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Beekeeping in Northern Climates - Second Edition
Lee, K.; Reuter, G.; Spivak, M.
This manual is an update of the Beekeeping in Northern Climates. This manual accompanies our new Beekeeping in Northern Climates Online course, where we provide videos, demonstrations and presentations, not included in the manual. We highly recommend you register for the course, if possible. Please also download a copy of the Honey Bee Diseases and Pests manual (see below) that accompanies the manual and the course.
This updated manual contains some management changes from the first edition, as well as updated pictures and charts. Our manual and on-line course provides basic management principles and methods for managing wintered honey bee colonies in regions with long, cold winters. Includes illustrations, a resource list and glossary. 94 pages. For beekeepers, entomology students, and others interested in beekeeping.
2016 Honey Bee Diseases & Pests: A companion to Beekeeping in Northern Climates
Spivak, M.; Reuter, G.
Description: Updated for 2016. This 34-page booklet contains up-to-date information on controlling diseases, parasitic mites and other pests of honey bees. For beekeepers, entomologists, and apiculture students. This is included with the Beekeeping in Northern Climates package but is available here for the most up to date information and purchase alone.
Beekeeping in Northern Climates - First Edition
Furgala, B.; Spivak, M.; Reuter, G.
Description: This manual has been replaced by Beekeeping in Northern Climates - Second Edition. Those interested in the Horizontal two Queen System will be interested in this manual. Provides basic management principles and methods for managing wintered honey bee colonies in northern climates. Includes ten illustrations, a resource list and glossary. 75 pages. For beekeepers. entomology students, and others interested in beekeeping. A 40-minute companion video is available below. Also included in the package is a copy of Honey Bee Diseases & Pests (see below).
2017 - This manual has been updated. If you have a 2013 version you can update with a few changes. Get a PDF file with the changes highlighted.
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Successful Queen Rearing Manual
Spivak, M.; Reuter, G.
Description: Provides how-to information on biology of queens and drones, stock selection and maintenance, Doolittle method, mating yards, making queens, timing of rearing queens, and record keeping. Includes designs for making your own equipment. 80 pages. A companion video is available below. For hobby and commercial beekeepers and professionals who work with beekeepers.