Beekeeping - A Practical Guide

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Beekeeping: A Practical Guide

by Richard E. Bonney

ISBN: 0882668617
192 pages; 6" x 9"; Paperback.

Learn how to set up and manage your own bee colony.

Whether you're a beginning beekeeper or one with a season or two of experience, Richard Bonney tells you how to keep bees, not just have them. This new book by the acclaimed author of Hive Management offers vital, up-to-date information about how to:

  • Acquire bees
  • Install a colony
  • Manage a hive
  • Take a crop of honey
  • Prevent and treat Varroa and tracheal mites
  • Learn about Africanized bees

About the Author

A beekeeper for over 13 years, author Richard E. Bonney owns Charlemont Apiaries in Charlemont, Massachusetts. He has authored two books, Hive Management and Beekeeping, which reviewers such as The Speedy Bee have given much praise: "Delightfully readable...full of answers...written in a refreshing and authoritative way that demonstrates the depth of the author's experience... [Bonney provides] the kind of information one needs to understand beekeeping." The Library Journal has also complimented the book: "This useful book is crammed with helpful hints... [Bonney] discusses the 'hows' and, most important, the 'whys' of effective hive management."

Richard is a beekeeping teacher at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He was named the Massachusetts Extension Specialist-Apiculture in 1991 and writes regularly about beekeeping.

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