Honey Bee Biology and BeekeepingRegular price $59.99 Save $-59.99
Queen Rearing EssentialsRegular price $27.99 Save $-27.99
At the request of readers and instructors, Dr. Connor has added sixty more pages of techniques and queen management ideas. He has expanded the concept of the queenless builder colony for use by those beekeepers who want to graft more frequently. This book will help you if you only need a few queens a year, or if you want to produce hundreds or thousands. The concepts are basic, the photographs “astounding”, and the book comes “Highly Recommended” by reviewers. If you save the cost of one queen, you have paid for the book and learned a great deal about bees and queens.
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Swarm EssentialsRegular price $24.99 Save $-24.99
Another great book from the "Essentials" series, authored by EAS Master Beekeeper Stephen Repasky and Lawrence Connor. 128 pages of concise and valuable information, along with excellent color photographs.
"Swarm Essentials is THE complete book on a topic that has and continues to befuddle many beekeepers. The authors "deconstruct" the entire swarming process, the myriad methods beekeepers have devised to manage swarming, the impact of swarms in our environment and how to capture and manage new swarms. A delightful and informative read." - Maryann Frazier, Senior Extension Associate, Pennsylvania State University
Build Your Own Beekeeping EquipmentRegular price $19.95 Save $-19.95
35 Building Projects for All Your Beekeeping Needs
With Tony Pisano's step-by-step instructions, a table saw, and a few other common tools and materials, you can build everything you need to house and protect your bees -- from hive bodies to supers and covers. You'll even find a section on installing electric fencing and plans for building jigs that make assembling frames and installing foundations a snap.
Package EssentialsRegular price $27.99 Save $-27.99
Package bees and nucleus colonies are an alternative to those rare life-changing moments when a swarm unexpectedly enters our lives. If we start with the purchase of a nucleus hive or a package of bees, our first beekeeping work will be easier to manage. It has been extremely rewarding that one of my most popular books, Increase Essentials, is now in its second edition.
While I prefer to start with a nucleus colony, they are not always available. In fact, most new beekeepers have just one option: package bees. Starting with one to four package colonies is a relatively easy thing to do. While not inexpensive, packages are a cost-effective method of obtaining colonies. So, if you are new to beekeeping, this book provides an overview of how package bees and queens
are produced, how to install them, and how to manage them until they are fully established in your apiary.
Beekeeper's Handbook 5th EditionRegular price $29.95 Save $-29.95
The latest edition of one of the best beekeeping books written for beekeepers. Excellent for beginners and also for studying for Master Beekeeper Certifications.
Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile have created the best single-volume guide to the hobby and profession of beekeeping. The Beekeeper's Handbook provides step-by-step instructions for setting up an apiary, handling bees, and working throughout the season to maintain a healthy colony and a generous supply of honey. Various colony care options and techniques are explained so that beekeepers can make the best choices for their hives.
The Beekeeper's Handbook is an invaluable resource for both beginner and veteran beekeepers. This fully updated and the expanded fifth edition includes:
Hand-drawn instructional diagrams that provide step-by-step instructions
Updated research regarding the health and behaviors of bees in different habitats and what operations may best suit individual needs
Information on how to identify, treat, and prevent the introduction of Varroa destructor mites and other harmful intruders in a colony
Keeping Bees AliveRegular price $33.99 Save $-33.99
Increase EssentialsRegular price $27.99 Save $-27.99
The essential book on making new bee colonies and using nuclei as a means of varroa mite control and keeping spare queens available for use to replace failed queens in full-sized colonies. One of the most successful and influential books at Wicwas Press, this book is widely used in introductory beekeeping courses. Emphasis on use of local queens and local bees for successful beekeeping.
This second edition contains updated materials as well as full color photos and diagrams.
Hive And Honey Bee RevisitedRegular price $24.99 Save $-24.99
More than 150 years after L.L. Langstroth invented the movable-comb hive and brought beekeeping into the modern age, we can still learn from this historic book. The original book, preserved in its original text and illustrations, is updated and annotated by one of the foremost researchers in apiculture, Dr. Roger Hoopingarner.
This book keeps alive, for future generations, beekeeping techniques from the past and offers many lessons for modern beekeepers.
Dr. Roger Hoopingarner, Michigan State University Professor Emeritus of Entomology, has specialized in Apiculture for 65 years. His teaching, Cooperative Extension, and research interests in the biology and management of the honey bee include seminal work in pollination of orchard crops.
He has been the author, or co-author, of numerous research articles on bee diseases, varroa population dynamics and control, pollination systems, and more.
Comb Honey ProductionRegular price $24.99 Save $-24.99