Local feral survivors in eight frame medium boxes.
It took me a long time to find The Australasian Bee Manual and the first one I found was from 1886. I was searching for it because I wanted to read about the Hopkins Method of queen rearing from Hopkins. Unfortunately the 1886 version did not have the Hopkins method in it. However he did have a method very similar to Jay Smith's Better Queens. I put that one on my web site here: Isaac Hopkins on Queen Rearing from The Australasian Bee Manual, 1886
I finally found a 1911 edition of The Australasian Bee Manual which had the "Hopkins Method" in it and put it here along with the description of it in Pellet's Practical Queen Rearing: Hopkins Method of Queen Rearing from Chapter XII page 108 of the Australasian Bee Manual Five Edition 1911 by Isaac Hopkins. The section titled "Another Method of Raising Cells."
You can read those for free on my website. What I found, however, is that Hopkins was a very practical beekeeper and I found his book quite useful as well as interesting. So I published the entire book which I have for sale if you are interested in the complete book. It also contains Forty-two years of Bee-keeping in New Zealand as an appendix as well as Pellet's version of the Hopkins method and, since it was quite different and quite useful, the 1886 Australasian Bee Manual's chapter on queen rearing.
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This was probably the most influential book from New Zealand and Australia.
Details: Paperback 6 x 9 in. B&W 270 pages.