Beekeepers can gain extra financial value from their craft by ‘adding value’ to the products. The production of foods containing honey as an ingredient, or cosmetics containing honey, are examples of ways in which honey can be sold for higher financial return. This excellent book provides plenty of ideas and methods for doing so. Many of the recipes can be prepared using traditional skills at home, or on a medium to large industrial production scale. Honey, pollen, propolis, royal jelly, venom and wax are dealt with in separate chapters with information on harvesting, storing, and using each product. There is also a chapter on cosmetics, and many useful addresses are given. A real value-for-money publication.
2001 reprint, 409 pages