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Natural Beekeeping: Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture, 2nd Edition Kindle Edition

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""Natural Beekeeping" is a wonderful book, beautifully written and illustrated, about how one can have healthy hives of bees without using synthetic pesticides, antibiotics, or artificial diets. Ross Conrad explains in fine detail that the key ingredients of organic beekeeping are disease-resistant stock, favorable apiary sites, and good colony management, plus a reverence and respect for the bees."--Thomas D. Seeley, Cornell University; author of "Honeybee Democracy" and "The Wisdom of the Hive"


"Natural Beekeeping is a wonderful book, beautifully written and illustrated, about how one can have healthy hives of bees without using synthetic pesticides, antibiotics, or artificial diets. Ross Conrad explains in fine detail that the key ingredients of organic beekeeping are disease-resistant stock, favorable apiary sites, and good colony management, plus a reverence and respect for the bees."--Thomas D. Seeley, Cornell University, author of Honeybee Democracy and The Wisdom of the Hive

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"Originally published in 2007 as colony collapse disorder was making headlines across the world, this updated edition by veteran beekeeper Conrad (former president, Vermont Beekeepers Assn.) is a holistic reference guide to organic apiculture. While newer parasites like varroa mites are making chemical treatments a normal part of hive ownership, many people are still looking for ways to manage their hives organically in order to reduce the amount of chemicals that affect bees, other pollinators, and the environment in general. This new edition adds information about urban beekeeping, top-bar hives, and marketing for those interested in selling honey and other products from their beehives. A comprehensive glossary and resource list will assist novice and experienced apiarists searching for equipment, mite-resistant bee suppliers, and pesticide testing and reporting agencies. VERDICT Conrad's personal experiences and easy tone and the wealth of information make this title perfect for beekeepers looking for more natural hive management options. Highly recommended for purchase wherever urban farming is taking root."

Library Journal-

"Originally published in 2007 as colony collapse disorder was making headlines across the world, this updated edition by veteran beekeeper Conrad (former president, Vermont Beekeepers Assn.) is a holistic reference guide to organic apiculture. While newer parasites like varroa mites are making chemical treatments a normal part of hive ownership, many people are still looking for ways to manage their hives organically in order to reduce the amount of chemicals that affect bees, other pollinators, and the environment in general. This new edition adds information about urban beekeeping, top-bar hives, and marketing for those interested in selling honey and other products from their beehives. A comprehensive glossary and resource list will assist novice and experienced apiarists searching for equipment, mite-resistant bee suppliers, and pesticide testing and reporting agencies. VERDICT Conrad's personal experiences and easy tone and the wealth of information make this title perfect for beekeepers looking for more natural hive management options. Highly recommended for purchase wherever urban farming is taking root."

Kurzbeschreibung

Today's beekeepers face unprecedented challenges, a fact that is now front-page news with the spread of "colony collapse disorder." Newly introduced pests like varroa and tracheal mites have made chemical treatment of hives standard practice, but pest resistance is building, which in turn creates demand for new and even more toxic chemicals. In fact, there is evidence that chemical treatments are making matters worse.



It's time for a new approach. Now revised and updated with new resources and including full-color photos throughout, Natural Beekeeping offers all the latest information in a book that has already proven invaluable for organic beekeepers. The new edition offers the same holistic, sensible alternative to conventional chemical practices with a program of natural hive management, but offers new sections on a wide range of subjects, including:




  • The basics of bee biology and anatomy

  • Urban beekeeping

  • Identifying and working with queens

  • Parasitic mite control

  • Hive diseases


Also, a completely new chapter on marketing provides valuable advice for anyone who intends to sell a wide range of hive products.Ross Conrad brings together the best "do no harm" strategies for keeping honeybees healthy and productive with nontoxic methods of controlling mites; eliminating American foulbrood disease without the use of antibiotics; selective breeding for naturally resistant bees; and many other detailed management techniques, which are covered in a thoughtful, matter-of-fact way.



Whether you are a novice looking to get started with bees, 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.


