The Beekeeper's Handbook


Author: Diana Sammataro,Alphonse Avitabile
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801485037
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 190
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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.

Honeybee Democracy


Author: Thomas D. Seeley
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400835959
Category: Science
Page: 280
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Honeybees make decisions collectively--and democratically. Every year, faced with the life-or-death problem of choosing and traveling to a new home, honeybees stake everything on a process that includes collective fact-finding, vigorous debate, and consensus building. In fact, as world-renowned animal behaviorist Thomas Seeley reveals, these incredible insects have much to teach us when it comes to collective wisdom and effective decision making. A remarkable and richly illustrated account of scientific discovery, Honeybee Democracy brings together, for the first time, decades of Seeley's pioneering research to tell the amazing story of house hunting and democratic debate among the honeybees. In the late spring and early summer, as a bee colony becomes overcrowded, a third of the hive stays behind and rears a new queen, while a swarm of thousands departs with the old queen to produce a daughter colony. Seeley describes how these bees evaluate potential nest sites, advertise their discoveries to one another, engage in open deliberation, choose a final site, and navigate together--as a swirling cloud of bees--to their new home. Seeley investigates how evolution has honed the decision-making methods of honeybees over millions of years, and he considers similarities between the ways that bee swarms and primate brains process information. He concludes that what works well for bees can also work well for people: any decision-making group should consist of individuals with shared interests and mutual respect, a leader's influence should be minimized, debate should be relied upon, diverse solutions should be sought, and the majority should be counted on for a dependable resolution. An impressive exploration of animal behavior, Honeybee Democracy shows that decision-making groups, whether honeybee or human, can be smarter than even the smartest individuals in them.

Beginning Beekeeping

Everything You Need to Make Your Hive Thrive!
Author: Tanya Phillips
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465458190
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 192
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Beginning Beekeeping is a simple, straightforward approach that gives you the basics to get started with beekeeping, while following a balanced, objective approach that weighs the pros and cons of conventional and organic methodologies. Featuring more than 120 beautiful color photos, this guide will help you will learn how to foster and maintain healthy, vibrant hive colonies, as well as to incorporate the various techniques and practices for keeping bees using conventional as well as more natural practices. In addition, you will learn how to troubleshoot and treat potential hive issues such as swarming, combating common pests, and alleviating other potentially destructive hive conditions. This helpful guide also explores how to create hives that are self-sustaining, with minimal intervention from the keeper. Additional content also covers how to maximize the benefits of a backyard hive for a more vibrant garden as well as rich, bountiful honey harvests.

Keeping Honey Bees and Swarm Trapping

A Better Way to Collect "Free" Bees
Author: Grant F. C. Gillard
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781481816403
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 86
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Swarm trapping is another aspect to free bees that entails catching that runaway swarm even when I'm not around and in places I can't always be. I've had my share of experiences where the swarm departed for some unknown destination, and then I've wondered about the swarms that come out of bee trees in remote areas where no human being was able to discover them and call me. And what about the swarms that people find but they don't know who to call? Eventually those swarms will leave for a hollow tree or somebody's garden shed. How can I get those swarms I don't even know about? Then I began to think about creating some kind of a temporary location that would attract the scout bees so I wouldn't necessarily have to be present to retrieve the swarm, or if I arrived a minute too late, how I might still catch that swarm by setting a trap over the hill or in various locations around the community? Think about it. You get a swarm call. The swarm has left the hive and is clustered on a rose bush in someone's yard. There's a scared and nervous homeowner who wants the bees removed right now. The scout bees are out looking for a new location which they can call home. The scout bees are searching diligently as you ask some simple questions over the phone about how high the swarm is and how long they've been there. You get organized and start to drive to the swarm site. As you drive to the swarm location, the scout bees begin to narrow down their criteria for the best site. You hit a red light at the intersection. The swarm cluster begins to unwind and take off. You pull over for a funeral procession on the highway. The swarm cluster flies away to a tree about a half mile from the swarm site and they begin to fill the knot hole in a hollow tree, unbeknownst to anyone in the neighborhood. No one has seen them enter that old tree. You pull up to the swarm site. The nervous homeowner, still in a state of shock as he witnessed the unwinding swarm, mutely points to the few stranglers, the confused scout bees that missed the swarm's departure for the new site. And you realize you're about five minutes too late. You curse the red lights you refused to run (probably a good thing!). So you sit around for a few more minutes and visit with the homeowner figuring the whole experience has been nothing but a waste of time. You can't begin to explain to the homeowner what really happened. They wouldn't understand. You vainly scan the sky hoping the swarm is still around. The homeowner wants to know where they went to, hoping they left for somewhere else. But you're not really sure. All you really know is they are gone and you have nothing to show for your interest. And so you leave with that empty feeling of being a day late and a dollar short. Again. I've had so many of these experiences over the years that I got to thinking on how to create a box, an artificial cavity to mimic a hollow tree that would attract the bees so I didn't have to be everywhere at the same time. I could space out several of these boxes around the county to catch those bees that get away. I could have a dummy hive, a bait box to attract those swarms that no one sees. It would be a decoy box that would house the swarm until I found time to check it and move it at my convenience.

