Langstroth's Hive and the Honey-Bee

The Classic Beekeeper's Manual
Author: L. L. Langstroth
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486433844
Category: Nature
Page: 409
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This influential guide by "the father of modern beekeeping," originally published in 1853, constitutes the first descriptive treatise of modern bee management. Its innovations allowed people to engage in actual beekeeping, rather than simply handling bee domiciles and extracting the honey. The techniques it explains and illustrates are still employed 150 years later--including the author's patented invention, a movable frame hive. In a reader-friendly, enthusiastic style, Langstroth addresses every aspect of beekeeping: bee physiology; diseases and enemies of bees; the life-cycles of the queen, drone, and worker; bee-hives; the handling of bees; and many other topics. Unabridged republication of the classic 1878 (fourth) edition.--Publisher description.

Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-Bee

Author: L. Langstroth
Publisher: Xist Publishing
ISBN: 1681955814
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 329
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An Essential Beekeepers Manual . Learn about the classic approach to Beekeeping from an expert. This was one of the first books about modern bee management and still proves an invaluable resource. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

The Hive and the Honey Bee Revisited

An Annotated Update of Langstroth's Classic
Author: Roger Hoopingarner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781878075369
Page: 482
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More than 150 years after L.L. Langstroth invented the movable-comb hive and brought beekeeping into the modern age, we can still learn from this historic book. The original book, preserved in its original text and illustrations, is updated and annotated by one of the foremost researchers in apiculture, Dr. Roger Hoopingarner. This book keeps alive, for future generations, beekeeping techniques from the past and offers many lessons for modern beekeepers. Dr. Roger Hoopingarner, Michigan State University Professor Emeritus of Entomology, has specialized in Apiculture for 65 years. His teaching, Cooperative Extension, and research interests in the biology and management of the honey bee include seminal work in pollination of orchard crops. He has been the author, or co-author, of numerous research articles on bee diseases, varroa population dynamics and control, pollination systems, and more.

Top-bar Beekeeping

Organic Practices for Honeybee Health
Author: Les Crowder,Heather Harrell
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603584617
Category: Nature
Page: 175
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Discusses top-bar hives as an organic approach to raising bees without antibiotics, miticides, and other chemicals, and reviews the basics of beekeeping and how to manage the hive through the seasons.

The Hive

The Story of the Honeybee and Us
Author: Bee Wilson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466870699
Category: Nature
Page: 320
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Ever since men first hunted for honeycomb in rocks and daubed pictures of it on cave walls, the honeybee has been seen as one of the wonders of nature: social, industrious, beautiful, terrifying. No other creature has inspired in humans an identification so passionate, persistent, or fantastical. The Hive recounts the astonishing tale of all the weird and wonderful things that humans believed about bees and their "society" over the ages. It ranges from the honey delta of ancient Egypt to the Tupelo forests of modern Florida, taking in a cast of characters including Alexander the Great and Napoleon, Sherlock Holmes and Muhammed Ali. The history of humans and honeybees is also a history of ideas, taking us through the evolution of science, religion, and politics, and a social history that explores the bee's impact on food and human ritual. In this beautifully illustrated book, Bee Wilson shows how humans will always view the hive as a miniature universe with order and purpose, and look to it to make sense of their own.

Sweetness and Light

The Mysterious History of the Honeybee
Author: Hattie Ellis
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307547868
Category: Nature
Page: 256
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Did you know that Abraham Lincoln and Muhammad Ali both consumed bee pollen to boost energy, or that beekeepers in nineteenth-century Europe viewed their bees as part of the family? Or that after man, the honeybee, Apis mellifera, is the most studied creature on the planet? And that throughout history, honey has been highly valued by the ancient Egyptians (the first known beekeepers), the Greeks, and European monarchs, as well as Winnie the Pooh? In Sweetness and Light, Hattie Ellis leads us into the hive, revealing the fascinating story of bees and honey from the Stone Age to the present, from Nepalese honey hunters to urban hives on the rooftops of New York City. Uncovering the secrets of the honeybee one by one, Ellis shows how this small insect, with a collective significance so much greater than its individual size, can carry us through past and present to tell us more about ourselves than any other living creature. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Speaking for Nature

The Literary Naturalists, from Transcendentalism to the Birth of the American Environmental Movement
Author: Paul Brooks
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486781437
Category: Nature
Page: 304
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Narrative portraits of America's great literary naturalists offer a 200-year history of wildlife conservation: Thoreau, Burroughs, Muir, Beebe, Carson, and many others. "Brisk and illuminating." — The New York Times Book Review.

