The Complete Guide to Beekeeping

Author: Jeremy Evans,Sheila Berrett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bee culture

Page: 192

View: 625

Beekeepers and those interested in beekeeping An introduction and guide to the complex subject of beekeeping, an ancient pastime which has seen a recent revival in interest. Whether the reader is a novice or a professional beekeeper, this book will be a valuable addition to existing literature. The book is fully comprehensive, starting with the novice and ending with the semi-expert It tells you all you need to know about taking up beekeeping on a small scale. Starting Beekeeping When and where; hives and beekeeping equipment; buying secondhand; understanding honeybees. Siting Your Bees Selecting a site; hiving your bees; feeding your bees; looking through the hive; avoiding bee stings. A Thriving Colony Adding supers; using a queen excluder; how bees forage; the honey flow; taking off honey. Wintering Down Preparing and feeding the hive for winter; mice, damp, wax moth and other enemies. The Second Year Spring cleaning; getting a second hive; oil seed rape; the 'June gap'; problems with a poor harvest. Planning Ahead Keeping the queen in charge; requeening; making a nuc. warming Why bees swarm; swarms in action; catching and hiving a swarm; drone laying queens and other problems. beekeeping; migratory hives. Honeybee Products Honey for sale; honey for show; honey recipes; making mead; wax extracting; beeswax polish and candles; propolis' and medicinal properties. Honeybee Problems Killer bees; bee pests and diseases. Bees in History Beekeeping from BC to the present century. Glossary of beekeeping terms and information packed appendices.
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The Complete Guide to Beekeeping for Fun & Profit

Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

Author: Cindy Belknap

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 1601383622

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 5545

Beekeeping is both a hobby and a practical business plan that many individuals have taken up in recent years as a viable way to culture a valuable natural resource and have fun in the process. In any given year, an effectively built beekeeping business can bring profits up to 500 percent of your investment according to numerous private beekeepers. The benefit of growing your own honey and selling it to local customers for between $3 and $6 a pound depending on how you cultivate and whether your honey is completely organic can be a huge boon for anyone with the money and time to invest. This book walks all motivated potential beekeepers through the process of building and operating their beekeeping business from the ground up, ensuring it is both a fun hobby and a great way to make a little extra money on the side. You will learn everything you need to effectively start beekeeping for profit and fun, including what materials you need, what kinds of bees are best for honey or wax production. You will learn all of the fundamental safety equipment you need to effectively handle the bees and where to place your hives on your property to take advantage of natural circumstances. You will learn the basics you need to understand what bees do and how they interact, including details about the queen bee, the worker bees, drones, and foragers. You will learn how seasonal changes affect your colonies, and how to use your smoke to access and gather honey from your bees. The best in home beekeeping professionals have been interviewed and their expertise and insights have been gathered here for you to review, providing additional details about the kinds and methods of honey gathering that you can profit from you. You will learn how to install everything and keep your colonies updated. You will learn how to keep the necessary records and how to sell your honey and what the best prices for that honey is. You will learn what is involved in opening a colony and how to manage pests effectively without endangering the bees or the honey. You will learn how to manage your hives in the winter and fall and what you can do with everything your bees produce. For anyone who has ever considered beekeeping as a hobby or source of side income, this is the book for you. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
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The Complete Step-by-Step Book of Beekeeping

A Practical Guide to Beekeeping, from Setting Up a Colony to Hive Management and Harvesting the Honey, Shown in Over 400 Photographs

Author: David Cramp

Publisher: Anness Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780754823483

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 8077

With their vital pollinating activities, bees are one of the most ecologically useful and important insects, and beekeeping must rate as one of the most interesting and satisfying hobbies. The structure and hierarchy of a beehive and the behaviour of bees is fascinating, and the end product, honey, is a fitting reward for a beekeeper?s care. Since the decline of the honeybee worldwide owing to disease and intensive farming, there has been a huge re-surge of interest in beekeeping, and many new beekeepers have taken up the challenge of keeping bees, particularly in urban areas. They can enjoy the honey that is produced, and help the environment at the same time by supporting the bees? essential role of pollinating plants and flowers. This book outlines the relationship of bees and people, different types and species of bees, and explains in a practical way all the factors to consider before starting to keep bees. In the early chapters of this volume, the author suggests suitable sites to house the hives, which can include small gardens or even rooftops, and the best kind of hives to buy. The section includes the way the hive works, handling the bees, and how to get your bees and transfer them to the hive. A useful calendar, packed with information, shows you at a glance when to inspect, maintain and repair the structure of the hive to ensure that the bees are happy and healthy all through the year. The bees? hard work culminates in wax combs bursting with honey, and a detailed harvesting plan lists the equipment needed to harvest the golden liquid, from extraction to bottling, from storage to uses for the honey. As well as disease, mites and poisoning, there are other problems that the novice beekeeper needs to be aware of, including wax moth, brood diseases, and pests such as other insects, mice, birds, bears, skunks and raccoons. The author explains how anticipating these situations and preparing for them can avoid losing the entire hive. He also outlines how to help the bees become more productive, by providing a bee-friendly garden with plants and flowers that are rich in nectar and pollen, to provide food early and late in the year when it is scarce. Finally there is a section for those interested in taking beekeeping further by using the many products that bees supply, entering competitions, rearing queens and breeding queens. This captivating volume will inspire the budding beekeeper and provide all the information necessary to start a colony, look after it and harvest the products of the hive. As well as enjoying an engaging hobby, beekeepers are doing a hugely important job by helping the environment, and ensuring the continuance of our food supply
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How to Raise Backyard Honey Bees

