Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping


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Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping is now fully revised and in full color, this very comprehensive guide is a must have for teachers and beekeepers both. With updated material covering over a decade of changes in the world of apiculture and hundreds of full color photos and diagrams, this book offers insights into bee behavior, current management techniques, and updated threat analysis, all in a  context that will elucidate and educate.

Features many new full-color photos by Caron and Connor as well as new color drawings by Jon Zawislak.

Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping Table of Contents:

Table of Contents
iii About the authors

v Table of Contents

x How to use this book

Section 1 Bee Biology

1. Introduction 13

2. What’s in a name? 31

3. Sociality 49

4. What is a honey bee? 63

5. Anatomy 78

6. Physiology 95

7. Pheromones 111

8. Dance language 127

9. The bees’ nest 145

10. Queens 161

11. Bee botany 179

Section 2 Beekeeping 209

12. Getting started 211

13. Management basics 229

14. Fall & winter 253

15. Spring 269

16. Honey production 286

17. Honey & other products 305

18. Queen & drone rearing 324

19. Nucleus colonies 344

20. Pollination 358

21. Bee mites 378

22. Diseases 402

23. Pests 419

Glossary 438

About the Author:

Dewey M. Caron is a graduate of Cornell University and Emeritus Professor from the University of Delaware. He has received numerous awards and forms of recognition for his teaching and extension work during his career. Lawrence John Connor is a graduate of Michigan State University. With a background in university extension and commercial bee breeding, Connor owns and operates Wicwas Press, the major publisher of beekeeping books in North America. He is the author of four other books on bees and beekeeping: Increase Essentials, Bee Sex Essentials, Queen Rearing Essentials and Bee-sentials: A Field Guide with Robert G. Muir.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Wicwas Press, Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 480 pages, 3rd edition

Weight 20 oz
Dimensions 12 × 8 × 2 in