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Building Beehives For Dummies

Building Beehives For Dummies
 

The easy way to build your own beehives and beekeeping equipment Building Beehives For Dummies is the follow-up book to the bestselling Beekeeping For Dummies. It provides everything you need to learn how to build some of the world's most popular hives and beekeeping accessories.... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781119544388
Barcode 9781119544388
Published 2 April 2019 by John Wiley & Sons Inc
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Blackiston, Howland
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ISBN-13 9781119544388
ISBN-10 1119544386
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
Imprint John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publication Date 2 April 2019
International Publication Date 26 March 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Blackiston, Howland
Category Agriculture & Farming
Animal Husbandry
Apiculture (Beekeeping)
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 204mm
Height: 254mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 400g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Beehives - Design and construction, Bee culture
NBS Text Agriculture & Farming
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 638.14
Catalogue Code 984822

Description of this Book

The easy way to build your own beehives and beekeeping equipment Building Beehives For Dummies is the follow-up book to the bestselling Beekeeping For Dummies. It provides everything you need to learn how to build some of the world's most popular hives and beekeeping accessories. For each design the book includes a detailed materials list (what lumber, hardware and fasteners you'll need), step-by-step building instructions, and illustrative drawings that show how the components all fit together. There are over a dozen plans in all, including the traditional Langstroth hive, the eight frame garden hive, designs for elevated hive stands, the Warre hive, screened bottom board, the Kenya top-bar hive, four-frame observation hive, hive top feeders, and more. The book contains introductory chapters that teach you the basic carpentry skills necessary to build any of the plans in the book. Whether you are a new beekeeper or a seasoned ol'timer, Building Beehives for Dummies provides you with the information you need to plan and succeed at building beehives (and other cool accessories). You'll discover what type of hive to build, hints on how to maintain your equipment, what bees need to stay happy and healthy, where to locate your hive, and much more. Covers bee space, the critical technical measurement within a beehive that's crucial for easy inspection of your colonies Offers guidance on keeping both urban and suburban neighbors happy, getting proper permissions, and understanding regional laws and regulations Provides creative ideas for dressing up hives for fun and profit In today's world of self-sufficiency, back-to-basics and sustainability, building beehives is a fun hobby that both you and your bees will appreciate and benefit from.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Howland Blackiston has been a backyard beekeeper since 1984. He's appeared on dozens of television and radio programs, and he's a business professional who turned his passion into a thriving business. He also served as President of Connecticut's Back Yard Beekeepers Association, one of the nation's largest regional clubs for the hobbyist beekeeper.

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