Produktinformation

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 23336 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 304 Seiten
  • Verlag: Chelsea Green Publishing; Auflage: Revised and updated second edition (8. März 2013)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B00BYEX6M0
  • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Aktiviert
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  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 5.0 von 5 Sternen 1 Kundenrezension
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I am just starting as a beekeeper in germany and realy liked this book a lot. I has plenty of good detail knowledge for simple things - like how to use a smoker - up to really nice comparison for different technics of Varroa treatment (in germany it seems to be still the standard procedure to treat with organic acids. Other stuff wich is offen found in german books like different magazin sizes or frames, seem to be largely unimportant in the US. I also very much liked the overall aproach of the book and the philosophical touch it has. Very enjoyable reading. I read it as the kindle verions during a holliday trip and really consider to buy the hard cover because i think i would really like to lokk things up (which I find easier in an old fashioned paper version).
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HASH(0x95099bd0) von 5 Sternen Here's the buzz 8. Februar 2014
Von kinigit - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
This is one of my favorite bee books. I think it is probably the most complete guide out there that does focus on the environmental and natural approaches to keeping bees. It is very dense reading and not for the faint of heart. It should certainly be in everyone's library who is keeping bees recreationally. It might not be the best first book because it is A LOT of material and may be overwhelming. That said if you need to know something this is kind of like having the internet at your fingertips without having to log on.

The authors approach is refreshing and well thought out. A good read for the enthusiast like me who becomes obsessed and wants to learn every little thing, while being focused on the health and welfare of the honeybee. I do not keep bees only to get honey, but also to improve the ecosystem around me. Call me a tree-hugger, but I like to have abundant food to eat much of which requires pollination, and I am a tree-hugger. This book is more than a guide about how to maximize production at any cost.
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HASH(0x95097fa8) von 5 Sternen Read it, Seriously...but... 15. Juni 2014
Von Michael Kolanos - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verifizierter Kauf
This book had a lot of good information. But it's not an all-information source. Don't make it your only book. The book fails to describe in much detail the equipment or tools you will need. The author rambles on and on about the ethics of organic farming and bee-keeping and sarcastically in a round about way discusses why you should make the choices he has made, but that it's ultimately your choice, but, ya know, make the organic choice.

I think most of us wouldn't be reading the book if we hadn't drawn many of those conclusions ourselves. Why not to use miticides, not to use HFCS, why to be gentle and slow with the bees and on and on. These are all very good topics and deserve a mention. They take up much more of the book than is needed and in the process the details you really need are lost. I was looking for MORE information on what I could feed (aside from the commercially available products) and how I could control pests organically. I distinctly remember very little information on screened bottom boards (again, lacking the details on equipment) and that being something I was desperate for information for.

Aside from those set backs, it's a good book. You will take away some important information and that makes it worth reading. If you're in the fence about organic bee-keeping then read this book and others like it!
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HASH(0x9509c4a4) von 5 Sternen he does provide an EXCELLENT resource for handling bees in a more natural and ... 19. Juli 2014
Von Carrie Sanders - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch Verifizierter Kauf
While the author seems to be a little 'preachy' at times about the "evils" of industrial beekeeping, he does provide an EXCELLENT resource for handling bees in a more natural and non-chemical way. He focuses on essential oils and 'soft' treatments. The best part of this book is that he explains WHY things work biologically.
I would recommend that any new beekeeper first purchase the "dummies" book, read it, and then purchase this book as well. It fills in gaps that I didn't even know that I had in my knowledge base.
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Von Erik N. Fain - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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As a beekeeper that has only one year under my belt, I found this book had some interesting information. It is more philosophical that practical. That's fine if it is philosophy you are looking for. If you are looking for practical nuts and bolts information on how to raise bees organically, this is not the book for you.
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HASH(0x9509b024) von 5 Sternen Outstanding 16. Juni 2014
Von DLD - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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I've read a stack of beekeeping books from Amazon and from my library. This is, hands down, the best book of the bunch. Ross Conrad covers beekeeping in an ethical way and teaches you not just how to keep bees, but how to partner with them and manage hives with integrity. His chapters on requeening and philosophies of requeening and various ways of managing hives were particularly useful, as was his discussion at the end of the book on GMOs. Thank you, Ross, for this amazing title.
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