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The Resource Storey's guide to keeping honey bees, Malcolm T. Sanford and Richard E. Bonney

Storey's guide to keeping honey bees, Malcolm T. Sanford and Richard E. Bonney

Label
Storey's guide to keeping honey bees
Title
Storey's guide to keeping honey bees
Statement of responsibility
Malcolm T. Sanford and Richard E. Bonney
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: Everyone is buzzing about bees! Urban beekeeping is on the rise as swarms of people do their part to help nurture local food systems, make gardens more productive, connect with nature, and rescue honey bee populations from colony collapse disorder. Honey bee hives now grace the White House Lawn, the roof of Chicago City Hall, the National Arboretum, and the top of the Fairmont Hotel. Even Hagen-Daazs has gotten into the act with its well-funded campaign, Help the Honey Bees. Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees, the newest addition to the best-selling series, will be the single resource sought by beekeepers in all settings. Malcolm T. Sanford presents a thorough overview of these industrious and critically important insects. With this book as their guide, beekeepers will understand how to plan a hive, acquire bees, install a colony, keep bees healthy, maintain a healthy hive, understand and prevent new diseases, and harvest honey crops. The book also provides an overview of the honey bee nest and colony life, insights into honey bee anatomy and behavior, an exploration of apiary equipment and tools, season-by-season beekeeper responsibilities, instructions for harvesting honey, and detailed, up-to-date information about diseases and other potential risks to bees. This comprehensive reference will appeal to both the experienced beekeeper who seeks help with specific issues and the novice eager to get started
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1942-
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Sanford, Malcolm T.
Dewey number
638/.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
SF523
LC item number
.S36 2010
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
SF523
NAL item number
.S36 2010
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bonney, Richard E
Series statement
Storey's guide to raising series
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  • Honeybee
  • Bee culture
Label
Storey's guide to keeping honey bees, Malcolm T. Sanford and Richard E. Bonney
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-238) and index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p.236-238) and index
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Preface -- 1: Beginning Beekeeping -- Seven basic tips for getting started -- Dimensions of beekeeping -- Beekeeper's commitment -- Time commitment -- Financial considerations -- Stings -- Legal considerations -- Finding resources -- 2: Origin And History Of Beekeeping -- Honey bee evolution -- History of beekeeping -- 3: Bee's Life -- What is a honey bee? -- Inside the colony -- Queen -- Worker -- Drone -- Varroa mite -- Activities and behavior -- Patterns of behavior -- 4: Choosing Hive Location -- Colony and your community -- Weather issues -- Forage availability -- 5: Getting Equipped -- Hive design and dimensions -- Hive materials -- Supers -- Frames and foundation -- How to make a frame with pins -- Bottom board -- Queen excluder -- Covers -- Hive stand -- Hive scale -- Feeders -- Pollen trap -- Tools of the trade -- Beekeeper garb -- 6: Enter The Bees -- Smoker basics -- Package bees -- Managing package bees -- Installing a nucleus colony -- Starting with an established colony -- Swarm! -- Wild or feral colony -- 7: Managing honey bee colonies -- Working a colony -- Beekeeper as manager -- Colony's yearly -- Life cycle -- Population cycle -- Apicultural calendar -- Late-season management -- Requeening -- Managing nutrition -- 8: Taking The Crop -- Honey crop -- Harvesting the crop -- Processing the crop -- Storing the crop -- Chunk and comb honey -- Other bee products -- 9: Pollination -- Unique challenges -- Small-scale pollination -- Is pollination for you? -- 10: Diseases And Pests Of The Honey Bee -- Innate defense mechanisms -- Brood diseases -- Adult diseases -- Parasitic mites -- Integrated pest management -- Tolerant or resistant stock -- Colony collapse disorder -- Wax moth -- Small hive beetle -- Black bears -- For more information -- Glossary -- Model beekeeping ordinance -- Sample pollination contract -- Resources -- Sampling of U S beekeeping supply houses -- Sources of beekeeping information -- Index
Control code
ocn436623429
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 244 p.
Isbn
9781603425513
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010010908
Other physical details
ill.
Stock number
1309969
System control number
(OCoLC)436623429
Label
Storey's guide to keeping honey bees, Malcolm T. Sanford and Richard E. Bonney
Publication
Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-238) and index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p.236-238) and index
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Preface -- 1: Beginning Beekeeping -- Seven basic tips for getting started -- Dimensions of beekeeping -- Beekeeper's commitment -- Time commitment -- Financial considerations -- Stings -- Legal considerations -- Finding resources -- 2: Origin And History Of Beekeeping -- Honey bee evolution -- History of beekeeping -- 3: Bee's Life -- What is a honey bee? -- Inside the colony -- Queen -- Worker -- Drone -- Varroa mite -- Activities and behavior -- Patterns of behavior -- 4: Choosing Hive Location -- Colony and your community -- Weather issues -- Forage availability -- 5: Getting Equipped -- Hive design and dimensions -- Hive materials -- Supers -- Frames and foundation -- How to make a frame with pins -- Bottom board -- Queen excluder -- Covers -- Hive stand -- Hive scale -- Feeders -- Pollen trap -- Tools of the trade -- Beekeeper garb -- 6: Enter The Bees -- Smoker basics -- Package bees -- Managing package bees -- Installing a nucleus colony -- Starting with an established colony -- Swarm! -- Wild or feral colony -- 7: Managing honey bee colonies -- Working a colony -- Beekeeper as manager -- Colony's yearly -- Life cycle -- Population cycle -- Apicultural calendar -- Late-season management -- Requeening -- Managing nutrition -- 8: Taking The Crop -- Honey crop -- Harvesting the crop -- Processing the crop -- Storing the crop -- Chunk and comb honey -- Other bee products -- 9: Pollination -- Unique challenges -- Small-scale pollination -- Is pollination for you? -- 10: Diseases And Pests Of The Honey Bee -- Innate defense mechanisms -- Brood diseases -- Adult diseases -- Parasitic mites -- Integrated pest management -- Tolerant or resistant stock -- Colony collapse disorder -- Wax moth -- Small hive beetle -- Black bears -- For more information -- Glossary -- Model beekeeping ordinance -- Sample pollination contract -- Resources -- Sampling of U S beekeeping supply houses -- Sources of beekeeping information -- Index
Control code
ocn436623429
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 244 p.
Isbn
9781603425513
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010010908
Other physical details
ill.
Stock number
1309969
System control number
(OCoLC)436623429

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