Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees: Honey Production, Pollination, Bee Health (Google eBook)

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Storey Publishing, 2010 - Nature - 244 pages
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Everyone is buzzing about bees! Urban beekeeping is on the rise as swarms of people do their part to help nurture local food systems, make gardens more productive, connect with nature, and rescue honey bee populations from colony collapse disorder. Honey bee hives now grace the White House Lawn, the roof of Chicago City Hall, the National Arboretum, and the top of the Fairmont Hotel. Even Hagen-Daazs has gotten into the act with its well-funded campaign, Help the Honey Bees.

Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees, the newest addition to the best-selling series, will be the single resource sought by beekeepers in all settings. Malcolm T. Sanford presents a thorough overview of these industrious and critically important insects. With this book as their guide, beekeepers will understand how to plan a hive, acquire bees, install a colony, keep bees healthy, maintain a healthy hive, understand and prevent new diseases, and harvest honey crops.

The book also provides an overview of the honey bee nest and colony life, insights into honey bee anatomy and behavior, an exploration of apiary equipment and tools, season-by-season beekeeper responsibilities, instructions for harvesting honey, and detailed, up-to-date information about diseases and other potential risks to bees.

This comprehensive reference will appeal to both the experienced beekeeper who seeks help with specific issues and the novice eager to get started.
  

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Review: Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees: Honey Production, Pollination, Bee Health

User Review  - Derek Hart - Goodreads

Vary good book. Full of a lot of information for the starting beekeeper as well as a good reference for the old time keeper. Read full review

Review: Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees: Honey Production, Pollination, Bee Health

User Review  - Rex - Goodreads

This book is a great overview of the basics - or what you might learn in a Beekeeping 101 hands-on class. I did not see much in the way of advanced beekeeping topics. Read full review

Contents

1 Beginning Beekeeping
1
2 Origin and History of Beekeeping
25
3 A Bees Life
41
4 Choosing Hive Location
68
5 Getting Equipped
80
6 Enter the Bees
99
7 Managing Honey Bee Colonies
119
8 Taking the Crop
158
9 Pollination
180
10 Diseases and Pests of the Honey Bee
188
Glossary
230
Model Beekeeping Ordinance
232
Sample Pollination Contract
233
Resources
235
Index
239
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About the author (2010)

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.

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