The Beekeeper's Handbook

The Beekeeper's Handbook

Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile have revised and expanded their clear and comprehensive guide to cover changes in beekeeping. They discuss the crisis created by the parasitic bee mites. In less than a decade, for example, Varroa mites have saturated the North American honeybee population with disastrous results, devastating both managed and wild populations. The new edition of The Beekeeper's Handbook covers mite detection and control as well as the selection and testing of bees that may have some tolerance to mites.

Title:The Beekeeper's Handbook
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780801485039
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    The Beekeeper's Handbook Reviews

  • Grant

    Holy Propolis, Batman, this book is awesome!If I were to choose one book for all my beekeeping, this would be #1. If I were to recommend one book for the beginner, a book that will last a lifetime of ...

  • Aimee

    Everything you ever wanted to know (and then some) about beekeeping.The only downside is that the book is printed in landscape orientation, which makes it less practical as a "hand" book. Definitely t...

  • Zinger

    This was a great basic book on how-to. Covers almost all the important questions and problems that come up during the different seasons while beekeeping. I think I will purchase this book to add to my...

  • Mrs.

    Fantastic how-to book, updated in 2011 with the latest beekeeping info. It is more than a "for dummies" type of book, but not a so-called "bible." Excellent book for beginners and experienced beekeepe...

  • Christine Kenney

    Awesome reference, much more thorough than expected. This deeper understanding of bee behavior, prevalent diseases, and the importance of timing of maintenance activities left me feeling alternately e...

  • Carol

    Required reading for a newbie beekeeper like me. Excellent! Will use as a resource. The first book in my beekeeping library....

  • Kerry Clair

    Definitely one of the better bee books I've read. I found it to be very thorough and definitive without delving into the bee debates. It was clear cut and provided answers that were well researched an...

  • Melinda

    I am reading the 4th edition. Really enjoying the book as I go thru my beekeeping course. ...

  • Whitney

    Really dense for a beginner like me. Need a more introductory book with more regional specific information and pictures....

  • Bill Robson

    I've got this book. Has great photos and easy to understand. I use it as a reference book. ...