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Beekeeping for Dummies (2009, Paperback)
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Condition: New Title: Beekeeping for Dummies
Publication Year: 2009 Subject: Pets & Animal Care
Edition: 2 Topic: General, Agriculture, Insects & Spiders
Language: English Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0470430656 Publisher: For Dummies
ISBN-13:

9780470430651

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9780470430651

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Synopsis
The Beekeeping for Dummies by Howland Blackiston is a bee breeding guide that lets you master the subject. With a step-by-step approach towards beekeeping, this book on beekeeping tells you how to build and maintain a healthy apiary colony. Including advice and tips on medication and treatments of bee hives, this bee breeding guide prevents the vanishing of bee colonies. Providing you with information of requisite equipment, how to open and close a hive, detect problems, and select suitable solutions, this Beekeeping for Dummies by Howland Blackiston helps you to become a good backyard beekeeper. To Bee or Not to Bee?, Life Inside the Honey Bee Hive, Starting Your Adventure, and Alleviating Apprehensions and Making Decisions are some of the chapters covered in the Beekeeping for Dummies by Howland Blackiston. The author of this book on beekeeping is also the president and co-owner of beecommerce.com.

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ISBN-100470430656
ISBN-139780470430651

Key Details
SeriesFor Dummies (Pets)
Publication Date2009-03-16
LanguageEnglish
PublisherFor Dummies

Additional Details
Edition Number2

Publisher's Note

Now updated — your guide to becoming a successful backyard beekeeper

Interested in raising honey bees? This friendly, practical guide presents a step-by-step approach to starting your own beehive, along with expert tips for maintaining a healthy colony. You get the latest on honey bee medication and treatments, harvesting and marketing your honey, and the impact the sudden disappearance of the honey bee has on our environment and economy.

  • To bee or not to bee? — understand the benefits of beekeeping and whether it's right for you

  • Build your first hive — gather the right equipment, obtain your bees, and transfer them safely to their new home

  • Get up-close and personal — see how to open and close the hive, inspect your bees at the right times, and know what to look for

  • Handle common problems — from swarming to robbing to pesticide poisoning, find simple solutions

  • Understand Colony Collapse Syndrome — learn what you can do to help save the honey bees

  • Gear up for the golden harvest — use the tools of the trade to extract honey, store it, and sell it

Praise for Beekeeping For Dummies

"The information a beginner needs to keep bees with confidence."
— Kim Flottum, Bee Culture Magazine

"A reader-friendly guide to beekeeping for novices or beginners."
— Dewey M. Caron, Professor of Entomology, University of Delaware

Open the book and find:

  • The various types of honey bees and the role each plays in a colony

  • Hands-on instruction in building a hive

  • How to keep bees healthier and more productive

  • Guidelines for all phases of honey production

  • New information on raising your own queens

  • Plenty of helpful, illustrative pictures to guide you

  • The safest ways to inspect and enjoy your bees

  • A Beekeeper's Calendar organized by climate zones



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