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Hive management : a seasonal guide for beekeepers / Richard E. Bonney.

By: Bonney, Richard E.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Pownal, Vermont : Storey Communications, 1990Description: viii, 152 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0882666371; 9780882666372.Subject(s): Bee cultureDDC classification: 638/.14 Online resources: Table of contents Summary: Offers a comprehensive overview of the whole range of tasks beekeepers must perform in different seasons, with tips for preventing, controling, and capturing swarms, inspecting hives, harvesting honey, successfully requeening, and more.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Enjoy a thriving hive and plenty of delicious honey. This practical guide to beekeeping stresses practices that are based on an understanding of the intimate lives, behaviors, and motivations of honey bees. You'll learn proven methods for inspecting your hives, troubleshooting problems, introducing a new queen, collecting honey, and dealing with swarms. Whether you're starting your first hive or are tending to dozens of them, Richard Bonney's clear advice and expert insights will help make your beekeeping operation a success.

"A Garden Way Publishing book"--Cover.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-147) and index.

Offers a comprehensive overview of the whole range of tasks beekeepers must perform in different seasons, with tips for preventing, controling, and capturing swarms, inspecting hives, harvesting honey, successfully requeening, and more.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Preface
  • 1 Initial Inspection
  • 2 Spring Management
  • 3 Swarming
  • 4 The Queen
  • 5 Making Increase
  • 6 Life of a Worker
  • 7 Supering
  • 8 Hive Inspections
  • 9 Comb Honey
  • 10 Foraging
  • 11 Summertime
  • 12 Late Season Management
  • 13 Taking the Crop
  • 14 Fall Preparation
  • 15 Equipment
  • 16 Feeding
  • 17 Pollination
  • Appendix: Diseases, Mites and Africanized Bees Additional Reading
  • Index

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Booklist Review

Designed for individuals with a good grasp of apiary basics, Bonney's year-round management guide is filled with hints to make beekeeping easier. Beginning with the winter months, before hives become active, he conducts readers on a calendar tour of beekeeping strategy, aimed at helping them predict seasonal bee behavior and channel it productively. He includes tips on everything from feeding and replacing combs to controlling bee swarms and enlarging colonies. Sketches and photos are scattered throughout; a glossary of common bee diseases and a list of further readings are appended. ~--Stephanie Zvirin