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Hive Management: A Seasonal Guide for Beekeepers (Storey's Down-To-Earth Guides) Paperback – January 2, 1991
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From the Back Cover
Long-term success in beekeeping can only be achieved by understanding the intimate lives, behaviors, and motivations of honey bees -- the factors which govern the life of each colony. Richard Bonney explains the reasons behind common practices that many beekeepers perform without really knowing why. He also stresses when to take timely actions that will prevent problems in future seasons.
Hive Management offers concise, up-to-date information on the whole range of beekeeping tasks, including:
-- How to prevent, control, and capture swarms.
-- What you can tell from an outside inspection of your hives.
-- When and how to "take the crop" and harvest honey.
-- How to successfully requeen -- from handling and marking queens to methods of introducing one into a hive.
-- The problem signs to look for when you open up a hive.
For the practicing beekeeper who needs more information, or for the serious novice who wants to start out right, Hive Management offers sensible advice to help keep your honey bees thriving.
About the Author
Veteran beekeeper Richard E. Bonney, author of Hive Management, Beekeeping, and co-author of Storey’s Guide to Keeping Honey Bees, was the longtime owner of Charlemont Apiaries in Charlemont, Massachusetts.
Top Customer Reviews
The chapters lay it out for the reader, and if that reader is like me you will get a better understand of bees and their needs.
I suggest this book to anyone who is thinking about getting a few hives for the backyard BEFORE they do. Although bee keeping is a enjoyable passtime, there are things that need to be considered and this book will equip the reader with what they need to know. Good evening reading.
Thank you, Richard!
This book would have been of use to new beekeepers in the early 1980s but much less so today.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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Not the highest on my list for Hive Management. A poor writer is missing main events like getting your bees through the winter. Also a bit full of himself. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Raymond R. Arons
Good overall book but some of the material is dated and the author skips over some of the issues that were not as big of a problem when it was written. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Cincinnatus