Business Plan: Beekeeping: Step-By-Step Guide: Transform Your "Hobby" Into A "Startup" - Beekeeping & Business Setup


Author: Michael I Rich
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1387566318
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 210
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New and Improved - 3rd Edition. Now packed with even more information!!! Raise Your Own Bees and Reap the Sweet Rewards! Do you love honey? Would you like to keep your own colonies of bees? Are you interested in pollinating flowers and trees? Do you want to make more money from your hobby? If so, this is the book you've been looking for. If you want to start a beekeeping business, "bee" sure to read this essential introduction to bees and beekeeping. This millennium-old practice can mean big profits for you From sourcing your bees to financing your beekeeping business, this book has the detailed and powerful information you need to make it big in the bee products industry! Don't wait another day to start getting paid for your hobby - Get Business Plan: Beekeeping right away! You'll be so glad you did! Enjoy Double Bonus inside - 2 additional books, absolutely FREE.

Bee World


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bees
Page: N.A
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La apicultura y los medios de vida sostenibles


Author: Nicola Bradbear
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
ISBN: 9789253050741
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 70
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En todas las comunidades hay siempre alguna persona que tiene el conocimiento sobre el manejo de las abejas. Las abejas polinizan un grupo amplio de flores y plantas y con ello facilitan la producci�n de semilla para la pr�xima cosecha. Los servicios de polinizaci�n son una fuente importante de ingresos en los pa�ses industrializados, donde esta pr�ctica est� ganando adeptos en lugares donde se promueve la agricultura comercial. En t�rminos pr�cticos, una colmena de abejas produce alimentos e ingresos para una familia. Miel y cera encuentran f�cilmente mercados en comunidades locales. La miel es la base de una amplia gama de edulcorantes, bebidas, medicinas y alimentos, adem�s una colmena bien manejada puede producir m�s de 30 kilogramos de miel por a�o. La cera a su vez, es usada como materia prima industrial para hacer velas, betunes y otros productos. Las abejas pueden ser producidas en cualquier lugar donde tengan su alimento, ya sea en el campo o la ciudad. Recuerde que usted no es nunca ni muy viejo ni muy joven para aprender a trabajar con abejas.

A Practical Manual Of Beekeeping

How to Keep Bees and Develop Your Full Potential as an Apiarist
Author: David Cramp
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848034857
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 320
View: 3430
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A fascinating hobby; a remunerative business; or a globetrotting career? Which type of beekeeper do you want to be? It is entirely up to you: beekeeping can provide it all.Beekeeping can provide anyone with an interesting and useful hobby or a lucrative and rewarding business. It is recognised as a vital agricultural industry and can therefore also offer you a globe trotting career. The whole subject is, however, often shrouded in mystery and loaded with jargon, leaving many people unaware of its true potential or how to start. This book strips away all the mystery and explains step by step how - from day one - you can start beekeeping as a hobby; how you can progress to running a beekeeping business; or how you can start a career as a beekeeper which can quite easily take you all over the world. No other guide explains in such detail the true potential and accessibility of beekeeping or of being a beekeeper.

