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Beekeeping: A Practical Guide

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Whether you're a beginning beekeeper or one with a season or two of experience, Richard Bonney tells you how to keep bees, not just have them. This new book by the acclaimed author of Hive Management offers vital, up-to-date information about how to:

-- Acquire bees

-- Install a colony

-- Manage a hive

-- Take a crop of honey

-- Prevent and treat Varroa and tracheal mites

-- Learn about Africanized bees

Synopsis:

Whether you're a beginning beekeeper or one with a season or two of experience, Richard Bonney tells you how to keep bees successfully. With this practical guide, you'll learn every step of the process, from acquiring bees to installing a colony, managing a hive, preventing and treating diseases, and taking a crop of honey.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-173) and index.

About the Author

A beekeeper for over 13 years, author Richard E. Bonney owns Charlemont Apiaries in Charlemont, Massachusetts. He has authored two books, Hive Management and Beekeeping. Richard is a beekeeping teacher at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He was named the Massachusetts Extension Specialist-Apiculture in 1991 and writes regularly about beekeeping.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

1. BEFORE WE START

The Beekeeper's Commitment

Dimensions of Beekeeping

Stings

Legal Considerations

History of Beekeeping

How to Get Started

2. THE BEES

What Is a Honey Bee?

Occupants of the Hive

Development

Activities and Behavior

Life of a Worker Bee

Cycle of the Year

Colony Reproduction: Swarming

Nutrition and Feeding

Communications

3. GETTING STARTED

Hive Location

Equipment and Supplies

Acquiring Bees

Working with Bees

Installing Bees

Initial Management

4. ONGOING MANAGEMENT

The First Summer

Fall Management

The Coming Year

5. REMOVING THE CROP

Methods for Clearing Bees and Removing Supers

Extracting and Handling Honey

Comb Honey

Other Hive Products

6. DISEASES, PESTS, AND PREDATORS

Diseases of Honey Bees

Parasitic Mites

Nonproblem Creatures for Honey Bees

Problem Creatures for Honey Bees

The Africanized Bee

Pesticides

APPENDICES

Appendix A: Publications about Beekeeping

Appendix B: Sources

Appendix C: Glossary

Product Details

ISBN:
9780882668611
Editor:
Webb, Sandra
Author:
Webb, Sandra
Author:
Bonney, Richard E.
Publisher:
Storey Publishing
Location:
Pownal, Vt. :
Subject:
Insects & Spiders
Subject:
Bee culture
Subject:
Animals - Insects & Spiders
Subject:
Nature Studies-General
Subject:
HOUSE & HOME / Sustainable Living
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 1053
Publication Date:
19930131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 x 9
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.5 in 0.69 lb

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Whether you're a beginning beekeeper or one with a season or two of experience, Richard Bonney tells you how to keep bees successfully. With this practical guide, you'll learn every step of the process, from acquiring bees to installing a colony, managing a hive, preventing and treating diseases, and taking a crop of honey.

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