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Eng Book- Beekeeping Basics (Complete Guide)- Download Free PDF


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Contents:

Introduction ......................................................................2
The Colony and Its Organization .................................3
Queen...............................................................................3
Drones..............................................................................4
Workers............................................................................5
Laying Workers ..............................................................5
Bee Development.......................................................... 5
Brood................................................................................6
Beekeeping Equipment ..................................................7
The Hive .........................................................................7
Ancillary Equipment................................................... 11
Protective Clothing......................................................12
Starting with Bees .........................................................13
Package Bees.................................................................13
Nucleus Colonies .........................................................16
Buying Established Colonies......................................17
Collecting Swarms .......................................................17
Taking Bees out of Walls and Buildings....................18
Selecting the Right Type of Bee for
 Your Operation.........................................................19
Apiary Location............................................................20
Beekeeping in the Urban/Suburban
 Setting........................................................................21
Handling Bees...............................................................23
Colony Management.....................................................25
Early Spring Management of
 Overwintered Colonies ...........................................25
Swarm Management....................................................27
Late Spring and Summer Management....................30
Fall Management..........................................................31
Summary of Management Practices
 throughout the Year.................................................39
Managing Maladies .......................................................41
Diseases, Parasites, and Pests and
 Their Control.............................................................41
Brood Diseases..............................................................41

Diseases of Adult Bees.................................................46
Parasitic Mites ..............................................................48
Pests................................................................................54
Protecting Honey Bees from Pesticides ....................61
Honey Production and Processing ........................... 62
Forms of Honey............................................................62
Honey Removal and Processing................................66
Marketing.......................................................................72
Pollination ......................................................................73
Moving Bees..................................................................73
When to Move Bees on to the Crop...........................74
Colony Strength............................................................74
Number of Colonies Needed......................................75
Competitive Plants.......................................................75
Colony Distribution.....................................................75
Effect of Weather..........................................................75
Crop Characteristics and Needs ................................75
Pollination Contracts...................................................77
Handling Beeswax and Pollen Trapping ................... 78
Rendering Beeswax......................................................78
Trapping Pollen from Colonies..................................79
Floral Sources ................................................................80
Glossary ...........................................................................82
Appendix ........................................................................89
A. Summary of Current Best Management
Practices....................................................................89
B. Apiary Inspection and Extension Services
in the Mid-Atlantic .................................................90
C. Chemicals Approved for Legal Use in
Honey Bee Colonies ..............................................91
D. Sources of Information and
Assistance for Beekeepers .....................................94
E. Beekeeping Supply Companies............................98

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