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Natural Beekeeping

Information on the Best Organic and Natural Approaches to Beekeeping

Item Number: BO542

$34.99

Backordered. Available: 05/09/2016

$34.99

Backordered. Available: 05/09/2016

Description

By Ross Conrad

Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture

The various chemicals used in beekeeping have, for the past decades, held Varroa Destructor, a mite, and other major pests at bay, but chemical-resistance is building and evolution threatens to overtake the best that laboratory chemists have to offer. In fact, there is evidence that chemical treatments are making the problem worse. Natural Beekeeping flips the script on traditional approaches by proposing a program of selective breeding and natural hive management.

Conrad brings together the best organic and natural approaches to keeping honeybees healthy and productive here in one book. Readers will learn about nontoxic methods of controlling mites, eliminating American foulbrood disease (without the use of antibiotics), breeding strategies, and many other tips and techniques for maintaining healthy hives. Conrad's reservoir of knowledge comes from years of experience and a far-flung community of fellow beekeepers who are all interested in ecologically sustainable apiculture. Specific concepts and detailed management techniques are covered in a matter-of-fact, easy to implement way.

Natural Beekeeping describes opportunities for the seasoned professional to modify existing operations to improve the quality of hive products, increase profits, and eliminate the use of chemical treatments. Beginners will need no other book to guide them. Whether you are 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.

Softcover. 304 pages. Chelsea Green Publishing 2013.

Characteristics

Book Format Softback Year Published 2013
Book Format Softback
Year Published 2013

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August 6, 2013 - Charlotte from Peaceful Valley
Varroa mites are out to get the bees in your hive. A horrible (and relatively new) problem in the apian world, varroa mites can wipe out a hive in one season. How to control varroa mites In our new video… read more »

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Shipping Weight: 1.75 lbs. Dimensions: 10"L x 8"W x 0.75"H

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