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

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by Tony Pisano
     
 

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Save time and money by building your own beekeeping equipment. Tony Pisano provides step-by-step illustrated instructions showing you how to build hive bodies, supers, covers, stands, frames, swarm catchers, feeders, and more using basic hand tools and easy-to-find materials. Learn to craft equipment that is tailored to your particular climate and setup. Full of

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Save time and money by building your own beekeeping equipment. Tony Pisano provides step-by-step illustrated instructions showing you how to build hive bodies, supers, covers, stands, frames, swarm catchers, feeders, and more using basic hand tools and easy-to-find materials. Learn to craft equipment that is tailored to your particular climate and setup. Full of insightful tips and covering a variety of hive types, Pisano includes all the basic infrastructure you need to keep your bees happy and active — and your pantry full of honey.

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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:
175,073
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Tony Pisano runs his own business producing and selling honey, as well as soap, candles, lip balm, and hand salves from his own beeswax. He lives in North Adams, Massachusetts. 

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