The Beekeeper's Handbook

Author: Diana Sammataro,Alphonse Avitabile

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801485037

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 190

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Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile have revised and expanded their clear and comprehensive guide to cover changes in beekeeping. They discuss the crisis created by the parasitic bee mites. In less than a decade, for example, Varroa mites have saturated the North American honeybee population with disastrous results, devastating both managed and wild populations. The new edition of The Beekeeper's Handbook covers mite detection and control as well as the selection and testing of bees that may have some tolerance to mites.*Serves as a comprehensive well-illustrated introduction for beginners and a valuable reference for the experienced beekeeper.*Outlines options for each operation within beekeeping, listing advantages and disadvantages of each alternative.*Provides easy-to-follow directions and diagrams.*Includes glossary and updated bibliography suggesting more detailed information on the topics discussed.
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Bees in the City

The Urban Beekeepers' Handbook

Author: Brian McCallum,Alison Benjamin

Publisher: Guardian Books

ISBN: 0852652534

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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Beekeeping - once seen as an old-fashioned country pursuit - is increasingly attracting young metropolitan professionals, and new hives are springing up all over our cities. Whether you're attracted to beekeeping because you want to produce your own honey, do your bit to combat the threats that honeybee colonies face today, or simply reconnect with nature, Bees in the City provides a comprehensive guide to the subject. Written by the authors of the bestselling A World Without Bees, it: - introduces you to the school teachers, inner-city youngsters, City professionals and budding entrepreneurs who are at the forefront of this exciting new movement - suggests creative ways you can help bees in your own back garden without keeping a hive - provides extensive, practical information for the novice urban beekeeper, including tips on getting started and a month-by-month job guide Packed with invaluable advice on how to understand and support these extraordinary creatures, Bees in the City will inspire you to join this new urban revolution.
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The Beekeeper's Bible

Bees, Honey, Recipes and Other Home Uses

Author: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007279892

Category: Bee culture

Page: 412

View: 1956

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Collins Beekeeper's Bible covers all the practicalities and will teach you everything there is to know about caring for bees and safe hive management, with clear instructions and step-by-step illustrations. It also contains a wealth of information about the culinary, medicinal, cosmetic and domestic uses of honey, beeswax and pollen, with no aspect of beekeeping omitted.Not just a practical guide, this beautiful almanac is also a fascinating read, overflowing with charming and whimsical bee trivia, fascinating pieces of folklore, an intimate history of beekeeping and much more besides. Discover bees in literature, learn how to craft beeswax candles, or preserve fine wood with your home-made furniture polish. Enjoy over 100 glorious honey-recipes for cakes and breads, sauces and marinades, drinks and even flavoured spirits!Fully illustrated with practical photography, stunning illustrations and unique etchings, this is an invaluable handbook as well as a beautiful addition to your coffee table, whether you're an active beekeeper with buzzing hives, or an armchair enthusiast who daydreams about collecting your own honey.
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Better Beekeeping

Author: Kim Flottum

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1610602226

Category: Nature

Page: 176

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Backyard beekeepers everywhere agree, a successful colony is a thing of beauty. Thousands of beekeepers have started beekeeping thanks to Kim Flottum's first book, The Backyard Beekeeper, and they have added to their repertoire of skills with The Backyard Beekeeper's Honey Handbook. Now, Better Beekeeping answers the question, "What do I do now that I'm a beekeeper?" The essential theme is simple: If you produce the right number of bees of the right age at the right time in the right place in the right condition you will be successful. To accomplish this requires making intelligent decisions in the beeyard, sound planning, tuning into nature, and balancing biology and business savvy. There are not a lot of how-to instructions hidden within this, but there's a lot of real-world study, smart, intuitive thinking, and setting of goals.
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A Beekeeper's Guide to Rearing Queen Bees - A Collection of Articles on Breeding, Laying, Cells and Other Aspects of Queen Rearing

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447481240

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 202

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This fantastic book contains a collection of classic articles on the subject of bee keeping, focusing mainly on queens and how to rear, introduce, and breed them. Written in simple, plain language and profusely-illustrated with helpful diagrams, these carefully-selected articles will be of considerable utility to those with a practical interest in bee keeping and related subjects. Contents Include: “Queen Rearing”, “Queen And Drone Raising”, “Queen Rearing”, “Hive For Rearing Queen Bees Queen-Rearing In Nature”, “Queen-Rearing. Artificial Methods”, “Queen-Rearing On A Larger Scale”, “Rearing And Introducing Queens”, “Raising Queen Bees - How To Introduce A Queen”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on bee keeping.
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The Beekeeper's Guide: The Complete Beginner's Guide to Backyard Beekeeping, Includes Pollination, Honey Production and Bee Health - Natural

Author: Jaime Neil

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781090838490

Category: Nature

Page: 118

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All You Need to Know to be Successful at Beekeeping Have you ever considered starting your own bee colony in your backyard? Or maybe you have already tried a hand at beekeeping and you want to be more proficient at it. The Beekeeper's Guide provides you with all the information you need to start your first colony, which includes setting up and managing your beehives safely, handling every aspect of honey production, purchasing and using all the latest tools and what to do after the first season. This complete beekeeping guide contains detailed information on the easiest methods to raise honey bees in your backyard - including loads of bee-related facts and projects. You will discover all the techniques, tips and tricks needed to enjoy this amazing hobby, including the identification of the queen bee from the drones and workers. You will also learn the best natural and nontoxic ways of caring for your colonies, which include providing the best bee food, protecting them from predators and disease as well as keeping them productive, healthy and happy. Featuring clear and simple instructions, The Beekeeper's Guide provides extensive information on handling honey bees and working throughout the season to maintain healthy beehives and harvest a generous supply of honey and other products of a beehive. More than a guide to beekeeping, this handbook provides expert advice for: The best location to place your bee hive for your bees' safety and yours Setting up and caring for your own colonies Safely inspecting and managing your colony Using your smoker the right way Harvesting and selling your own honey and other beehive products Better pest management Keeping your beehives healthy With all the information you'll find in The Beekeeper's Guide, your honey bees will be happy, healthy, and more productive. BUY NOW!
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The Beekeeper's Journal

Author: Kim Flottum

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1592538878

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

View: 698

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Store your notes, journal entries, and daily beekeeping records, observations, and to-do lists within the pages of this beautiful and inspirational journal. The Beekeeper's Journal is the perfect tool for beekeepers and beekeeping enthusiasts to keep their thoughts, recipes, inspirations, sketches, to-do lists and more. Photographs and illustrations on each spread complement the helpful tips, anecdotes, ideas, recipes, how-to and images from beekeeping expert, Kim Flottum. This book is not only a useful tool, but the perfect keepsake for avid beekeepers and those who aspire to keep bees.
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