Beekeeping Naturally: A Simple Recipe

Beekeeping Naturally: A Simple Recipe

by Michael Bush

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Overview

This book is a simple recipe for beekeeping naturally. Rather than offer all possible choices I am offering a recipe based on what I would (and have) chosen to use. There are few combinations of equipment I have not used and this is what I arrived at after more than four decades of beekeeping. This is a simple list of things to buy, things to do that worked for me. It is not a book of a lot of options and explanations. It is also not a complete book on beekeeping, it is just what you need to know to avoid a lot of changes later and to get you started and through your first year.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781614760733
Publisher: X-STAR PUBLISHING COMPANY
Publication date: 01/07/2020
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 424,140
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

Michael Bush is one of the leading proponents of treatment free beekeeping. He has had an eclectic set of careers from printing and graphic arts, to construction to computer programming and a few more in between. Currently he is working in computers. He has been keeping bees since the mid 1970's, usually from two to seven hives up until the year 2000. Varroa forced more experimentation which required more hives and the number has grown steadily over the years from then. By 2008 it was about 200 hives. He is active on many of the Beekeeping forums with last count at about 60,000 posts between all of them. He has a web site on beekeeping at www.bushfarms.com/bees.htm "His writing is like his talks, with more content, detail, and depth than one would think possible with such few words...his website and PowerPoint presentations are the gold standard for diverse and common sense beekeeping practices."-Dean Stiglitz

Table of Contents

What this book is not

What this book is

Learning

Bee Basics

Belief as relates to beekeeping

Expectations

Section 1 Equipment

Boxes: Eight Frame Mediums

Frames: Foundationless or PF120s

Bottom Boards: Screened or Solid

Covers: Flat or Telescopic

Feeders

How Many Hives and How Much Equipment

Personal Protective Equipment

Parts List

Assembling

Section 2 Bees

Getting Bees

Locating hives

Installing Package Bees

Section 3 Management

Smoke

Inspections

Space management

Queen Cells

Possible Queenlessness

Spring

Swarm control

Splits

Summer

Fall

Winter

Conclusion

Appendices

Glossary

Acronyms

Index

About the Author

Customer Reviews