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.

The Complete Idiot's Guide To Raising Chickens

Author: Jerome D. Belanger

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101223715

Category: Gardening

Page: 208

View: 2523

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Raising chickens is a growing trend hitting urban and suburban areas, as well as the country. 'The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Raising Chickens', covers every aspect of raising chickens, whether one lives in the country, suburb, or city. People wanting their own supply of organic, additive-free, free-range eggs want to know how to keep their chickens healthy and egg producing. ? How to choose what to start with: chicks, pullets, or hens ? How best to feed and water ? Coverage of the most popular breeds ? Everything about eggs, including how to sell them

Build Your Own Beekeeping Equipment

Author: Tony Pisano

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612120598

Category: House & Home

Page: 159

View: 336

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Presents detailed instructions on constructing housing and other equipment for beekeeping, including information on installing electric fencing, building hive stands, and making swarm-catching kits.

The Backyard Beekeeper, 4th Edition

An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden

Author: Kim Flottum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1631593323

Category: House & Home

Page: 240

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A handbook to beekeeping, featuring advice for: setting up and caring for your own colonies; the best location to place your new bee colonies; 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; information for urban bees and beekeepers; using your smoker the right way; better pest management; providing consistent and abundant good food; and, keeping your hives healthy.

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 Complete Idiot's Guide to Backpacking and Hiking

Author: Jason Stevenson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101222972

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

View: 855

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A guide so thorough it will send you packing... Backpacking remains one of the most popular, and inexpensive, outdoor activities in America. The Complete Idiot's Guide (r) to Backpacking and Hiking helps anyone prepare and plan for a rewarding adventure. Covers planning, training, shopping and packing for the trip. -How to live on the trail -First aid and other safety tips -Practical time- and money-saving hints -What gear is necessary and what isn't -Special considerations when travelling with groups or pets

The Thinking Beekeeper

A Guide to Natural Beekeeping in Top Bar Hives

Author: Christy Hemenway

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 0865717206

Category: Gardening

Page: 208

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A guide to an alternative method of keeping bees, shows how to cultivate top bar hives, in a book aimed an those interested in ensuring the viability of the bee population for years to come. Original.

Beginning Beekeeping

Everything You Need to Make Your Hive Thrive!

Author: Tanya Phillips

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465458190

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 2807

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Beginning Beekeeping is a simple, straightforward approach that gives you the basics to get started with beekeeping, while following a balanced, objective approach that weighs the pros and cons of conventional and organic methodologies. Featuring more than 120 beautiful color photos, this guide will help you will learn how to foster and maintain healthy, vibrant hive colonies, as well as to incorporate the various techniques and practices for keeping bees using conventional as well as more natural practices. In addition, you will learn how to troubleshoot and treat potential hive issues such as swarming, combating common pests, and alleviating other potentially destructive hive conditions. This helpful guide also explores how to create hives that are self-sustaining, with minimal intervention from the keeper. Additional content also covers how to maximize the benefits of a backyard hive for a more vibrant garden as well as rich, bountiful honey harvests.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Karate

Author: Edmond Otis,Randall Hassell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101198931

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

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Interested in the Japanese martial art of karate, but just haven't gotten around to taking a class? The Complete Idiot's Guide to Karate follows up our other proven guides to martial arts. This is one of the most popular sports for young adults and grown-ups alike. This CIG has: -- Lots of instructional photos to take the reader step by step through the process of learning karate. -- Information on using karate for self-defense, fitness, and just plain kicking the blues away. -- Practical advice on how to use karate to control anger and fear. -- Blow-by-blow descriptions of the various black belt ranks and how to achieve them. -- Information on karate schools -- where you can go to get the most "punch" for your dollar. -- Answers on what to do if you feel you've mastered the sport and want to take it to the next level -- competing! -- Background information on the history of karate in Japan, and how it became the popular sport it is today.

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

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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.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Yoga with Kids

Author: Jodi B. Komitor,Eve Adamson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0786534354

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 300

View: 1327

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Can you think of an activity that promotes concentration, motor skill development and self-confidence for kids? And, is fun and healthy for kids and adults to enjoy together? It's Yoga! With "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Yoga with Kids," you can learn how to get kids interested and started in yoga, teach them how to stretch, concentrate and express creativity using their mind and body. This book is full of various stretching exercises, poses and activities for adults and kids to enjoy together or individually. Kids will love to use their imagination to pose as a tree, a tiger, a butterfly and many others!

Honey Bee Hobbyist

The Care and Keeping of Bees

Author: Norman Gary

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1935484753

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 144

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Bee keeping isn't just for the professional farmer—bees can be kept in any situation from the simple backyard patio and garden to large expanses of farm land. This comprehensive and attractive beekeeping guide, from Hobby Farm Press, the same people who bring you Hobby Farms and Hobby Farm Home magazine, Beekeeping takes readers from finding their bees, housing them, collecting honey and using their produce for pleasure and possible profit. This colorful book, including entertaining chapters on the history of bees and beekeeping, serves as an extensive introduction to help novice beekeepers fully understand this exciting hobby!

