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A field guide to honey bees and their maladies

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ABC & XYZ of bee culture #57, The

Amos Ives Root, Ann Harman, Dr. Hachiro Shimanuki, Kim Flottum

2007    911 Pages    (A I Root Co)

ISBN 13: 9780936028224    ISBN 10: 093602822X

The 41st Edition of The ABC & XYZ Of Bee Culture has over 900 pages and more than 1,000 photos. Most photos are color, but many are black and white because of the extensive array of historical topics, people and events that are covered...here and nowhere else. Constructed as an easy to use and comprehensive encyclopedia of honey bees, beekeeping and beekeeping practices and equipment, the alphabetical listings cover absolutely everything in the beekeeping world. From African Honey Bees, to [...]

The 41st Edition of The ABC & XYZ Of Bee Culture has over 900 pages and more than 1,000 photos. Most photos are color, but many are black and white because of the extensive array of historical topics, people and events that are covered...here and nowhere else. Constructed as an easy to use and comprehensive encyclopedia of honey bees, beekeeping and beekeeping practices and equipment, the alphabetical listings cover absolutely everything in the beekeeping world. From African Honey Bees, to beeswax, to comb honey, to G. M. Doolittle, to essential oils, to Karl von Frisch, to Extracted Honey, to more than 50 of the most popular honey plants to laying workers, to honey bee mites, to nucleus colonies, to Queen piping and Queen rearing, to the A. I. Root Company History, to smoking colonies, to Top Bar Hives, to Varroa, to wintering to worker cells. The 16 page Glossary is easy to use, and contains hundreds of entries to make learning the science, and art of beekeeping easier and faster than you can imagine. And nowhere anywhere is there a more comprehensive listing of the people and events that make up the history of keeping bees. Hundreds of individuals are highlighted, noting their contributions to the beekeeping community...from L. L. Langstroth to modern day queen And, because of the extensive role the A. I. Root Company played in American, and even global beekeeping development, a comprehensive overview of the family, the manufacturing advances, and the contributions made by the family, and the company, are spelled out in detail not before shared. More than 50 authors were pulled in to assist with this work, each contributing the most up-to-date information in their respective fields. These were so skillfully edited by Dr.Shimanuki, Ann Harman, and Kim Flottum that the contributions mesh perfectly, with none being too complicated, and none being too simple. Ann Harman s fact checking was extensive, and the accuracy of the information is, considering the volume of material, a tribute to the dedication of all of the authors, editors and publishers. The science of honey bees and beekeeping certainly are on display in this work, but so too are the many entries that focus on demonstrating practical beekeeping skills and information. Everything from how to lay out a small, medium or large honey house and what equipment to choose, to how to equalize colonies, to assembling equipment, to judging honey for show, to instrumental insemination, to making mead, to making nucs, to collecting pollen, to rearing queens, to harvesting honey, to lighting and keeping lit, smokers. A wealth of beekeeping how-to exists alongside the science of beekeeping that supports why beekeepers do things the way they do. This book is both a handy reference to see how something is done, why it is done that way, the science behind the actions, and the history of how beekeeping got to where it is today. It is indispensible, too, as a jumping off place when you want to find out more, but simply didn t know where to start. Often called The Beekeeper s Bible , The ABC & XYZ Of Bee Culture should be on every beekeeper s shelf....for emergencies, for background, and for fun. [less]

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American Honey Plants

Frank Chapman Pellett

2009    306 Pages    (Kessinger Publishing, LLC)

ISBN 13: 9781120144171    ISBN 10: 1120144175

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work. [less]

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American Honey Plants: Together With Those Which Are Of Special Value To The Beekeeper As Sources Of Pollen 1920 by Pellett Frank#44 Chapman published by Kessinger Publishing LLC 2009 Paperback

By (author) Frank C. Pellett

2012    296 Pages    (Read Books)

ISBN 13: 880278397138   

A wonderful guide for anybody interested in apiculture. Detailed descriptions of the many flowering plants most favoured by honey bees. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

A wonderful guide for anybody interested in apiculture. Detailed descriptions of the many flowering plants most favoured by honey bees. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. [less]

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At the Hive Entrance #157

H Storch

2014    70 Pages    (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)

ISBN 13: 9781502864703    ISBN 10: 1502864703

At the Hive Entrance by H. STORCH. OBSERVATION HANDBOOK. "How to know what happens inside the hive by observation on the outside" English Version. You may want to also consider the book called "Nine Lectures on Bees" by Rudolf Steiner.

At the Hive Entrance by H. STORCH. OBSERVATION HANDBOOK. "How to know what happens inside the hive by observation on the outside" English Version. You may want to also consider the book called "Nine Lectures on Bees" by Rudolf Steiner. [less]

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Attracting Native Pollinators #120

The Xerces Society

2011    384 Pages    (Storey Publishing, LLC)

ISBN 13: 9781603426954    ISBN 10: 1603426957

The recent decline of the European honey bee and other pollinators in North America poses a serious challenge to our food supply and ecological health. About 75 percent of all flowering plants rely on pollinators in order to set seed or fruit, and from these plants comes one-third of the planet's food.Attracting Native Pollinators is a comprehensive guidebook for gardeners, small farmers, orchardists, beekeepers, naturalists, environmentalists, and public land managers on how to [...]

