In this post-varroa, post-Colony Collapse Syndrome era, beekeepers everywhere are developing localized, mite-resistant bee stocks. Key to this is their ability to raise queen cells and queens. Bee Culture/American Bee Journal author Larry Connor describes a very successful queen rearing method using Starter and Finisher colonies. The book is organized as follows: Queen and Colony Evaluation, Queen Marking and Clipping, Biology of Cell Production, Cell Starting, Making Queen Cells, Cell Development, Cell Finishing, Drone Production, Nucleus Production/Cells, Evaluating New Queens, and Cells and Queens Only - A look at a large-scale queen operation.Detailed and practical manual; Amust-have for every beekeeper; filled with;astounding photographs
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Author Lawrence John Connor has written Increase Essentials, Queen Rearing Essentials, Bee Sex Essentials and Haymakers, He co-wrote Swarm Essentials and edited Asian Apiculture and Beekeeping in the 21st Century. He is a monthly contributor to the American Beekeeping Journal and Bee Culture Magazine. He completed his Ph.D. in general apiculture at Michigan State University and has worked as Extension Entomologist in Apiculture at The Ohio State University, President of Genetic Systems, Inc. of south Florida (a queen rearing and bee breeding firm), and founded Wicwas Press LLC.Review:
A very good book on the How to and How not to raise queens. This book is not only for beginners but has some useful hints that every queen breeder could use. --Richard Adee, Adee Honey Farms
Very detailed and practical manual for raising queens on a small scale from locally selected stock. Larry offers a tested and proven method to teach backyarders how best to improve beekeeping stock for greater return and enjoyment. --Dr. Dewey M. Caron, University of Delaware, Emeritus Professor
Combines astounding photographs with vital information in one of the most comprehensive queen rearing books ever. A short, precise, and very clear book. Explains a method used by thousands of beekeepers to raise queen on any scale. --Blake Shook, President, Collin County Hobby Beekeepers Association
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Book Description Wicwas Press, LLC, 2009. Perfect Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111878075233
Book Description Wicwas Press, LLC, 2009. Perfect Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1878075233