• Nature

The Complete Step-by-Step Book of Beekeeping

A Practical Guide to Beekeeping, from Setting Up a Colony to Hive Management and Harvesting the Honey, Shown in Over 400 Photographs
Author: David Cramp
Publisher: Anness Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780754823483
Category: Nature
Page: 160
View: 3883
With their vital pollinating activities, bees are one of the most ecologically useful and important insects, and beekeeping must rate as one of the most interesting and satisfying hobbies. The structure and hierarchy of a beehive and the behaviour of bees is fascinating, and the end product, honey, is a fitting reward for a beekeeper?s care. Since the decline of the honeybee worldwide owing to disease and intensive farming, there has been a huge re-surge of interest in beekeeping, and many new beekeepers have taken up the challenge of keeping bees, particularly in urban areas. They can enjoy the honey that is produced, and help the environment at the same time by supporting the bees? essential role of pollinating plants and flowers. This book outlines the relationship of bees and people, different types and species of bees, and explains in a practical way all the factors to consider before starting to keep bees. In the early chapters of this volume, the author suggests suitable sites to house the hives, which can include small gardens or even rooftops, and the best kind of hives to buy. The section includes the way the hive works, handling the bees, and how to get your bees and transfer them to the hive. A useful calendar, packed with information, shows you at a glance when to inspect, maintain and repair the structure of the hive to ensure that the bees are happy and healthy all through the year. The bees? hard work culminates in wax combs bursting with honey, and a detailed harvesting plan lists the equipment needed to harvest the golden liquid, from extraction to bottling, from storage to uses for the honey. As well as disease, mites and poisoning, there are other problems that the novice beekeeper needs to be aware of, including wax moth, brood diseases, and pests such as other insects, mice, birds, bears, skunks and raccoons. The author explains how anticipating these situations and preparing for them can avoid losing the entire hive. He also outlines how to help the bees become more productive, by providing a bee-friendly garden with plants and flowers that are rich in nectar and pollen, to provide food early and late in the year when it is scarce. Finally there is a section for those interested in taking beekeeping further by using the many products that bees supply, entering competitions, rearing queens and breeding queens. This captivating volume will inspire the budding beekeeper and provide all the information necessary to start a colony, look after it and harvest the products of the hive. As well as enjoying an engaging hobby, beekeepers are doing a hugely important job by helping the environment, and ensuring the continuance of our food supply

    • Technology & Engineering

Beekeeping

A Practical Guide
Author: Richard E. Bonney
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603421734
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 192
View: 2480
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.

    • Technology & Engineering

A Practical Manual Of Beekeeping

How to keep bees and develop your full potential as an apiarist
Author: David Cramp
Publisher: Spring Hill
ISBN: 1848034857
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 176
View: 8855
A fascinating hobby; a remunerative business; or a globetrotting career? Which type of beekeeper do you want to be? It is entirely up to you: beekeeping can provide it all.Beekeeping can provide anyone with an interesting and useful hobby or a lucrative and rewarding business. It is recognised as a vital agricultural industry and can therefore also offer you a globe trotting career. The whole subject is, however, often shrouded in mystery and loaded with jargon, leaving many people unaware of its true potential or how to start. This book strips away all the mystery and explains step by step how - from day one - you can start beekeeping as a hobby; how you can progress to running a beekeeping business; or how you can start a career as a beekeeper which can quite easily take you all over the world. No other guide explains in such detail the true potential and accessibility of beekeeping or of being a beekeeper.

    • Nature

Beekeeping

A Practical Guide for the Novice Beekeeper : Buying Bees, Management, Rearing, Honey Production : Special Section, the Beekeeper's Yearly Work Cycle
Author: Werner Melzer
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 70
View: 8985
Discusses the life cycle, diseases, habits and behavior of bees and offers instruction in the care and management, equipment and supplies necessary for beekeeping

    • Technology & Engineering

Bee Manual

The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Keeping Bees
Author: Claire Waring
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9780857330574
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 192
View: 1655
The Bee Manual offers a clear and concise introduction into the fascinating world of the honey bee and the addictive craft of beekeeping. For various reasons, the number of bee colonies has been declining and there is great interest in trying to aid their recovery. Anyone wanting to keep bees needs to learn about the individuals, how colonies operate and how the beekeeper can work with these insects to help them thrive, carry out their pollination activities and produce a satisfying honey crop. Full of color photos and clear step-by-step text, this book offers practical advice for anyone planning to take up this absorbing hobby.

