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Hive Management: A Seasonal Guide for Beekeepers

by Richard E. Bonney (Author)



Product Description
The beekeeper's year begins with a late winter hive inspection and ends with
"putting the bees to bed" in the autumn. Richard Bonney believes that each
beekeeping activity should be performed with an eye toward the overall
well-being of the colony, as part of an integrated year-round program of hive
management. Long-term success in beekeeping can only be achieved by
understanding the intimate lives, behaviors, and motivations of honey bees ; the
factors which govern the life of each colony. Richard Bonney explains the
reasons behind common practices that many beekeepers perform without really
knowing why. He also stresses when to take timely actions that will prevent
problems in future seasons. Hive Management offers concise, up-to-date
information on the whole range of beekeeping tasks, including: ; How to prevent,
control, and capture swarms. ; What you can tell from an outside inspection of
your hives. ; When and how to "take the crop" and harvest honey. ; How to
successfully requee

From the Back Cover
The beekeeper's year begins with a late winter hive inspection and ends with
"putting the bees to bed" in the autumn. Richard Bonney believes that each
beekeeping activity should be performed with an eye toward the overall
well-being of the colony, as part of an integrated year-round program of hive management.

Long-term success in beekeeping can only be achieved by understanding the
intimate lives, behaviors, and motivations of honey bees -- the factors which
govern the life of each colony. Richard Bonney explains the reasons behind
common practices that many beekeepers perform without really knowing why. He
also stresses when to take timely actions that will prevent problems in future seasons.

Hive Management offers concise, up-to-date information on the whole range of
beekeeping tasks, including:

-- How to prevent, control, and capture swarms.
-- What you can tell from an outside inspection of your hives.
-- When and how to "take the crop" and harvest honey.
-- How to successfully requeen -- from handling and marking queens to methods of
introducing one into a hive.
-- The problem signs to look for when you open up a hive.

For the practicing beekeeper who needs more information, or for the serious
novice who wants to start out right, Hive Management offers sensible advice to
help keep your honey bees thriving.

Product Details

Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (January 2, 1991)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0882666371

 

 

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