Bee Agskills

Cover Art for 9780731306039, Bee Agskills by Jennifer Laffan
ISBN: 9780731306039
Publisher: NSW Agriculture
Published: 26 February, 2015
Format: Paperback
Links Australian Libraries (Trove)

A clear, practical guide to beekeeping produced by a team of experienced apiary officers from NSW DPI. Includes how to use a bee smoker and work safely with bees, how to maintain hives, how to catch a swarm, how to remove and extract honey, how to replace a queen bee, and common health and pest problems in beehives. With step-by-step photographs, clear diagrams, and a linked glossary of terms. CONTENTS Acknowledgements Introduction Background knowledge General safety precautions Select bee site Assemble and maintain a hive Obtaining bees Light and extinguish a bee smoker Open, inspect and close a hive Move a hive Seasonal management Catch a swarm Requeen Identify flora for honey production Judging field conditions Remove honey Extract honey Legal considerations for an apiary Health problems and pests in the hive Reducing swarming behaviour Buying second-hand hives and equipment Quality assurance Industry structure and contacts Glossary What is a Safe Work Method Statement? Check your skill Publishing Credits Copyright Further reading Other Agskills books

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