Beekeeping – From Science to Practice

Editors: Vreeland, Russell H., Sammataro, Diana (Eds.)

  • The only book available that is both written by active honeybee scientists and aimed at beekeepers and all who are concerned about the plight of bees
  • Insightful new information to help you manage your own hive
  • In a handy, quick-reference format
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-60637-8
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About this book

This book will help beekeepers understand the fundamentals of beekeeping science. Written in plain and accessible language by actual researchers, it should be part of every beekeeper’s library. The respective chapters not only present raw data; they also explain how to read and understand the most common figures. With topics ranging from honeybee nutrition to strains of Varroa resistant bees, from the effects of pesticide chemicals to understanding diseases, and including a discussion of venom allergies, the book provides essential “knowhow” that beekeepers will benefit from every time they inspect their hives. Further, each chapter ends with the author explaining how beekeepers can (or cannot) directly utilize the information to enhance their beekeeping operation. 
The text is structured to facilitate ease of use, with each author addressing the same four issues: 1) What are the specific purposes or goals of these experiments? Or more simply: what have these studies taught us? 2) How should a non-scientist read the data generated? 3) What are the key points in relation to practicing beekeepers’ goals? 4) How can the data or techniques discussed be applied by beekeepers in their own apiaries? This approach allows readers to look up specific information quickly, understand it and even put it to use without having to read entire chapters. Further, the chapters are highly readable and concise. As such, the book offers a valuable guide and faithful companion for all beekeepers, one they can use day in and day out.

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • What We Learned as Editors

    Vreeland, Russell H. (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Hidden Benefits of Honeybee Propolis in Hives

    Borba, Renata S. (et al.)

    Pages 17-38

  • Predicting Both Obvious and Obscure Effects of Pesticides on Bees

    Lundgren, Jonathan G.

    Pages 39-59

  • Sublethal Effects of Pesticides on Queen-Rearing Success

    DeGrandi-Hoffman, Gloria (et al.)

    Pages 61-72

  • Fungi and the Effects of Fungicides on the Honey Bee Colony

    Yoder, Jay A. (et al.)

    Pages 73-90

Buy this book

eBook $29.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60637-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60635-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beekeeping – From Science to Practice
Editors
  • Russell H. Vreeland
  • Diana Sammataro
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60637-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60637-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60635-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 213
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 53 illustrations in colour
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