Author: Harry Hyde Laidlaw,Robert E. Page

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781878075086

Category: Bee culture

Page: 224

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"Written for beekeepers who know little about genetics and geneticists who know little about beekeeping." Chapter topics are: Brief history of queen rearing, The queen, The production of queen cells, Mating the virgin queens, The care of queens, Controlled mating, Genetics, Selective breeding, The genetic basis of disease resistance, Bibliography, Remarks, Whimsy and Index.
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Biology, Rearing and Breeding

Author: David Woodward

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781904846352

Category: Bee culture

Page: 140

View: 1851

Divided into three major chapters with many sub-sections, this book is a definitive guide to the biology and breeding of queen bees. Chapter one covers queen bee biology, chapter two looks at queen bee rearing, and chapter three covers queen bee breeding.
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Author: Harry Hyde Laidlaw,John Edward Eckert

Publisher: Univ of California Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 165

View: 3939

A brief biography of the slave who escaped to freedom with his family and other runaway slaves on a captured Confederate gunboat.
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Author: Roger A. Morse

Publisher: Wicwas Press

ISBN: 9781878075055

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 128

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Author: Thomas E. Rinderer

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 1483270033

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 442

View: 5932

Bee Genetics and Breeding provides an overview of the state of knowledge in bee genetics and breeding. The book is organized into two parts. Part I deals with the scholarly issues of bee genetics. It is intended as a reference source for students of both bees and genetics. It could also serve as a text for university courses in bee genetics. Topics discussed include the evolution of eusocial insects; geographical variability and classification of honey bees; and behavioral and biochemical genetics of honey bees. Part II deals more specifically with the practical issues of bee breeding. The discussions include the quantitative genetics of honey bees; ways to define and measure honey-bee characteristics so that the "best" parents for honey-bee stock improvement programs can be selected; and mating designs. This section contains sufficient guidance for bee breeders to initiate or improve breeding programs. Apiculturalists generally will find this part especially interesting since the quality of their own bee stock depends on the skills and knowledge of the breeders who produce their queens.
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A Contribution to the Science of Beebreeding

Author: Brother Adam

Publisher: Peacock Press

ISBN: 9780907908326

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 118

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Author: Jay Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781614760511

Category: Science

Page: 116

View: 9887

Jay Smith was one of the great beekeepers and queen breeders of all time. There are many queen breeding books by scientists or small-scale breeders, but this is by a beekeeper who raised thousands of queens every year. This is much more applicable to practical queen rearing. This is also a method that does not require grafting, good for those of us who can't see well enough to graft, and does not require the purchase of special equipment, good for those of us lacking in the funds to buy one of the graftless systems on the market.
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AgGuide - A Practical Handbook

Author: Elizabeth Frost

Publisher: NSW Agriculture

ISBN: 1742569226

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 180

View: 8437

Whether your goal is to rear a few queen bees or thousands, this manual provides the basic knowledge and instruction to get you started and can be applied to beekeeping operations ranging from several thousand colonies to one or two. A successful queen bee producer is well organised, committed, and pays attention to hygiene, pest and disease status and environmental conditions at all apiaries: be they mating or queen breeding apiaries or those holding production and support colonies. With practice, you can refine your queen rearing methods to suit your operation and resources. This manual can always be your point of reference. Rearing queen bees is a specialist job. It takes a significant level of experience and resources to produce good quality mated queens. In addition, rearing your own queen bees can be a lot of fun and can add an extra interest to your beekeeping. Queens of superior quality result from a combination of: · good drone rearing and stocking practices · good queen rearing practices · a program of continual stock selection. Each of these three elements is addressed in-depth throughout this manual. This publication was written by technical specialists of the NSW Department of Primary Industries and produced by Education Delivery, Tocal College. It supports the following competencies from AHC10, The National Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management Training Package: · AHCBEK402A Perform queen bee artificial insemination · AHCBEK407A Rear queen bees
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Author: Frank C. Pellett

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1446548120

Category: History

Page: 108

View: 4829

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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The Non-Grafting Method for Raising Local Queens

