The Principles of Bee Improvement


Author: Jo Widdicombe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908904621

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 86

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Jo Widdicombe, B.Sc. (Hons.) Environmental Science, has been beekeeping for over 30 years and has been a member of BIBBA for more than 25 years, serving on the BIBBA Committee. Jo worked as a Seasonal Bee Inspector for 5 years and is a Bee Farmer in Cornwall running over 100 colonies. "The Principles of Bee Improvement" offers a practical approach and is an attempt to lay down guidelines which are true and applicable to beekeepers in any circumstance. Rather than searching the country, or the world, for the perfect bee to breed from, this book explains how to select and improve bees from the local bee population. It discusses the problems of importation, the use of natural and artificial selection, assessment of colonies and selection within a strain. By following these methods, the standards of our bees can be raised, producing gentle, hardy and productive bees.

British Bee Books

A Bibliography, 1500-1976


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bee culture

Page: 270

View: 7225

Wisdom of the Bees


Author: Erik Berrevoets

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 088010905X

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 599

Bees and Bee-Keeping Scientific and Practical - A Complete Treatise on the Anatomy, Physiology, Floral Relations, and Profitable Management of the Hive Bee - Vol. I. Scientific


Author: Frank R. Cheshire

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473342406

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 364

View: 5776

This is volume I of "Bees and Bee-Keeping Scientific and Practical". It is a detailed treatise on bees with chapters on physiology, floral relations, anatomy, and profitable management. Profusely illustrated and full of interesting and useful information, "Bees and Bee-Keeping Scientific and Practical" is highly recommended for modern enthusiasts and collectors alike. Contents include: "Wild and Hive Bees", "Economy of Hive Bee", "General Structure", "Nerve System", "Salivary (?) Glands of Bees", "Tongue and Mouth Parts", "Organs of Special Sense: Antennae and Eyes", "Thorax and Legs", "Wings and Flight: Buzzing and Humming", "Segregation of Wax, and Bee Architecture", "Sting Structure", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on Bee-keeping.