Beekeeping For Dummies

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Author: Howland Blackiston

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119311039

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

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Everything you need to 'bee' a successful backyard beekeeper If you've ever thought about becoming a backyard beekeeper—or have already tried a hand at it and want to be better one—then this is the book for you! In Beekeeping for Dummies, 4th Edition you'll find everything you need to know in order to start your own colony, including how to assemble and maintain beehives, handle every phase of honey production, purchase and use all the latest tools, and what to do beyond your first season. This hands-on guide provides all the tools, tips, tricks, and techniques needed to become a real backyard beekeeper. You'll learn to identify the queen from her workers and drones, properly open and close the hive, distinguish one type of honey from another, and preserve your colony if disaster should strike. Keep bees on a small urban rooftop or in a large country yard Assemble your own hive and sustain it for years to come Safely inspect and manage your colony Harvest and sell your own honey Becoming a backyard beekeeper isn't as hard as people think—and with this hands-on guide, you'll be able to create one honey of a colony that will have the neighbors buzzing.

Building Beehives For Dummies

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Author: Howland Blackiston

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118312945

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 268

View: 7508

Shows how to construct a beehive, including the typical components, necessary materials, and beekeeping accessories.

Build Your Own Beekeeping Equipment

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Author: Tony Pisano

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612120598

Category: House & Home

Page: 159

View: 1900

Presents detailed instructions on constructing housing and other equipment for beekeeping, including information on installing electric fencing, building hive stands, and making swarm-catching kits.

Natural Beekeeping

Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture, 2nd Edition

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Author: Ross Conrad

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603583637

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

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Today's beekeepers face unprecedented challenges, a fact that is now front-page news with the spread of "colony collapse disorder." Newly introduced pests like varroa and tracheal mites have made chemical treatment of hives standard practice, but pest resistance is building, which in turn creates demand for new and even more toxic chemicals. In fact, there is evidence that chemical treatments are making matters worse. It's time for a new approach. Now revised and updated with new resources and including full-color photos throughout, Natural Beekeeping offers all the latest information in a book that has already proven invaluable for organic beekeepers. The new edition offers the same holistic, sensible alternative to conventional chemical practices with a program of natural hive management, but offers new sections on a wide range of subjects, including: The basics of bee biology and anatomy Urban beekeeping Identifying and working with queens Parasitic mite control Hive diseases Also, a completely new chapter on marketing provides valuable advice for anyone who intends to sell a wide range of hive products.Ross Conrad brings together the best "do no harm" strategies for keeping honeybees healthy and productive with nontoxic methods of controlling mites; eliminating American foulbrood disease without the use of antibiotics; selective breeding for naturally resistant bees; and many other detailed management techniques, which are covered in a thoughtful, matter-of-fact way. Whether you are a novice looking to get started with bees, an experienced apiculturist looking for ideas to develop an integrated pest-management approach, or someone who wants to sell honey at a premium price, this is the book you've been waiting for.

Beginning Beekeeping

Everything You Need to Make Your Hive Thrive!

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Author: Tanya Phillips

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465458190

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

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Beginning Beekeeping is a simple, straightforward approach that gives you the basics to get started with beekeeping, while following a balanced, objective approach that weighs the pros and cons of conventional and organic methodologies. Featuring more than 120 beautiful color photos, this guide will help you will learn how to foster and maintain healthy, vibrant hive colonies, as well as to incorporate the various techniques and practices for keeping bees using conventional as well as more natural practices. In addition, you will learn how to troubleshoot and treat potential hive issues such as swarming, combating common pests, and alleviating other potentially destructive hive conditions. This helpful guide also explores how to create hives that are self-sustaining, with minimal intervention from the keeper. Additional content also covers how to maximize the benefits of a backyard hive for a more vibrant garden as well as rich, bountiful honey harvests.

Top-Bar Beekeeping

Organic Practices for Honeybee Health

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Author: Les Crowder,Heather Harrell

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603584625

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

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In recent years beekeepers have had to face tremendous challenges, from pests such as varroa and tracheal mites and from the mysterious but even more devastating phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Yet in backyards and on rooftops all over the world, bees are being raised successfully, even without antibiotics, miticides, or other chemical inputs.More and more organically minded beekeepers are now using top-bar hives, in which the shape of the interior resembles a hollow log. Long lasting and completely biodegradable, a topbar hive made of untreated wood allows bees to build comb naturally rather than simply filling prefabricated foundation frames in a typical box hive with added supers. Top-bar hives yield slightly less honey but produce more beeswax than a typical Langstroth box hive. Regular hive inspection and the removal of old combs helps to keep bees healthier and naturally disease-free. Top-Bar Beekeeping provides complete information on hive management and other aspects of using these innovative hives. All home and hobbyist beekeepers who have the time and interest in keeping bees intensively should consider the natural, low-stress methods outlined in this book. It will also appeal to home orchardists, gardeners, and permaculture practitioners who look to bees for pollination as well as honey or beeswax.

