Keeping Bees

A Complete Practical Guide

Author: Paul Peacock

Publisher: Gaia Books

ISBN: 9781856753029

Category: Science

Page: 144

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For the beginning beekeeper who seeks practical advice, Keeping Bees is the perfect guide to help in getting started with the hobby.

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

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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

The Book of Bee-Keeping - A Practical and Complete Manual on the Proper Management of Bees

Author: W. B. Webster

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1446546659

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 112

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Specially written for amateurs, beginners, cottagers and others who are desirous of keeping two or three hives of bees so as to yield the best results. Contents Include: Advantages of Bee-Keeping The Honey Bee Products of Bees Combs Modern Bee-Keeping Appliances Food Swarming Manipulating Honey Diseases of Bees Enemies of Bees

From A to Bee

My First Year as a Beginner Beekeeper

Author: James Dearsley

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 0857657216

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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"Beekeeping... 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 selfsufficient lifestyle, he loved gardening and growing vegetables on his allotment 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.

Bee Keeping in Porto Rico

Author: W. V. Tower

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473342422

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 40

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First published in 1911, this book contains a comprehensive and practical guide to keeping bees. With information on every aspect from feeding and swarming to extracting honey for profit, "Bee Keeping in Porto Rico" constitutes a useful and timeless resource for modern enthusiasts. Contents include: "Location of Apiary", "Apparatus", "Hive Stands", "Hives", "Honey Boards and Queen Excluders", "Bee Escapes", "Drone Boards", "Veils and Gloves", "Manipulation and Behavior of Bees", "Variety of Cells", "Preparing Hives for the Honey Clop", "Swarming", "Hiving of Swarms", "Clipping of Queens", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on bee-keeping.

A Beekeeper's Guide to Rearing Queen Bees - A Collection of Articles on Breeding, Laying, Cells and Other Aspects of Queen Rearing

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447481240

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 202

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This fantastic book contains a collection of classic articles on the subject of bee keeping, focusing mainly on queens and how to rear, introduce, and breed them. Written in simple, plain language and profusely-illustrated with helpful diagrams, these carefully-selected articles will be of considerable utility to those with a practical interest in bee keeping and related subjects. Contents Include: “Queen Rearing”, “Queen And Drone Raising”, “Queen Rearing”, “Hive For Rearing Queen Bees Queen-Rearing In Nature”, “Queen-Rearing. Artificial Methods”, “Queen-Rearing On A Larger Scale”, “Rearing And Introducing Queens”, “Raising Queen Bees - How To Introduce A Queen”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on bee keeping.

A Practical Manual Of Beekeeping

How to Keep Bees and Develop Your Full Potential as an Apiarist

Author: David Cramp

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848034857

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

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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.

Bee-Keeping for All - A Manual of Honey-Craft

Author: Tickner Edwardes

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473383110

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 158

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“Bee-Keeping for All” is a classic guide to keeping bees for profit and pleasure by Tickner Edwardes. It includes complete instructions for setting up and managing a successful apiary, as well as tips and observations from a life-long keeper on how to avoid problems and make a profit. Contents include: “A Bee-Hive And Its Inhabitants”, “First Principles In Bee-Culture”, “About Bee-Hives”, “Practical Hive-Making”, “Correct Position For Brood-Frames”, “Twin Bee-Hives”, “Laying Out The Bee-Garden”, “Garden-Flowers Useful To Bees”, “Planting For Bee-Forage”, “The Honey-House And Its Furniture”, “The Bee-Keeper’s Outfit”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on bee-keeping.

Beekeeping - A Practical Guide

Author: Roger Patterson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0716022869

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

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A practical book for new beekeepers and those interested in keeping their own bees, explaining everything they need to know to get started. It also covers how to make your garden attractive for bees. Published to coincide with the biggest beginners' day for beekeeping which takes place in February each year.

South African bee-keeping

a complete guide to the practical management of South African bees in movable comb hives

Author: H. L. Attridge,Charles C. Miller Memorial Apicultural Library

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 96

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Breeding Honey Bees - A Collection of Articles on Selection, Rearing, Eggs and Other Aspects of Bee Breeding

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473355176

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 86

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This volume contains a collection of articles on beekeeping, including information on selection, rearing, eggs, and many other aspects of bee breeding. Written in clear, concise language and complete with a wealth of interesting and practicable information, this collection will greatly appeal to the discerning beekeeper. It makes for a great addition to collections of bee-keeping literature. The articles contained herein include: 'A Manual of Bee-Keeping', 'A Modern Bee-Farm and Its Economic Management', 'Bees and Bee Keeping – A Plain and Practical Work', 'The American Bee Keeper's Manual', 'The Mystery of the Hive', and 'The Practical Bee Guide – A Manual of Modern Beekeeping'. We are proud to republish this vintage book, now complete with a new and specially commissioned introduction on beekeeping.

