Instruction books for keeping bees
Bees are an essential part of our natural world and their importance in pollinating our food crops cannot be overstated. Over a third of the world’s food is dependent upon pollinators, of which the honey bee Apis mellifera is possibly the most important. This comprehensive and informative book introduces newcomers to the fascinating and rewarding craft of beekeeping and honey production and sets out in simple terms the needs of this complex creature.Topics covered within the book include:• Setting up your first hive• How to handle bees correctly and with confidence• Practical advice on the honey harvest• Winter feeding and inspection• Marketing your bee products and the legal requirements• Diseases, how to avoid them and how to deal with them
A comprehensive well illustrated American introduction for beginners and a valuable reference for the experienced beekeeper. The book outlines options for each operation within beekeeping, listing advantages and disadvantages for each alternative.Diana Sammataro is a Research Entomologist at the Carl Hayden Bee Research Centre in Tucson, Arizona and is particularly concerned with Colony Collapse.Diana Sammataro is Research Entomologist at the USDA-ARS Carl Hayden Bee Research Center in Tucson, Arizona, where her research focuses on beneficial microbes and bee nutritional problems, managing parasitic mites of bees and Colony Collapse Disorder, and following the pollination of crops from almonds to apples.
It is estimated that around 70% of the food we eat is dependent upon pollination by bees and other insects. However with bee populations world-wide on the decline due to factors such as intensive farming, urban sprawl and disease, their vital ecological role is under threat. The need for bees has never been more apparent. Keeping bees and Making Honey is a stunning comprehensive guide to beekeeping, packed with images, information, practical advice, useful resources and even recipes. From understanding bees and their psychology to where to get them from, how to look after them on a day-to-day basis, how best to garden for them and suggestions on things to make with the wax and honey – everything the beekeeper and the entire family ever need to know is here. Environmentally, there has never been a more important time to start beekeeping, nor is there a better antidote to the stresses of everyday life. Keeping Bees and Making Honey is the ideal companion as you add your share to the 1m tonnes of honey that are produced world-wide each year.
Discover the wonders of beekeeping, from establishing a hive to caring for bees, from harvesting the honey and wax to using it in marvellous recipes for food and handmade beauty products.Beekeeping by Dominique Devito – A primer on starting and keeping a hive, an American title gives sound advice for the beginner. It has a particularly interesting chapter on cooking with honey.
The world’s best selling guide to beekeeping. The classic title for all beekeeper, a reference book for experienced beekeepers with advice on all aspects of the craft. The world’s best selling guide to beekeeping. New edition with an update by Margaret Thomas NDB on Honey bee pests & diseases with the four full colour plates restored as in the early editions.
This book starts where many books on beekeeping leave off. Each chapter is devoted to a subject of great importance to the beekeeper in getting the best return from his bees. It shows what beekeeping practice and scientific research have found out, all over the world, and gives meticulous directions to the beekeeper based on these findings.
Discover the buzz about bees. You’ve heard that more cities and towns are relaxing or removing laws against beekeeping, and you want to give it a try. But the thought of managing your own hive – and all those bees! – has you fearing you’ll get stung.Discover the fun and satisfaction of raising bees! The Complete Idiots Guide to Beekeeping gives you all the buzz on setting up and maintaining a healthy hive of your won. In it, you get:• Expert advice on acquiring your bees and establishing your hive.• Tips on caring for your bees without chemical treatments or artificial feeds.• Guidance on inspecting your hives and knowing what to do if things go wrong.• A look at the most common mistakes new beekeepers make and how to avoid them.• A helpful explanation of diseases, parasites, and other hive problems – and how to successfully treat. them.• Helpful hints on the best ways to harvest honey and make money with your bee bounty.