The recent decline of the European honey bee and other pollinators in North America poses a serious challenge to our food supply and ecological health. About 75 percent of all flowering plants rely on pollinators in order to set seed or fruit, and from these plants comes one-third of the planet's food.Attracting Native Pollinators is a comprehensive guidebook for gardeners, small farmers, orchardists, beekeepers, naturalists, environmentalists, and public land managers on how to protect and encourage the activity of the native pollinators of North America. Written by staff of the Xerces Society, an international nonprofit organization that is leading the way in pollinator conservation, this book presents a thorough overview of the problem along with positive solutions for how to provide bountiful harvests on farms and gardens, maintain healthy plant communinities in wildlands, provide food for wildlife, and beautify the landscape with flowers.Full-color photographs introduce readers to more than 80 species of native pollinators -- including bees, flies, butterflies, wasps, and moths -- noting each one's range and habits. The heart of the book provides detailed garden plans and techniques showing how to create flowering habitat to attract a variety of these pollinators, help expand the pollinator population, and provide pollinators with inviting nesting sites. Readers will also find useful instructions for creating nesting structures, educational activities for involving children, and an extensive list of resources. Attracting Native Pollinators is an essential reference book and action guide for anyone who is involved in growing food or is concerned about the future of our food supply. [less]

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Backyard Beekeeper - Revised and Updated, 3rd Edition #122, The

Kim Flottum

2014    208 Pages    (Quarry Books)

ISBN 13: 9781592539192    ISBN 10: 159253919X

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 [...]

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 location to place 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. [less]

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Backyard Beekeeper's Honey Handbook#5, The

Kim Flottum

2009    168 Pages    (Quarry Books)

ISBN 13: 9781592534746    ISBN 10: 1592534740

A truly lush, radiant enthusiast’s guide, The Backyard Beekeeper’s Honey Handbook goes beyond the scope of a cookbook to introduce to readers the literal cornucopia of honey varieties available. An intuitive follow-up to The Backyard Beekeeper, this book will presume beekeeping experience but reintroduce the basics. It is an insight into the practical, back-to-the-earth beekeeping lifestyle and well as the artisan cultivation of honey varieties. Supplementary support for this book [...]

A truly lush, radiant enthusiast’s guide, The Backyard Beekeeper’s Honey Handbook goes beyond the scope of a cookbook to introduce to readers the literal cornucopia of honey varieties available. An intuitive follow-up to The Backyard Beekeeper, this book will presume beekeeping experience but reintroduce the basics. It is an insight into the practical, back-to-the-earth beekeeping lifestyle and well as the artisan cultivation of honey varieties. Supplementary support for this book lay in the fact that interest in tapping honey’s holistic and whole-health potential dovetails nicely into the natural health and green movements. Also, honey as natural, lower-calorie sweetener has garnered positive PR by those working against the obesity epidemic. [less]

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Balanced Beekeeping: Building a Top Bar Hive

Philip Chandler

2013    98 Pages    (lulu.com)

ISBN 13: 9781291620399    ISBN 10: 1291620397

Top bar beekeeping really is 'beekeeping for everyone' - including people with mobility problems, bad backs, or a general reluctance to lift boxes: there is no heavy lifting once your hive is in place, as honey is harvested by the comb rather than by the box. Top bar hives are good for bees, good for the beekeeper and good for the environment. In this book, I will show you how easy it can be to build your own hive from scratch, using new or reclaimed timber and a few simple tools. If you can [...]

Top bar beekeeping really is 'beekeeping for everyone' - including people with mobility problems, bad backs, or a general reluctance to lift boxes: there is no heavy lifting once your hive is in place, as honey is harvested by the comb rather than by the box. Top bar hives are good for bees, good for the beekeeper and good for the environment. In this book, I will show you how easy it can be to build your own hive from scratch, using new or reclaimed timber and a few simple tools. If you can make a decent job of putting up a shelf, you can build yourself a fully functioning hive that bees will be proud to call home. By the author of The Barefoot Beekeeper. [less]

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Barefoot Beekeeper #131, The

P. J. Chandler

2010    111 Pages    (lulu.com)

ISBN 13: 9781409271147    ISBN 10: 1409271145

THIRD EDITION (2009) A revolutionary book about sustainable, chemical-free, 'natural' beekeeping, with no heavy lifting. The author strips away all complications, showing how you can make everything you need yourself, even using recycled materials and simple tools: you do not need to buy any additional equipment at all! "After reading The Barefoot Beekeeper I knew immediately I had found what I had been thinking about and searching for for years. It inspired me to immediately [...]

