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The Beekeeping Handbook: A Practical Apiary Guide for the Yard, Garden, and Rooftop

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Publisher Comments:

Keeping bees in your garden is a fascinating and rewarding hobby that not only helps to restore the balance in the natural environment, but also provides the keeper with a rich supply of honey and beeswax. This book will tell you everything you need to know – from the cost of the set-up process and keeping your bees happy and healthy, to selling your produce and how to deal with stings. Illustrated throughout.

Book News Annotation:

This brief beginner's guide to beekeeping provides basic instruction for getting started with this interesting backyard hobby. Opening with a short discussion of bee anatomy and behavior, the work covers topics such as selecting beekeeping equipment, purchasing bees, a typical beekeeper's annual calendar, pests and diseases, honey harvesting, and bee breeding. Chapters include hand illustrations and convenient task checklists. Head raises chickens and bees in East Sussex, UK. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Vivian Head is an ardent cook, gardener and author who lives in a country cottage in East Sussex , in the United Kingdom . When she is not busy writing, she tends her allotment and kitchen herb garden, which is also home to her chickens and four beehives.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

The History of the Honey Bee UNDERSTANDING THE HONEY BEE

The Superfamily

Bee Anatomy

Swarming BEEKEEPING EQUIPMENT

Getting Started

The Hive

Other Tools and Equipment

Equipment for Extracting Honey

Suitable Clothing

Dealing with Bee Stings GETTING YOUR BEES

A Good Source

Positioning Your Hives

Urban Bees

The Day Your Bees Arrive

Bait Hives THE BEEKEEPER’S YEAR

The Beekeeping Year

Spring

Marking the Queen

Spring Checklist

Beekeeping Records

Summer and Autumn

Summer/Autumn Checklist

Surviving the Winter

Winter Checklist PESTS AND DISEASES

Managing Pests and Diseases

Non-infectious Diseases

Brood Disorders

Adult Bee Diseases

Samples for Bee Disease Diagnosis

Other Pests and Predators PROBLEM SOLVING

Answering your Questions HARVESTING HONEY

The Golden Harvest

Extracting the Honey

Problem Honeys

Manuka Honey – A Little Miracle OTHER PRODUCTS FROM THE HIVE

Wax, Propolis, Royal Jelly and Pollen REARING QUEENS

Breeding Strong Queens GLOSSARY

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565236813
Author:
Head, Vivian
Publisher:
Fox Chapel Publishing
Subject:
Insects & Spiders
Subject:
Biology-Entomology and General Invertebrates
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 bandw illustrations
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.97 x 6.42 in

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