Building Beehives For Dummies

Author: Howland Blackiston

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118460006

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 312

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The easy way to build your own beehives and beekeepingequipment Building Beehives For Dummies is the follow-up bookto the bestselling Beekeeping For Dummies. It provideseverything you need to learn how to build some of the world's mostpopular hives and beekeeping accessories. For each designthe book includes a detailed materials list (what lumber, hardwareand fasteners you'll need), step-by-step building instructions, andillustrative drawings that show how the components all fittogether. There are over a dozen plans in all, including thetraditional Langstroth hive, the eight frame garden hive, designsfor elevated hive stands, the Warre hive, screened bottom board,the Kenya top-bar hive, four-frame observation hive, hive topfeeders, and more. The book contains introductory chaptersthat teach you the basic carpentry skills necessary to build any ofthe plans in the book. Whether you are a new beekeeper or a seasonedol’timer, Building Beehives forDummies provides you with the information you need toplan and succeed at building beehives (and other cool accessories).You'll discover what type of hive to build, hints on how tomaintain your equipment, what bees need to stay happy and healthy,where to locate your hive, and much more. Covers "bee space," the critical technical measurement within abeehive that's crucial for easy inspection of your colonies Offers guidance on keeping both urban and suburban neighborshappy, getting proper permissions, and understanding regional lawsand regulations Provides creative ideas for dressing up hives for fun andprofit In today’s world of self-sufficiency, back-to-basics andsustainability, building beehives is a fun hobby that both you andyour bees will appreciate and benefit from.
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Beekeeping For Dummies

Author: Howland Blackiston

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119310067

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

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Everything you need to 'bee' a successful backyard beekeeper If you've ever thought about becoming a backyard beekeeper—or have already tried a hand at it and want to be better one—then this is the book for you! In Beekeeping for Dummies, 4th Edition you'll find everything you need to know in order to start your own colony, including how to assemble and maintain beehives, handle every phase of honey production, purchase and use all the latest tools, and what to do beyond your first season. This hands-on guide provides all the tools, tips, tricks, and techniques needed to become a real backyard beekeeper. You'll learn to identify the queen from her workers and drones, properly open and close the hive, distinguish one type of honey from another, and preserve your colony if disaster should strike. Keep bees on a small urban rooftop or in a large country yard Assemble your own hive and sustain it for years to come Safely inspect and manage your colony Harvest and sell your own honey Becoming a backyard beekeeper isn't as hard as people think—and with this hands-on guide, you'll be able to create one honey of a colony that will have the neighbors buzzing.
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Beekeeping For Dummies

Author: David Wiscombe,Howland Blackiston

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons

ISBN: 1119975689

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 358

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The fast and easy way to start and maintain a hive Beekeeping For Dummies is a practical, step-by-step beginner's guide to beekeeping. It gives you plain-English guidance on everything you need to know to start your own beehive, from buying the right equipment, sourcing bees, and locating your hive to maintaining a healthy colony and harvesting honey. Plus, you'll get the latest information on the causes and effects of bee disease, colony collapse disorder, and the impact the sudden disappearance of the honeybee has on our environment and economy. Here, you'll get trusted information on beekeeping in the UK, specifically written to address climate, buying equipment, locating hives, the local impact of colony collapse disorder and ways to avoid or minimise the risk to your hive, seasonal beekeeping tasks, local beekeeping associations, and updated content on urban beekeeping. Understand the anatomy of your bees Learn techniques and tips for harvesting, bottling, packaging, and selling honey Discover the benefits of beekeeping Learn techniques on obtaining and hiving your bees If you're a beginner beekeeper, taking a beekeeping course, or just have an interest in the plight of the honeybee, Beekeeping For Dummies has you covered!
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Hobby Farming For Dummies

Author: Theresa A. Husarik

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118052536

Category: House & Home

Page: 384

View: 3700

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Do you long for the country life? Hobby Farming For Dummies is a practical guide that will show you how to handle all the basics of small-scale farming, from growing healthy crops to raising livestock and managing your property. You'll see how to decide what to farm, provide shelter and utilities, select plants, and protect your investment. It's all you need to dig in and start growing! You’ll get a real idea of what it really means to jump from your current lifestyle to a life farming in the countryside. You’ll get the information you need to decide if the farming lifestyle is right for you and your personality. You’ll learn everything you need to know about property and how to access a power supply. You’ll get practical advice on which animals would work best for your farm and you’ll learn how to acquire them and what you need to know about caring for them properly. You’ll get help with all of the major decisions like whether you’re better off with subsistence farming or a more ambitious project. Find out how to: Make from change to a farm lifestyle Get along with your neighbors Find and buy rural properties Select and maintain equipment Raise and care for animals Use and preserve food items Avoid common farming pitfalls Choose plans for your farm Complete with lists of the ten unique opportunities for fun and the top ten misconceptions about farm living, Hobby Farming For Dummies will help you discover how you can live the simple life.
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Philosophy For Dummies

Author: Martin Cohen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470664622

Category: Philosophy

Page: 424

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Confused by metaphysics? In a muddle with aesthetics? Intimidated by Kant? Then look no further! Philosophy For Dummies, UK Edition is a complete crash-course in philosophical thought, covering key philosophers, philosophical history and theory and the big questions that affect us today. Tying in with standard UK curricula and including core topics such as logic, ethics and political philosophy, this impartial, expert guide cuts through the jargon to give you the facts. Whether you're a philosophy student or a complete beginner, Philosophy For Dummies, UK Edition will get you thinking and talking about philosophy in no time, and with maximum confidence.
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Backyard Beekeeping

