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How to keep bees without finding the queen

How to keep bees without finding the queen

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Many beekeeping books emphasise that finding the queen in a honey bee colony to be of paramount importance in good beekeeping practice. Paul Mann suggests that many beekeepers have trouble finding the queen, it can be a time-consuming practice, and not looking for the queen in a colony means you will enjoy beekeeping more. If a technique goes wrong, he attempts to do two things:  firstly, to put it right, and secondly to investigate what can be changed to prevent the problem reoccurring. Subjects discussed include colony production, keeping bees inside, queen rearing, swarming, and there is a chapter on “Actually finding the queen”.

Paul Mann
2008,  71 pages