THIRD EDITION (2009) A revolutionary book about sustainable, chemical-free, 'natural' beekeeping, with no heavy lifting. The author strips away all complications, showing how you can make everything you need yourself, even using recycled materials and simple tools: you do not need to buy any additional equipment at all! "After reading The Barefoot Beekeeper I knew immediately I had found what I had been thinking about and searching for for years. It inspired me to immediately build several Top Bar hives and change my manner of keeping bees. . . .read as much as you can about bees and beekeeping but do buy this one and follow it's suggested path." N, Spain ". . .the best book out there as far as I'm concerned for those interested in pursuing sustainable beekeeping." MH, USA ". . .a very helpful primer and a VERY inspiring discussion of sustainable beekeeping." CS ". . .as an argument for sustainable beekeeping, the writing is unparalleled." G, UK [less]

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Basic Candle Making #96

Eric Ebeling, Alan Wycheck

2002    112 Pages    (Stackpole Books)

ISBN 13: 9780811724760    ISBN 10: 081172476X

Each step illustrated with color photos How to avoid common mistakes Information on scents and dyes Step-by-step color photographs and descriptive detail make this book indispensable for beginners looking to create beautiful and functional scented candles on their very first try, and for experienced crafters who want to sharpen their skills. Precise instructions eliminate the guesswork that too often creeps into how-to books. Gleaned from the expertise of master candle makers, this guide [...]

Each step illustrated with color photos How to avoid common mistakes Information on scents and dyes Step-by-step color photographs and descriptive detail make this book indispensable for beginners looking to create beautiful and functional scented candles on their very first try, and for experienced crafters who want to sharpen their skills. Precise instructions eliminate the guesswork that too often creeps into how-to books. Gleaned from the expertise of master candle makers, this guide presents everything a novice needs to know to get started crafting traditional tapers and molded candles, container and rolled beeswax candles, and interesting variations on each. Includes guidelines for buying tools and materials, preparing the work space, and working safely and effectively, as well as suggested shopping lists.This book includes the contributions of veteran candle makers and crafters. Scott Ham is a master candle maker and owner of The Gettysburg Candle Company and Moonacre Iron Works in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Alan Wycheck is a photographer based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. [less]

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Beauty Oils & Butters #111

Elaine Stavert

2011    156 Pages    (Guild of Master Craftsman)

ISBN 13: 9781861086914    ISBN 10: 1861086911

Create 30 sensuous beauty delights! These all-natural treats are perfect for what ails you, with recipes to suit every mood and soothe every part of the body. Pamper yourself from head to toe with lavish products ranging from facial oils to foot treatments. A directory explains the skin-enhancing benefits of different ingredients, and the recipes give suggestions for alternative blends.

Create 30 sensuous beauty delights! These all-natural treats are perfect for what ails you, with recipes to suit every mood and soothe every part of the body. Pamper yourself from head to toe with lavish products ranging from facial oils to foot treatments. A directory explains the skin-enhancing benefits of different ingredients, and the recipes give suggestions for alternative blends. [less]

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Bee

Rose-Lynn Fisher

2012    128 Pages    (Princeton Architectural Press)

ISBN 13: 9781616890766    ISBN 10: 1616890762

Of the ten million or so different species of insects on our planet, none is more fascinating than the honeybee. Magnified hundreds to thousands of times with a high resolution scanning electron microscope, honeybees become architectural masterpieces an elegant fusion of form and function. Now available in paperback, Bee presents sixty astonishing photographs of honeybee anatomy in magnifications ranging from 10x to 5000x. Rendered in stunning detail, these photographs uncover the strange beauty [...]

Of the ten million or so different species of insects on our planet, none is more fascinating than the honeybee. Magnified hundreds to thousands of times with a high resolution scanning electron microscope, honeybees become architectural masterpieces an elegant fusion of form and function. Now available in paperback, Bee presents sixty astonishing photographs of honeybee anatomy in magnifications ranging from 10x to 5000x. Rendered in stunning detail, these photographs uncover the strange beauty of the honeybee's pattern, form, and structure. Comprising 6,900 hexagonal lenses, their eyes resemble the structure of a honeycomb. The bee's six-legged exoskeleton is fuzzy with hairs that build up a static charge as it flies in order to electrically attract pollen. Wings clasp together with tiny hooks, and a double-edged stinger resembles a serrated hypodermic needle. These visual discoveries, made otherworldly through photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher's lens, expand the boundaries of our thinking about the natural world and stimulate our imaginations. [less]

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Bee: A Natural History #123, The

Noah Wilson-Rich

2014    224 Pages    (Princeton University Press)

ISBN 13: 9780691161358    ISBN 10: 0691161356

Bees pollinate more than 130 fruit, vegetable, and seed crops that we rely on to survive. Bees are crucial to the reproduction and diversity of flowering plants, and the economic contributions of these irreplaceable insects measure in the tens of billions of dollars each year. Yet bees are dying at an alarming rate, threatening food supplies and ecosystems around the world. In this richly illustrated natural history of the bee, Noah Wilson-Rich and his team of bee experts provide a window into [...]

Bees pollinate more than 130 fruit, vegetable, and seed crops that we rely on to survive. Bees are crucial to the reproduction and diversity of flowering plants, and the economic contributions of these irreplaceable insects measure in the tens of billions of dollars each year. Yet bees are dying at an alarming rate, threatening food supplies and ecosystems around the world. In this richly illustrated natural history of the bee, Noah Wilson-Rich and his team of bee experts provide a window into the vitally important role that bees play in the life of our planet. Earth is home to more than 20,000 bee species, from fluorescent-colored orchid bees and sweat bees to flower-nesting squash bees and leaf-cutter bees. This book takes an incomparable look at this astounding diversity, blending an engaging narrative with practical, hands-on discussions of such topics as beekeeping and bee health. It explores our relationship with the bee over evolutionary time, delving into how it came to be, where it stands today, and what the future holds for humanity and bees alike. Provides an accessible, illustrated look at the human-bee relationship over time Features a section on beekeeping and handy go-to guides to the identification, prevention, and treatment of honey bee diseases Covers bee evolution, ecology, genetics, and physiology Includes a directory of notable bee species Presents a holistic approach to bee health, including organic and integrated pest management techniques Shows what you can do to help bee populations [less]

