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Author: Peter Warhurst & Roger Goebel
2nd edition 2005
Contains detailed information on honeybees and every aspect of responsible, sucessful beekeeping. For the hobbist or full-time commercial operators. The bee book has been written and compiled by beekeepers who are also apiary officers of the Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Queensland. It draws on their personal experience and that of other beekeepers, as well as over 100 years of DPI&F research and experience.
This practical, readable and comprehensive book contains detailed information on honeybees and on every aspect of responsible, successful beekeeping – whether as a hobby, a part-time occupation or a commercial operation. It also covers the special requirements of managing hives in Australia where, in contrast to cooler areas, bees often continue to breed and gather honey throughout the winter.
TEMPORARILY OUT OF PRINT.
The book has 196 pages, 61 colour plates, 137 other pictures and covers:
- An introduction to bee and beekeeping
- The honeybee colony
- Beginning in bees
- Hive construction and preservation
- General management
- Feeding and watering bees
- Queen bees and package bees
- Removing the honey crop
- Honey extracting
- Useful machinery
- Products of the hive
- Pests of bees
- Endemic diseases of bees
- Chemical poisoning of bees
- Exotic diseases and pests
- Australian native bees.
Honey is pure raw energy, produced from hundreds of thousands of flowers and tens of thousands of bees.
In this course, we'll suit up, collect honey frames and bring them into the shed for extraction. We'll go through uncapping, spinning, and filtering of the honey and explain the steps involved in rendering beeswax to produce exquisite hand made candles. We'll demonstrate how to do a health inspection and prepare your hives for winter. Finish with a tasting of honey and mead.
The course is ideal for anyone just starting in beekeeping or wanting to gain more experience and confidence looking after these fascinating creatures. Suitable for adults and older age children. Covers Langstroth, Warre, Top Bar and Flow Hives. It's not necessary to have previously taken the Art & Science of Beekeeping Course.
Starts at 9:00 and finishes at 3:00. Morning tea and lunch are included. We'll do the beekeeping in the morning when it's cooler.