Beekeeping Manuals

Manuals are made available to download without charge when possible. There is considerable expense to produce these even when not printed. If you would like to donate to the Bee Lab click here.

Beekeeping in Northern Climates - Second Edition

Lee, K.; Reuter, G.; Spivak, M.

Description:

This manual is an update of the Beekeeping in Northern Climates. This manual accompanies our new Beekeeping in Northern Climates Online course, where we provide videos, demonstrations and presentations, not included in the manual. We highly recommend you register for the course, if possible.  Please also download a copy of the Honey Bee Diseases and Pests manual (see below) that accompanies the manual and the course.  

This updated manual contains some management changes from the first edition, as well as updated pictures and charts. Our manual and on-line course provides basic management principles and methods for managing wintered honey bee colonies in regions with long, cold winters. Includes illustrations, a resource list and glossary. 94 pages. For beekeepers, entomology students, and others interested in beekeeping. 

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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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Beekeeping in Northern Climates - First Edition

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

Description: This manual has been replaced by Beekeeping in Northern Climates - Second Edition. Those interested in the Horizontal two Queen System will be interested in this manual. 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 Printed Two manual set: $27.50 While supply lasts

Download 1st Edition PDF - Free. If you wish to donate see our Giving page.

View companion video to Beekeeping in Northern Climates.  Free. If you wish to donate see our Giving page.

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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