Plan Bee

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Hardest-working Creatures on the Planet
Author: Susan Brackney
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780399534966
Category: Nature
Page: 192
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Provides information on the anatomy and behavior of bees along with insight in the history and culture of beekeeping.

The World History of Beekeeping and Honey Hunting

Author: Ethel Eva Crane
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136746692
Category: Reference
Page: 720
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This definitive work by world-renowned bee authority Eva Crane offers a fascinating account of bees and their complex relations with both humans and animals. Comprehensive, absorbing, and lavishly illustrated, this scholarly, yet accessible volume explores how bees, honey and other bee products have been gathered and utilized throughout the world. Beginning with the rock paintings of the Mesolithic cave dwellers, readers will learn about the variety of methods used by human beekeepers, the stratagems used by animal honey-hunters, and the multitude of products humans have derived from bees. The first in-depth book on the subject, the World History of Beekeeping and Honey-Hunting is the ultimate work on bees for scholars in biology and the life sciences, professional and amateur beekeepers, and anyone who is interested in bees or the collection of honey.

Identifying Animal Tracks

Mammals, Birds, and Other Animals of the Eastern United States
Author: Richard Headstrom
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486244423
Category: Nature
Page: 141
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Hunters, naturalists, scouts, and nature lovers will appreciate this comprehensive guide, featuring tracks of more than 100 species of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, insects, and invertebrates common to the eastern United States.

The ABC of Bee Culture

A Cyclopaedia of Every Thing Pertaining to the Care of the Honey Bee
Author: A. I. Root
Publisher: N.A
Category: Bee culture
Page: 482
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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
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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.

The Backyard Beekeeper, 4th Edition

An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden
Author: Kim Flottum
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1631593323
Category: House & Home
Page: 240
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A handbook to beekeeping, featuring advice for: setting up and caring for your own colonies; the best location to place your new bee colonies; the most practical and nontoxic ways to care for your bees; swarm control; using top bar hives; harvesting the products of a beehive and collecting and using honey; bee problems and treatments; information for urban bees and beekeepers; using your smoker the right way; better pest management; providing consistent and abundant good food; and, keeping your hives healthy.

The Fable of the Bees

Or, Private Vices, Public Benefits. With An Essay on Charity and Charity Schools, and a Search Into the Nature of Society. Also, a Vindication of the Book from the Aspersions Contained in a Presentment of the Grand Jury of Middlesex, and an Abusive Letter to Lord C---.
Author: Bernard Mandeville
Publisher: N.A
Category: Charity-schools
Page: 534
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The Beekeeper's Field Guide

A Pocket Guide to the Health and Care of Bees
Author: David Cramp
Publisher: Spring Hill
ISBN: 1848035748
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 288
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This guide is a diagnostic tool and an aide memoire for the hobbyist and for the professional beekeeper, who may know what to do but will at times need the information close to hand. It includes: - A troubleshooting guide to problems with colonies and queen bees - A guide to the field diagnosis, treatment and control of diseases - Seasonal apiary management checklists - Hive product harvesting checklists - The beekeeper's ready reckoner The second and revised edition of this fully illustrated and handy guide to the apiary brings the science and craft of beekeeping to beekeepers right where they need it - in the field with the bees. Contents: Preface; List of figures; List of photographs; List of tables; Picture credits; Introduction; Part A: Setting up an Apiary; Part B: Crops, Trees and Plants for Bees; Part C: Troubleshooting Guide to Field Operations; Part D: Swarm Prevention and Control; Part E: Queen Bees; Part F: Honey Harvest Procedures; Part G: Hive Checks; Part H: Pests and Diseases; Part I: A Beekeeper's Ready-reckoner; Part J.

The Rooftop Beekeeper

A Scrappy Guide to Keeping Urban Honeybees
Author: Megan Paska
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452130388
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 176
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The number of urban beekeepers has escalated with more than 25 percent increases year over year in the United States and the United Kingdom. From a go-to authority on beekeeping and backyard farming, The Rooftop Beekeeper is the first handbook to explore the ease and charm of keeping bees in an urban environment. This useful manual— at once a good read and a pretty object—features a relatable first-person narrative, checklists, numbered how-tos, beautiful illustrations and 75 color photographs. Covering all aspects of urban beekeeping, this book also provides readers with plenty of sweet recipes for delicious treats, tonics, and beauty products to make with home-harvested honey.