    • Technology & Engineering

The Backyard Beekeeper, 4th Edition

An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden
Author: Kim Flottum
Publisher: Quarry Books
ISBN: 1631595776
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 240
View: 9660
The Backyard Beekeeper, now in its 4th edition, makes the time-honored and complex tradition of beekeeping an enjoyable and accessible backyard pastime that will appeal to urban and rural beekeepers of all skill levels. More than a guide to beekeeping, this handbook features expert advice for: - Setting up and caring for your own colonies - She best location to place your new bee colonies for their safety and yours - 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 What's New? - Information for Urban Bees and Beekeepers - Using Your Smoker the Right Way - Better Pest Management - Providing Consistent and Abundant Good Food - Keeping Your Hives Healthy With this complete resource and the expert advice of Bee Culture editor Kim Flottum, your bees will be healthy, happy, and more productive.

    • Technology & Engineering

Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees, 2nd Edition

Honey Production, Pollination, Health
Author: Malcolm T. Sanford,Richard E. Bonney
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 161212979X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 288
View: 3223
This trusted handbook is a must-have for novice and seasoned beekeepers alike. Now totally redesigned and featuring color photos and graphics, the second edition also includes up-to-date information on honey bee health. The go-to reference presents comprehensive yet accessible information on everything from planning hives and installing a colony to preventing disease and managing productive hives that will bear bountiful honey harvests year after year. This publication conforms to the EPUB Accessibility specification at WCAG 2.0 Level AA.

    • Technology & Engineering

Homegrown Honey Bees

An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Beekeeping Your First Year, from Hiving to Honey Harvest
Author: Alethea Morrison
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603429948
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 159
View: 2650
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.

    • Bee culture

Keeping Bees with a Smile

A Vision and Practice of Natural Apiculture
Author: Fedor Lazutin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780984287352
Category: Bee culture
Page: 380
View: 5722
One of Europe's most successful natural beekeepers shares an approach that is fun, healthful, rewarding, and accessible to all. In this richly illustrated volume, he provides instruction in making bee-friendly, well-insulated horizontal hives.

    • House & Home

The Good Living Guide to Beekeeping

Secrets of the Hive, Stories from the Field, and a Practical Guide That Explains It All
Author: Dede Cummings
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1680991108
Category: House & Home
Page: 160
View: 1625
Beekeeping is nothing new—the ancient Egyptians were well versed in the benefits of living with bees—but in recent years, there has been a surge of folks struck with the desire to build and nurture a hive of their own. Beekeeping has become the passion of farmers in rural Vermont, urbanites with rooftops in LA, and thousands of people in between. This book is for beginners and experts alike, with all the basic information you need to get started, as well as stories and tips that will inspire and instruct the most seasoned beekeeper. In this guide, you will learn how to: Choose a spot for your hive Build a hive with simple tools and materials Buy bees or attract them to your hive Harvest the fruits of the bees’ labor Make beeswax candles and lip balm Utilize honey, wax, and propolis for medicinal purposes And much more! Cummings offers readers something truly unique—a book that comes alongside you like a wise friend, offering sage advice as well as humorous anecdotes and fascinating interviews with beekeepers across the country. Equally good for reading while curled up inside during the long winter as for carrying with you to the hives mid-summer, this will be a welcome addition to any bee enthusiast’s library.

    • Nature

The Bee Book


Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465454527
Category: Nature
Page: 224
View: 387
The Bee Book shows you step-by-step how to create a bee-friendly garden, get started in beekeeping, and harness the power of honey for well-being. Fully illustrated with full-color photographs throughout, this beautiful guide covers everything you need to know to start your own backyard hive, from setup to harvest. Practical beekeeping techniques are explained with clear step-by-step sequences, photos, and diagrams so you'll be prepared to establish your own colony, deal with diseases, collect a swarm, and much more. A comprehensive gardening chapter features planting plans to fill container and border gardens, bee "hotel" and habitat projects, and an at-a-glance flower gallery of bees' favorite plants. The Bee Book also shows you how to harvest honey, beeswax, and propolis from the hive and use these ingredients in 38 recipes for home remedies, beauty treatments, and candle-making. Discover the wonder of bees in nature, in your garden, and in the hive with The Bee Book.

    • Bee culture

Guide to Bees and Honey

The World's Best Selling Guide to Beekeeping
Author: Ted Hooper
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781904846512
Category: Bee culture
Page: 276
View: 2286
Ted Hooper's classic manual is a practical handbook for both the beginner and the experienced beekeeper. Information is provided on all you need to know, including how to avoid swarms, plan requeening, or provide the colony with winter stores.

