The ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture: An Encyclopedia Pertaining to the Scientific and Practical Culture of Honey Bees


The ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture: An Encyclopedia Pertaining to the Scientific and Practical Culture of Honey Bees

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  1. John D. Caldeira
    9:57 am on February 1st, 2010

    This 41st edition of the ABC and XYZ classic book of Beekeeping is a wealth of information about beekeeping. However, it is of the quality of previous editions, even more extreme because of its ethnocentric bias of America. It ignores the important contributions to beekeeping from foreign sources, and devotes many pages of American Profile which made little contribution to beekeeping. Eaxmples A few: (1) There is no mention of Ukraine Petro Prokopovych, widely credited with the invention and use of movable-frame hive bees long before the American Langstroth hive was invented. (2) There is no mention of cell grafts without connection kit method of rearing the queen who won the top Apimondia prize in 1986, invented by Karl Jenter Germany. (3) There is no mention of the Board Cloake, a smart device for breeding queen that easily converts from right cellbuilders colonies orphaned and queen. It was invented by New Zealander Harry in the early Cloake 1970.También many pages are devoted to the publishers tree beekeeping family. There are fourteen pages in the history of family roots, and several more on the introduction and several more in the biography section! The cardboard cover on this book probably will not endure, and the material covered in previous editions . On the positive side, the book is rich in information about beekeeping. Most readers who want a single reference book on beekeeping probably prefer Dadant Hive and Bee Miel.Rating: 3 / 5

  2. Jack G. Atkinson Jr.
    10:06 am on February 1st, 2010

    Being a new beekeeper, I found this book very useful to leave to meet a lot of topics on beekeeping. I found it very interesting especially to grasp a basic understanding of certain temas.Calificación: 4 / 5

  3. Will liot
    10:46 am on February 1st, 2010

    I am a beekeeper’s apprentice, and while it is essential to gain practical experience, is equally or more important than a compendium of experience, which is what you get with this amazing book. In a nutshell, is the Bible Beekeepers! All said they contained forever and ever and apiaries and wisdom acquired the laboratory, and a history of beekeeping. The book is full of beautiful photographs and also contains some of the best illustrations of the anatomy of the bee and morphology. My “little honey” is sure to benefit from a careful persual most complete encyclopedic book! Rating: 5 / 5

  4. S. Pinkham
    1:31 pm on February 1st, 2010

    this is the encyclopedia of beekeeping and a must for any library of beekeepers, but it is the first book you should get like all encyclopedias, is a dry reading. good places to start are the Web site has information MAAREC boot and good local beekeepers Assoc. can offer a course in beekeeping Rating: 4 / 5

  5. Wonko the sane
    4:23 pm on February 1st, 2010

    A lot of good information, but missed a couple of things like the grill rack. And nothing about the colony collapse disorder, but left after the CCD edición.único real problem to be addressed is that much of the book is taken up by the biographies of the beekeepers. LL Langstroth the father of modern beekeeping is important and should be included, but you need to know about the first apiary inspector from Wisconsin. The biographies are separated in a book aparte.Calificación: 4 / 5

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