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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.
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DAVID CRAMP BSc has been a beekeeper for 20 years. He spent a year at the Bee Research Unit at the University of Wales (Cardiff) where he gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Apiculture. He then kept bees in various remote parts of Spain specialising in organic honey production, before moving to New Zealand in 2004 to manage a 4000 hive pollination and manuka honey beekeeping operation. He has written extensively for the UK, US and Spanish bee press, as well as editing the online beekeeping magazine Apis UK. David is also the author of the bestselling and comprehensive A Practical Manual of Beekeeping.Review:
'A pocket sized, colourful guide to everything you every need to know about the health and care of bees...beautifully presented and its ring-binder format makes it hardy and simple to carry around. For any beekeeper, whether professional, hobbyist or amateur, this field guide is indispensable.' Petfocus. 'Crammed with information and photographs, yet you could fit it into your beesuit pocket.' Bee Craft.
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Book Description Hardback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR008145440
Book Description Bassdrum Books Ltd, New Zealand, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 2nd revised Edition. 100 pp illustrated, spiral bound in hard covers. A few marks to covers, some marks to preliminaries and late pages, sound copy. Seller Inventory # 034228
Book Description Bassdrum Books Ltd, Tauranga, New Zealand, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Revised Edition. 101 pages; colour illustration. Hardcovers with spiral binding; fine, minimal wear. Contents clean and tight, unmarked. A fine copy. Size: 8vo. Seller Inventory # 029032