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The Beekeeper's Handbook - 5th Edition by Diana Sammataro & Alphonse Avitabile (Paperback)

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  • Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile have created the best single-volume guide to the hobby and profession of beekeeping.The Beekeeper's Handbook provides step-by-step instructions for setting up an apiary, handling bees, and working throughout the season to maintain a healthy colony and a generous supply of honey.
  • About the Author: Diana Sammataro is a retired bee scientist who has been writing and teaching beekeeping for over twenty years.
  • 368 Pages
  • Technology, Agriculture

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About the Book



"This guide to the hobby and profession of beekeeping provides step-by-step instructions accompanied by illustrations for setting up an apiary, handling bees, and working throughout the season to maintain a healthy colony of bees and a generous supply of honey. This fifth edition has undergone substantial changes that reflect the most recent findings of scientists and beekeepers"--



Book Synopsis



Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile have created the best single-volume guide to the hobby and profession of beekeeping.

The Beekeeper's Handbook provides step-by-step instructions for setting up an apiary, handling bees, and working throughout the season to maintain a healthy colony and a generous supply of honey. Various colony care options and techniques are explained so that beekeepers can make the best choices for their hives.

The Beekeeper's Handbook is an invaluable resource for both beginner and veteran beekeepers. This fully updated and expanded fifth edition includes:

-Hand-drawn instructional diagrams that provide step-by-step instructions

-Updated research regarding the health and behaviors of bees in different habitats and what operations may best suit individual needs

-Information on how to identify, treat, and prevent the introduction of Varroa destructor mites and other harmful intruders in a colony



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Since the publication of the first edition of the handbook in 1973, many thousands of novice and experienced beekeepers have relied on this book as the preferred single-volume guide to bee keeping

-- "British Journal of Entomology and Natural History"



About the Author



Diana Sammataro is a retired bee scientist who has been writing and teaching beekeeping for over twenty years. She is coauthor of The New Starting Right with Bees.

Alphonse Avitabile is a beekeeper, a bee researcher, and Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut, Waterbury. His published articles can be found in scientific journals and in the American Bee Journal and Bee Culture.

Dimensions (Overall): 10.9 Inches (H) x 8.4 Inches (W) x .8 Inches (D)
Weight: 2.1 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Sub-Genre: Agriculture
Genre: Technology
Number of Pages: 368
Publisher: Comstock Publishing
Theme: Beekeeping
Format: Paperback
Author: Diana Sammataro & Alphonse Avitabile
Language: English
Street Date: April 15, 2021
TCIN: 89706935
UPC: 9781501752612
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-7579
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship weight: 2.1 pounds
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