Natural Beekeeping - Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture
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.
- The basics of bee biology and anatomy
- Urban beekeeping
- Identifying and working with queens
- Parasitic mite control
- Hive diseases
- Hive Management
- Genetics and Breeding
- The Honey Harvest
- The Future of Organic Beekeeping
Natural Beekeeping 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.