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Bee Book For Beginners 2nd Edition Revised An Apiculture Starter or How To Be A Backyard Beekeeper And Harvest Honey From Your Own Bee Hives Backyard Farm Books Volume 2 #168, The

Frank Randall

2012    62 Pages    (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)

ISBN 13: 9781479298037    ISBN 10: 1479298034

If you have a taste for honey or an adventurous side, maybe you have thought of becoming a beekeeper. What would you really be in for, though? Is it really a job or is it a fun way to get your own honey? Well, it's really both. Being a beekeeper is a lot of work, but it also has a lot of benefits. Anyone can do it, as long as they are prepared. You can't just wake up one day, decide to be a beekeeper and start immediately! You have to know what you are doing - and that's why I [...]

If you have a taste for honey or an adventurous side, maybe you have thought of becoming a beekeeper. What would you really be in for, though? Is it really a job or is it a fun way to get your own honey? Well, it's really both. Being a beekeeper is a lot of work, but it also has a lot of benefits. Anyone can do it, as long as they are prepared. You can't just wake up one day, decide to be a beekeeper and start immediately! You have to know what you are doing - and that's why I have written this book. Within its pages, you?ll discover the tools you need to be a beekeeper, what to expect from your hive, how to harvest your honey, and how to protect the hive from various problems and invaders. I'll teach you what types of bees are best to keep, the jobs of each bee in the hive, how to choose and position your hives, and more. When I started keeping bees, I spent a lot of time and money on a lot of books before I was sure that apiculture was going to be right for me. This easy to read beginner?s book summarizes the essential information I have learned over the years, and will help you decide if beekeeping could be part of your life. All the very best, Frank [less]

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Bee Sex Essentials #53

Lawrence John Connor

2008    152 Pages    (Wicwas Press)

ISBN 13: 9781878075222    ISBN 10: 1878075225

Preface by Dr. David Tarpy, North Carolina State University, Releigh, NC. The fate of the queen and the drones she mates with ultimately determines the fate of your colony. This book covers the development and colony regulation of drone and queen production, how they mate and influence the hive. A section on introductory bee genetics explains sex determination, the role of drone diversity, and other concepts beekeepers must understand. Look at model breeding programs using survivor and mite- [...]

Preface by Dr. David Tarpy, North Carolina State University, Releigh, NC. The fate of the queen and the drones she mates with ultimately determines the fate of your colony. This book covers the development and colony regulation of drone and queen production, how they mate and influence the hive. A section on introductory bee genetics explains sex determination, the role of drone diversity, and other concepts beekeepers must understand. Look at model breeding programs using survivor and mite-resistant stocks (yours and others) to develop a miticide free management plan. This book features all full color photographs. [less]

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Bee Time #104

Mark L. Winston

2014    296 Pages    (Harvard University Press)

ISBN 13: 9780674368392    ISBN 10: 0674368398

Being among bees is a full-body experience, Mark Winston writes—from the low hum of tens of thousands of insects and the pungent smell of honey and beeswax, to the sight of workers flying back and forth between flowers and the hive. The experience of an apiary slows our sense of time, heightens our awareness, and inspires awe. Bee Time presents Winston’s reflections on three decades spent studying these creatures, and on the lessons they can teach about how humans might better [...]

Being among bees is a full-body experience, Mark Winston writes—from the low hum of tens of thousands of insects and the pungent smell of honey and beeswax, to the sight of workers flying back and forth between flowers and the hive. The experience of an apiary slows our sense of time, heightens our awareness, and inspires awe. Bee Time presents Winston’s reflections on three decades spent studying these creatures, and on the lessons they can teach about how humans might better interact with one another and the natural world. Like us, honeybees represent a pinnacle of animal sociality. How they submerge individual needs into the colony collective provides a lens through which to ponder human societies. Winston explains how bees process information, structure work, and communicate, and examines how corporate boardrooms are using bee societies as a model to improve collaboration. He investigates how bees have altered our understanding of agricultural ecosystems and how urban planners are looking to bees in designing more nature-friendly cities. The relationship between bees and people has not always been benign. Bee populations are diminishing due to human impact, and we cannot afford to ignore what the demise of bees tells us about our own tenuous affiliation with nature. Toxic interactions between pesticides and bee diseases have been particularly harmful, foreshadowing similar effects of pesticides on human health. There is much to learn from bees in how they respond to these challenges. In sustaining their societies, bees teach us ways to sustain our own. [less]

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Beeconomy #89

Tammy Horn

2011    392 Pages    (University Press of Kentucky)

ISBN 13: 9780813134352    ISBN 10: 0813134358

Queen bee. Worker bees. Busy as a bee. These phrases have shaped perceptions of women for centuries, but how did these stereotypes begin? Who are the women who keep bees and what can we learn from them? Beeconomy examines the fascinating evolution of the relationship between women and bees around the world. From Africa to Australia to Asia, women have participated in the pragmatic aspects of honey hunting and in the more advanced skills associated with beekeeping as hive technology has advanced [...]

