Rearing Queen Honey Bees

Author: Roger A. Morse

Publisher: Wicwas Press

ISBN: 9781878075055

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 128

View: 3219

Scientific Queen Rearing

Author: G. M. Doolittle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781904846611

Category: Nature

Page: 132

View: 3794

Queen Bee

Biology, Rearing and Breeding

Author: David Woodward

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781904846352

Category: Bee culture

Page: 140

View: 5034

Divided into three major chapters with many sub-sections, this book is a definitive guide to the biology and breeding of queen bees. Chapter one covers queen bee biology, chapter two looks at queen bee rearing, and chapter three covers queen bee breeding.

Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees, 2nd Edition

Honey Production, Pollination, Health

Author: Malcolm T. Sanford,Richard E. Bonney

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 161212979X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 5331

This trusted handbook is a must-have for novice and seasoned beekeepers alike. Now totally redesigned and featuring color photos and graphics, the second edition also includes up-to-date information on honey bee health. The go-to reference presents comprehensive yet accessible information on everything from planning hives and installing a colony to preventing disease and managing productive hives that will bear bountiful honey harvests year after year. This publication conforms to the EPUB Accessibility specification at WCAG 2.0 Level AA.

Queen Rearing and Bee Breeding

Author: Harry Hyde Laidlaw,Robert E. Page

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781878075086

Category: Bee culture

Page: 224

View: 6220

"Written for beekeepers who know little about genetics and geneticists who know little about beekeeping." Chapter topics are: Brief history of queen rearing, The queen, The production of queen cells, Mating the virgin queens, The care of queens, Controlled mating, Genetics, Selective breeding, The genetic basis of disease resistance, Bibliography, Remarks, Whimsy and Index.

Queen Rearing Simplified

Author: Jay Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781614760528

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 222

View: 6795

Queen Rearing Simplified is one of the most popular queen rearing books of all time written by a man who raised a lot of good queens. It is no longer in print, so I am trying to keep Jay's wisdom alive here. There are many queen breeding books by scientists or small-scale breeders, but this is by a beekeeper who raised thousands of queens every year. I think that is much more applicable to practical queen rearing. This is a reprint so the old pictures are not the highest quality. Many of the opinions stated here are outdated in Jay's point of view by the time of Jay's second book, Better Queens written a quarter century after this one.

Queen Rearing

Author: Harry Hyde Laidlaw,John Edward Eckert

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 165

View: 3138

A brief biography of the slave who escaped to freedom with his family and other runaway slaves on a captured Confederate gunboat.

Queen Bees and Wannabes

Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence

Author: Rosalind Wiseman

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 1400047927

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

View: 9390

BESTSELLER - BASIS FOR THE POPULAR MOVE "MEAN GIRLS".

Better Queens

Author: Jay Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781614760511

Category: Science

Page: 116

View: 9692

Jay Smith was one of the great beekeepers and queen breeders of all time. There are many queen breeding books by scientists or small-scale breeders, but this is by a beekeeper who raised thousands of queens every year. This is much more applicable to practical queen rearing. This is also a method that does not require grafting, good for those of us who can't see well enough to graft, and does not require the purchase of special equipment, good for those of us lacking in the funds to buy one of the graftless systems on the market.

