Beekeeping For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 9, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 384 pages
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Beekeeping For Dummies, 2nd Edition reviews the tools of the trade, including complete instructions for building and maintaining beehives; offers detailed and easy-to-follow guidelines for all phases of honey production--including harvesting, bottling, packaging and marketing your honey; explores theories into the recent unexplained collapse of colonies and its environmental and economic on society; and provides new information on mites and diseases and recommend changes in bee medication and treatments.
 

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Beekeeping for Dummies

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This is the best book available for beginner beekeepers. It has the latest beekeeping information to date. So many other books dont cover todays beekeeping challenges. Read full review

Great Informative Book for the Beginning Beekeeper

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This book really got me started in Beekeeping. Very concise logical format and entertaining to boot! I would recommend as an addition to any Beekeepers Library! Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Falling in Love with a Bug
7
Life Inside the Honey Bee Hive
21
Life Inside the Honey Bee Hive
23
Starting Your Adventure
45
Basic Equipment for Beekeepers
59
Basic Equipment for Beekeepers
61
Obtaining and Installing Your Bees
91
Common Problems and Simple Solutions
163
Colony Collapse Disorder
189
Diseases and Remedies
197
Honey Bee Pests
207
Raising Your Own Queens
229
Sweet Rewards
247
Honey Harvest Day
263
The Part of Tens
277

Obtaining and Installing Your Bees
93
Opening Your Hive
111
What to Expect when Youre Inspecting
127
Different Seasons Different Activities
145
Different Seasons Different Activities
147
Ten Frequently Asked Questions About Bee Behavior
305
Helpful Resources
317
Beekeepers Checklist
331
Index
341
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About the author (2009)

Howland Blackiston has more than 20 years' experience keeping bees. He has written many articles on beekeeping and appeared on dozens of television and radio programs, including CNBC, CNN, NPR, and Sirius Satellite Radio. Blackiston has been a keynote speaker at conferences in more than 40 countries.

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