Queen bee. Worker bees. Busy as a bee. These phrases have shaped perceptions of women for centuries, but how did these stereotypes begin? Who are the women who keep bees and what can we learn from them? Beeconomy examines the fascinating evolution of the relationship between women and bees around the world. From Africa to Australia to Asia, women have participated in the pragmatic aspects of honey hunting and in the more advanced skills associated with beekeeping as hive technology has advanced through the centuries. Synthesizing the various aspects of hive-related products, such as beewax and cosmetics, as well as the more specialized skills of queen production and knowledge-based economies of research and science, noted bee expert Tammy Horn documents how and why women should consider being beekeepers. The women profiled in the book suggest ways of managing careers, gender discrimination, motherhood, marriage, and single-parenting―all while enjoying the community created by women who work with honey bees. Horn finds in beekeeping an opportunity for a new sustainable economy, one that takes into consideration environment, children, and family needs. Beeconomy not only explores globalization, food history, gender studies, and politics; it is a collective call to action. [less]

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Beefriendly Beekeeper # 155, The

David Heaf

2015    162 Pages    (Northern Bee Books)

ISBN 13: 9781904846604    ISBN 10: 1904846602

This title offers an insightful and intelligent exploration of modern beekeeping practices, and how they can be improved for a more sustainable and bee-friendly approach. In recent years, beekeepers around the world have suffered heavy and often dramatic loss of their colonies. Is it possible that the way in which bees are being kept could be part of the problem? And could hive design, artificial queen breeding, medication, and other elements of modern beekeeping be reducing the vitality of bees [...]

This title offers an insightful and intelligent exploration of modern beekeeping practices, and how they can be improved for a more sustainable and bee-friendly approach. In recent years, beekeepers around the world have suffered heavy and often dramatic loss of their colonies. Is it possible that the way in which bees are being kept could be part of the problem? And could hive design, artificial queen breeding, medication, and other elements of modern beekeeping be reducing the vitality of bees? "The Bee-Friendly Beekeeper" examines the issues surrounding modern beekeeping practices in order to identify an approach to keeping bees that is not only better for the bees themselves, but also for the future of beekeeping. [less]

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Beekeeper's Bible # 76, The

Richard Jones, Sharon Sweeney-Lynch

2011    416 Pages    (Stewart, Tabori and Chang)

ISBN 13: 9781584799184    ISBN 10: 1584799188

The Beekeeper’s Bible is as much an ultimate guide to the practical essentials of beekeeping as it is a beautiful almanac to be read from cover to cover. Part history book, part handbook, and part cookbook, this illustrated tome covers every facet of the ancient hobby of beekeeping, from how to manage hives safely to harvesting one's own honey, and ideas for how to use honey and beeswax. Detailed instructions for making candles, furniture polish, beauty products, and nearly 100 honey- [...]

The Beekeeper’s Bible is as much an ultimate guide to the practical essentials of beekeeping as it is a beautiful almanac to be read from cover to cover. Part history book, part handbook, and part cookbook, this illustrated tome covers every facet of the ancient hobby of beekeeping, from how to manage hives safely to harvesting one's own honey, and ideas for how to use honey and beeswax. Detailed instructions for making candles, furniture polish, beauty products, and nearly 100 honey-themed recipes are included. Fully illustrated with how-to photography and unique etchings, any backyard enthusiast or gardener can confidently dive into beekeeping with this book in hand (or daydream about harvesting their own honey while relaxing in the comfort of an armchair).Praise for The Beekeeper's Bible:"Jones and Sweeney-Lynch explain the science and society of bees in clear, accessible language. And the recipes are admirably useful: honey scones, honey soap, honey hangover cures. 'Oh, stuff and fluff,' as Pooh might say. Dip a paw into this richly satisfying volume and you won't have to do stoutness exercises." -The New York Times  “Lip-smackin’ throughout, The Beekeeper's Bible is, at its heart, a glorious invitation into the depths of the honeybee hive.” —Chicago Tribune "An elegant, information-packed addition to the library of the most serious beekeeper." —Better Homes & Gardens Country Gardens “An amazing compendium of information, lore, facts, tips, techniques, and benefits of having bees in your life—whether you choose to keep a hive yourself, enjoy the by-products, or just appreciate these wonderful creatures for all that they contribute to our human ecosystem.” —About.com [less]

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Beekeeper's Handbook #26, The

Diana Sammataro, Alphonse Avitabile

2011    272 Pages    (Comstock Publishing Associates)

ISBN 13: 9780801476945    ISBN 10: 0801476941

Since 1973, tens of thousands of first-time and experienced beekeepers alike have relied on The Beekeeper's Handbook as the best single-volume guide to the hobby and profession of beekeeping. Featuring clear descriptions and authoritative content, this handbook provides step-by-step directions accompanied by more than 100 illustrations for setting up an apiary, handling bees, and working throughout the season to maintain a healthy colony of bees and a generous supply of honey. This book [...]