Author: Grant F. C. Gillard

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781494277390

Category: Nature

Page: 318

View: 5357

Beekeeping is a journey of many roads. This is a manuscript for beekeepers wishing to learn how to raise their own, local queens...but just cannot bring themselves to figure out how to graft. The NICOT queen rearing system explains how the average beekeeper implements its unique design and overcomes the distinctive hurdles to raising local queens without grafting. The Nicot system is not the only non-grafting approach, but it works. This manuscript shares the journey of one beekeeper who taught himself how to raise his own queen honey bees.Grant F. C. Gillard, a small-scale commercial beekeeper since 1981, shares his insights and philosophies, his field-tested ideas and sustainable methods on how to hang tough, to persevere in the face of adversity, to run and not grow weary, to walk and not faint. Grant often tells people, “The Nicot kit is not the perfect method to raise queens; but neither is it the only way. It is what it is, but it becomes what we make it. It holds tremendous potential for the average beekeeper to take control of their genetics and shape, even reshape the destiny of their apiaries.”In essence, that is Grant's purpose for raising his own queens, particularly in an era of “natural” beekeeping, managing our colonies with reduced and minimalistic treatments, and breeding our own locally-adapted queens from survivor stock. Grant wanted better queens than he was buying from the large, commercial queen producers in the south. He felt the Nicot system created the best opportunities, and lowered the bar for those beekeepers who didn't know how to graft.Grant adds, “My journey raising my own queens covers a number of seasons, more than I can count at this point. I readily admit I'm not the sharpest crayon in the box but I've learned to keep on coloring, even if most of my work can't stay within the lines.” There's an old bit of advice that suggests real education is learning from our mistakes. Yet the best, most efficient education learns from the mistakes of others, and more so, it doesn't take near as long and it's generally not quite as expensive. Grant readily admits he's made many mistakes, especially in queen rearing.Grant hopes to accelerate your success so you don't have to make the same mistakes he made and stumble over the same obstacles he incurred.Again, Grant adds, “I unswervingly believe the queen to be the heart and soul of the colony, and without a young, productive queen, everything, including a colony's health and future, is at stake, as I mentioned in the preface.” When a honey bee colony struggles and wallows in malaise, for any reason, not just a poor queen, it is not uncommon to find beekeepers also experiencing frustration and losing heart. When beekeepers throw in the towel, especially on a larger scale, there is more at risk than the honey we enjoy in our green tea or the simmering anger of our spouse wondering why we entered such a challenging hobby at such a challenging juncture in time (translation: how come you haven't harvested any honey in three years and why are we buying new bees to replace those old that died this past winter?) The absence of adequate pollinators affects everyone who irresponsibly grumbles with their mouths additionally one-third full of food humbly provided for them, courtesy of the tireless, under-appreciated honey bee.The benchmark of queen rearing is grafting, the mandatory technique that winnows out the potentials from the professionals. I won't argue against grafting even though I don't practice this method, but I firmly believe alternative queen rearing methods offer equally satisfactory options with similarly acceptable results. With the Nicot system, anyone can raise their own queens and not worry about grafting, or even losing any sleep over wondering how they could possibly even learn how to graft.
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With a Section on Meadmaking

Author: Brother Adam

Publisher: Northern Bee Books


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 122

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Author: Howland Blackiston

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119311039

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 480

View: 5933

Everything you need to 'bee' a successful backyard beekeeper If you've ever thought about becoming a backyard beekeeper—or have already tried a hand at it and want to be better one—then this is the book for you! In Beekeeping for Dummies, 4th Edition you'll find everything you need to know in order to start your own colony, including how to assemble and maintain beehives, handle every phase of honey production, purchase and use all the latest tools, and what to do beyond your first season. This hands-on guide provides all the tools, tips, tricks, and techniques needed to become a real backyard beekeeper. You'll learn to identify the queen from her workers and drones, properly open and close the hive, distinguish one type of honey from another, and preserve your colony if disaster should strike. Keep bees on a small urban rooftop or in a large country yard Assemble your own hive and sustain it for years to come Safely inspect and manage your colony Harvest and sell your own honey Becoming a backyard beekeeper isn't as hard as people think—and with this hands-on guide, you'll be able to create one honey of a colony that will have the neighbors buzzing.
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Author: Jay Smith

Publisher: Andesite Press

ISBN: 9781297835452


Page: 130

View: 7815

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