The Backyard Beekeeper, 4th Edition

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

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Author: Kim Flottum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1631593323

Category: House & Home

Page: 240

View: 3185

A handbook to beekeeping, featuring advice for: setting up and caring for your own colonies; the best location to place your new bee colonies; the most practical and nontoxic ways to care for your bees; swarm control; using top bar hives; harvesting the products of a beehive and collecting and using honey; bee problems and treatments; information for urban bees and beekeepers; using your smoker the right way; better pest management; providing consistent and abundant good food; and, keeping your hives healthy.

Homegrown Honey Bees

An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Beekeeping Your First Year, from Hiving to Honey Harvest

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Author: Alethea Morrison

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603429948

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 159

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A beginner's guide offers practical instructions and personal observations on all aspects of beekeeping, including such topics as choosing equipment, managing healthy colonies, and harvesting honey.

Backyard Bees

A guide for the beginner beekeeper

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Author: Doug Purdie

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1743436998

Category: Nature

Page: 208

View: 7164

Just about anyone can keep bees. All you need is a bit of space in your backyard (or on your rooftop) and a little love for the creatures that pollinate the vegie patches of your neighbourhood. Once introduced to the charms of beekeeping and the taste of warm honeycomb direct from the hive, you'll be hooked. Backyard Bees is the ultimate guide to installing and maintaining a hive through the seasons. Learn how easy it is to keep happy, healthy bees, and how and when to harvest the liquid gold. Including extensive advice on choosing a hive and the equipment you need; case studies and anecdotes from beekeepers from all walks of life; and 20 delicious recipes for all that honey, from Toasted Honey Granola to Bees Knees Cocktails.

Beekeeping for Beginners (Short Story)

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Author: Laurie R. King

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0345529936

Category: Fiction

Page: 46

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BONUS: This eBook includes an excerpt from Laurie R. King's Pirate King. In this crackling short story, New York Times bestselling author Laurie R. King reveals an unforgettable new twist in the adventure that led supersleuth Sherlock Holmes to discover his first (and finest) apprentice, Mary Russell. Sherlock Holmes is fending off a particularly dark mood as he roams the Sussex Downs, in search of wild bees. The Great War may be raging across the Channel, but on the Downs, the great detective nears terminal melancholia—only to be saved by an encounter with headstrong, yellow-haired young Mary Russell, who soon becomes the Master’s apprentice not only in beekeeping but in detection. Holmes instantly spots her remarkable ability, but his sharp eyes also see troubling problems. Why is this wealthy orphan who lives with her aunt so shabbily dressed? Why is she so prone to illness and accident? Is she herself the center of a mystery? These are questions that the great detective must answer quickly lest his protégée, and his own new lease on life, meet a sudden, tragic end. The tale of their meeting has been told from Russell’s point of view, but even those who have never met the famed Russell-Holmes pair will read this tale with delight—and, as its climax builds, with breathless excitement.

Beekeeping

A Practical Guide

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Author: Richard E. Bonney

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603421734

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 5335

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.

The Beginner's Guide to Beekeeping

Everything You Need to Know

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Author: Daniel Johnson,Samantha Johnson

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 1610587987

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 3213

Raising bees is becoming increasingly popular in backyards and on farms large and small—and it’s easy to see why. These resourceful insects produce organic honey and beeswax, all while constantly providing natural aid to the health of your yard and garden. And even better, bees are easy to keep, especially with the expert instruction of the The Beginner's Guide to Beekeeping. Beginning with the basics, seasoned beekeepers Daniel and Samantha Johnson answer all of a prospective beekeeper’s questions on how to set up, care for, and harvest your very own bee colonies. With the help of this comprehensive DIY guide, raising bees can be an enjoyable and accessible backyard pastime for gardeners, crafters, and cooks everywhere.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beekeeping

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Author: Buzz Bissinger,Dean Stiglitz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101197811

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

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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.

