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Rearing Queen Honey Bees

Rearing Queen Honey Bees

  • Author: Roger A. Morse
  • Publisher: Wicwas Press
  • ISBN: 9781878075055
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 128
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Scientific Queen Rearing

Scientific Queen Rearing

  • Author: G. M. Doolittle
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781904846611
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 132
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Queen Bee

Queen Bee

Biology, Rearing and Breeding

  • Author: David Woodward
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781904846352
  • Category: Bee culture
  • Page: 140
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Divided into three major chapters with many sub-sections, this book is a definitive guide to the biology and breeding of queen bees. Chapter one covers queen bee biology, chapter two looks at queen bee rearing, and chapter three covers queen bee breeding.

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

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: 3338
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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.

Queen Rearing and Bee Breeding

Queen Rearing and Bee Breeding

  • Author: Harry Hyde Laidlaw,Robert E. Page
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781878075086
  • Category: Bee culture
  • Page: 224
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"Written for beekeepers who know little about genetics and geneticists who know little about beekeeping." Chapter topics are: Brief history of queen rearing, The queen, The production of queen cells, Mating the virgin queens, The care of queens, Controlled mating, Genetics, Selective breeding, The genetic basis of disease resistance, Bibliography, Remarks, Whimsy and Index.

Queen Rearing

Queen Rearing

  • Author: Harry Hyde Laidlaw,John Edward Eckert
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 165
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A brief biography of the slave who escaped to freedom with his family and other runaway slaves on a captured Confederate gunboat.

Beekeeping For Dummies

Beekeeping For Dummies

  • Author: Howland Blackiston
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119311039
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 480
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Everything you need to 'bee' a successful backyard beekeeper If you've ever thought about becoming a backyard beekeeper—or have already tried a hand at it and want to be better one—then this is the book for you! In Beekeeping for Dummies, 4th Edition you'll find everything you need to know in order to start your own colony, including how to assemble and maintain beehives, handle every phase of honey production, purchase and use all the latest tools, and what to do beyond your first season. This hands-on guide provides all the tools, tips, tricks, and techniques needed to become a real backyard beekeeper. You'll learn to identify the queen from her workers and drones, properly open and close the hive, distinguish one type of honey from another, and preserve your colony if disaster should strike. Keep bees on a small urban rooftop or in a large country yard Assemble your own hive and sustain it for years to come Safely inspect and manage your colony Harvest and sell your own honey Becoming a backyard beekeeper isn't as hard as people think—and with this hands-on guide, you'll be able to create one honey of a colony that will have the neighbors buzzing.

Queen Rearing Simplified

Queen Rearing Simplified

  • Author: Jay Smith
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781614760528
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 222
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Queen Rearing Simplified is one of the most popular queen rearing books of all time written by a man who raised a lot of good queens. It is no longer in print, so I am trying to keep Jay's wisdom alive here. There are many queen breeding books by scientists or small-scale breeders, but this is by a beekeeper who raised thousands of queens every year. I think that is much more applicable to practical queen rearing. This is a reprint so the old pictures are not the highest quality. Many of the opinions stated here are outdated in Jay's point of view by the time of Jay's second book, Better Queens written a quarter century after this one.

Queen Bees and Wannabes

Queen Bees and Wannabes

Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence

  • Author: Rosalind Wiseman
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
  • ISBN: 1400047927
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 336
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BESTSELLER - BASIS FOR THE POPULAR MOVE "MEAN GIRLS".

Better Queens

Better Queens

  • Author: Jay Smith
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781614760511
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 116
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Jay Smith was one of the great beekeepers and queen breeders of all time. There are many queen breeding books by scientists or small-scale breeders, but this is by a beekeeper who raised thousands of queens every year. This is much more applicable to practical queen rearing. This is also a method that does not require grafting, good for those of us who can't see well enough to graft, and does not require the purchase of special equipment, good for those of us lacking in the funds to buy one of the graftless systems on the market.

