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    DescriptionBee keeping isn't just for the professional farmer--bees can be kept in any situation from the simple backyard patio and garden to large expanses of farm land. This comprehensive and attractive beekeeping guide, from Hobby Farm Press, the same people who bring you Hobby Farms and Hobby Farm Home magazine, Beekeeping takes readers from finding their bees, housing them, collecting honey and using their produce for pleasure and possible profit. This colorful book, including entertaining chapters on the history of bees and beekeeping, serves as an extensive introduction to help novice beekeepers fully understand this exciting hobby!


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    Title
    Honey Bee Hobbyist
    Subtitle
    The Care and Keeping of Bees
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Norman Gary, Edited by Amy Deputato, Edited by Jennifer Calvert, Edited by Lindsay Hanks, Illustrated by Jerome Callens
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 200 mm
    Height: 280 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 640 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781933958941
    ISBN 10: 1933958944
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: COU
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    DC22: 638.1
    BISAC V2.8: NAT017000
    BIC subject category V2: WNF
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27650
    Libri: I-TE
    BISAC V2.8: TEC003020
    BIC subject category V2: TVHH
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 638/.1
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A74603200
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: SF523 .G16 2010
    Thema V1.0: TVHH, WNF
    Edition statement
    Original
    Illustrations note
    photographs and diagrams
    Publisher
    BowTie Press
    Imprint name
    BowTie Press
    Publication date
    21 December 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Irvine
    Author Information
    Norman Gary received his PhD degree in Apiculture (the scientific study and management of honeybees), a very rare degree in the field of Entomology. After 3 years of postdoctoral research at Cornell, he joined the faculty at the University of California (Davis Campus) in 1962 as a professor and research scientist, a career that would last 32 years. Norman has published over 100 scientific papers and chapters in 4 books. Beginning in the '60s, he developed a secondary career in the entertainment world as a "bee wrangler," training his favorite insect to perform in action scenes in movies, television shows, and commercials. He did bee scenes in 18 movies, working with about 40 well-known movie stars, appeared as a guest in more than 70 television shows, did 6 commercials with bees. Norman is also an accomplished musician, playing professionally for 45 years, including his own Dixieland band, the Beez Kneez Jazz Band. He holds two Guinness world records for bee stunts, invented a patented bee apparatus and developed the "Thriller Bee Show" that was performed at fairs, festivals, and other events. He was a member of the Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Radio and Television Artists, and 10 other professional organizations. Norman is currently retired, after raising two children with his wife in Citrus Heights, CA.
    Table of contents
    Chapter one -- To BEEkeep or not to BEEkeep Bees as pets The fear of stings Getting help from other beekeepers Where to keep your hives When to start a new colony Ordinances that regulate beekeeping Chapter two - The world of honey bees The honey bee society Nose-to-nose with a honey bee The head The thorax The abdomen Inside the bee The alimentary canal Chapter three -- The bee's home Hive structure Nest architecture Components of the hive Chapter four -- Getting started Hive equipment you need Tools and protective clothing Buying bees for your hive Borrowing bees from a friend Catching a swarm Buying an established colony When to expand hive size Chapter five -- Reproduction The queen Reproduction within colonies Production of new colonies Life Expectancy Chapter six -- Activities inside the hive Temperature control Grooming behavior Nest cleaning Comb building Communication and food sharing Bee Dances Feeding larvae Food processing and storage Drone activities Division of labor Chapter 7 -- Activities outside the hive Plants that yield pollen and nectar Dynamics of foraging Nectar foraging Weather effects on foraging Moving hives to the honey flow Water foraging Propolis foraging Pollen foraging Chapter 8 - Colony defense and sting prevention Bee stings Causes of colony defense How to BEEhave near the hive Magic Smoke How to use the bee smoker Opening the hive safely How a sting works Defusing the sting Reactions to stings Africanized Bees Chapter 9 -- How to manage bee colonies Seasonal cycles in colonies Winter Spring Summer Fall Monitoring hive conditions Protecting bees from themselves Brood pattern Food stores Worker bee population Adequate comb space Threat of spring swarming How to prevent swarming How to move hives Dividing colonies How to introduce queens Feeding bee colonies Producing high quality combs Pollen feeding Diseases of bees Parasites of bees Pests of bees Pesticide threats Benefits of honey bee pollination Potential problems with neighbors Arrangement of hives in apiary Chapter 10 -- Harvestable products from the hive Composition of honey Granulation of honey Fermentation of honey Hygroscopic properties Harvesting honey from the hive Extracting honey from the combs Processing and storing honey Eating honey in the comb Pollen as human food Propolis Bee venom Appendix A -- Fun things to do with bees Glossary Resources Index About the author