Since 1973, tens of thousands of first-time and experienced beekeepers alike have relied on The Beekeeper's Handbook as the best single-volume guide to the hobby and profession of beekeeping. Featuring clear descriptions and authoritative content, this handbook provides step-by-step directions accompanied by more than 100 illustrations for setting up an apiary, handling bees, and working throughout the season to maintain a healthy colony of bees and a generous supply of honey. This book explains the various colony care options and techniques, noting advantages and disadvantages, so that beekeepers can make the best choices for their own hives.This fourth edition has been thoroughly redesigned, expanded, updated, and revised to incorporate the latest information on Colony Collapse Disorder, green IPM methods, regional overwintering protocols, and procedures for handling bees and managing diseases and pests such as African honey bees and bee mites. The book explains not only how but also why each step is part of the transformative process that results in the magnificent creation of honey. This essential guide is a beekeeper's most valuable resource.Colony Collapse Disorder has renewed our recognition of the importance of small-scale beekeeping and the critical role of bees in the production of our food supply. For the growing number of beekeepers looking to set up hives for either a rewarding hobby or a profitable commercial enterprise, this updated and revised essential how-to guide includes:• step-by-step directions for all stages from setting up an apiary to harvesting honey;• approximately 100 illustrations featuring techniques, equipment, and bee biology;• information about how to manage new pests and diseases including Colony Collapse Disorder;• coverage of new trends and changes in beekeeping including green IPM techniques and new laws for urban beekeeping;• the most up-to-date bibliography and list of resources on the topic; and• a new user-friendly book design that clearly highlights instructions and other important features. [less]

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Beekeeper's Handbook #33, The

Alphonse Avitabile, Diana Sammataro

1998    190 Pages    (Comstock Publishing Associates)

ISBN 13: 9780801485039    ISBN 10: 0801485037

Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile have revised and expanded their clear and comprehensive guide to cover changes in beekeeping. They discuss the crisis created by the parasitic bee mites. In less than a decade, for example, Varroa mites have saturated the North American honeybee population with disastrous results, devastating both managed and wild populations. The new edition of The Beekeeper's Handbook covers mite detection and control as well as the selection and testing of bees that may [...]

Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile have revised and expanded their clear and comprehensive guide to cover changes in beekeeping. They discuss the crisis created by the parasitic bee mites. In less than a decade, for example, Varroa mites have saturated the North American honeybee population with disastrous results, devastating both managed and wild populations. The new edition of The Beekeeper's Handbook covers mite detection and control as well as the selection and testing of bees that may have some tolerance to mites.*Serves as a comprehensive well-illustrated introduction for beginners and a valuable reference for the experienced beekeeper.*Outlines options for each operation within beekeeping, listing advantages and disadvantages of each alternative.*Provides easy-to-follow directions and diagrams.*Includes glossary and updated bibliography suggesting more detailed information on the topics discussed. [less]

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Beekeeper's Handbook, The

Diana Sammataro, Alphonse Avitabile

1998    190 Pages    (Cornell University Press)

ISBN 13: 9780801485039    ISBN 10: 0801485037

Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile have revised and expanded their clear and comprehensive guide to cover changes in beekeeping. They discuss the crisis created by the parasitic bee mites. In less than a decade, for example, Varroa mites have saturated the North American honeybee population with disastrous results, devastating both managed and wild populations. The new edition of The Beekeeper's Handbook covers mite detection and control as well as the selection and testing of bees that may [...]

Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile have revised and expanded their clear and comprehensive guide to cover changes in beekeeping. They discuss the crisis created by the parasitic bee mites. In less than a decade, for example, Varroa mites have saturated the North American honeybee population with disastrous results, devastating both managed and wild populations. The new edition of The Beekeeper's Handbook covers mite detection and control as well as the selection and testing of bees that may have some tolerance to mites.*Serves as a comprehensive well-illustrated introduction for beginners and a valuable reference for the experienced beekeeper.*Outlines options for each operation within beekeeping, listing advantages and disadvantages of each alternative.*Provides easy-to-follow directions and diagrams.*Includes glossary and updated bibliography suggesting more detailed information on the topics discussed. [less]

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Beekeeper's Lab: 52 Family-Friendly Activities and Experiments Exploring the Life of the Hive

Kim Lehman

2017    144 Pages    (Quarry Books)

ISBN 13: 9781631592683    ISBN 10: 1631592688

Fill the year ahead with weekly activities from around and about the hive, including art projects, recipes, experiments, garden activities, and more!If you keep bees or are interested in keeping bees, Beekeeper's Lab is the book for you. Filled with 52 beekeeping and hive-inspired projects to keep you involved with your bees and hive all year long. The tutorials are brief, accomplishable, and rewarding. Try a new technique each week with how-tos and sidebars with tips that are perfect for [...]

Fill the year ahead with weekly activities from around and about the hive, including art projects, recipes, experiments, garden activities, and more!If you keep bees or are interested in keeping bees, Beekeeper's Lab is the book for you. Filled with 52 beekeeping and hive-inspired projects to keep you involved with your bees and hive all year long. The tutorials are brief, accomplishable, and rewarding. Try a new technique each week with how-tos and sidebars with tips that are perfect for including the whole family. Beekeeping a fun and educational for the whole family to enjoy and is a highly impressive skill to possess! [less]

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Beekeeper's Lament #66, The

Hannah Nordhaus

2011    288 Pages    (Harper Perennial)

ISBN 13: 9780061873256    ISBN 10: 006187325X

“You’llnever think of bees, their keepers, or the fruits (and nuts) of their laborsthe same way again.” —Trevor Corson, author of The Secret Life of LobstersAward-winning journalist Hannah Nordhaus tells the remarkable story of John Miller, one of America’s foremost migratory beekeepers, and the myriad and mysterious epidemics threatening American honeybee populations. In luminous, razor-sharp prose, Nordhaus explores the vital role that honeybees play in American [...]

