Download e-book for iPad: A Practical Manual of Beekeeping: How to Keep Bees and by David Cramp

By David Cramp

ISBN-10: 1905862237

ISBN-13: 9781905862238

A desirable pastime; a remunerative enterprise; or a globetrotting profession? which sort of beekeeper do you need to be? it's solely as much as you: beekeeping gives you it all.Beekeeping gives you someone with an engaging and worthy pastime or a profitable and profitable enterprise. it truly is known as an important agricultural and will consequently additionally provide you with a globe trotting profession. the total topic is, in spite of the fact that, usually shrouded in secret and loaded with jargon, leaving many of us ignorant of its precise capability or the right way to begin. This e-book strips away all of the secret and explains step-by-step how - from day one - you can begin beekeeping as a pastime; how one can development to operating a beekeeping company; or how one can commence a occupation as a beekeeper which may fairly simply take you world wide. No different consultant explains in such element the genuine power and accessibility of beekeeping or of being a beekeeper.

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There may be many different subfamilies in the colony, and this depends on the number of drones the queen mated with. All the workers therefore will have the same mother, but not necessarily the same father. Research has shown that this genetic variation is vital for the efficient working of the hive and is another reason for the queen to mate with so many drones. The number of worker bees in a colony will vary throughout the year but, during the height of the active season, will number around 60,000–80,000 or more bees.

There is a great deal of anecdotal evidence crediting propolis with many medicinal properties, but little clinical research has been carried out, so care must be taken in its use. What we do know is that some people are allergic to it and suffer skin problems if they touch it. One beekeeper I know of has allergic reactions even to the vapour of propolis and needs to wear a mask. It is true to say, however, that in these days when increasing use is being made of natural products in the health industry, the value of propolis is rising, and so it has a good value as a secondary product of the hive.

A stainless-steel mesh floor wooden rails or simple wooden stands that hold one hive. In the main it is far better to improvise than to buy a stand from a beekeeping supply company (it is better in that it is cheaper and just as effective). Floors On the hive stand sits the floor and, essentially, a hive sits on this hive ‘floor’, which is a simple stainless-steel mesh in a wooden frame with a ridge around the edge of three of its sides (see Figure 7). The brood box sits on this floor. Try to ensure that it has a stainless-steel mesh floor – many don’t.

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