The Beekeeper's Handbook
Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile have revised and expanded their clear and comprehensive guide to cover changes in beekeeping. They discuss the crisis created by the parasitic bee mites. In less than a decade, for example, varroa mites have saturated the North American honeybee population with disastrous results, devastating both managed and wild populations. The new edition of The Beekeeper's Handbook covers mite detection and control as well as the selection and testing of bees that may have some tolerance to mites.
- Paperback | 208 pages
- 213.36 x 276.86 x 12.7mm | 589.67g
- 20 Jul 2006
- Cornell University Press
- Ithaca, United States
- 3rd Revised edition
"The text is presented in a very readable way and the diagrams are some of the clearest I have seen for a long time." Claire Waring, Bee Craft" "An updated and expanded volume that goes into exhaustive minute details about all practical aspects of beekeeping. . . . Superbly illustrated. Fascinating section on the anatomy of bees." Northeastern Naturalist" "A comprehensive, well-illustrated introduction for beginners and a valuable reference for the experienced beekeeper. The book outlines options for each operation within beekeeping, listing advantages and disadvantages of each alternative. There are easy-to-follow directions and diagrams. One of the best features is a glossary and an updated bibliography." AB Bookman's Weekly" "An elegant reference book. . . Beautiful illustrations." Whole Earth" "For two decades The Beekeeper's Handbook has guided thousands of beginning and advanced beekeepers in the how-tos of this entertaining and profitable pastime. . . . This third edition brings beekeeping to the threshold of the twenty-first century, with all its challenges. . . . Simply put, it is the best of the best of beekeeping books." Roger A. Morse, from the Foreword"