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The complete idiot's guide to beekeeping

Author: Dean Stiglitz; Laurie Herboldsheimer
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Alpha Books, ©2010.
Series: Complete idiot's guide.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Stiglitz, Dean.
Complete idiot's guide to beekeeping.
New York, N.Y. : Alpha Books, ©2010
(DLC) 2009938588
(OCoLC)462903365
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dean Stiglitz; Laurie Herboldsheimer
ISBN: 9781101196977 1101196971 9781101197813 1101197811
OCLC Number: 838128332
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 202 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: pt. 1. What's All the Buzz About? Ch. 1. The World of Bees. The Needs of the Bees Are Simple ; An Introduction to Bee-Speak ; Up Close in the Broodnest ; A Virtual Tour of the Hive Beekeeping Models ; Furthering Your Bee Vocabulary --
Ch. 2. Inside the Hive : The Caste of Characters. The Workers ; The Queen : The Mother of All Bees ; The Drones ; The Microbes --
Ch. 3. Beekeeping Essentials : Gearing Up. Letter of the Law ; Allergies ; The Beekeeper's Toolbox ; How to Use Your Smoker ; Langstroth Hives ; Frames ; Top Bar Hive ; To Paint or Not to Paint? ; Mistakes to Avoid --
pt. 2. A Bee of One's Own. Ch. 4. Acquiring Bees. Where to Get Your Bees ; Buying Bees ; Not So Local ; Free Bees ; Making Splits from Existing Hives --
Ch. 5. Finding a Home for Your Hives. Location, Location, Location ; Large Predators ; Equalization --
Ch. 6. Bees Are What They Eat. The Honeybee Diet ; Manipulating the Numbers Through Feeding --
Ch. 7. Establishing Your Hives. Hiving Package Bees ; Hiving Nucs ; To Feed, or Not to Feed? ; Building Up the New Colony --
Ch. 8. Inspecting Your Hives. Inspecting the Inside of the Hive ; What to Look For ; Inspecting the Outside of the Hive ; Disease and Parasite Specifics ; Common Comb Issues --
pt. 3. Beekeeping the Old-Fashioned Way. A Hands-Off Approach to Hive Management. Unlimited Broodnest ; Comb-Waxing Poetic ; Cell Size Matters ; Regressing to Small Cell Bees ; Getting Good Comb Drawn --
Ch. 10. The Yin and Yang of Disease. Balancing Act ; Modern Treatment Practices : What's Wrong with These Treatments ; Natural Systems and Treatments --
Ch. 11. The Mating Scene. Where Bees Come From ; Bee Sex 101 : It's in the Genes ; The Importance of the Queen ; Requeening --
Pr. 4. Harvesting and Beyond. Ch. 12. Honey, Harvest, and Resources. Honey is Money ... and Comb Costs ; Beeconomics of the Colony/Beekeeper Relationship ; Harvest : Separating the Sweet from the Sting ; Beeswax as a Product ; Making Use of Wax --
Ch. 13. The Offseason. Size of the Colony ; Making the Most of Winter ; Spring Comes --
Ch. 14. Beyond Your Own Backyard : Building a Bigger Operation. A Business of Bees ; Placing Bees ; Enjoying the Experience.
Series Title: Complete idiot's guide.
Other Titles: Beekeeping
Responsibility: Dean Stiglitz, Laurie Herboldsheimer.

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