Nicot Queen Rearing

The Non-Grafting Method for Raising Local Queens

Author: Grant F. C. Gillard

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781494277390

Category: Nature

Page: 318

View: 6212

Beekeeping is a journey of many roads. This is a manuscript for beekeepers wishing to learn how to raise their own, local queens...but just cannot bring themselves to figure out how to graft. The NICOT queen rearing system explains how the average beekeeper implements its unique design and overcomes the distinctive hurdles to raising local queens without grafting. The Nicot system is not the only non-grafting approach, but it works. This manuscript shares the journey of one beekeeper who taught himself how to raise his own queen honey bees.Grant F. C. Gillard, a small-scale commercial beekeeper since 1981, shares his insights and philosophies, his field-tested ideas and sustainable methods on how to hang tough, to persevere in the face of adversity, to run and not grow weary, to walk and not faint. Grant often tells people, “The Nicot kit is not the perfect method to raise queens; but neither is it the only way. It is what it is, but it becomes what we make it. It holds tremendous potential for the average beekeeper to take control of their genetics and shape, even reshape the destiny of their apiaries.”In essence, that is Grant's purpose for raising his own queens, particularly in an era of “natural” beekeeping, managing our colonies with reduced and minimalistic treatments, and breeding our own locally-adapted queens from survivor stock. Grant wanted better queens than he was buying from the large, commercial queen producers in the south. He felt the Nicot system created the best opportunities, and lowered the bar for those beekeepers who didn't know how to graft.Grant adds, “My journey raising my own queens covers a number of seasons, more than I can count at this point. I readily admit I'm not the sharpest crayon in the box but I've learned to keep on coloring, even if most of my work can't stay within the lines.” There's an old bit of advice that suggests real education is learning from our mistakes. Yet the best, most efficient education learns from the mistakes of others, and more so, it doesn't take near as long and it's generally not quite as expensive. Grant readily admits he's made many mistakes, especially in queen rearing.Grant hopes to accelerate your success so you don't have to make the same mistakes he made and stumble over the same obstacles he incurred.Again, Grant adds, “I unswervingly believe the queen to be the heart and soul of the colony, and without a young, productive queen, everything, including a colony's health and future, is at stake, as I mentioned in the preface.” When a honey bee colony struggles and wallows in malaise, for any reason, not just a poor queen, it is not uncommon to find beekeepers also experiencing frustration and losing heart. When beekeepers throw in the towel, especially on a larger scale, there is more at risk than the honey we enjoy in our green tea or the simmering anger of our spouse wondering why we entered such a challenging hobby at such a challenging juncture in time (translation: how come you haven't harvested any honey in three years and why are we buying new bees to replace those old that died this past winter?) The absence of adequate pollinators affects everyone who irresponsibly grumbles with their mouths additionally one-third full of food humbly provided for them, courtesy of the tireless, under-appreciated honey bee.The benchmark of queen rearing is grafting, the mandatory technique that winnows out the potentials from the professionals. I won't argue against grafting even though I don't practice this method, but I firmly believe alternative queen rearing methods offer equally satisfactory options with similarly acceptable results. With the Nicot system, anyone can raise their own queens and not worry about grafting, or even losing any sleep over wondering how they could possibly even learn how to graft.

Beekeeping For Dummies

Author: Howland Blackiston

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119311039

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

View: 2975

Everything you need to 'bee' a successful backyard beekeeper If you've ever thought about becoming a backyard beekeeper—or have already tried a hand at it and want to be better one—then this is the book for you! In Beekeeping for Dummies, 4th Edition you'll find everything you need to know in order to start your own colony, including how to assemble and maintain beehives, handle every phase of honey production, purchase and use all the latest tools, and what to do beyond your first season. This hands-on guide provides all the tools, tips, tricks, and techniques needed to become a real backyard beekeeper. You'll learn to identify the queen from her workers and drones, properly open and close the hive, distinguish one type of honey from another, and preserve your colony if disaster should strike. Keep bees on a small urban rooftop or in a large country yard Assemble your own hive and sustain it for years to come Safely inspect and manage your colony Harvest and sell your own honey Becoming a backyard beekeeper isn't as hard as people think—and with this hands-on guide, you'll be able to create one honey of a colony that will have the neighbors buzzing.

Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees, 2nd Edition

Honey Production, Pollination, Health

Author: Malcolm T. Sanford,Richard E. Bonney

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612129781

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 2348

This trusted handbook is a must-have for novice and seasoned beekeepers alike. Now totally redesigned and featuring color photos and graphics, the second edition also includes up-to-date information on honey bee health. The go-to reference presents comprehensive yet accessible information on everything from planning hives and installing a colony to preventing disease and managing productive hives that will bear bountiful honey harvests year after year.