Nicot Queen Rearing

Nicot Queen Rearing

The Non-Grafting Method for Raising Local Queens

  • Author: Grant F. C. Gillard
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • ISBN: 9781494277390
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 318
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Beekeeping is a journey of many roads. This is a manuscript for beekeepers wishing to learn how to raise their own, local queens...but just cannot bring themselves to figure out how to graft. The NICOT queen rearing system explains how the average beekeeper implements its unique design and overcomes the distinctive hurdles to raising local queens without grafting. The Nicot system is not the only non-grafting approach, but it works. This manuscript shares the journey of one beekeeper who taught himself how to raise his own queen honey bees.Grant F. C. Gillard, a small-scale commercial beekeeper since 1981, shares his insights and philosophies, his field-tested ideas and sustainable methods on how to hang tough, to persevere in the face of adversity, to run and not grow weary, to walk and not faint. Grant often tells people, “The Nicot kit is not the perfect method to raise queens; but neither is it the only way. It is what it is, but it becomes what we make it. It holds tremendous potential for the average beekeeper to take control of their genetics and shape, even reshape the destiny of their apiaries.”In essence, that is Grant's purpose for raising his own queens, particularly in an era of “natural” beekeeping, managing our colonies with reduced and minimalistic treatments, and breeding our own locally-adapted queens from survivor stock. Grant wanted better queens than he was buying from the large, commercial queen producers in the south. He felt the Nicot system created the best opportunities, and lowered the bar for those beekeepers who didn't know how to graft.Grant adds, “My journey raising my own queens covers a number of seasons, more than I can count at this point. I readily admit I'm not the sharpest crayon in the box but I've learned to keep on coloring, even if most of my work can't stay within the lines.” There's an old bit of advice that suggests real education is learning from our mistakes. Yet the best, most efficient education learns from the mistakes of others, and more so, it doesn't take near as long and it's generally not quite as expensive. Grant readily admits he's made many mistakes, especially in queen rearing.Grant hopes to accelerate your success so you don't have to make the same mistakes he made and stumble over the same obstacles he incurred.Again, Grant adds, “I unswervingly believe the queen to be the heart and soul of the colony, and without a young, productive queen, everything, including a colony's health and future, is at stake, as I mentioned in the preface.” When a honey bee colony struggles and wallows in malaise, for any reason, not just a poor queen, it is not uncommon to find beekeepers also experiencing frustration and losing heart. When beekeepers throw in the towel, especially on a larger scale, there is more at risk than the honey we enjoy in our green tea or the simmering anger of our spouse wondering why we entered such a challenging hobby at such a challenging juncture in time (translation: how come you haven't harvested any honey in three years and why are we buying new bees to replace those old that died this past winter?) The absence of adequate pollinators affects everyone who irresponsibly grumbles with their mouths additionally one-third full of food humbly provided for them, courtesy of the tireless, under-appreciated honey bee.The benchmark of queen rearing is grafting, the mandatory technique that winnows out the potentials from the professionals. I won't argue against grafting even though I don't practice this method, but I firmly believe alternative queen rearing methods offer equally satisfactory options with similarly acceptable results. With the Nicot system, anyone can raise their own queens and not worry about grafting, or even losing any sleep over wondering how they could possibly even learn how to graft.

Bee Manual

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: 445
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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.

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

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: 2385
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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.

Homegrown Honey Bees

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
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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.

The Bees of the World

The Bees of the World

  • Author: Charles Duncan Michener
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 9780801861338
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 913
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Written by the world's leading authority on bees, this reference is the first and only comprehensive, worldwide treatment of all groups of bees, and includes more than 16,000 species. Michener examines the evolution of bees from wasps, the relations of the bodies of bees to one another, the evolution of bees, and the structure of immature and adult bees, and more. 433 line drawings. 88 photos, 48 in color.

Fifty Years Among the Bees

Fifty Years Among the Bees

  • Author: Charles C. Miller
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Bees
  • Page: 340
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The Beekeeper's Handbook

The Beekeeper's Handbook

  • Author: Diana Sammataro,Alphonse Avitabile
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 0801485037
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 190
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Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile have revised and expanded their clear and comprehensive guide to cover changes in beekeeping. They discuss the crisis created by the parasitic bee mites. In less than a decade, for example, Varroa mites have saturated the North American honeybee population with disastrous results, devastating both managed and wild populations. The new edition of The Beekeeper's Handbook covers mite detection and control as well as the selection and testing of bees that may have some tolerance to mites.*Serves as a comprehensive well-illustrated introduction for beginners and a valuable reference for the experienced beekeeper.*Outlines options for each operation within beekeeping, listing advantages and disadvantages of each alternative.*Provides easy-to-follow directions and diagrams.*Includes glossary and updated bibliography suggesting more detailed information on the topics discussed.

Top-Bar Beekeeping

Top-Bar Beekeeping

Organic Practices for Honeybee Health

  • Author: Les Crowder,Heather Harrell
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
  • ISBN: 1603584625
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 192
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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.

The Honey Bee Inside Out

The Honey Bee Inside Out

  • Author: Celia Davis
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Bee culture
  • Page: 150
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