the beekeeper s field guide a pocket guide to the health and care of bees

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The Beekeeper S Field Guide

Author : David Cramp
ISBN : 9781848035744
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This guide is a diagnostic tool and an aide memoire for the hobbyist and for the professional beekeeper, who may know what to do but will at times need the information close to hand. It includes: - A troubleshooting guide to problems with colonies and queen bees - A guide to the field diagnosis, treatment and control of diseases - Seasonal apiary management checklists - Hive product harvesting checklists - The beekeeper's ready reckoner The second and revised edition of this fully illustrated and handy guide to the apiary brings the science and craft of beekeeping to beekeepers right where they need it - in the field with the bees. Contents: Preface; List of figures; List of photographs; List of tables; Picture credits; Introduction; Part A: Setting up an Apiary; Part B: Crops, Trees and Plants for Bees; Part C: Troubleshooting Guide to Field Operations; Part D: Swarm Prevention and Control; Part E: Queen Bees; Part F: Honey Harvest Procedures; Part G: Hive Checks; Part H: Pests and Diseases; Part I: A Beekeeper's Ready-reckoner; Part J.

A Practical Manual Of Beekeeping

Author : David Cramp
ISBN : 9781848034853
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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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.

The Kitchen Herb Garden

Author : Maureen Little
ISBN : 9781848035867
Genre : Gardening
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This book is full of inspiration and practical advice on cultivating a kitchen herb garden,and on using its fresh,home-grown herbs in your cooking. There is detailed information on how to plan,plant,grow and maintain thirty selected herbs in a herb garden that will always be productive.Additionally,there are over sixty delicious recipes - from soups to sauces - for using herbs in your kitchen.The book includes information on:Which culinary herbs to plant,and how to grow them. Illustrated planting plans for designing different types of herb garden. Using herbs to flavour oils, vinegars, butters,sugars and jellies. How to harvest,dry and preserve your herbs How to grow herbs in containers. How to match herbs to ingredients in your cooking.

Field Guide To The Bees Of Great Britain And Ireland

Author : Steven Falk
ISBN : 191038903X
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This field guide to Britain's bees makes this fascinating and important group of insects accessible to the general naturalist. It covers over 270 species, and is fully illustrated with stunning photographs and Richard Lewington's beautiful colour artwork.

The Complete Step By Step Book Of Beekeeping

Author : David Cramp
ISBN : 0754823482
Genre : Nature
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With their vital pollinating activities, bees are one of the most ecologically useful and important insects, and beekeeping must rate as one of the most interesting and satisfying hobbies. The structure and hierarchy of a beehive and the behaviour of bees is fascinating, and the end product, honey, is a fitting reward for a beekeeper?s care. Since the decline of the honeybee worldwide owing to disease and intensive farming, there has been a huge re-surge of interest in beekeeping, and many new beekeepers have taken up the challenge of keeping bees, particularly in urban areas. They can enjoy the honey that is produced, and help the environment at the same time by supporting the bees? essential role of pollinating plants and flowers. This book outlines the relationship of bees and people, different types and species of bees, and explains in a practical way all the factors to consider before starting to keep bees. In the early chapters of this volume, the author suggests suitable sites to house the hives, which can include small gardens or even rooftops, and the best kind of hives to buy. The section includes the way the hive works, handling the bees, and how to get your bees and transfer them to the hive. A useful calendar, packed with information, shows you at a glance when to inspect, maintain and repair the structure of the hive to ensure that the bees are happy and healthy all through the year. The bees? hard work culminates in wax combs bursting with honey, and a detailed harvesting plan lists the equipment needed to harvest the golden liquid, from extraction to bottling, from storage to uses for the honey. As well as disease, mites and poisoning, there are other problems that the novice beekeeper needs to be aware of, including wax moth, brood diseases, and pests such as other insects, mice, birds, bears, skunks and raccoons. The author explains how anticipating these situations and preparing for them can avoid losing the entire hive. He also outlines how to help the bees become more productive, by providing a bee-friendly garden with plants and flowers that are rich in nectar and pollen, to provide food early and late in the year when it is scarce. Finally there is a section for those interested in taking beekeeping further by using the many products that bees supply, entering competitions, rearing queens and breeding queens. This captivating volume will inspire the budding beekeeper and provide all the information necessary to start a colony, look after it and harvest the products of the hive. As well as enjoying an engaging hobby, beekeepers are doing a hugely important job by helping the environment, and ensuring the continuance of our food supply

