Beekeeping Manuals

Beekeeping in Northern Climates

Furgala, B.; Spivak, M.; Reuter, G.

Description: Provides basic management principles and methods for managing wintered honey bee colonies in northern climates. Includes ten illustrations, a resource list and glossary. 75 pages. For beekeepers. entomology students, and others interested in beekeeping. A 40-minute companion video is availabe below.  Also included in the package is a copy of Honey Bee Diseases & Pests (see below).

2017 - This manual has been updated. If you have a 2013 version you can update with a few changes. To get a PDF file with the changes highlited click here. To get a PDF file with the changes full size so you can print it and tape it in the book click here.

Purchase Two manual set: $27.50

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2016 Honey Bee Diseases & Pests: A companion to Beekeeping in Northern Climates

Spivak, M.; Reuter, G.

Description: Updated for 2016. This 34-page booklet contains up-to-date information on controlling diseases, parasitic mites and other pests of honey bees. For beekeepers, entomologists, and apiculture students. This is included with the Beekeeping in Northern Climates package but is available here for the most up to date information and purchase alone.

Purchase $7.50

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Successful Queen Rearing Manual

Spivak, M.; Reuter, G.

Description: Provides how-to information on biology of queens and drones, stock selection and maintenance, Doolittle method, mating yards, making queens, timing of rearing queens, and record keeping. Includes designs for making your own equipment. 80 pages. A companion video is available below. For hobby and commercial beekeepers and professionals who work with beekeepers.

Purchase manual Successful Queen Rearing$25.00

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