“You’llnever think of bees, their keepers, or the fruits (and nuts) of their laborsthe same way again.” —Trevor Corson, author of The Secret Life of LobstersAward-winning journalist Hannah Nordhaus tells the remarkable story of John Miller, one of America’s foremost migratory beekeepers, and the myriad and mysterious epidemics threatening American honeybee populations. In luminous, razor-sharp prose, Nordhaus explores the vital role that honeybees play in American agribusiness, the maintenance of our food chain, and the very future of the nation. With an intimate focus and incisive reporting, in a book perfect for fans of Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation, Michael Pollan’s The Botany of Desire,and John McPhee’s Oranges, Nordhaus’s stunning exposé illuminates one the most critical issues facing the world today,offering insight, information, and, ultimately, hope. [less]

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Beekeeper's Problem Solver #125

James E. Tew

2015    224 Pages    (Quarry Books)

ISBN 13: 9781631590351    ISBN 10: 1631590359

While keeping bees certainly isn't rocket science, doing it properly does involve decent levels of understanding, commitment, and attention to detail. Getting the basics right is essential, and this demands a solid appreciation of important areas such as hives management, breed choice, and health requirements. There is plenty to think about for those getting their first bees, and careful planning is the key to a successful initial experience. One thing that complicates matters is the bees' [...]

While keeping bees certainly isn't rocket science, doing it properly does involve decent levels of understanding, commitment, and attention to detail. Getting the basics right is essential, and this demands a solid appreciation of important areas such as hives management, breed choice, and health requirements. There is plenty to think about for those getting their first bees, and careful planning is the key to a successful initial experience. One thing that complicates matters is the bees' ability to disguise problems. Although this might seem a useful ability, it actually makes recognizing trouble in the crucial, early stages that much more difficult, even for experienced owners. And although bees are remarkably resilient creatures, they remain vulnerable to predators, disease and climate changes. There is plenty of potential for things to go wrong and, unfortunately, it's always the bees that suffer when problems strike.Whether you're a newcomer or an old hand, The Beekeeper's Problem Solverprovides the information you need to nip probelms in the budâ??and, better still, avoid them in the first place. Let longtime bee keeper and apiary expert James E. Tew guide you thorugh 100 common problems faced by beekeepers, spelling out in clear and simple terms what the underlying cause is and how to solve it. Each one is tackled in depth, with photographs and diagrams, as well as a wide range of practical tips and useful insights. The problems are divided into ten chapters covering the main areas of beekeeping, from health to housing and parasites to predators. A subject-specific index is also included for easy reference. [less]

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Beekeeping #47

Alice Mackenzie

2013    144 Pages    (Cedar Fort, Inc.)

ISBN 13: 9781462111213    ISBN 10: 1462111211

Learn the satisfaction of harvesting your own, homegrown honey in this step-by-step guide to beekeeping, covering everything from aiding pollination to recognizing the queen bee to diagramming the parts of a hive. Maintain your own colony and you'll not only serve the ecosystem and enjoy delicious organic honey---you'll also discover how simple, fun, and even relaxing keeping bees can be.

Learn the satisfaction of harvesting your own, homegrown honey in this step-by-step guide to beekeeping, covering everything from aiding pollination to recognizing the queen bee to diagramming the parts of a hive. Maintain your own colony and you'll not only serve the ecosystem and enjoy delicious organic honey---you'll also discover how simple, fun, and even relaxing keeping bees can be. [less]

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Beekeeping. #115

Dominique DeVito

2012    224 Pages    (Sterling Signature)

ISBN 13: 9781402797835    ISBN 10: 1402797834

For centuries humans have relied on bees' miraculous, life-sustaining work to pollinate crops, produce honey and wax, and sustain our natural food chain. Although beekeeping may seem like a daunting, even dangerous task, it doesn't have to be. Regardless of whether you want to start a business or are simply looking for a new hobby, Dominique DeVito sets forth everything you need to know about bees and beekeeping in this complete, authoritative how-to guide that includes delicious and healthy [...]

For centuries humans have relied on bees' miraculous, life-sustaining work to pollinate crops, produce honey and wax, and sustain our natural food chain. Although beekeeping may seem like a daunting, even dangerous task, it doesn't have to be. Regardless of whether you want to start a business or are simply looking for a new hobby, Dominique DeVito sets forth everything you need to know about bees and beekeeping in this complete, authoritative how-to guide that includes delicious and healthy honey recipes to make with the bounty from your own backyard hive! [less]

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Beekeeping as a Business #19

Richard Jones

2000    80 Pages    (Commonwealth Secretariat)

ISBN 13: 9780850926316    ISBN 10: 0850926319

Beekeeping provides rural people in developing countries with sources of income and nutrition. It is a sustainable form of agriculture, which is beneficial to the environment and provides economic reasons for the retention of native habitats and potentially both increased yield from food and forage crops. Complex processing methods are not required and the whole industry can be highly cost effective. The main item required is the dissemination of information in order to develop skills amongst [...]