The Beekeepers Field Guide

Author : David Cramp
ISBN : 0473113694
Genre : Bee culture
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100 Plants To Feed The Bees

Author : The Xerces Society
ISBN : 9781612127026
Genre : Nature
File Size : 75. 58 MB
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The international bee crisis is threatening our global food supply, but this user-friendly field guide shows what you can do to help protect our pollinators. The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation offers browsable profiles of 100 common flowers, herbs, shrubs, and trees that support bees, butterflies, moths, and hummingbirds. The recommendations are simple: pick the right plants for pollinators, protect them from pesticides, and provide abundant blooms throughout the growing season by mixing perennials with herbs and annuals! 100 Plants to Feed the Bees will empower homeowners, landscapers, apartment dwellers — anyone with a scrap of yard or a window box — to protect our pollinators.

Beekeeping

Author : David Cramp
ISBN : 1905862873
Genre : Bee culture
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In becoming a beekeeper you will enjoy a fascinating and wide ranging hobby as well as playing a vital role in the future of our planet. This book will tell you how to start keeping bees in any location, whether urban or rural. It covers everything you need to know in an accessible and clear manner, from choice of hive and health of bees; right through the bee year to harvesting and storing your own honey. As well as providing an accessible, easy-to-understand beekeeping primer for the complete beginner, this book introduces the many other possibilities that exist for a beekeeper including livestock farming of bees, apitherapy, honey cookery and a host of other activities, commercial enterprises, and areas of further study. Contents: Preface; Introduction; 1. Why Become a Beekeeper; 2. Frequently asked questions about beekeeping; 3. Hives; 4. Bees; 5. Spring - Your bees arrive; 6. Spring to summer; 7. Summer - Hive problems and the upcoming harvest; 8. Summer into Autumn - harvest day and post-harvest work; 9. Winter and beyond; 10. Bee diseases and pests; Appendices: Useful information for beekeepers; Index

A Field Guide To Hummingbirds Of North America

Author : Sheri Williamson
ISBN : 0618024964
Genre : Nature
File Size : 38. 61 MB
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A comprehensive guide to North America's thirty-one species of hummingbirds explains how to identify the various species and provides detailed notes on plumages, behaviors, habitats, migration, and breeding and wintering distributions, as well as tips on attracting and feeding these birds. Simultaneous.

Dragonflies And Damselflies Of The West

Author : Dennis Paulson
ISBN : 9780691122816
Genre : Nature
File Size : 59. 17 MB
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Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West is the first fully illustrated field guide to all 348 species of dragonflies and damselflies in western North America. Dragonflies and damselflies are large, stunningly beautiful insects, as readily observable as birds and butterflies. This unique guide makes identifying them easy--its compact size and user-friendly design make it the only guide you need in the field. Every species is generously illustrated with full-color photographs and a distribution map, and structural features are illustrated where they aid in-hand identification. Detailed species accounts include information on size, distribution, flight season, similar species, habitat, and natural history. Dennis Paulson's introduction provides an essential primer on the biology, natural history, and conservation of these important and fascinating insects, along with helpful tips on how to observe and photograph them. Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West is the field guide naturalists, conservationists, and dragonfly enthusiasts have been waiting for. Covers all 348 western species in detail Features a wealth of color photographs Provides a color distribution map for every species Includes helpful identification tips Serves as an essential introduction to dragonflies and their natural history

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