First Lessons in Beekeeping

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Author: Keith S. Delaplane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780915698127

Category: Nature

Page: 166

View: 2275

"Introduces the prospective beekeeper to the basics of beekeeping through easy-to-understand text and numerous color photos on honey bee biology, beekeeping equipment, management, honey production and processing, as well as disease diagnosis and treatment

The Beekeeper's Journal

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Author: Kim Flottum

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1610589505

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 1149

DIVStore your notes, journal entries, and daily beekeeping records, observations, and to-do lists within the pages of this beautiful and inspirational journal./divDIV /divDIVThe Beekeeper’s Journal is the perfect tool for beekeepers and beekeeping enthusiasts to keep their thoughts, recipes, inspirations, sketches, to-do lists and more. Photographs and illustrations on each spread complement the helpful tips, anecdotes, ideas, recipes, how-to and images from beekeeping expert, Kim Flottum. This book is not only a useful tool, but the perfect keepsake for avid beekeepers and those who aspire to keep bees./div

Getting a Networking Job For Dummies

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Author: Peter H. Gregory,Bill Hughes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119016231

Category: Computers

Page: 336

View: 9309

Everything you need to start your career in computer networking Looking to land that computer networking position? Look no further! Getting a Networking Job For Dummies offers all the tools and step-by-step guidance you need to stand out from the crowd, get your foot in the door, and secure a job in this fast-growing sector. In no time, you'll get a handle on networking roles, necessary education, training, and certifications, ways to brand yourself for your dream career, and so much more. These days, computer networking can be a complicated industry, and knowing what you need to do to make yourself an attractive candidate for a coveted networking position can make all the difference. Luckily, Getting a Networking Job For Dummies arms you with everything you need to be one step ahead of the game. Humorous, practical, and packed with authoritative information, this down-to-earth guide is your go-to handbook for scoring that sought-after computer networking position! Find the right organization for you Write a winning resume that gets attention Answer difficult interview questions with confidence Identify required certifications to get the job you want If you're a prospective computer networking employee looking to present yourself as a strong, competitive candidate in the computer networking market, this hands-on guide sets you up for success.

The BBKA Guide to Beekeeping, Second Edition

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Author: Ivor Davis,Roger Cullum-Kenyon

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472920902

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

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The number of people interested and active in keeping bees at an amateur level has continued to increase over the past few years in both rural and urban situations. This guide, aimed at beginning beekeepers, and the only one to be endorsed by the BBKA provides an authoritative text, along with clear photographs and illustrations. The book introduces the reader to beekeeping, including such areas as the workings of the colony, the structure of a hive, how to acquire bees and keep them healthy and what happens in each month in a beekeeping year. Each chapter is accompanied by anecdotes, answers to frequently asked questions and fascinating facts about bees and honey. The new edition includes new step-by-step sequences to illustrate procedures such as containing a swarm, identifying the queen, using a smoker and cleaning a hive as well as more information on different kinds of hives, disease management and many other key areas.

The Beekeeper's Bible

Bees, Honey, Recipes and Other Home Uses

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Author: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007279892

Category: Bee culture

Page: 412

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Collins Beekeeper's Bible covers all the practicalities and will teach you everything there is to know about caring for bees and safe hive management, with clear instructions and step-by-step illustrations. It also contains a wealth of information about the culinary, medicinal, cosmetic and domestic uses of honey, beeswax and pollen, with no aspect of beekeeping omitted.Not just a practical guide, this beautiful almanac is also a fascinating read, overflowing with charming and whimsical bee trivia, fascinating pieces of folklore, an intimate history of beekeeping and much more besides. Discover bees in literature, learn how to craft beeswax candles, or preserve fine wood with your home-made furniture polish. Enjoy over 100 glorious honey-recipes for cakes and breads, sauces and marinades, drinks and even flavoured spirits!Fully illustrated with practical photography, stunning illustrations and unique etchings, this is an invaluable handbook as well as a beautiful addition to your coffee table, whether you're an active beekeeper with buzzing hives, or an armchair enthusiast who daydreams about collecting your own honey.

Hobby Farming For Dummies

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Author: Theresa A. Husarik

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118052536

Category: House & Home

Page: 384

View: 1669

Do you long for the country life? Hobby Farming For Dummiesis a practical guide that will show you how to handle all thebasics of small-scale farming, from growing healthy crops toraising livestock and managing your property. You'll see how todecide what to farm, provide shelter and utilities, select plants,and protect your investment. It's all you need to dig in and startgrowing! You’ll get a real idea of what it really means to jumpfrom your current lifestyle to a life farming in the countryside.You’ll get the information you need to decide if the farminglifestyle is right for you and your personality. You’ll learneverything you need to know about property and how to access apower supply. You’ll get practical advice on which animalswould work best for your farm and you’ll learn how to acquirethem and what you need to know about caring for them properly.You’ll get help with all of the major decisions like whetheryou’re better off with subsistence farming or a moreambitious project. Find out how to: Make from change to a farm lifestyle Get along with your neighbors Find and buy rural properties Select and maintain equipment Raise and care for animals Use and preserve food items Avoid common farming pitfalls Choose plans for your farm Complete with lists of the ten unique opportunities for fun andthe top ten misconceptions about farm living, Hobby FarmingFor Dummies will help you discover how you can live thesimple life.