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PLANTS AND BEEKEEPING an account of those plants, wild and cultivated, of value to the hive bee, and for honey production in the British Isles by F. N. HOWES, D. Sc. PREFACE: There has been a marked increase of interest in beekeeping and the production of honey throughout the country in recent years. This may have been initiated by the Second World War, with the consequent shortage of sweetening materials, and partly by other considerations, such as the better understand ing of some of the major bee diseases that now prevails. The num ber of beekeepers has been doubled or trebled in many localities according to the statistics of Beekeepers Associations and doubtless the total production of home-produced Honey ka MDeen stepped up considerably. It is to be hoped this increase in the Nations annual honey crop will continue, and, what is of even greater importance, that this increase in the nations bee population will also be main tained, for it has been proved that the main value of the h

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