Beekeeping For Dummies

Author: Howland Blackiston
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119311034
Release Date: 2016-12-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Everything you need to 'bee' a successful backyard beekeeper If you've ever thought about becoming a backyard beekeeper—or have already tried a hand at it and want to be better one—then this is the book for you! In Beekeeping for Dummies, 4th Edition you'll find everything you need to know in order to start your own colony, including how to assemble and maintain beehives, handle every phase of honey production, purchase and use all the latest tools, and what to do beyond your first season. This hands-on guide provides all the tools, tips, tricks, and techniques needed to become a real backyard beekeeper. You'll learn to identify the queen from her workers and drones, properly open and close the hive, distinguish one type of honey from another, and preserve your colony if disaster should strike. Keep bees on a small urban rooftop or in a large country yard Assemble your own hive and sustain it for years to come Safely inspect and manage your colony Harvest and sell your own honey Becoming a backyard beekeeper isn't as hard as people think—and with this hands-on guide, you'll be able to create one honey of a colony that will have the neighbors buzzing.

Building Beehives For Dummies

Author: Howland Blackiston
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118312940
Release Date: 2013-01-04
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Shows how to construct a beehive, including the typical components, necessary materials, and beekeeping accessories.

The First Aid Companion for Dogs Cats

Author: Amy D. Shojai
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9781579543655
Release Date: 2001-03-07
Genre: Pets

Provides a directory of first-aid and emergency procedures for cats and dogs, covering everything from identifying a problem and performing CPR to administering a pill and follow-up care.

Beginning Beekeeping

Author: Tanya Phillips
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781465458193
Release Date: 2017-03-14
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Beginning Beekeeping is a simple, straightforward approach that gives you the basics to get started with beekeeping, while following a balanced, objective approach that weighs the pros and cons of conventional and organic methodologies. Featuring more than 120 beautiful color photos, this guide will help you will learn how to foster and maintain healthy, vibrant hive colonies, as well as to incorporate the various techniques and practices for keeping bees using conventional as well as more natural practices. In addition, you will learn how to troubleshoot and treat potential hive issues such as swarming, combating common pests, and alleviating other potentially destructive hive conditions. This helpful guide also explores how to create hives that are self-sustaining, with minimal intervention from the keeper. Additional content also covers how to maximize the benefits of a backyard hive for a more vibrant garden as well as rich, bountiful honey harvests.

The Backyard Beekeeper 4th Edition

Author: Kim Flottum
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781631593321
Release Date: 2018-01-02
Genre: House & Home

A handbook to beekeeping, featuring advice for: setting up and caring for your own colonies; the best location to place your new bee colonies; the most practical and nontoxic ways to care for your bees; swarm control; using top bar hives; harvesting the products of a beehive and collecting and using honey; bee problems and treatments; information for urban bees and beekeepers; using your smoker the right way; better pest management; providing consistent and abundant good food; and, keeping your hives healthy.

Homegrown Honey Bees

Author: Alethea Morrison
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603429948
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Technology & Engineering

A beginner's guide offers practical instructions and personal observations on all aspects of beekeeping, including such topics as choosing equipment, managing healthy colonies, and harvesting honey.

Backyard Bees

Author: Doug Purdie
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781743436998
Release Date: 2014-08-01
Genre: Nature

Just about anyone can keep bees. All you need is a bit of space in your backyard (or on your rooftop) and a little love for the creatures that pollinate the vegie patches of your neighbourhood. Once introduced to the charms of beekeeping and the taste of warm honeycomb direct from the hive, you'll be hooked. Backyard Bees is the ultimate guide to installing and maintaining a hive through the seasons. Learn how easy it is to keep happy, healthy bees, and how and when to harvest the liquid gold. Including extensive advice on choosing a hive and the equipment you need; case studies and anecdotes from beekeepers from all walks of life; and 20 delicious recipes for all that honey, from Toasted Honey Granola to Bees Knees Cocktails.

