- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Comstock Publishing Associates; Fourth edition (July 15, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0801476941
- ISBN-13: 978-0801476945
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Customer Reviews: 287 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,304 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Beekeeper's Handbook Fourth Edition
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"A comprehensive, well-illustrated introduction for beginners and a valuable reference for the experienced beekeeper. The book outlines options for each operation within beekeeping, listing advantages and disadvantages of each alternative."(AB Bookman's Weekly)
"The text is presented in a very readable way, and the diagrams are some of the clearest I have seen for a long time."(Bee Craft)
""Beginners will find The Beekeeper's Handbook a joy, and more seasoned beekeepers will find rereading of benefit as they continue to master the art and science of bee colony care." ―Dewey M. Caron"
"An elegant reference book with beautiful illustrations."(Whole Earth)
""Since the publication of the first edition of the handbook in 1973many thousands of novice and experienced beekeepers have relied on this book as the preferred single-volume guide to bee keeping.... The fourth edition has been redesignedrevised and expanded to incorporate the latest findings on Colony Collapse Disordergreen integrated pest management techniquesoverwintering protocols and ways to control bee mites... this book offers plenty of sound advice." ―John Badmin"(British Journal of Entomology and Natural History)
"The Beekeeper's Handbook has guided thousands of beginning and advanced beekeepers in the how-tos of this entertaining and profitable pastime. Simply put, it is the best of the best of beekeeping books."
About the Author
Diana Sammataro is Research Entomologist at the USDA-ARS Carl Hayden Bee Research Center in Tucson, Arizona, where her research focuses on beneficial microbes and bee nutritional problems, managing parasitic mites of bees and Colony Collapse Disorder, and following the pollination of crops from almonds to apples. Alphonse Avitabile is a longtime beekeeper and Emeritus Professor of Biology at the University of Connecticut, Waterbury. Dewey M. Caron is a retired Professor and Extension Entomologist in the Department of Entomology at the University of Delaware. He is the author of Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping.
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I’ve found this book invaluable in maintaining a growing apiary and keeping my bees healthy and productive.