The Beekeeper's Handbook

The Beekeeper's Handbook

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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.... cover or on the outside of the hive with a grease pencil or permanent marker, numbering your hives and noting important events. ... Bee veil, a necessity: getting stung on the face is dangerous and painful, always wear a veil. Protect your eyes. a€c Some sort of hat or helmet to keep off the sun, usually worn under the veil.

Title:The Beekeeper's Handbook
Author:Diana Sammataro, Alphonse Avitabile
Publisher:Cornell University Press - 1998


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