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.
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.
Always Wanted to Know About Beekeeping and How To Become A Beekeeper ?!This Book Has Everything You Need to Kickstarting Your Very Own Beekeeping Journey!Bees are a very important part of nature as they help to keep the ecological balance alive. Without them, pollination wouldn't be possible, and flowers and plants wouldn't grow, and you can only imagine how the world would be if that ever happens!Also, Bees make honey, and there are lots of people who enjoy honey! There are also a lot of other things that bees can do-and you will learn more about them later!With the help of this book, you'd be able to start your own Beekeeping Business-and learn how to take care of bees the right way!What are you waiting for? Read this book now and find out how!What Are You Going to Learn?: Why You Should Keep BeesBeekeeping EquipmentWhere to Get BeesWhat to Keep in MindType of HivesBuilding Your First BeehiveCollecting HoneyCommon Mistakes and How to Avoid Them...And Much More!So, Are You Ready to Become The Pro Beekeeper
Author: Vivian Head
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated
Release Date: 2012
A guide to beekeeping offers advice on getting started with the hobby, providing a history of bees and beekeeping and discussing how to buy colonies, keep records, manage a hive, and take care of stings.
Author: Tammy Horn
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Release Date: 2011-11-01
Queen bee. Worker bees. Busy as a bee. These phrases have shaped perceptions of women for centuries, but how did these stereotypes begin? Who are the women who keep bees and what can we learn from them? Beeconomy examines the fascinating evolution of the relationship between women and bees around the world. From Africa to Australia to Asia, women have participated in the pragmatic aspects of honey hunting and in the more advanced skills associated with beekeeping as hive technology has advanced through the centuries. Synthesizing the various aspects of hive-related products, such as beewax and cosmetics, as well as the more specialized skills of queen production and knowledge-based economies of research and science, noted bee expert Tammy Horn documents how and why women should consider being beekeepers. The women profiled in the book suggest ways of managing careers, gender discrimination, motherhood, marriage, and single-parenting—all while enjoying the community created by women who work with honey bees. Horn finds in beekeeping an opportunity for a new sustainable economy, one that takes into consideration environment, children, and family needs. Beeconomy not only explores globalization, food history, gender studies, and politics; it is a collective call to action.
Since its publication in 1994, the Small Farm Handbook has been an essential resource for California’s small farmers and the agricultural professionals advising them – selling over 4300 copies. Now this invaluable reference has been updated and expanded for today’s small-scale producers. The handbook covers three essential areas: Background skills and knowledge, the business side, and the farming side Within these broad areas you’ll find specific chapters on: Requirements for Successful Farming Growing Crops Raising Animals Farm and Financial Management Marketing and Product Sales Labor Management Also included are profiles of six small farm operators representing a sample of California’s diverse agriculture. Throughout you’ll get a look at emerging trends and issues for California agriculture and innovative methods for better production and management, all of which can lead to better farm performance. Drawing upon the knowledge of 32 experts from the University of California, No other publication covers the topics, issues, and facets of California’s small-scale agriculture with this depth or level of expertise. From the basics to risk management, specialty crops to marketing and product sales, this guide covers the gamut.
The Backyard Beekeeper, now in its 4th edition, makes the time-honored and complex tradition of beekeeping an enjoyable and accessible backyard pastime that will appeal to urban and rural beekeepers of all skill levels. More than a guide to beekeeping, this handbook features expert advice for: - Setting up and caring for your own colonies - She best location to place your new bee colonies for their safety and yours - The most practical and nontoxic ways to care for your bees - Swarm control - Using top bar hives - Harvesting the products of a beehive and collecting and using honey - Bee problems and treatments What's New? - Information for Urban Bees and Beekeepers - Using Your Smoker the Right Way - Better Pest Management - Providing Consistent and Abundant Good Food - Keeping Your Hives Healthy With this complete resource and the expert advice of Bee Culture editor Kim Flottum, your bees will be healthy, happy, and more productive.
Author: A. N. Cowan
Release Date: 2014-08
Genre: Bee culture
Useful to beginners, 'Scottish Beekeeping Handbook' is concerned almost exclusively with the management of hives for honey production and the creation of new colonies of bees. The author, who has upwards of 35 years beekeeping experience, has developed methods of getting a lot of honey from a few hives in the harsher conditions of the cooler Scottish climate. In this step-by-step guide he shares the knowledge he has gained, offers tips and answers the questions frequently asked by beginners.
Indulge your sweet tooth all year long with honey’s many seasonal flavors. Use avocado honey to add depth to April’s baby carrots; spice up your July peaches with sourwood honey; and add some cranberry honey to November’s Thanksgiving spread. This delightful book is filled with bits of honey lore and beekeeping history to sweeten your exploration of the varied and delicious ways you can use honey every day.
Author: K Hawkins
Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press
Release Date: 2018-10-31
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Author: Beekeepers World
Release Date: 2019-08-04
Essential Beekeeping Journal (6" X 9" - 15.24cm X 22.86cm - 120 Pages - 58 Inspection Records) This beekeeping journal is specially designed to help you to properly track and maintain the health of your bee hives. It is packed with essential bee hive's observation checklist to ensure a healthy bee hives for good honey production. A properly maintained bee hive journal has many benefits: Organized daily / weekly record Observation checklist to ensure healthy beehives Identify issues and early warnings to provide ample time for treatment and follow up action Record your experience, learn and improve your skill as a beekeeper Bee Journal Features: Undated colony record for flexible observation schedules Population and temperament check Quantity check for frames, combs, etc Presence check for queen bee, eggs, larvae, etc Irregularities check To-do list and follow up Notes section This comprehensive journal is essential for anyone who is serious in beekeeping. It also makes a perfect gift for all bee lovers! Get A Copy Today!