Gleanings in Bee Culture


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bee culture
Page: N.A
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The Bee Genera of North and Central America (Hymenoptera:Apoidea)


Author: Charles Duncan Michener,Ronald J. McGinley,Bryan N. Danforth
Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 209
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For years entomologists, ecologists, and botanists interested in pollination problems have urged bee specialists to prepare a key for identifying bee genera in North and Central America. Although regional keys exist, this extensively field-tested reference is the first to facilitate identification to the genus level of bees throughout the Northern (American) Hemisphere. More than 500 drawings and photographs illustrate nearly every step in this key to the 169 genera, with text in both English and Spanish. In the introduction, the authors describe how researchers already familiar with bee genera can streamline their use of the keys. Along with the comprehensive classification and discussion of features, the authors also provide practical advice to students embarking on their first attempts at bee identification. The notes on each genus give its range (for North and Central America), number of species, references to any revisional studies, subgenera, if any, and distinguishing features. The book indicates nest sites for those bees that do not nest in the ground and identifies hosts for socially parasitic and cleptoparasitic genera. The authors list changes in classification and nomenclature and summarize the current classification by genera and subgenera. The Bee Genera of North and Central America offers in one convenient volume an unprecedented compendium for entomologists, ecologists, beekeepers, and scientists involved in pollination studies.

Bulletin of the Entomological Society of America


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Entomology
Page: N.A
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From the U.C. Apiaries, University of California


Author: California. University. Cooperative Extension
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Agriculture
Page: N.A
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Animales

Maestros y Sanadores
Author: Susan Chernak McElroy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789500818636
Category: Pets
Page: 214
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Un conmovedor libro en donde la autora comparte su historia personal junto a los testimonios veridicos de muchas de otras personas afortunadas, que en algun momento de su vida se beneficiaron de la energia y el amor que transmiten nuestros hermanos menores de la humanidad- los animales-, como los llamara San Francisco.

Interactions of Africanized Honey Bees with Feral and Managed European Honey Bees in Mexico


Author: Carlos Vergara
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 196
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La vida de las abejas


Author: Maurice Maeterlinck
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788408081920
Category: Philosophy
Page: 224
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La vida de las abejas, «un mundo aéreo, optimista y exterior», es estudiada por el poeta con ciencia y paciencia de entomólogo y con exactitud e ingenio, el escritor observa la vida dentro y fuera de la colmena, y estudia sus querencias, observa sus caminos y tiene en cuenta sus misterios. La vida de ese reino del enjambre está siempre presidida por una reina que Maeterlinck estudia con respeto y cortesía: sus costumbres, su trato a las abejas, su custodia fiel por obreras y soldados, su lujo, sus preeminencias tiránicas, sus vuelos nupciales y hasta su muerte están descritos con meticulosidad y criterio singulares. Nos muestra secretos sorprendentes de ese mundo regulado y perfecto, y logra que la lectura sea dramática y hasta dantesca, al mismo tiempo que comprensible. La vida de estas «criaturas casi humanas poseídas por el sentimiento del deber» nos es mostrada en toda su complejidad a través del mágico filtro de este libro prodigioso. «La desesperanza está fundada en lo que sabemos, que es nada, y la esperanza en lo que no sabemos, que es todo.» Maurice Maeterlinck

Lo pequeño es hermoso


Author: E.F. Schumacher
Publisher: Ediciones AKAL
ISBN: 8446032171
Category: Education
Page: 368
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Un vigoroso alegato contra una sociedad distorsionada por el culto al crecimiento económico y una defensa de una profunda reorientación de los objetivos de nuestra economía y nuestra técnica para ponerlas al servicio del hombre. La obra de E. F. Schumacher, presenta al lector temas de gran actualidad después de casi 40 años de su primera edición.

The New Yorker


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
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Entomology Abstracts


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Entomology
Page: N.A
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BeeScience


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bees
Page: N.A
View: 365
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