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The complete idiot's guide to beekeeping, Dean Stiglitz, Laurie Herboldsheimer

Label
The complete idiot's guide to beekeeping
Title
The complete idiot's guide to beekeeping
Statement of responsibility
Dean Stiglitz, Laurie Herboldsheimer
Title variation
Beekeeping
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 offseason
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
638/.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Complete idiot's guide
Label
The complete idiot's guide to beekeeping, Dean Stiglitz, Laurie Herboldsheimer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
ocn462903365
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 202 p.
Isbn
9781615640119
Isbn Type
(alk. paper : pbk.)
Lccn
2009938588
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)462903365
Label
The complete idiot's guide to beekeeping, Dean Stiglitz, Laurie Herboldsheimer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
ocn462903365
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 202 p.
Isbn
9781615640119
Isbn Type
(alk. paper : pbk.)
Lccn
2009938588
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)462903365

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