ix, 212 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 24 cm.
Storey's guide to raising
Storey's guide to raising series.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Beginning beekeeping -- Origin and history of beekeeping -- A bee's life -- Choosing hive location -- Getting equipped -- Enter the bees -- Managing honey bee colonies -- Taking the crop -- Pollination -- Diseases and pests of the honey bee -- Additional strategies.
"Whether you have a single rooftop hive, a few bee boxes in your backyard, or a large-scale apiary, this is the only reference you'll need. Learn how to: properly house your bees in all seasons; manage your colony's nutrition; maintain an effective pollination schedule; prevent and treat mites and disease; introduce a new queen to the hive; capture a swarm; harvest and store your honey crop."--Back cover.
Guide to keeping honey bees
Online version: Sanford, Malcolm T. (Malcolm Thomas), 1942- Storey's guide to keeping honey bees. 2nd edition. North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, 2018 9781612129792 (DLC) 2017049587
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