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  Beekeeping/Leading practices - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks
Also, the needs and goals of the hobbyist beekeeper will be very different from the needs and goals of the commercial beekeeper.
Purchased queens are more available to amateur beekeepers in the Fall; there is a high demand by commercial beekeepers for Spring pollination tasks and queens may thus not be available until relatively late, perhaps after a first year queen has swarmed, taking away a large portion of the colony.
Use first-generation Africanized Queens: For pollination beekeepers in areas with africanized bees such as w:Mexico an emerging practice is to locally raise and wild breed queens, but using only a purchased, pre-inseminated non-africanized queen to produce queens.
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  Beekeeping - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Beekeeping (or apiculture, from Latin apis, a bee) is the practice of intentional maintenance of honeybee hives by humans.
The modern hobby beekeeper is more likely to be a suburbanite: he or she tends to be a member of an active bee club, and is well-versed on modern techniques.
In the Southern Hemisphere, beekeeping is an all-the-year-round enterprise, although in cooler areas (to the south of Australia and New Zealand) the activity may be minimal in the winter (May to August).
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 Learn more about Beekeeping in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A beekeeper is a someone who keeps bees in order to collect honey or for the purpose of pollinating crops.
Most commercial beekeepers migrate with the seasons, hauling their hives on trucks to gentler southern climates for better wintering, and early spring build-up.
The bees are usually kept in Langstroth hives, that is, wooden boxes filled with frames that each hold a sheet of wax: the bees produce wax and build honeycomb using the wax sheets as a starting point, after which they may raise brood or deposit honey and pollen in the cells of the comb.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /b/be/beekeeping.html   (648 words)

  
 Beekeeping leading practices - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Also, the needs and goals of the hobbyist beekeeper will be very different from the needs and goals of the commercial beekeeper.
Purchased queens are more available to amateur beekeepers in the Fall; there is a high demand by commercial beekeepers for Spring pollination tasks and queens may thus not be available until relatively late, perhaps after a first year queen has swarmed, taking away a large portion of the colony.
For pollination beekeepers in areas with africanized bees such as Mexico an emerging practice is to locally raise and wild breed queens, but using only a purchased, pre-inseminated non-africanized queen to produce queens.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Beekeeping_leading_practices   (1204 words)

  
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A beekeeper is a someone who 4 keeps bees in 9 order to collect 5 honey or for the 3 purpose of pollinating 5 crops.
Traditionally beekeeping was 7 done for the bees' 3 honey harvest, although 6 nowadays crop pollination service 5 can often often provide 8 a greater part 4 of a commercial beekeeper's 2 income.
Fifty years ago, most 9 US hobby beekeepers were 9 farmers or relatives 6 of a farmer, lived 3 in rural areas, 1 and kept bees with 2 techniques passed down 6 for generations.
www.brisdal.com /beekeeping_.htm   (755 words)

  
 Beekeeping - Wikpedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A beekeeper is one who keeps bees in order to collect honey and beeswax or for the purpose of pollinating crops, or to produce bees for sale to other beekeepers.
One of the earliest examples of beekeeping is from rock painting, dating to around 13,000 b.c.
In the 1950s, most US hobby beekeepers were farmers or relatives of a farmer, lived in rural areas, and kept bees with techniques passed down for generations.
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 honeybee   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Beekeepers often provide a place for the colony to live and to store honey in.
Modern hives also enable beekeepers to transport bees, moving from field to field as the crop needs pollinating and allowing the beekeper to charge for the pollination services they provide.
It is robbed of its honey periodically by human honey gatherers, a practice known as honey hunting.
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 Buckfast bee   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This condition, later called "acarine" disease, after the acarine parasitic mite that invaded the bees' tracheal tubes and shortened their lives, was killing off thousands of colonies in the British Isles in the early part of the 20th century.
This ignited a controversy with some beekeepers, led by Beowulf Cooper, declaring that hybrids were not good for British beekeeping and seeking to find remants of the British fl bee that Brother Adam had declared extinct, from which to breed back to a pure strain, as close as possible to the original bee.
Their main drawbacks are that they have a strong tendency to lock combs together with brace combs, and they are very liberal in their application of propolis to inner surfaces of their hives, thus acting to defeat one of the main purposes of the modern beehive -- that combs should be easily removable for inspection.
www.1bx.com /en/Buckfast_bee.htm   (554 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Beekeeping   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Common diseases, parasites, pests, and ailments of the honeybee include: // Varroa mites Varroa mite on a honeybee larva Main articles: Varroa destructor Varroa destructor and Varroa jacobsoni are parasitic mites that feed off the bodily fluids of adult, pupal and larval bees.
Top-bar hives are a style of beehive used for beekeeping.
The phrase Virgin Queen could refer to Elizabeth I of England, Queen of England from 1558 to 1603, she never married, thus was a virgin queen.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Beekeeping   (3588 words)

