Build Your Own Beekeeping Equipment: How to Construct 8- & 10-Frame Hives; Top Bar, Nuc & Demo Hives; Feeders, Swarm Catchers & More

Build Your Own Beekeeping Equipment: How to Construct 8- & 10-Frame Hives; Top Bar, Nuc & Demo Hives; Feeders, Swarm Catchers & More

by Tony Pisano
     
 

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35 Building Projects for All Your Beekeeping Needs

With Tony Pisano's step-by-step instructions, a table saw, and a few other common tools and materials, you can build everything you need to house and protect your bees -- from hive bodies to supers and covers. You'll even find a section on installing electric fencing and plans for building jigs that make

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35 Building Projects for All Your Beekeeping Needs

With Tony Pisano's step-by-step instructions, a table saw, and a few other common tools and materials, you can build everything you need to house and protect your bees -- from hive bodies to supers and covers. You'll even find a section on installing electric fencing and plans for building jigs that make assembling frames and installing foundations a snap.

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Library Journal
Riding on the coattails of interest in urban homesteading, beekeeping is becoming increasingly popular. Beekeeper and first-time author Pisano here offers detailed information about constructing a variety of hives and specialized equipment. Illustrations show measurements and exploded views of construction. In addition to hives, other beekeeping projects described include swarm catchers and feeders. Note that the author is writing for experienced beekeepers, not beginners. Terminology, tool use, and building techniques are not explained. VERDICT While the line drawings do a good job of detailing construction, there are few step-by-step instructions. Readers who already have beekeeping experience will be drawn to the various hive designs. For beginners, a better selection on bee housing and equipment is Blackiston's Building Beehives for Dummies. For a general introduction on beekeeping, Kim Flottum's The Backyard Beekeeper is a good option. Recommended where there is demand.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612120591
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
04/23/2013
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
239,116
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.50(d)

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