  All photos used will have credit for their use.

This book comes about after teaching several 3 hour courses over a 5 week period, total 15 hours, on beekeeping and feedback from my students.
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Re: Beekeeping Made Easy
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2013, 10:42:51 PM »
Brian, we've missed you. You've got to drop by more often.

Here's a link to my photobucket account. You can browse through and you are welcome to any of the pics you might want.

http://s81.photobucket.com/user/Iddee/library/?sort=2&page=1

I don't think you will need a password, but if you do, I will PM it to you.
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Re: Beekeeping Made Easy
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2013, 10:54:50 PM »
I have a couple of shb mess if you need them. Probably plenty ex. out there. PM if you want to see them
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Re: Beekeeping Made Easy
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2013, 11:09:23 PM »
i just sent a few.

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Re: Beekeeping Made Easy
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2013, 02:56:50 AM »
Good luck with the book  X:X

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Re: Beekeeping Made Easy
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2013, 07:48:02 AM »
Brian, best of luck with your book, we've all been wondering what you've been up to. As mentioned, try not to be a total stranger.  :-D


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Re: Beekeeping Made Easy
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2013, 01:36:09 PM »
JP,

I have one chapter dedicated to Cut-outs, Trap-outs, & Bee trees, surely you have some photos in those areas.

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Always interested in photos that highlight the unusual about beekeeping.
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Re: Beekeeping Made Easy
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2013, 11:25:16 PM »
Just to be specific, I am recommending only two web sites about beekeeping in my upcoming book, Bee Master's International Forum and Michael Bush's web site.  I'm limiting my recommendations to only the best.
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Re: Beekeeping Made Easy
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2013, 10:48:22 AM »
are you going to sell it on kindle?

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Re: Beekeeping Made Easy
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2013, 02:05:22 AM »
Brian, PM me your email and what type pics you're looking for, will gladly share pics with you.


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Re: Beekeeping Made Easy
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2013, 11:43:53 AM »
Let us know when your book is published  :-D

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Re: Beekeeping Made Easy
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2013, 12:31:49 AM »
Welcome back Brian, it's been a while.  :)

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Re: Beekeeping Made Easy
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2013, 12:42:08 AM »
wow!  blast from the past!   :-D  there was a post not long ago wondering where you had gone.  glad to hear from you again.

i have no pictures to contribute, i don't think, but i'll check.  you are welcome to anything of mine. 
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Re: Beekeeping Made Easy
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2013, 05:13:16 PM »
Hello,
Although i am new beekeeper and from a country far from yours, i have some good photos. But i have not them in an online photo album. If you know what you are looking for and write it somewhere, i can check the list and response if i can. For example :

Anemones February


Bee collecting pollen on Anemone


Foundationless drone frame


What happens if the beehive is not well placed to ground


Orientation flights