  
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Commercial beekeepers, comprising about 18 per cent of Alberta’s beekeepers, have at least 300 hives and derive all or most of their income from beekeeping.
Commercial beekeepers generally sell their honey in bulk to a co-operative or to private domestic packers and brokerage firms for export.
Possible causes include unusual weather conditions leading to fewer winter bees, the late arrival of spring in 2007, high mite populations due to resistance to miticides, the early onset of winter, Nosema, and viruses and other pathogens.
www.agric.gov.ab.ca /content/ag_in_alberta_beekeeping   (540 words)

  
 Colony Collapse Disorder - UF/IFAS Extension: Solutions for Your Life
Beekeepers report that in colonies with CCD, dead bees are not found in the hive or on the ground outside of the colonies.
Beekeepers who manage their bees for purposes of pollination load their colonies on trucks and move them around the country from crop to crop.
Beekeepers, governmental officials, and scientists from universities, industries, and the USDA have initiated a number of investigations into the possible causes of CCD.
solutionsforyourlife.ufl.edu /hot_topics/agriculture/colony_collapse_disorder.html   (1470 words)

  
 Beehive (beekeeping)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The modern beehive, designed in 1840 by father Jan Dzierżon, is made up of a series of square or rectangular boxes without tops or bottoms placed one on top of another.
Named for their inventor, Rev. Lorenzo Langstroth, these hives are typified by removable frames which allow the apiarist to inspect for diseases and parasites.
The beekeeper does not provide a foundation (or only provides a fractional foundation) for the bees to build from.
www.tocatch.info /en/Beehive_(beekeeping).htm   (1469 words)

  
 Zambia wildlife conservation project
Also, fertilizers are expensive and the soil is nutrient poor, leading people to cut down forests to create new fields that only support crops for a few years.
Because bees depend on flowering trees, beekeepers have an incentive to preserve forests.
Cornell food scientists have improved the hygiene of peanut butter processing by teaching such simple practices as washing hands and wearing gloves and by improving the processing facilities.
www.news.cornell.edu /stories/Feb07/TravisAfrica.kr.html   (729 words)

  
 UCR Entomology Bees Home Page
Experienced beekeepers and federal and state scientists who examined the remains of the colony suggested the colony was between 4 and 8 months old, placing its arrival into the state possibly as early as October, 1992.
Beekeepers are able to maintain colonies of EHB in colonized areas, but with increased costs.
A reduction in beekeeping can be expected to increase the price of bee rental, and may in some cases result in a shortage of available bees, so that yields of pollination-dependent crops suffer.
bees.ucr.edu /ahb-spread.html   (2724 words)

  
 Beekeeping leading practices Article, Beekeepingleadingpractices Information   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Also,the needs and goals of the hobbyist beekeeper will be very different from theneeds and goals of the commercial beekeeper.
There are many benefits to annual re-queening (some of which are still disputed), but the most relevant benefit to thehobbyist beekeeper is that a young queen (<13 months) emits stronger pheromones and therefore hives with young queens rarelyswarm.
An advantage of this type ofhive is the ease with which it may be completely inspected with minimal disturbance of the bees.
www.anoca.org /beekeepers/bees/beekeeping_leading_practices.html   (748 words)

  
 Penn State Agriculture Magazine
If she and her colleagues can't unravel the mystery of why bee colonies are dying, beekeepers, fruit and vegetable growers, and consumers all are likely to feel the consequences.
Most beekeepers are using it in liquid form, which evaporates in a day or two, so they have to reapply it six to eight times.
Finley and her colleagues asked beekeepers to provide information on their colony losses in the 1995Ð96 season, including the time of year colonies died, the mite and disease incidence in their colonies, and the treatments they applied after harvesting honey.
aginfo.psu.edu /PSA/ws98/bees.html   (3319 words)

  
 Beekeeping - TheBestLinks.com - Apiculture, Disease, Europe, Honey, ...
Beekeeping - TheBestLinks.com - Apiculture, Disease, Europe, Honey,...
Apiculture, Beekeeping, Bee, Disease, Europe, Honey, July, Northern Hemisphere...
Honeybees were imported by American colonists from Europe, partly for honey and partly for their usefulness as pollinators.
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 Bees for Development :: Pollination in the tropics
Fortunately practices tending to diminish wild bee populations are in general less severe at present in the tropics.
Meanwhile it is important for the beekeeper to know the locations of alternative sources of forage to which colonies may be moved during such dearth periods (and to have this and other equipment suitable for migratory beekeeping).
It is important for the beekeeper to know the locations of alternative sources of forage to which colonies may be moved during such dearth periods (and to have transport and equipment suitable for migratory beekeeping).
www.beesfordevelopment.org /info/info/pollination/pollination-in-the-tropic.shtml   (4517 words)

