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Beekeeping : a Practical Guide - RICHARD E. BONNEY


a Practical Guide

Paperback Published: 10th January 1993
ISBN: 9780882668611
Number Of Pages: 184

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Keep your own bees and enjoy delicious golden honey from your own backyard. With his respect and admiration for bees evident on every page, Richard E. Bonney describes how to acquire bees, manage a hive, prevent and treat diseases, and extract a crop of honey. Enthusiastic beekeepers of every stripe and experience level will benefit from Bonney’s astonishing knowledge of the craft — from beekeeping history and honeybee biology to the complex social structure of the hive.

Before We Start
The Beekeeper's Commitment Dimensions of Beekeeping Stings
Legal Considerations History of Beekeeping How to Get Started
The Bees
What Is a Honey Bee?
Occupants of the Hive Development Activities and Behavior
Life of a Worker Bee Cycle of the Year Colony
Reproduction: Swarming Nutrition and Feeding Communications
Getting Started
Hive Location Equipment and Supplies Acquiring
Bees Working with Bees Installing Bees Initial Management
Ongoing Management
The First Summer Fall Management The Coming Year
Removing the Crop
Methods for Clearing Bees and Removing
Supers Extracting and Handling Honey Comb Honey Other Hive Products
Diseases, Pests, and Predators
Diseases of Honey Bees Parasitic
Mites Nonproblem Creatures for Honey Bees Problem Creatures for Honey Bees
The Africanized Bee Pesticides
Publications about Beekeeping
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ISBN: 9780882668611
ISBN-10: 0882668617
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 10th January 1993
Publisher: Storey Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.32