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Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees
Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees

Sanford, Malcolm T (Author), Bonney, Richard E (Author)

Table of Contents:

Acknowledgments -- Preface -- 1. Beginning Beekeeping -- Seven Basic Tips for Getting Started -- Dimensions of Beekeeping -- The Beekeeper's Commitment -- Time Commitment -- Financial Considerations -- Stings -- Legal Considerations -- Finding Resources -- 2. Origin and History of Beekeeping -- Honey Bee Evolution -- History of Beekeeping -- 3. A Bee's Life -- What Is a Honey Bee? -- Inside the Colony -- The Queen -- The Worker -- The Drone -- The Varroa Mite -- Activities and Behavior -- Patterns of Behavior -- 4. Choosing Hive Location -- The Colony and Your Community -- Weather Issues -- Forage Availability -- 5. Getting Equipped -- Hive Design and Dimensions -- Hive Materials -- Supers -- Frames and Foundation -- How to Make a Frame with Pins -- Bottom Board -- Queen Excluder -- Covers -- Hive Stand -- Hive Scale -- Feeders -- Pollen Trap -- Tools of the Trade -- Beekeeper Garb -- 6. Enter the Bees -- Smoker Basics -- Package Bees -- Managing Package Bees -- Installing a Nucleus Colony -- Starting with an Established Colony -- Swarm! -- A Wild or Feral Colony -- 7. Managing Honey Bee Colonies -- Working a Colony -- The Beekeeper as Manager -- A Colony's Yearly Life Cycle -- Population Cycle -- The Apicultural Calendar -- Late-Season Management -- Requeening -- Managing Nutrition -- 8. Taking the Crop -- The Honey Crop -- Harvesting the Crop -- Processing the Crop -- Storing the Crop -- Chunk and Comb Honey -- Other Bee Products -- 9. Pollination -- Unique Challenges -- Small-Scale Pollination -- Is Pollination for You? -- 10. Diseases and Pests of the Honey Bee -- Innate Defense Mechanisms -- Brood Diseases -- Adult Diseases -- Parasitic Mites -- Integrated Pest Management -- Tolerant or Resistant Stock -- Colony Collapse Disorder -- Wax Moth -- Small Hive Beetle -- Black Bears -- For More Information -- Glossary -- Model Beekeeping Ordinance -- Sample Pollination Contract -- Resources -- A Sampling of U.S. Beekeeping Supply Houses -- Sources of Beekeeping Information -- Index.


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