Natural Beekeeping: Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture, 2nd Edition

Natural Beekeeping: Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture, 2nd Edition Author Ross Conrad
ISBN-10 1603583629
ISBN-13 9781603583626
Year 2013-03-08
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
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Today s beekeepers face unprecedented challenges a fact that is now front page news with the spread of colony collapse disorder Newly introduced pests like varroa and tracheal mites have made chemical treatment of hives standard practice but pest resistance is building which in turn creates demand for new and even more toxic chemicals In fact there is evidence that chemical treatments are making matters worse It s time for a new approach Now revised and updated with new resources and including full color photos throughout Natural Beekeeping offers all the latest information in a book that has already proven invaluable for organic beekeepers The new edition offers the same holistic sensible alternative to conventional chemical practices with a program of natural hive management but offers new sections on a wide range of subjects including The basics of bee biology and anatomy Urban beekeeping Identifying and working with queens Parasitic mite control Hive diseases Also a completely new chapter on marketing provides valuable advice for anyone who intends to sell a wide range of hive products Ross Conrad brings together the best do no harm strategies for keeping honeybees healthy and productive with nontoxic methods of controlling mites eliminating American foulbrood disease without the use of antibiotics selective breeding for naturally resistant bees and many other detailed management techniques which are covered in a thoughtful matter of fact way Whether you are a novice looking to get started with bees an experienced apiculturist looking for ideas to develop an integrated pest management approach or someone who wants to sell honey at a premium price this is the book you ve been waiting for

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