Top bar Beekeeping

Top bar Beekeeping Author Les Crowder
ISBN-10 9781603584616
Year 2012
Pages 175
Language en
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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Discusses top-bar hives as an organic approach to raising bees without antibiotics, miticides, and other chemicals, and reviews the basics of beekeeping and how to manage the hive through the seasons.

Top Bar Beekeeping

Top Bar Beekeeping Author Les Crowder
ISBN-10 9781603584623
Year 2012-11-27
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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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 Thinking Beekeeper

The Thinking Beekeeper Author Christy Hemenway
ISBN-10 9780865717206
Year 2013-01-15
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher New Society Publishers
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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.

Natural Beekeeping

Natural Beekeeping Author Ross Conrad
ISBN-10 9781603583626
Year 2013
Pages 285
Language en
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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Offers an alternative to conventional chemical beekeeping practices with a natural hive management program, and includes information on bee anatomy, urban beekeeping, working with queens, mite control, and hive diseases.

Balanced Beekeeping II Managing the Top Bar Hive

Balanced Beekeeping II  Managing the Top Bar Hive Author Philip Chandler
ISBN-10 9781326497651
Year 2015-12-12
Pages 386
Language en
Publisher Lulu.com
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If The Barefoot Beekeeper was the harbinger of the 'natural beekeeping' movement, then this is the workshop manual. Together with its companion volume - Balanced Beekeeping I: Building a Top Bar Hive - this book will lead you gently into a fascinating relationship with the most engaging of nature's workers: the honeybee. The author draws on 15 years of experience with many types of hive in the both amateur and professional beekeeping contexts. You will want this book beside you for years to come!

Balanced Beekeeping I Building a Top Bar Hive

Balanced Beekeeping I  Building a Top Bar Hive Author Philip Chandler
ISBN-10 9781291620399
Year 2013-11
Pages 98
Language en
Publisher Lulu.com
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Top bar beekeeping really is 'beekeeping for everyone' - including people with mobility problems, bad backs, or a general reluctance to lift boxes: there is no heavy lifting once your hive is in place, as honey is harvested by the comb rather than by the box. Top bar hives are good for bees, good for the beekeeper and good for the environment. In this book, I will show you how easy it can be to build your own hive from scratch, using new or reclaimed timber and a few simple tools. If you can make a decent job of putting up a shelf, you can build yourself a fully functioning hive that bees will be proud to call home. By the author of The Barefoot Beekeeper.

Homegrown Honey Bees

Homegrown Honey Bees Author Alethea Morrison
ISBN-10 9781603428811
Year 2013-02-15
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Storey Publishing
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Discover the joys of harvesting honey from your own backyard. Alethea Morrison outlines what you’ll need to know to make it through the first year, while stunning macrophotography by Mars Vilaubi brings the inner workings of the hive to life. With in-depth discussions of allergies, colony hierarchy, bee behavior, and more, this approachably informative guide bursts with enthusiastic encouragement. Keep your own bees, and enjoy the sweet buzz.

Beginning Beekeeping

Beginning Beekeeping Author Tanya Phillips
ISBN-10 9781465458209
Year 2017-03-14
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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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 Bee friendly Beekeeper

The Bee friendly Beekeeper Author David Heaf
ISBN-10 1904846602
Year 2011-03-10
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher
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Offers an insightful and intelligent exploration of modern beekeeping practices, and how they can be improved for a more sustainable and bee-friendly approach.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Beekeeping

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Beekeeping Author Buzz Bissinger
ISBN-10 9781101197813
Year 2010-05-04
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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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 Backyard Beekeeper Revised and Updated

The Backyard Beekeeper   Revised and Updated Author Kim Flottum
ISBN-10 9781616738600
Year 2010-02-01
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Quarry Books
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The Backyard Beekeeper, now revised and expanded, makes the time-honored and complex tradition of beekeeping an enjoyable and accessible backyard pastime that will appeal to gardeners, crafters, and cooks everywhere. This expanded edition gives you even more information on "greening" your beekeeping with sustainable practices, pesticide-resistant bees, and urban and suburban beekeeping. More than a guide to beekeeping, it is a handbook for harvesting the products of a beehive and a honey cookbook--all in one lively, beautifully illustrated reference. This complete honey bee resource contains general information on bees; a how-to guide to the art of bee keeping and how to set up, care for, and harvest honey from your own colonies; as well as tons of bee-related facts and projects. You'll learn the best place to locate your new bee colonies for their safety and yours, and you'll study the best organic and nontoxic ways to care for your bees, from providing fresh water and protection from the elements to keeping them healthy, happy, and productive. Recipes of delicious treats, and instructions on how to use honey and beeswax to make candles and beauty treatments are also included.

Honeybee Veterinary Medicine

Honeybee Veterinary Medicine Author A. L. Vidal-Naquet Nicolas
ISBN-10 1910455040
Year 2015-10-16
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher 5m Publishing
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Honeybees are an essential part of farming, as well as the wider ecosystem. Since the middle of the 1990s, bee populations around the world have suffered dramatic decline through diseases, intoxication, and unknown causes. Veterinarians have had little training in bee health, but, as the situation continues, qualified animal health professionals and, in particular, veterinarians are being required to become involved as new dangers threaten honeybee health everywhere: because of global apiculture, trade and exchanges of honeybees, Aethinatumida (the small hive beetle, which is a beekeeping pest), or the parasitic mite Tropilaelapsspp. This book provides an overview of bee biology, the bee in the wider environment, intoxication, bee diseases, bee parasites (with a large part dedicated to the mite Varroadestructor), pest enemies, and veterinary treatment and actions relating to honeybee health. The book also covers current topics, such as climate change, crop pollination, use of phyto sanitary products, antibiotic resistance, and colony collapse disorder. [Subject: Veterinary Science, Apiology, Biology, Agriculture]