The Complete Guide to Beekeeping from Setting Up Your Hive to Collecting Honey

Author: Isaac Miller

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781519769701

Category: Nature

Page: 42

View: 7127

Keeping backyard honey bees is much easier then you may think. By just checking on your honey bees a few times per month, you should be collecting honey in no time. In this book we will review the steps needed, from getting your honey bees, to taking care of your hive, gathering honey, and what to expect in between. Grab a drink and a small bite to eat, find a comfy place to sit and together we will discover what joy beekeeping can be. In this book we will walk you through: Why Keep Bees Tools and Equipment You Need Overcoming the Fear of Getting Stung Setting Up Your Hive Identifying the Three Different Castes of Bees Choosing a Bee Breed for your Hive Obtaining Your Initial Bee Colony How to Open Your Bee Hive Major Bee Diseases When to Harvest Honey From Your Hive Have a joyful life with this book and your new found love for honey bees.
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The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Beekeeping

All You Need to Know to Become a Successful Backyard Beekeeper (Bee Health, Pollination, Honey Production)

Author: Chase Mark B.

Publisher: L. K. Courtney via PublishDrive

ISBN: N.A

Category: House & Home

Page: 33

View: 7722

Discover the easiest methods of becoming a successful backyard beekeeper Have you ever considered becoming a backyard beekeeper? Or maybe you’ve already tried a hand at it and you desire to be more proficient at beekeeping. The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Beekeeping provides you with all you need to know to start your own colony, including how to assemble and maintain beehives, handling every phase of honey production, usage of all the latest tools, and what to do beyond your first season. This complete beekeeping resource contains extensive information on raising bees; including loads of bee-related facts and projects. You’ll learn all the techniques, tips and tricks required to enjoy backyard beekeeping; including how to identify the queen bee from the drones and workers. You will also learn the best natural and nontoxic methods of caring for your bees, which include providing the best bee food, protecting them from attackers and diseases as well as keeping them healthy, happy and productive. Featuring simple and clear instructions, this essential guide offers detailed information on handling bees and working throughout the season to maintain a healthy colony of bees and obtain a generous supply of honey. More than a guide to beekeeping, this handbook includes expert advice for: Setting up and caring for your own colonies The best location to place your bees for their safety and yours How to prevent swarming Harvesting the products of a beehive Using your smoker correctly Providing consistent and abundant good food Better pest management Keeping your hives healthy With the information provided in The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Beekeeping, your bees will be healthy, happy and more productive.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beekeeping

Author: Buzz Bissinger,Dean Stiglitz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101197811

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 6269

The buzz on beekeeping. The Complete Idiot's Guide® 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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The Complete Guide to Beekeeping in Australia

Keeping Bees in Australia

Author: John Davidson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542862271

Category:

Page: 34

View: 2214

Sometimes the best ways are the old ways. This publication contains good old fashioned information sourced from thousands of early Australian newspapers. This is really the story of how beekeepers managed their hives over the past one hundred or more years. Each article includes the year it was printed unfortunately through the passage of time, these good old fashioned tips are often lost to the modern generations. It is the aim of this book to ensure that at least some of this information and beekeeping experience is carried down the line to try and assist modern day beekeepers. Bees are suffering so much these days, and perhaps the solution to this problem, can be found in the past and in the pages of this book. We can only hope.
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The Classic Guide to Beekeeping

From Hives to Honey

Author: John Hunter

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445649608

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 4277

A comprehensive period guide to beekeeping, from hives to honey, including a small selection of recipes.
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Practical Beekeeping in New Zealand

