Natural Beekeeping, 2nd Edition: Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture

Natural Beekeeping, 2nd Edition: Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781603583626
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Publication date: 03/08/2013
Edition description: Revised and updated second edition
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 294,865
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Ross Conrad learned his craft from the late Charles Mraz, world-renowned beekeeper and founder of Champlain Valley Apiaries in Vermont. Former president of the Vermont Beekeepers Association, Conrad is a regular contributor to Bee Culture—The Magazine of American Beekeeping. He has led bee-related presentations and taught organic beekeeping workshops and classes throughout North America for many years. His small beekeeping business, Dancing Bee Gardens, supplies friends, neighbors, and local stores with honey and candles, among other bee related products, and provides bees for Vermont apple-pollination in spring.


Gary Paul Nabhan is an internationally celebrated nature writer, food and farming activist, and proponent of conserving the links between biodiversity and cultural diversity. He holds the W.K. Kellogg Endowed Chair in Sustainable Food Systems at the University of Arizona Southwest Center, where he works with students, faculty, and non-profits to build a more just, nutritious, sustainable, and climate-resilient foodshed spanning the US/Mexico border. He’s also the author of numerous books, including Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Land, Renewing America’s Food Traditions, and Chasing Chiles. He lives in southern Arizona.

Table of Contents

1. Why organic beekeeping?

2. Working with the hive

3. Hive management

4. Genetics and breeding

5. Parasitic mites

6. Insect pests

7. Four-legged and feathered pests

8. Environmental and human threats

9. Hive diseases

10. The honey harvest

11. Marketing

12. Organics and the evolution of beekeeping


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