    • Technology & Engineering

Chickens, Ducks and Bees

A beginner's guide to keeping livestock in the garden
Author: Paul Peacock
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848035721
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 192
View: 5710
Growing your own vegetables often leads gardeners to want to go one step further and keep some livestock. Chickens, ducks and bees are the most likely candidates for the first time livestock owner - especially if you live in a town or have only a small amount of land. They can all be kept happily together. Keeping these animals is a fun and absorbing hobby and is a great antidote to stress. There is nothing more rewarding than the collection of your own fresh eggs and honey. The book is full of sound, practical advice and looks at exactly what you need to get started: the equipment, housing, space and feed. Taking the breeds best suited for the smaller garden, town garden, or allotment, the responsible care and management of these animals is thoroughly covered in a friendly, approachable style with their welfare always in mind. Chickens: from breed selection to housing, feeding, care, and health issues this book provides simple, no nonsense information about how hens live, their needs and lifestyle and how to keep happy, healthy and productive hens. Ducks: here is all you need to know to introduce these entertaining animals to the garden - their walking requirements, their feed, and the surprisingly small amount of water they need. Duck eggs are great for baking and this book shows you how to keep your ducks happy and laying. Bees: there are many more people now interested in keeping bees. Paul Peacock shows you how to get started, where to get help, what equipment you need, and how to handle bees and harvest their honey. It emphasises gentle bees, and covers the control of varroa and other potential bee diseases.

    • Technology & Engineering

Top-Bar Beekeeping

Organic Practices for Honeybee Health
Author: Les Crowder,Heather Harrell
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603584625
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 192
View: 3434
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.

    • Technology & Engineering

The Australian Beekeeping Manual


Author: Robert Owen
Publisher: Exisle Publishing
ISBN: 1775592472
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 352
View: 6691
The book is aimed at both the novice and experienced beekeeper in Australia and explains in detail the steps required to manage colonies of bees. Supported by over 350 photographs and drawings, each action to be performed is explained in detail with photographs showing the steps as well as the final result. Many potential beekeepers are unclear about the equipment they need to buy and how to obtain their first colony of bees. The first chapters in the book explain in detail the equipment needed as well as equipment that may be useful later on as their confidence and experience grows. The chapter ‘Your First Bees’ explains how to obtain bees, where to locate them in the garden, and the basics of colony management. In addition to chapters on keeping bees, there are detailed chapters on the life cycle of the honey bee, extracting honey, the bee-friendly garden, entering honey in competitions, native bees and rearing queens. The result is a comprehensive manual that includes material not available in other Australian, North American or European books and is the ultimate Australian reference source.

Keeping Bees in Horizontal Hives

A Complete Guide to Apiculture
Author: Georges de Layens,Gaston Bonnier
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780984287369
Category:
Page: 374
View: 1019

    • Nature

From A to Bee

My First Year as a Beginner Beekeeper
Author: James Dearsley
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD
ISBN: 0857657216
Category: Nature
Page: 288
View: 7557
Taken from his popular blog, the Surrey Beekeeper, James Dearsley presents the first personal, accessible account of the experience of learning how to harvest beesBeekeeping . . . oh my . . . what have I done? I am 30 years old, I have been married for three years and am a new father to a fantastic little boy. Surely there are things that I should be doing at this age which do not involve little yellow and black insects that can hurt you if you are remotely clumsy (which at 6ft 5, I have an amazing ability to be). James Dearsley's wife thought he had lost his mind when he announced his intention to become a beekeeper. But like many interested in the self-sufficient lifestyle, he loved gardening and growing vegetables in his garden and the old romantic in him had idealistic notions of teaching his little boy where honey came from, so he set himself what seemed a reasonable goal: to get, in a year's time, just one jar of honey.

    • Technology & Engineering

Build Your Own Beekeeping Equipment

How to Construct 8- & 10-Frame Hives; Top Bar, Nuc & Demo Hives; Feeders, Swarm Catchers & More
Author: Tony Pisano
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603428550
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 160
View: 4667
Save time and money by building your own beekeeping equipment. Learn to craft equipment that is tailored to your particular climate and setup. Full of insightful tips and covering a variety of hive types, Pisano includes all the basic infrastructure you need to keep your bees happy and active — and your pantry full of honey.

    • Nature

The Beginner's Guide to Beekeeping

Everything You Need to Know
Author: Daniel Johnson,Samantha Johnson
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 1610587987
Category: Nature
Page: 176
View: 8010
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.