The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beekeeping

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Penguin, May 4, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 224 pages
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The buzz on beekeeping.

The Complete Idiot's GuideŽ to Beekeeping has all the information a beginning beekeeper needs to know to start a hive and keep it buzzing. Expert beekeepers Dean Stiglitz and Laurie Herboldsheimer, owners of Golden Rule Honey, take readers step by step through the entire process-from information on the inhabitants of a hive and how it works to collecting bees, keeping them healthy, raising a queen, harvesting honey and wax, and storing hives for the off- season.

 

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Contents

Whats All the Buzz About?
The Caste of Characters
Gearing
Chapter 4Acquiring Bees
Chapter 5Finding aHome for Your Hives
Chapter 7 Establishing Your Hives
Chapter 8Inspecting Your Hives
Beekeeping the OldFashioned
TheYin andYangof Disease Chapter 11 The Mating Scene
The Offseason
Appendix A Glossary
Index
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