Essential Beginners Guide to Build and Care for Your First Bee Colony and Make Delicious Natural Honey from Your Own Garden

Author: Andrew Forrest

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781539589372

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 3742

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Don't Worry BEE HAPPY! Start your Bee colony today ! There are 140,000 beekeepers in the United States keeping 3.2 million beehives. American beekeepers produced 200 million pounds of honey a year. In addition, honey bees pollinate and make possible many of the fruits and vegetables that make up the American diet. In fact, the annual contribution of honey bees to crop pollination and production is over nine billion dollars. But to tell the truth, these are not the reasons why many beekeepers have kept bees. Most keep bees because they enjoy the outdoors. They enjoy helping a young colony grow in spring. They enjoy watching the bees make honey. They enjoy harvesting, bottling, and selling honey as well. If you raise animals or work with wood, grow a garden or have an entrepreneurial spirit, you might be a candidate for beekeeping. You'd be surprised at how gentle they can be, and of the many places where you can keep bees. In this book, we'll go ahead and discuss the basics of backyard beekeeping. As an example, we'll set up ten bee hives from scratch--that is with packages of bees in the mail, just like what veteran beekeepers did when they were starting out. This book will help you follow the progress of this bee yard, or apiary, as it matures and develops in to a full blown colony, so you will see what you can expect. But before we begin, let's look at some other history of beekeeping. Here Are Some of the Great Stuff You Will Learn: - History of Beekeeping Starting Your Apiary Assembling the Hive Preparing Food Supplements and Medications Bee Biology, Equipment, and Bee Installation Bee Management Harvesting, processing and storing the Honey and Much more! Why delay? Start your Own Bee Colony today ! It's cheaper than you think! Right now you could be enjoying delicious honey right from your backyard, Take action today and Learn vital information on starting Beekeeping by Getting Yourself this book Today!
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Mormonism For Dummies

Author: Jana Riess,Christopher Kimball Bigelow

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 489

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Get the facts on temples, tithing, missions, and caffeine Mormon doctrines, rituals, and history, demystified at last! Mormonism, or the LDS Church, is one of the world's fastest growing religions. But unless you were raised a Mormon, you probably don't have a clear picture of LDS beliefs and practices. Covering everything from Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon to tithing and family home evening, this friendly guide will get you up to speed in no time. Discover: * How the LDS Church differs from other Christian churches * What Mormons believe * What happens in Mormon temples and meetinghouses * The history of the LDS Church * LDS debates on race, women, and polygamy
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Scotland For Dummies

Author: David G. Allan

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: 9780764554773

Category: Travel

Page: 456

View: 6204

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From ancient castles to the bright lights of Glasgow, the annual Edinburgh Festival to the fabled Loch Ness monster, a trip to Scotland promises a postcard-perfect, unforgettable vacation. Whether you’re a golf enthusiast or bagpipe aficionado, traveling solo or with family, this user-friendly guide takes you to islands, Highlands, Lowlands and everything in between. You’ll discover how to get the most out of your time and your budget with: What to do and see in cities and regions including Edinburgh, Glasgow, the Central and West Highlands, the Hebridean Islands, and more Up-to-date advice on dining, shopping, and “doing the pub crawl” in Edinburgh and Glasgow Tips on experiencing Scotland by car, train, bus…and by boat to the islands! Handy listings of the best golf courses, historic castles, distilleries, pubs, and natural attractions Like every For Dummies travel guide, Scotland For Dummies, Second Edition includes: Down-to-earth trip-planning advice What you shouldn’t miss — and what you can skip The best restaurants and hotels for every budget Lots of detailed maps
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New York City For Dummies

Author: Bruce Murphy,Alessandra de Rosa

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: 9780764554513

Category: Travel

Page: 336

View: 6629

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New York is back, and it's as interesting as ever. In today's New York, you find the usual merry-go-round of artistic and cultural events, commercial ferment, music, lights, entertainment, and business. If some people have left the city since September 11, 2001, the many who stayed – and perhaps have come since – continue to create the energy that's unique to New York. New York City For Dummies is designed to help you take a bite out of the Big Apple without getting the worm. Maybe this is your first trip to New York, or maybe you're a repeat visitor; in either case, you want to find out what you need to know, but only what you need to know. You don't have the time or the patience for those monstrous travel tomes in which you need 12 fingers to keep track of all the information. This guide is clearly organized and segmented so you won't have to read what comes before or after any chapter. You'll uncover tips about When to go, how to get there, and how much it's all going to cost How to make your travel arrangements, chose the neighborhood to stay in, and make your booking How to get around, from ground transportation into the city, to the public transit system, to getting around on foot The culinary culture of New York, its typical foods and habits What to see and do, from touring famous buildings to attending a taping of a TV show Living it up after dark, from Broadway shows to night clubs, and more or less civilized forms of relaxation Whether you're sitting in your living room trying to make a reservation or standing on the corner of 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue wondering where to eat, New York City For Dummies is set up so that you can get the facts, analysis, and recommendations you want, quickly.
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