Books about rearing honeybee queens
Steve Taber spent a life time with bees – both in his native America and in Europe. It is not wrong to say that he forgot more about breeding than most people ever knew – and even then he knew more!! Jogn Phipps the Editor of The Beekeepers Quarterly said that “If Steve said something you could always reckon on it being accurate” What a recommendation for a book.
John Atkinson draws on his long and varied experience as a beekeeping adviser, honey farmer, bee breeder and writer, to help beekeepers to understand the complexities of this most important aspect of the craft. This is a thoroughly absorbing book – an up to date treatise on the philosophy and practice of bee breeding.
An introduction to the rearing of queens, the conduct of selection procedures and the operation of mating stations.
Charles Dublon is Principality Beekeeping Advisor for Wales, based at The Welsh Beekeeping Centre, College Howell Harris, Brecon, Powys. He has a masters degree in sugar technology, and is a Chartered Biologist. He is also a member of the Apicultural Education Association. Pauline Dublon, his wife, is a beekeeper in her own right. They have kept bees both as a hobby and as a commercial venture. For several years they ran more than three hundred stocks and have first hand experience of most of the problems and joys of beekeeping.
This is an updated edition of the talk given by Oliver Field to the Scottish Beekeepers Association in 1998. This new version includes colour pictures, a bee breeding chart and a chapter on, ‘Current Reflections” Oliver Field is a present day giant of Bee Farming, having acted as such for over thirty years. His other books include Honey By the Ton and Honey Days.