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

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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.

The Practical Bee-Keeper; Or, Concise And Plain Instructions For The Management Of Bees And Hives

Author: John Milton

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473386942

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 158

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“The Practical Bee-Keeper” is a complete and comprehensive guide to bee-keeping, containing chapters on everything from the natural history and society of beers, to setting up and managing a successful apiary. Although old, this profusely-illustrated guide contains information still relevant for the modern enthusiast with a practical interest in bee-keeping. Contents include: “Importance of the Bee to Man”, “Its Three Sexes”, “Its Sting”, “Age of Bee”, “Their Instincts and Social Virtues”, “Temperature of Hive”, “Employments of Bees”, “Their Mode of Taking Rest”, “Cells of Comb”, “Retinue of Queen”, “Transformation of Eggs and Larvae”, “Artificial Feeding”, “Site for Apiary”, “Season for the Establishment of an Apiary”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on bee-keeping.

Bienendemokratie

Wie Bienen kollektiv entscheiden und was wir davon lernen können

Author: Thomas D. Seeley

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104017166

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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»Ein wunderbares Buch über den besten Freund des Menschen unter den Insekten...« Edward O. Wilson Die Bienenkönigin ist keine absolute Herrscherin. Im Gegenteil: Bienen entscheiden alle gemeinsam als Schwarm, sie erforschen kollektiv einen Sachverhalt und debattieren lebhaft, um letztlich einen Konsens zu finden. Der bekannte Verhaltensforscher Thomas D. Seeley untersucht seit Jahrzehnten in akribischer Kleinarbeit das Leben der Bienen. In seinem spannend geschriebenen Buch zeigt er anschaulich, was wir von diesen wunderbaren Insekten lernen können und dass die Entscheidung mehrerer klüger als die Einzelner sein kann. Ein reich bebildertes, ebenso faszinierendes wie anregendes Buch. »Seeleys Enthusiasmus und Bewunderung für Bienen sind ansteckend, seine Forschungen meisterhaft.« New York Times »Brillant.« Nature »Fesselnd und bezaubernd.« Science »Das hinreißendste Wissenschaftsbuch des Jahres.« Financial Times

Practical Bee Keeping and Honey Production

Author: D. T. Macfie

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1446546403

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 128

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A comprehensive guide to the management of bees and to the production of honey for home and market. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Contents Include : Bee Keeping As a Practical Proposition How Bees Work The Modern Beehive Frames and Comb Foundation Other Essential Appliances The Various Races of Honey Bees Making a Start Handling Bees The Honey Harvest Swarming Feeding, Wintering, and Spring Management Uniting and Increasing Stocks Queen Rearing Extracting and Handling Honey Other Items of Importance A Bee-Keeper's Calendar Pests and Diseases Marketing Honey

Und sie fliegt doch

Eine kurze Geschichte der Hummel

Author: Dave Goulson

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446440674

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Die Hummel ist nicht nur ein pelziges Geschöpf, an dessen Anblick wir uns erfreuen, sie ist auch ein Wunder der Natur, das die Gesetze der Schwerkraft überlistet, und ein Nutztier, das jährlich Abermillionen Tomaten und Johannisbeeren bestäubt. Doch die Hummel ist vom Aussterben bedroht. Ihr Verschwinden hätte gravierende Folgen für unsere Gesellschaft. Dave Goulson, Englands führender Hummelforscher, öffnet uns die Augen für ungeahnte Zusammenhänge zwischen Hummeln und Menschen. Sein Buch ist eine Liebeserklärung an die wahre Königin der Lüfte, eine hinreißend humorvolle Schilderung eines großen Abenteuers, der Rettung der Erdbauhummel – und ein furioses Plädoyer für die Bewahrung der Natur.

A Complete Guide to the Mystery and Management of Bees - To Which Is Added a Practical Monthly Bee Calender

Author: William White

Publisher: Home Farm Books

ISBN: 1444641735

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 72

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This book was originally published in 1852. It presents a complete and consise guide to the keeping of bees and much of the information will still be of use today. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original artwork and text.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beekeeping

Author: Buzz Bissinger,Dean Stiglitz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101197811

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

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The buzz on beekeeping. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Beekeeping has all the information a beginning beekeeper needs to know to start a hive and keep it buzzing. Expert beekeepers Dean Stiglitz and Laurie Herboldsheimer, owners of Golden Rule Honey, take readers step by step through the entire process-from information on the inhabitants of a hive and how it works to collecting bees, keeping them healthy, raising a queen, harvesting honey and wax, and storing hives for the off- season.

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

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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.