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  • ISBN: 9781472920898
  • ISBN: 9781472920904
  • ISBN: 9781472920911
  • ISBN: 1472920899
  • Physical Description: print
    216 p.: illustrations (colour) ; 25 cm
  • Edition: Second edition.
  • Publisher: London: Bloomsbury, 2015.

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General Note: Previous edition: 2012.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Bees and beekeeping -- The colony -- The hive -- The history of bees -- The beekeeping year -- Queens and drones -- Swarms -- Bee and colony health -- Plants and hive products -- Getting started
Subject: Bee culture

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The BBKA Guide to Beekeeping
The BBKA Guide to Beekeeping
by Davis, Ivor; Cullum-Kenyon, Roger
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The BBKA Guide to Beekeeping

SectionSection DescriptionPage Number
Chapter 1Bees and beekeepingp. 2
    Honey bees and humansp. 4
    What is a honey bee?p. 5
    Solitary bees and bumblebeesp. 6
    Animal husbandryp. 7
    The anatomy of the honey beep. 8
Chapter 2The colonyp. 16
    The queen beep. 17
    Development of the queenp. 19
    Drones, mating and reproductionp. 21
    Workersp. 23
    Who does what in the colony?p. 24
    Lifecycles, communication and pheromonesp. 25
    Food sharing and bee dancesp. 27
Chapter 3The hivep. 32
    History and key components of the hivep. 32
    Frames and foundationp. 38
    Beespacep. 39
    Hive materialsp. 40
    Types of hivesp. 41
Chapter 4The history of beesp. 52
    The ancestors of the honey beesp. 53
    Evolution of the European honey beep. 57
    Honey huntersp. 58
    The origins of beekeepingp. 59
    Myths about beesp. 61
    Beekeeping distributes the honey beep. 62
    The development and history of hivesp. 64
    Modern frame hives and smokersp. 65
Chapter 5The beekeeping yearp. 68
    Inspecting the colonyp. 69
    Colony numbersp. 70
    Keeping records - the start of the beekeeping yearp. 71
    Preparing for winterp. 73
    Spring and the first major inspectionp. 78
    Summer inspectionsp. 84
    The end of the seasonp. 87
    Important manipulationsp. 88
    Key elements and actionsp. 95
Chapter 6Queens and dronesp. 98
    The life of the queenp. 99
    Colony replicationp. 102
    Drones, mating and breeding virginsp. 104
    Colony characteristicsp. 109
    Marking and clipping queensp. 114
Chapter 7Swarmsp. 116
    The swarming processp. 117
    Selecting a new sitep. 118
    Colony replicationp. 122
    Triggers for swarming, prevention and controlp. 123
    Artificial swarms: Pagden and Snelgrovep. 128
    Swarm collection and hiving a swarmp. 137
    Combining two coloniesp. 136
Chapter 8Bee and colony healthp. 142
    The importance of hygienep. 143
    The Bailey frame changep. 144
    The beekeeper's personal equipmentp. 149
    Pests, vandals and theftp. 151
    Diseases: Bacterial, fungal and viralp. 156
    Varroa destructor and associated virusesp. 163
    Notifiable diseases and pestsp. 167
Chapter 9Plants and hive productsp. 170
    Communication between plants and beesp. 171
    Nectar and pollen collectionp. 172
    Wax and propolisp. 178
    Other products of the hivep. 180
    Extracting and processing honeyp. 180
    Selling your honeyp. 187
Chapter 10Getting startedp. 190
    Bee stingsp. 191
    Learning beekeepingp. 192
    Setting up an apiaryp. 195
    How to acquire beesp. 200
    Basic equipment requirementsp. 202
    How to build a colonyp. 205
    Insurance and liabilitiesp. 206
Contacts, Glossary and Indexp. 208
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