This book will guide you in selecting an observation hive and choosing a site for it, modifying the hive and the site as needed, installing the hive, working with the hive, and maintaining the hive. It will prepare you to take a temporary portable observation hive to a market, fair, or school. Most important, it describes and illustrates the many ways you can use your observation hive to learn more about honey bees and how to care for them.
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Number of pages: 110
Weight: 283 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 8 mm
"The Observation Hive Handbook is a comprehensive text that provides all the necessary information needed for a beekeeper to select an observation hive design, stock it with bees, maintain it, and enjoy the experience that the hive will provide."-- Jim Tew, bee specialist, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Auburn University
"Whether you want to keep an observation hive for yourself or share it with the public, The Observation Hive Handbook will be an indispensable companion."-- Bill Mares, former president of the Vermont Beekeepers Association and the Eastern Apicultural Society
"Linton, a certified master beekeeper, discusses the various options for constructing an observation hive.... This book is written primarily for experienced beekeepers, offering sound advice for those wishing to set up an observation hive.... Very well-written."* Choice *
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