The Beekeeper's Handbook|
by Alphonse Avitabile (Author), Diana Sammataro (Author), Roger A. Morse (Foreword)
Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile have revised and expanded their clear and
comprehensive guide to cover changes in beekeeping. They discuss the crisis
created by the parasitic bee mites. In less than a decade, for example, Varroa
mites have saturated the North American honeybee population with disastrous
results, devastating both managed and wild populations. The new edition of The
Beekeeper's Handbook covers mite detection and control as well as the selection
and testing of bees that may have some tolerance to mites.
*Serves as a comprehensive well-illustrated introduction for beginners and a
valuable reference for the experienced beekeeper.
*Outlines options for each operation within beekeeping, listing advantages and
disadvantages of each alternative.
*Provides easy-to-follow directions and diagrams.
*Includes glossary and updated bibliography suggesting more detailed information
on the topics discussed.
From the Back Cover
"For two decades The Beekeeper's Handbook has guided thousands of beginning and
advanced beekeepers in the how-to's of this entertaining and profitable pastime.
. . . This third edition brings beekeeping to the threshold of the twenty-first
century, with all its challenges. . . . Simply put, it is the best of the best
of beekeeping books."--Roger A. Morse, from the Foreword
Paperback: 280 pages
Publisher: Cornell University Press; 3 Sub edition (July 20, 2006)