Bee Manual

The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Keeping Bees

Author: Claire Waring

Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780857330574

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 5293

The Bee Manual offers a clear and concise introduction into the fascinating world of the honey bee and the addictive craft of beekeeping. For various reasons, the number of bee colonies has been declining and there is great interest in trying to aid their recovery. Anyone wanting to keep bees needs to learn about the individuals, how colonies operate and how the beekeeper can work with these insects to help them thrive, carry out their pollination activities and produce a satisfying honey crop. Full of color photos and clear step-by-step text, this book offers practical advice for anyone planning to take up this absorbing hobby.

Homegrown Honey Bees

An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Beekeeping Your First Year, from Hiving to Honey Harvest

Author: Alethea Morrison

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603429948

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 159

View: 8550

A beginner's guide offers practical instructions and personal observations on all aspects of beekeeping, including such topics as choosing equipment, managing healthy colonies, and harvesting honey.

Top-Bar Beekeeping

Organic Practices for Honeybee Health

Author: Les Crowder,Heather Harrell

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603584625

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 3063

In recent years beekeepers have had to face tremendous challenges, from pests such as varroa and tracheal mites and from the mysterious but even more devastating phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Yet in backyards and on rooftops all over the world, bees are being raised successfully, even without antibiotics, miticides, or other chemical inputs.More and more organically minded beekeepers are now using top-bar hives, in which the shape of the interior resembles a hollow log. Long lasting and completely biodegradable, a topbar hive made of untreated wood allows bees to build comb naturally rather than simply filling prefabricated foundation frames in a typical box hive with added supers. Top-bar hives yield slightly less honey but produce more beeswax than a typical Langstroth box hive. Regular hive inspection and the removal of old combs helps to keep bees healthier and naturally disease-free. Top-Bar Beekeeping provides complete information on hive management and other aspects of using these innovative hives. All home and hobbyist beekeepers who have the time and interest in keeping bees intensively should consider the natural, low-stress methods outlined in this book. It will also appeal to home orchardists, gardeners, and permaculture practitioners who look to bees for pollination as well as honey or beeswax.

The Bees of the World

Author: Charles Duncan Michener

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801861338

Category: Science

Page: 913

View: 6618

Written by the world's leading authority on bees, this reference is the first and only comprehensive, worldwide treatment of all groups of bees, and includes more than 16,000 species. Michener examines the evolution of bees from wasps, the relations of the bodies of bees to one another, the evolution of bees, and the structure of immature and adult bees, and more. 433 line drawings. 88 photos, 48 in color.

Encyclopedia of Insects

Author: Vincent H. Resh,Ring T. Cardé

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080920900

Category: Science

Page: 1168

View: 9125

Awarded Best Reference by the New York Public Library (2004), Outstanding Academic Title by CHOICE (2003), and AAP/PSP 2003 Best Single Volume Reference/Sciences by Association of American Publishers' Professional Scholarly Publishing Division, the first edition of Encyclopedia of Insects was acclaimed as the most comprehensive work devoted to insects. Covering all aspects of insect anatomy, physiology, evolution, behavior, reproduction, ecology, and disease, as well as issues of exploitation, conservation, and management, this book sets the standard in entomology. The second edition of this reference will continue the tradition by providing the most comprehensive, useful, and up-to-date resource for professionals. Expanded sections in forensic entomology, biotechnology and Drosphila, reflect the full update of over 300 topics. Articles contributed by over 260 high profile and internationally recognized entomologists provide definitive facts regarding all insects from ants, beetles, and butterflies to yellow jackets, zoraptera, and zygentoma. * 66% NEW and revised content by over 200 international experts * New chapters on Bedbugs, Ekbom Syndrome, Human History, Genomics, Vinegaroons * Expanded sections on insect-human interactions, genomics, biotechnology, and ecology * Each of the 273 articles updated to reflect the advances which have taken place in entomology research since the previous edition * Features 1,000 full-color photographs, figures and tables * A full glossary, 1,700 cross-references, 3,000 bibliographic entries, and online access save research time * Updated with online access