  
 State of Utah Department of Agriculture and Food
Leading theories include new viruses or parasites, nutrition problems, genetic inbreeding, pesticide effects, stress due to migratory beekeeping, and various combinations of these factors.
Most commercial beekeepers in the US earn their living by moving bees to California to rent them for spring pollination, primarily in almond orchards.
This costs beekeepers the $150 rent per colony for pollination contracts, and also set their operations back needing to replace bees—which are much more scarce with the industry’s widespread losses.
ag.utah.gov /pressrel/ColonyCollapse.html   (354 words)

  
 ACDI/VOCA
Many volunteers complete assignments that result in immediate and measurable impact, while others participate in a more protracted, complex process of development, but all of our volunteers share the sentiment that what they are doing is makes a difference in the lives of the people they serve.
Beekeeping, a common traditional activity in the Gorongosa District of Mozambique, provides an important food supplement.
However, until recently both the quantity and quality of honey produced was low, and apiculture was not significant in terms of income generation.
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 beekeeping boxes   (Site not responding. Last check: )
If you are thinking about starting the hobby of beekeeping, there are many things you need to know in order to enjoy it but be safe.
Beekeeping is a new hobby for our 15-year old and Dad...
Training members of the local community in beekeeping and the role of bees in the history of the...
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Some of those living in the area are involved in the practice of traditional beekeeping which can be harmful to the environment.
Traditional practices of harvesting honey require fires to be lit in order to subdue the bees with smoke.
To provide for sustainability into the future, local volunteers will be trained in beekeeping and business skills, in order that they may pass these skills on to others.
www.gorta.ie /projects/over10000/mlw16760.html   (665 words)

  
 Arabuko-Sokoke Forest Management and Conservation Project
This was assisted by development of forest-based income-generating activities such as beekeeping and butterfly farming.
For example, the project supported and expanded the Kipepeo butterfly farming project, which is administered by Nature Kenya in partnership with the National Museums of Kenya, and entails rearing selected butterflies and exporting their pupae to earn cash for the community.
The Plan's purpose is to put in place sustainable forest management and conservation practices, in order to achieve the agreed overall vision that in 2027 Arabuko-Sokoke Forest will be an intact and fully functioning forest ecosystem with no reduction in the existing forest area.
www.birdlife.org /action/ground/arabuko/index.html   (1135 words)

  
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My proposal is to look at pollination practices by beekeepers and others both inside and outside of greenhouses as well as exchange ideas on beekeeping management.
Analyzing the management by beekeepers is also part of the inspection process including placement and physical state of hives, comb renewal procedure, requeening frequency, general hygiene, and use of antibiotics.
Beekeepers who migrate long distances are also urged not to use Apistan® or other fluvalinate formulations.
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 Beekeeping leading practices   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The vapordroplets are sized to interfere with the mites' respiration without affecting the respiratory apparatus of the larger bees.Research continues in order to 1) improve the consistency of results and 2) improve the cost-effectiveness of treatment.
Two hives also increases the odds that at least one hive willsurvive the winter and lets you split your hive and repopulate when one of the colonies dies.
An advantage of this type of hive is the ease with which it may be completely inspected with minimaldisturbance of the bees.
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 Beekeeping News and Events Update
Eva Crane was a towering figure in the field of beekeeping, one of its most knowledgeable practitioners and prolific historians, and a powerful champion of bees as a scientific subject.
Her career in the field began when she was given a hive as a wedding present in 1942; she became interested not in the bees themselves but in, as she put it, “how they worked.
She was amongst the first to draw attention to the great potential for tropical beekeeping and emphasise the need for improved information resources for tropical beekeepers.
www.beedata.com /news.htm   (1060 words)

  
 beekeeping
A term used in beekeeping for a particular figure-eight dance of the honeybee.
The practice of agriculture is also known as "farming", while scientists, inventors and others devoted to improving farming methods and implements are also said to be engaged in agriculture.
In beekeeping, royal jelly is a specific foodstuff made by bees which, when fed to bee larvae, turns them into queen bees.
www.experiencefestival.com /beekeeping   (2371 words)

  
 Sections : : The 'hum' of the New Zealand beekeeping industry...
Also many beekeepers managing large numbers of hives per labour unit are reducing their hive numbers to better control varroa which also means they have more time to control AFB.
While everyone was part of the same beekeeping organisation, whether they wanted to be or not, there was little incentive for beekeepers to use the Eradication programme for political gain.
However now that the beekeeping industry is splintered into a number of organisations competing for beekeeper members there is a larger risk that the programme will be damaged by beekeepers seeking political advantage.
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