The Definitive Guide

Author: Andrew Matheson,Murray Reid

Publisher: Exisle Publishing

ISBN: 1775593746

Category: Science

Page: 278

View: 7790

Posted in Science

The Thinking Beekeeper

A Guide to Natural Beekeeping in Top Bar Hives

Author: Christy Hemenway

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 0865717206

Category: Gardening

Page: 208

View: 2433

A guide to an alternative method of keeping bees, shows how to cultivate top bar hives, in a book aimed an those interested in ensuring the viability of the bee population for years to come. Original.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beekeeping

Author: Buzz Bissinger,Dean Stiglitz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101196971

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 8123

The buzz on beekeeping. The Complete Idiot's Guide® 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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Beekeeping

The Complete Beginners Guide to Backyard Beekeeping: Simple and Fast Step by Step Instructions to Honey Bees

Author: Michael Moore

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537734606

Category:

Page: 88

View: 6914

Build and Maintain Your First Honey Bee Colony, Extract Your Own Honey and Harvest Beeswax with This Step-By-Step Guide to Beekeeping! Learn everything you need to know with this complete guide to SAFELY and EASILY starting your first bee colony. READ FOR FREE ON KINDLE UNLIMITED Enjoy the satisfaction of harvesting your own honey today! The art of beekeeping is extremely rewarding and is very safe when done correctly. Everyone can enjoy beekeeping and raising these extremely important insects that help flowers, plants and crops grow! All you need is some guidance, and this book aims to provide that to you by covering every area of beekeeping. In this book you will learn: - Introduction to Beekeeping - The lifecycle of a Honey bee - The basic structure of a bee colony - How to choose the best type of hive for your needs - How to choose the right breed of bee for your hive - How to obtain healthy strong bees - How to handle and maintain your hive safely - Seasonal Beekeeping tasks - How to prevent and easily solve common issues - How to harvest honey and beeswax - And much much more!
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The Complete Beginner?s Guide to Beekeeping

All You Need to Know to Become a Successful Backyard Beekeeper (Bee Health, Pollination, Honey Production)

Author: Mark Chase

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781717383389

Category:

Page: 98

View: 2118

Discover the easiest methods of becoming a successful backyard beekeeper Have you ever considered becoming a backyard beekeeper? Or maybe you've already tried a hand at it and you desire to be more proficient at beekeeping. The Complete Beginner's Guide to Beekeeping provides you with all you need to know to start your own colony, including how to assemble and maintain beehives, handling every phase of honey production, usage of all the latest tools, and what to do beyond your first season. This complete beekeeping resource contains extensive information on raising bees; including loads of bee-related facts and projects. You'll learn all the techniques, tips and tricks required to enjoy backyard beekeeping; including how to identify the queen bee from the drones and workers. You will also learn the best natural and nontoxic methods of caring for your bees, which include providing the best bee food, protecting them from attackers and diseases as well as keeping them healthy, happy and productive. Featuring simple and clear instructions, this essential guide offers detailed information on handling bees and working throughout the season to maintain a healthy colony of bees and obtain a generous supply of honey. More than a guide to beekeeping, this handbook includes expert advice for: Setting up and caring for your own colonies The best location to place your bees for their safety and yours How to prevent swarming Harvesting the products of a beehive Using your smoker correctly Providing consistent and abundant good food Better pest management Keeping your hives healthy With the information provided in The Complete Beginner's Guide to Beekeeping, your bees will be healthy, happy and more productive BUY NOW!
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The Backyard Beekeeper - Revised and Updated

An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden

Author: Kim Flottum

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 9781592536078

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

View: 6059

The Backyard Beekeeper, now revised and expanded, makes the time-honored and complex tradition of beekeeping an enjoyable and accessible backyard pastime that will appeal to gardeners, crafters, and cooks everywhere. This expanded edition gives you even more information on "greening" your beekeeping with sustainable practices, pesticide-resistant bees, and urban and suburban beekeeping. More than a guide to beekeeping, it is a handbook for harvesting the products of a beehive and a honey cookbook--all in one lively, beautifully illustrated reference. This complete honey bee resource contains general information on bees; a how-to guide to the art of bee keeping and how to set up, care for, and harvest honey from your own colonies; as well as tons of bee-related facts and projects. You'll learn the best place to locate your new bee colonies for their safety and yours, and you'll study the best organic and nontoxic ways to care for your bees, from providing fresh water and protection from the elements to keeping them healthy, happy, and productive. Recipes of delicious treats, and instructions on how to use honey and beeswax to make candles and beauty treatments are also included.
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Bienendemokratie

