First Lessons in Beekeeping

Author: C. P. Dadant

Publisher: Martino Fine Books

ISBN: 9781578987979

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 186

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2009 Reprint of original 1934 edition. Paperback, 171pp. The Dadant family, originally from France, is one the first families of beekeeping in America. Charles Dadant (1817-1902) is considered one of the founding fathers of modern beekeeping. He was always seeking a better way to keep bees. Just as he had begun with the old European "eke," he quickly abandoned that kind of beekeeping for the modern Langstroth hive concept. Bee hives have often been designed and built without regard for the needs and habits of the honey bee colony. Probably the best design for a colony was the large hive developed by Charles Dadant. It provided a large, deep brood chamber with plenty of room in which the queen could lay, and shallower supers for honey storage. However, the price and promotion of smaller hives offered for sale during the period from about 1885 to 1900 made them more popular. Charles son, Camille Pierre Dadant, authored First Lessons in Beekeeping, a standard and still important work on this subject. Dadant's book and its succeeding editions have been America's first stop for beginning beekeepers for over 90 years. Lavishing illustrated with photographs.
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First Lessons in Beekeeping

Author: Keith S. Delaplane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780915698127

Category: Nature

Page: 166

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"Introduces the prospective beekeeper to the basics of beekeeping through easy-to-understand text and numerous color photos on honey bee biology, beekeeping equipment, management, honey production and processing, as well as disease diagnosis and treatment
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First Lessons in Beekeeping

Author: C. P. Dadant

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1446546071

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 132

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Originally published in 1917, this is a wonderful early work on beekeeping and contains much information and many photos. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artworkContents Include Beekeeping As An Occupation How The Colony Is Organized The Complete Hive Accessory Equipment Establishing The Colony Spring In the Apiary Summer In The Apiary Fall And Winter Preparation Queen Management Diseases And Enemies Honey Plants Packing Honey For Market
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Bees and Honey, Or First Lessons in Beekeeping

Author: Thomas G. Newman

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781986121682

Category:

Page: 198

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This special re-print edition of "Bees and Honey, or First Lessons in Beekeeping" contains all the information a person needs to master the basics of raising honeybees. Written in 1911 by one of the early masters of American beekeeping, this work contains practical information on how to get started in raising honeybees as a business or hobby. Topics covered include Natural History of the Honeybee, Establishing an Apiary, Hives and Honey Receptacles, The Production of Choice Honey, The Honey Extractor and Its Use, Swarming and Queen Rearing, Improvement in Honeybees, Transfering and Uniting Bees, Wintering and Feeding Bees, Handling and Quieting Bees and much more. Lavishly illustrated, this is one of the most complete books on the subject of raising honeybees and honey production. Note: This edition is a perfect facsimile of the original edition and is not set in a modern typeface. As a result, some type characters and images might suffer from slight imperfections or minor shadows in the page background.
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Dadant System of Beekeeping

Author: C. P. Dadant

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 147335921X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 128

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This antiquarian volume comprises a comprehensive guide to bee-keeping, with information on seasonal management, diseases, enemies, swarming, honey production, and many other aspects of bee-keeping. Full of interesting, practical information and profusely illustrated, this guide will be of considerable value to the discerning bee-keeper. It is not to be missed by collectors of antiquarian literature of this ilk. The chapters of this volume include: 'Early Experiments – Natural History', 'The Queen', 'The Worker Bee', 'Size of Hives', 'The Large Hive', 'Small Hives', 'Safety in Wintering', 'Frame Spacing', 'The Supers', 'Side Storage', 'Queen Excluders', 'Drone and Drone Production', 'The Dadant Hive', 'A simplified Dadant Hive', and much more. We are proud to republish this vintage book, now complete with a new and specially commissioned introduction on bee-keeping.
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The Encyclopedia of Country Living, 40th Anniversary Edition

The Original Manual for Living off the Land & Doing It Yourself

Author: Carla Emery

Publisher: Sasquatch Books

ISBN: 1570618410

Category: House & Home

Page: 928

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From craft culture to survivalists, preppers, homesteaders, urban farmers, and everyone in between there is a desire for a simpler way of life—a healthier, greener, more self-sustaining and holistic approach to modern life. The knowledge you need to survive and thrive off the grid is at your fingertips in The Encyclopedia of Country Living, the best-selling resource for the homesteading movement. With its origins in the back-to-the-land effort of the late 1960s, Carla Emery’s landmark book has grown into a comprehensive guide to building your sustainable country escape haven, while lowering your carbon footprint in the process. The 40th anniversary edition offers up-to-date and detailed information on the fundamentals of topics like homegrown food; raising chickens, goats, and pigs; beekeeping; food preservation; mail-order supply sourcing; foraging; and much, much more (even how to deliver a baby)—everything you need to lead a self-sufficient lifestyle in the 21st century. Basic, thorough, and reliable, this book deserves a place in urban and rural homes alike. Table of Contents 1 Oddments 2 Introduction to Plants 3 Grasses, Grains & Canes 4 Garden Vegetables 5 Herbs & Flavorings 6 Tree, Vine, Bush & Bramble 7 Food Preservation 8 Introduction to Animals 9 Poultry 10 Goats, Cows & Home Dairying 11 Bee, Rabbit, Sheep & Pig 12 Appendix
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