This book explains why and how beekeepers can use increase nuclei to solve problems in the beeyard and use them to winter colonies and provide a reliable source of fresh bees, locally acclimatized queens, replacement hives and colonies for operational growth or sale. Connor draws on the concepts of Langstroth, Doolittle, Brother Adam, Mike Palmer and more while integrating his unique academic and commercial beekeeping experiences into this concise and thought-provoking second edition. Adding more methods of making increase colonies and recent developments in the science of bee biology, the second edition expands on its predecessor with rich, colorful photography and diagrams. In less than a decade, the beekeeping industry has made a wide-spread shift to increase nuclei colonies as a means of producing new colonies in the face of heavy losses from poor nutrition, pesticides, virus-mite interactions and general climate change.
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Michigan native Lawrence (Larry) Connor departed Michigan State University upon completion of his Ph.D. dissertation on strawberry pollination when he assumed the position of extension apicultural entomologist at The Ohio State University (Columbus). He established Genetic Systems, Inc., Dadant Starline and Midnite hybrid queen program to Florida. In 1980 he formed a private educational firm and has worked as a publisher of bee books since 1988, having edited and published 15 titles and 3 beekeeping journals. He co-edited Asian Apiculture and Beekeeping in the 21st Century. He is the author of many slide sets, magazine articles, a video series, and Increase Essentials (2006). A monthly contributor to Bee Culture Magazine, Connor is the sole owner of Wicwas Press. He continues his work in bee photography and lecturing on apicultural subjects.Review:
Almost every emergency of management can be met forthwith by putting something into or taking something out of a nucleus, while nuclei themselves seldom present emergencies. --E.B. Wedmore, A Manual of Beekeeping
Increase Essentials offers beekeepers not only the science behind making nuclei, but more importantly the art and practical knowledge that the everyday beekeeper can apply or use to enhance this skill in their own bee yard. --Stephen J. Repasky, EAS Master Beekeeper, Author of Swarm Essentials
For all the talk about sustaining bees and beekeeping, this book is THE presentation for ideas to modern beekeepers on how they can plan and manage for their futures in bee yard colony growth and maintenance. --Robert Burns, Kansas Honey Producers Association Treasurer
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Book Description Wicwas Press, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. second edition. 176 pages. 8.90x5.90x0.60 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1878075357