The Beekeeping Handbook

A Practical Apiary Guide for the Yard, Garden, and Rooftop

Author: Vivian Head

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781565236813

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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A guide to beekeeping offers advice on getting started with the hobby, providing a history of bees and beekeeping and discussing how to buy colonies, keep records, manage a hive, and take care of stings.

Natural Beekeeping

Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture, 2nd Edition

Author: Ross Conrad

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603583637

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

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Today's beekeepers face unprecedented challenges, a fact that is now front-page news with the spread of "colony collapse disorder." Newly introduced pests like varroa and tracheal mites have made chemical treatment of hives standard practice, but pest resistance is building, which in turn creates demand for new and even more toxic chemicals. In fact, there is evidence that chemical treatments are making matters worse. It's time for a new approach. Now revised and updated with new resources and including full-color photos throughout, Natural Beekeeping offers all the latest information in a book that has already proven invaluable for organic beekeepers. The new edition offers the same holistic, sensible alternative to conventional chemical practices with a program of natural hive management, but offers new sections on a wide range of subjects, including: The basics of bee biology and anatomy Urban beekeeping Identifying and working with queens Parasitic mite control Hive diseases Also, a completely new chapter on marketing provides valuable advice for anyone who intends to sell a wide range of hive products.Ross Conrad brings together the best "do no harm" strategies for keeping honeybees healthy and productive with nontoxic methods of controlling mites; eliminating American foulbrood disease without the use of antibiotics; selective breeding for naturally resistant bees; and many other detailed management techniques, which are covered in a thoughtful, matter-of-fact way. Whether you are a novice looking to get started with bees, an experienced apiculturist looking for ideas to develop an integrated pest-management approach, or someone who wants to sell honey at a premium price, this is the book you've been waiting for.

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: 1195

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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 Five Habits of Highly Effective Honeybees (and What We Can Learn from Them)

From "Honeybee Democracy"

Author: Thomas D. Seeley

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140084116X

Category: Science

Page: 18

View: 1887

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Studies of animal behavior have often been invoked to help explain and even guide human behavior. Think of Pavlov and his dogs or Goodall and her chimps. But, as these examples indicate, the tendency has been to focus on "higher," more cognitively developed, and thus, it is thought, more intelligent creatures than mindless, robotic insects. Not so! Learn here how honeybees work together to form a collective intelligence and even how they make decisions democratically. The wizzzzdom of crowds indeed! Here are five habits of effective groups that we can learn from these clever honeybees. Princeton Shorts are brief selections excerpted from influential Princeton University Press publications produced exclusively in eBook format. They are selected with the firm belief that while the original work remains an important and enduring product, sometimes we can all benefit from a quick take on a topic worthy of a longer book. In a world where every second counts, how better to stay up-to speed on current events and digest the kernels of wisdom found in the great works of the past? Princeton Shorts enables you to be an instant expert in a world where information is everywhere but quality is at a premium. The Five Habits of Highly Effective Honeybees (and What We Can Learn from Them) does just that.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Creative Writing

Author: Laurie Rozakis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592572069

Category: Reference

Page: 358

View: 887

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A fifty percent revision of a popular Complete Idiot's Guide that now, more than ever, offers readers a thorough, creative writing class in a book, with Dr. Laurie Rozakis as their teacher. The book is refocused to more of an academic approach. Readers can begin to unlock their creativity from the first page, with fabulous exercises that help them explore their talents and experiment with different genres and forms of writing, including: • •Short stories •Narrative nonfiction •Memoirs •Magazine articles •Poetry •Drama •Blogging and freewriting

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Thyroid Disease

Author: Dr. Alan Christianson,Hy Bender

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101478632

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 3153

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Controlling health when metabolism is out-of-control. The thyroid is the body's energy center, working to set the metabolism. It can be underactive or work too fast. It is susceptible to cancer and other health issues, more often in women than men. And its symptoms are varying and hard to identify. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Thyroid Disease sifts through the vast amount of conflicting advice to help readers learn how to seek appropriate treatment for their individual situation. ? Covers Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism, as well as Goiter, Graves' Disease, Hashimoto's Disease, Thyroid Cancer, and adrenal gland diseases ? Thyroid's role in PMS, infertility, and postpartum depression

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Organic Chemistry

Author: Ian Guch,Kjirsten Wayman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592577538

Category: Science

Page: 356

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With topics such as stereochemistry, carboxylic acids, and unsaturated hydrocarbons, it's no wonder so many students have a bad reaction to organic chemistry class! Fortunately, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Organic Chemistrygives readers an easy-to-understand formula for success. Intended for college students who are required to take organic chemistry to meet their degree requirements, this book gives readers a no intimidating companion to their textbooks.