Wie Bienen kollektiv entscheiden und was wir davon lernen können

Author: Thomas D. Seeley

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104017166

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 7616

»Ein wunderbares Buch über den besten Freund des Menschen unter den Insekten...« Edward O. Wilson Die Bienenkönigin ist keine absolute Herrscherin. Im Gegenteil: Bienen entscheiden alle gemeinsam als Schwarm, sie erforschen kollektiv einen Sachverhalt und debattieren lebhaft, um letztlich einen Konsens zu finden. Der bekannte Verhaltensforscher Thomas D. Seeley untersucht seit Jahrzehnten in akribischer Kleinarbeit das Leben der Bienen. In seinem spannend geschriebenen Buch zeigt er anschaulich, was wir von diesen wunderbaren Insekten lernen können und dass die Entscheidung mehrerer klüger als die Einzelner sein kann. Ein reich bebildertes, ebenso faszinierendes wie anregendes Buch. »Seeleys Enthusiasmus und Bewunderung für Bienen sind ansteckend, seine Forschungen meisterhaft.« New York Times »Brillant.« Nature »Fesselnd und bezaubernd.« Science »Das hinreißendste Wissenschaftsbuch des Jahres.« Financial Times
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Die Geschichte der Bienen

Roman

Author: Maja Lunde

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641184967

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

View: 1402

England im Jahr 1852: Der Biologe und Samenhändler William kann seit Wochen das Bett nicht verlassen. Als Forscher sieht er sich gescheitert, sein Mentor Rahm hat sich abgewendet, und das Geschäft liegt brach. Doch dann kommt er auf eine Idee, die alles verändern könnte – die Idee für einen völlig neuartigen Bienenstock. Ohio, USA im Jahr 2007: Der Imker George arbeitet hart für seinen Traum. Der Hof soll größer werden, sein Sohn Tom eines Tages übernehmen. Tom aber träumt vom Journalismus. Bis eines Tages das Unglaubliche geschieht: Die Bienen verschwinden. China, im Jahr 2098: Die Arbeiterin Tao bestäubt von Hand Bäume, denn Bienen gibt es längst nicht mehr. Mehr als alles andere wünscht sie sich ein besseres Leben für ihren Sohn Wei-Wen. Als der jedoch einen mysteriösen Unfall hat, steht plötzlich alles auf dem Spiel: das Leben ihres Kindes und die Zukunft der Menschheit. Wie alles mit allem zusammenhängt: Mitreißend und ergreifend erzählt Maja Lunde von Verlust und Hoffnung, vom Miteinander der Generationen und dem unsichtbaren Band zwischen der Geschichte der Menschen und der Geschichte der Bienen. Sie stellt einige der drängendsten Fragen unserer Zeit: Wie gehen wir um mit der Natur und ihren Geschöpfen? Welche Zukunft hinterlassen wir unseren Kindern? Wofür sind wir bereit zu kämpfen?
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Die seltensten Bienen der Welt.

Ein Reisebericht

Author: Dave Goulson

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446256229

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 725

Wenn wir Bienen und Hummeln retten wollen, müssen wir uns auf die Suche nach ihren seltensten Arten begeben. Um zu verstehen, warum sie verschwinden, aber auch, um diese faszinierenden Geschöpfe in Erinnerung zu behalten. Der Biologe Dave Goulson hat sich an ihre pollenbestäubten Fersen geheftet. Egal, ob er den Kampf der Goldenen Patagonischen Hummel gegen invasive Arten beschreibt oder auf den Äußeren Hebriden die letzten Deichhummeln Großbritanniens aufspürt: Immer ist seine Leidenschaft für die Wildbestäuber ansteckend. Und seine Tipps, wie wir in unserer unmittelbaren Umwelt Bienen vor dem Sterben bewahren, machen unbändige Lust darauf, den heimischen Balkon mit Beinwell zu bepflanzen.
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The New Complete Guide to Beekeeping

Author: Roger A. Morse

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780881503159

Category: Nature

Page: 207

View: 2555

This comprehensive guide will give beginners all they need to start and maintain a healthy bee colony, while experienced beekeepers will find advice on expanding into new areas of the business and how to refine their skills. Subjects covered include: . Buying a colony of bees . Managing bees throughout the seasons . Selecting equipment and a good apiary site . Preventing swarming . Extracting, processing, and selling honey . Controlling pests, predators, and diseases . Rearing queen honey bees Photographs and technical drawings illustrate the text, and appendixes define technical terms, list sources of supplies, and tell you where to go to find more information.
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First Lessons in Beekeeping

Author: C. P. Dadant

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1446546071

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 132

View: 3412

Originally published in 1917, this is a wonderful early work on beekeeping and contains much information and many photos. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artworkContents Include Beekeeping As An Occupation How The Colony Is Organized The Complete Hive Accessory Equipment Establishing The Colony Spring In the Apiary Summer In The Apiary Fall And Winter Preparation Queen Management Diseases And Enemies Honey Plants Packing Honey For Market
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