This book will teach you everything you need to know about natural beekeeping and organic honey production. This updated and revised edition contains full-colour photos and new sections covering the basics of bee biology and anatomy, urban beekeeping, identifying and working with queens, parasitic mite control, hive diseases, and marketing for those wishing to sell their honey.
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.
It is a great resource for natural beekeepers and makes a great gift!
Softcover, 304 pages