The Beekeeper s Handbook

The Beekeeper s Handbook Author Diana Sammataro
ISBN-10 9780801485039
Year 1998
Pages 190
Language en
Publisher Cornell University Press
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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.

Beekeeper s Lab

Beekeeper s Lab Author Kim Lehman
ISBN-10 9781631592683
Year 2017-05-01
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher
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Fill the year ahead with weekly activities from around and about the hive, including art projects, recipes, experiments, garden activities, and more! If you keep bees or are interested in keeping bees, Beekeeper's Lab is the book for you. Filled with 52 beekeeping and hive-inspired projects to keep you involved with your bees and hive all year long. The tutorials are brief, accomplishable, and rewarding. Try a new technique each week with how-tos and sidebars with tips that are perfect for including the whole family. Beekeeping a fun and educational for the whole family to enjoy and is a highly impressive skill to possess!

The Beginner s Guide to Beekeeping

The Beginner s Guide to Beekeeping Author Daniel Johnson
ISBN-10 9780760344477
Year 2013-07-15
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Voyageur Press
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"The Beginner's Guide to Beekeeping is a fully illustrated, explicitly detailed resource for would-be rural and suburban beekeepers"--

Beekeeping

Beekeeping Author Richard E. Bonney
ISBN-10 9781603421737
Year 2012-09-24
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Storey Publishing
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Keep your own bees and enjoy delicious golden honey from your own backyard. With his respect and admiration for bees evident on every page, Richard E. Bonney describes how to acquire bees, manage a hive, prevent and treat diseases, and extract a crop of honey. Enthusiastic beekeepers of every stripe and experience level will benefit from Bonney’s astonishing knowledge of the craft — from beekeeping history and honeybee biology to the complex social structure of the hive.

Wisdom for Beekeepers

Wisdom for Beekeepers Author James E. Tew
ISBN-10 1621137619
Year 2013
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Taunton Press
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"This book is a collection of 500 beekeeping tips, illustrated throughout with specially commissioned linocut prints, is an ideal companion for newcomers to beekeeping and experienced beekeepers"--

Beekeeping For Dummies

Beekeeping For Dummies Author David Wiscombe
ISBN-10 9781119975687
Year 2011-09-20
Pages 358
Language en
Publisher John Wiley and Sons
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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!

Better Beekeeping

Better Beekeeping Author Kim Flottum
ISBN-10 9781610602228
Year 2011-08-01
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Quarry Books
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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.

Homegrown Honey Bees

Homegrown Honey Bees Author Alethea Morrison
ISBN-10 9781603428811
Year 2013-02-15
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Storey Publishing
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Discover the joys of harvesting honey from your own backyard. Alethea Morrison outlines what you’ll need to know to make it through the first year, while stunning macrophotography by Mars Vilaubi brings the inner workings of the hive to life. With in-depth discussions of allergies, colony hierarchy, bee behavior, and more, this approachably informative guide bursts with enthusiastic encouragement. Keep your own bees, and enjoy the sweet buzz.

Top Bar Beekeeping

Top Bar Beekeeping Author Les Crowder
ISBN-10 9781603584623
Year 2012-11-27
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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In recent years beekeepers have had to face tremendous challenges, from pests such as varroa and tracheal mites and from the mysterious but even more devastating phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Yet in backyards and on rooftops all over the world, bees are being raised successfully, even without antibiotics, miticides, or other chemical inputs.More and more organically minded beekeepers are now using top-bar hives, in which the shape of the interior resembles a hollow log. Long lasting and completely biodegradable, a topbar hive made of untreated wood allows bees to build comb naturally rather than simply filling prefabricated foundation frames in a typical box hive with added supers. Top-bar hives yield slightly less honey but produce more beeswax than a typical Langstroth box hive. Regular hive inspection and the removal of old combs helps to keep bees healthier and naturally disease-free. Top-Bar Beekeeping provides complete information on hive management and other aspects of using these innovative hives. All home and hobbyist beekeepers who have the time and interest in keeping bees intensively should consider the natural, low-stress methods outlined in this book. It will also appeal to home orchardists, gardeners, and permaculture practitioners who look to bees for pollination as well as honey or beeswax.

Vanishing Bees

Vanishing Bees Author Sainath Suryanarayanan
ISBN-10 9780813574615
Year 2016-11-29
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Rutgers University Press
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In 2005, beekeepers in the United States began observing a mysterious and disturbing phenomenon: once-healthy colonies of bees were suddenly collapsing, leaving behind empty hives full of honey and pollen. Over the following decade, widespread honeybee deaths—some of which have come to be called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)—have continued to bedevil beekeepers and threaten the agricultural industries that rely on bees for pollination. Scientists continue to debate the causes of CCD, yet there is no clear consensus on how to best solve the problem. Vanishing Bees takes us inside the debates over widespread honeybee deaths, introducing the various groups with a stake in solving the mystery of CCD, including beekeepers, entomologists, growers, agrichemical companies, and government regulators. Drawing from extensive interviews and first-hand observations, Sainath Suryanarayanan and Daniel Lee Kleinman examine how members of each group have acquired, disseminated, and evaluated knowledge about CCD. In addition, they explore the often-contentious interactions among different groups, detailing how they assert authority, gain trust, and build alliances. As it explores the contours of the CCD crisis, Vanishing Bees considers an equally urgent question: what happens when farmers, scientists, beekeepers, corporations, and federal agencies approach the problem from different vantage points and cannot see eye-to-eye? The answer may have profound consequences for every person who wants to keep fresh food on the table.

The Beekeeper s Journal

The Beekeeper s Journal Author Kim Flottum
ISBN-10 9781592538874
Year 2014-02-01
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Quarry Books
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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.

Safe to Chew

Safe to Chew Author John Connor Lawrence
ISBN-10 1878075454
Year 2015-07-01
Pages 218
Language en
Publisher
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The success of this collection will be measured by whether or not you find yourself smiling with a tilt of your head and musing to yourself, "I never would have thought of that." Certainly, this is a new and ambitious undertaking for Wicwas Press. Our focus and notoriety in recent years has been on information surrounding the industrious, beloved, mysterious honey bee and the art of its keeping. We've met with thousands of beekeepers, authors, scientists and enthusiasts, all of whom have been drawn together by a spark of curiosity and inspiration-and inspiration takes many forms. Within these pages, we have attempted to capture and cultivate that inspiration in a series of essays, poems and stories around the theme of beekeeping. Our contributors are not necessarily writers or beekeepers, though many are or will soon find themselves both. We invited their participation in the first ever Wicwas Press anthology with the belief that "every beekeeper has a story to tell" and we were not disappointed. With over 200 unique submissions to the effort by people from all walks of life, we are humbled by your response. We extend our thanks to everyone who participated, perhaps especially to those bold individuals whose works did not make the final cut. Every submission brought with it unique elements and, ultimately, I hope that we have gathered the most outstanding representatives of these diverse expressions. These collected works present themes spanning the breadth of all beekeepers' experiences and imagination, including stories that explore beekeeping through the generations, the joyful innocence natural curiosity, and curious flights of fancy, as well as some of the darkness they experience.