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Table Of Contents

1 Beginning Beekeeping 1
Seven Basic Tips for Getting Started
Dimensions of Beekeeping
The Beekeeper’s Commitment
Time Commitment
Stings
Legal Considerations
Finding Resources
Honey Bee Evolution
History of Beekeeping
What Is a Honey Bee?
Inside the Colony
The Queen
The Drone
The Varroa Mite
Activities and Behavior
Patterns of Behavior
The Colony and Your Community
Weather Issues
Hive Design and Dimensions
Hive Materials
Supers
Bottom Board
Queen Excluder
Covers
Hive Stand
Hive Scale
Feeders
Pollen Trap
Tools of the Trade
Beekeeper Garb
Smoker Basics
Package Bees
Managing Package Bees
Starting with an Established Colony
Swarm!
A Wild or Feral Colony
Working a Colony
The Beekeeper as Manager
Population Cycle
The Apicultural Calendar
Late-Season Management
Requeening
Managing Nutrition
The Honey Crop
Harvesting the Crop
Processing the Crop
Storing the Crop
Chunk and Comb Honey
Other Bee Products
Unique Challenges
Small-Scale Pollination
Is Pollination for You?
Innate Defense Mechanisms
Brood Diseases
Adult Diseases
Parasitic Mites
Integrated Pest Management
Colony Collapse Disorder
Wax Moth
Black Bears
For More Information
Model Beekeeping Ordinance
Sample Pollination Contract
A Sampling of U S Beekeeping Supply Houses
Sources of Beekeeping Information
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Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees; Honey Production, Pollination, Bee Health

Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees; Honey Production, Pollination, Bee Health

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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.
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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