Beekeeping provides rural people in developing countries with sources of income and nutrition. It is a sustainable form of agriculture, which is beneficial to the environment and provides economic reasons for the retention of native habitats and potentially both increased yield from food and forage crops. Complex processing methods are not required and the whole industry can be highly cost effective. The main item required is the dissemination of information in order to develop skills amongst those interested in making a success of "Bee Businesses". There are many men and women keen to improve their apicultural skills. This book is an attempt to provide the information they need. [less]

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Bee-keeping at Buckfast Abbey #40

Brother Adam

1987    122 Pages    (Northern Bee Books)

ISBN 13: 9780907908371    ISBN 10: 0907908373

Methods used by Brother Adam, creator of the Buckfast Bee strain to manage bee colonies in Devon, England. Emphasis on general observati

Methods used by Brother Adam, creator of the Buckfast Bee strain to manage bee colonies in Devon, England. Emphasis on general observati [less]

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Beekeeping: Backyard Beekeeping for Beginners

Max Green

2016    76 Pages    (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)

ISBN 13: 9781533629005    ISBN 10: 1533629005

Beekeeping or Apiculture is the scientific method of rearing insects that can produce honey and wax.

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Beekeeping Buzz

Nicole Wrinn

2014    56 Pages    (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)

ISBN 13: 9781497591431    ISBN 10: 1497591430

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to make your own honey?Does the thought of keeping bees appeal to you? Are you looking for ways to live more sustainably? You are not alone. Thousands of people just like you have been raising bees and making their won honey right in their own backyards. Learn the ins and outs of the joy of keeping bees in this information packed guide. A Preview of What You Will Discover About the Fascinating Hobby of Bee Keeping TodayQuickly get started. [...]

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to make your own honey?Does the thought of keeping bees appeal to you? Are you looking for ways to live more sustainably? You are not alone. Thousands of people just like you have been raising bees and making their won honey right in their own backyards. Learn the ins and outs of the joy of keeping bees in this information packed guide. A Preview of What You Will Discover About the Fascinating Hobby of Bee Keeping TodayQuickly get started.Get the right equipment.Learn about keeping bees in an urban environment.The power of the queen bee.Discover how to harvest your honey.And much more! Packed full of practical tips that you can put into practice right away to care for your very first hive! Scroll up and grab your copy today! [less]

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Beekeeping in Illinois Circular / University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service

Elbert R. Jaycox

1977    160 Pages    (University of Illinois Press)

ISBN 13: 9780252006388    ISBN 10: 0252006380

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Beekeeping: Self Sufficiency

Joanna Ryde

2015    128 Pages    (IMM Lifestyle)

ISBN 13: 9781504800402    ISBN 10: 1504800400

As sustainability and organic living become increasingly popular, so does a desire to live a more self-sufficient lifestyle. This timely book will help you to achieve self-sufficiency and make beekeeping a reality. Beekeeping is about management, control and learning to understand the honeybee. It can also become a very enjoyable and sociable pastime - visiting others' hives and picking up vital hints and tips is all part of the fun - and farming and eating honey that your own bees have produced [...]

As sustainability and organic living become increasingly popular, so does a desire to live a more self-sufficient lifestyle. This timely book will help you to achieve self-sufficiency and make beekeeping a reality. Beekeeping is about management, control and learning to understand the honeybee. It can also become a very enjoyable and sociable pastime - visiting others' hives and picking up vital hints and tips is all part of the fun - and farming and eating honey that your own bees have produced is a pure delight.Joanna Ryde covers all aspects of beekeeping, from the basic tools and equipment needed for setting up a hive to detailed advice on when to harvest honey and honey-inspired recipes, from delicious cakes to beauty products. This really is the definitive guide for anyone thinking of keeping bees. [less]

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Bees: An UpClose Look at Pollinators Around the World #178

Sam Droege, Laurence Packer

2015    160 Pages    (Voyageur Press)

ISBN 13: 9780760347386    ISBN 10: 0760347387

While we eat, work, and sleep, bees are busy around the world. More than 20,000 species are in constant motion! They pollinate plants of all types and keep our natural world intact. In Bees, you'll find a new way to appreciate these tiny wonders. Sam Droege and Laurence Packer present more than 100 of the most eye-catching bees from around the world as you've never seen them: up-close and with stunning detail. You'll stare into alien-like faces. You'll get lost in mesmerizing colors and patterns [...]

While we eat, work, and sleep, bees are busy around the world. More than 20,000 species are in constant motion! They pollinate plants of all types and keep our natural world intact. In Bees, you'll find a new way to appreciate these tiny wonders. Sam Droege and Laurence Packer present more than 100 of the most eye-catching bees from around the world as you've never seen them: up-close and with stunning detail. You'll stare into alien-like faces. You'll get lost in mesmerizing colors and patterns, patches and stripes of arresting yellow or blue. Whether you linger on your first close look at the Western Domesticated Honey Bee or excitedly flip straight to the rare Dinagapostemon sicheli, there's no doubt you'll be blown away by the beauty of bees. [less]

 
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