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Building Beehives For Dummies

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ISBN-13:
9781118459997
Einband:
E-Book
Seiten:
288
Autor:
Howland Blackiston
eBook Typ:
PDF
eBook Format:
E-Book
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

The easy way to build your own beehives and beekeepingequipment
Building Beehives For Dummies is the follow-up bookto the bestselling Beekeeping For Dummies. It provideseverything you need to learn how to build some of the world's mostpopular hives and beekeeping accessories. For each designthe book includes a detailed materials list (what lumber, hardwareand fasteners you'll need), step-by-step building instructions, andillustrative drawings that show how the components all fittogether. There are over a dozen plans in all, including thetraditional Langstroth hive, the eight frame garden hive, designsfor elevated hive stands, the Warre hive, screened bottom board,the Kenya top-bar hive, four-frame observation hive, hive topfeeders, and more. The book contains introductory chaptersthat teach you the basic carpentry skills necessary to build any ofthe plans in the book.

Whether you are a new beekeeper or a seasonedol'timer, Building Beehives forDummies provides you with the information you need toplan and succeed at building beehives (and other cool accessories).You'll discover what type of hive to build, hints on how tomaintain your equipment, what bees need to stay happy and healthy,where to locate your hive, and much more.
* Covers "bee space," the critical technical measurement within abeehive that's crucial for easy inspection of your colonies
* Offers guidance on keeping both urban and suburban neighborshappy, getting proper permissions, and understanding regional lawsand regulations
* Provides creative ideas for dressing up hives for fun andprofit

In today's world of self-sufficiency, back-to-basics andsustainability, building beehives is a fun hobby that both you andyour bees will appreciate and benefit from.
Introduction 1

Part I: The Buzz on Beehives 7

Chapter 1: Getting Sweet on Building Your Own Beehives 9

Chapter 2: Comb Sweet Comb: Beehive Basics 21

Chapter 3: Gathering Basic Tools and Materials 35

Chapter 4: Fine-Tuning Your Carpentry Skills 55

Part II: The World's Most Popular Beehive Designs67

Chapter 5: The Kenya Top Bar Hive 69

Chapter 6: The Five-Frame Nuc Hive 83

Chapter 7: The Four-Frame Observation Hive 97

Chapter 8: The Warré Hive 109

Chapter 9: The British National Hive 123

Chapter 10: The Langstroth Hive 145

Part III: Sweet Beehive Accessories 165

Chapter 11: The Frame Jig 167

Chapter 12: The Double Screened Inner Cover 173

Chapter 13: The Elevated Hive Stand 183

Chapter 14: The IPM Screened Bottom Board 189

Chapter 15: The Hive-Top Feeder 197

Chapter 16: The Solar Wax Melter 207

Chapter 17: Langstroth Frames 217

Part IV: The Part of Tens 229

Chapter 18: Ten (Or So) Tips for Extending the Life of YourEquipment 231

Chapter 19: Ten (Or So) Ways to Trick Out Your Hives 239

Chapter 20: Ten Fun Facts about Beehives 249

Index 255
Inhaltsangabe

Introduction 1

Part I: The Buzz on Beehives 7

Chapter 1: Getting Sweet on Building Your Own Beehives 9

Chapter 2: Comb Sweet Comb: Beehive Basics 21

Chapter 3: Gathering Basic Tools and Materials 35

Chapter 4: Fine-Tuning Your Carpentry Skills 55

Part II: The World’s Most Popular Beehive Designs 67

Chapter 5: The Kenya Top Bar Hive 69

Chapter 6: The Five-Frame Nuc Hive 83

Chapter 7: The Four-Frame Observation Hive 97

Chapter 8: The Warré Hive 109

Chapter 9: The British National Hive 123

Chapter 10: The Langstroth Hive 145

Part III: Sweet Beehive Accessories 165

Chapter 11: The Frame Jig 167

Chapter 12: The Double Screened Inner Cover 173

Chapter 13: The Elevated Hive Stand 183

Chapter 14: The IPM Screened Bottom Board 189

Chapter 15: The Hive-Top Feeder 197

Chapter 16: The Solar Wax Melter 207

Chapter 17: Langstroth Frames 217

Part IV: The Part of Tens 229

Chapter 18: Ten (Or So) Tips for Extending the Life of Your Equipment 231

Chapter 19: Ten (Or So) Ways to Trick Out Your Hives 239

Chapter 20: Ten Fun Facts about Beehives 249

Index 255

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