Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees: Honey Production, Pollination, Bee Health

Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees: Honey Production, Pollination, Bee Health

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by Richard E. Bonney, Malcolm T. Sanford
     
 

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Enjoy the sweet rewards of keeping your own honey bees. Learn how to plan a hive, acquire bees, install a colony, keep your bees healthy, and harvest honey. Full of practical advice on apiary equipment and tools, this comprehensive guide also includes an overview of colony life and honey bee anatomy.

Overview

Enjoy the sweet rewards of keeping your own honey bees. Learn how to plan a hive, acquire bees, install a colony, keep your bees healthy, and harvest honey. Full of practical advice on apiary equipment and tools, this comprehensive guide also includes an overview of colony life and honey bee anatomy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603425506
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
09/18/2010
Pages:
244
Sales rank:
223,821
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Malcolm T. Sanford is the Professor Emeritus at the University of Florida.  He has been published extensively in the apiculture press including the journals Bee Culture and American Bee Journal.  He has been the newsletter author for over twenty years at Ohio State University and the University of Florida, writing on beekeeping management.  He is the Coordinator of the Apis Information Resource Center and author of The Apis Newsletter.  He has been a beekeeping management consultant in Egypt, Italy, France, Chile, Ecuador, Iraq, and Mexico.  He lives in Florida.

Veteran beekeeper Richard E. Bonney, author of Hive Management, Beekeeping, and co-author of Storeys Guide to Keeping Honey Bees, was the longtime owner of Charlemont Apiaries in Charlemont, Massachusetts. 

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Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees: Honey Production, Pollination, Bee Health 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Melanie-Ski More than 1 year ago
Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees Malcolm T. Sanford & Richard E. Bonney Produced by Storey Publishing Source : Review copy When we first started our 'hobby' farm we turned to Storey's Guides as our first choice in all inclusive information to get us started. I recently have been curious about honey bees and how to start hives. I saw that Storey had a guide to honey bees and I was sure it would be a great read. I was enlightened again by the level of instruction and direction that this guide gave. Well described information for the beginner to ponder and think on before jumping into being a beekeeper. There is much more to beekeeping than I could ever imagine. The book began with an introduction for the beginner which I found very helpful. It then discussed the many interesting aspects of a honey bee and how to keep a hive. The book goes into many details that I would find useful if we were to start our own hives. It is not only a great beginner book, it delves into much detail for the experienced beekeeper to have on hand as a resource. My previous Storey Guides have been well used through the years as a book to use to find quick answers as well as helping others who may be new to the hobby. I will be using this book in the future as we continue to learn about the process of keeping honey bees. It references many other books, and online organizations that specialize in all things bees. I received a copy of this book from Storey in exchange for an honest review
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