First Aid For Pets For Dummies Portable Edition

Author: M. Christine Zink, DVM, PhD, DACVP
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118042908
Release Date: 2010-12-15
Genre: Pets

Act quickly and confidently in any pet emergency Be prepared! This must-have guide gives you everything you need to identify injuries, determine the proper steps to take, and when you need to contact your vet. Find out: What first-aid supplies you should always have on hand How to approach and examine an injured animal The best way to check vital signs and what to do next What to do when your pet is choking Where and how to apply pressure to stop bleeding Treatments for trauma, shock, and seizures Poison identification, removal, and treatment strategies Tips on the best ways to give medications How to soothe burns, treat wounds, and use splints on breaks and sprains

First Aid For Dogs For Dummies Mini Edition

Author: M. Christine Zink, DVM, PhD, DACVP
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118043080
Release Date: 2010-12-08
Genre: Pets

Be prepared to quickly understand how to help your beloved pet When time is short and your dog is depending on you, First Aid For Dogs For Dummies is the book to have close at hand. Find information about identifying injury, determining the proper steps to take, and knowing when to contact your vet. Open the book and find: The essentials for a complete first-aid kit Where and how to apply pressure to stop bleeding What to do when your pet is choking Guidance for emergencies such as heatstroke, dehydration, and frostbite Poison identification, removal, and treatment strategies

The Beginner s Guide to Beekeeping

Author: Daniel Johnson
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 9781610587983
Release Date: 2013-07-15
Genre: Nature

Raising bees is becoming increasingly popular in backyards and on farms large and small—and it’s easy to see why. These resourceful insects produce organic honey and beeswax, all while constantly providing natural aid to the health of your yard and garden. And even better, bees are easy to keep, especially with the expert instruction of the The Beginner's Guide to Beekeeping. Beginning with the basics, seasoned beekeepers Daniel and Samantha Johnson answer all of a prospective beekeeper’s questions on how to set up, care for, and harvest your very own bee colonies. With the help of this comprehensive DIY guide, raising bees can be an enjoyable and accessible backyard pastime for gardeners, crafters, and cooks everywhere.

Honeybee Veterinary Medicine

Author: A. L. Vidal-Naquet Nicolas
Publisher: 5m Publishing
ISBN: 1910455040
Release Date: 2015-10-16
Genre: Medical

Honeybees are an essential part of farming, as well as the wider ecosystem. Since the middle of the 1990s, bee populations around the world have suffered dramatic decline through diseases, intoxication, and unknown causes. Veterinarians have had little training in bee health, but, as the situation continues, qualified animal health professionals and, in particular, veterinarians are being required to become involved as new dangers threaten honeybee health everywhere: because of global apiculture, trade and exchanges of honeybees, Aethinatumida (the small hive beetle, which is a beekeeping pest), or the parasitic mite Tropilaelapsspp. This book provides an overview of bee biology, the bee in the wider environment, intoxication, bee diseases, bee parasites (with a large part dedicated to the mite Varroadestructor), pest enemies, and veterinary treatment and actions relating to honeybee health. The book also covers current topics, such as climate change, crop pollination, use of phyto sanitary products, antibiotic resistance, and colony collapse disorder. [Subject: Veterinary Science, Apiology, Biology, Agriculture]

The Bee Book

Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781465454522
Release Date: 2016-03-01
Genre: Nature

The Bee Book shows you step-by-step how to create a bee-friendly garden, get started in beekeeping, and harness the power of honey for well-being. Fully illustrated with full-color photographs throughout, this beautiful guide covers everything you need to know to start your own backyard hive, from setup to harvest. Practical beekeeping techniques are explained with clear step-by-step sequences, photos, and diagrams so you'll be prepared to establish your own colony, deal with diseases, collect a swarm, and much more. A comprehensive gardening chapter features planting plans to fill container and border gardens, bee "hotel" and habitat projects, and an at-a-glance flower gallery of bees' favorite plants. The Bee Book also shows you how to harvest honey, beeswax, and propolis from the hive and use these ingredients in 38 recipes for home remedies, beauty treatments, and candle-making. Discover the wonder of bees in nature, in your garden, and in the hive with The Bee Book.

Beekeeping

Author: Richard E. Bonney
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603421737
Release Date: 2012-09-24
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Keep your own bees and enjoy delicious golden honey from your own backyard. With his respect and admiration for bees evident on every page, Richard E. Bonney describes how to acquire bees, manage a hive, prevent and treat diseases, and extract a crop of honey. Enthusiastic beekeepers of every stripe and experience level will benefit from Bonney’s astonishing knowledge of the craft — from beekeeping history and honeybee biology to the complex social structure of the hive.

Pet First Aid

Author: Bobbie Mammato
Publisher: C V Mosby Trade
ISBN: 157857000X
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Medical

Describes what to do when faced with a veterinary emergency, including allergic reactions, shock, choking, bleeding, burns, wounds, and poisoning