Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping


SKU: MB-HoneyBeeBiologyBeekeeping Category:

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:

  1. Introduction
  2. What’s in a Name
  3. Sociality
  4. What is a Honey Bee?
  5. Honey Bee Anatomy
  6. The Bee Nest
  7. Dance Language Communication
  8. Pheromone Communication
  9. Queens, Queens, Queens
  10. Foraging and Bee Botany
  11. Getting Started
  12. Basics of Management
  13. Fall and Winter in the Beehive
  14. Spring Management
  15. The Honey Harvest
  16. Honey and Other Bee Products
  17. Queen Mating & Rearing
  18. Pollination
  19. Bee Mites
  20. Diseases and Pests

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 ‏ : ‎ 368 pages

Weight 20 oz
Dimensions 12 × 8 × 2 in