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QueenSpotting

QueenSpotting [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1635860385
Author: Hilary Kearney
Publisher: Storey Publishing
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QueenSpotting by Hilary Kearney Book Resume:

At the heart of every bee hive is a queen bee. Since her well-being is linked to the well-being of the entire colony, the ability to find her among the residents of the hive is an essential beekeeping skill. In QueenSpotting, experienced beekeeper and professional “swarm catcher” Hilary Kearney challenges readers to “spot the queen” with 48 fold-out visual puzzles — vivid up-close photos of the queen hidden among her many subjects. QueenSpotting celebrates the unique, fascinating life of the queen bee chronicles of royal hive happenings such as The Virgin Death Match, The Nuptual Flight — when the queen mates with a cloud of male drones high in the air — and the dramatic Exodus of the Swarm from the hive. Readers will thrill at Kearney’s adventures in capturing these swarms from the strange places they settle, including a Jet Ski, a couch, a speed boat, and an owl’s nesting box. Fascinating, fun, and instructive, backyard beekeepers and nature lovers alike will find reason to return to the pages again and again. This publication conforms to the EPUB Accessibility specification at WCAG 2.0 Level AA.

The Bee Book

The Bee Book [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1465495592
Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
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The Bee Book shows you step-by-step how to create a bee-friendly garden, get started in beekeeping, and harness the power of honey for well-being. Fully illustrated with full-color photographs throughout, this beautiful guide covers everything you need to know to start your own backyard hive, from setup to harvest. Practical beekeeping techniques are explained with clear step-by-step sequences, photos, and diagrams so you'll be prepared to establish your own colony, deal with diseases, collect a swarm, and much more. A comprehensive gardening chapter features planting plans to fill container and border gardens, bee "hotel" and habitat projects, and an at-a-glance flower gallery of bees' favorite plants. The Bee Book also shows you how to harvest honey, beeswax, and propolis from the hive and use these ingredients in 38 recipes for home remedies, beauty treatments, and candle-making. Discover the wonder of bees in nature, in your garden, and in the hive with The Bee Book.

The Idle Beekeeper

The Idle Beekeeper [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1468317075
Author: Bill Anderson
Publisher: Abrams
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From building a hive to harvesting honey, a top urban beekeeper shares how to care for bees the simple, mindful way. Global bee populations have been rapidly declining for years, and it’s not just our honey supply that’s at stake: the contribution of bees to the pollination of crops is essential to human survival. But even in industrial apiaries, bees are in distress, hiving in synthetic and hostile environments. Enter idle beekeeping: the grassroots, low-intervention system that seeks to emulate the behavior and habitat of bees in the wild—and it only requires two active days of beekeeping per year, one in the spring and another in the fall. In The Idle Beekeeper, Bill Anderson calls upon his years of applied curiosity as an urban beekeeper to celebrate these underappreciated insects and show how simple and rewarding beekeeping can be. In this entertaining, philosophical, and practical guide, Anderson shares why and how to build a hive system that is both cutting-edge and radically old. Maximum idleness is achieved through step-by-step directions to help the beekeeper gently harvest honey with minimum effort, make mead and beeswax candles, and closely observe and understand these fascinating and productive social creatures. For anyone interested in keeping bees, The Idle Beekeeper is the definitive guide to getting started, even in a city, and without effort.

Homegrown Honey Bees

Homegrown Honey Bees [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 160342881X
Author: Alethea Morrison
Publisher: Storey Publishing
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Homegrown Honey Bees by Alethea Morrison Book Resume:

Discover the joys of harvesting honey from your own backyard. Alethea Morrison outlines what you’ll need to know to make it through the first year, while stunning macrophotography by Mars Vilaubi brings the inner workings of the hive to life. With in-depth discussions of allergies, colony hierarchy, bee behavior, and more, this approachably informative guide bursts with enthusiastic encouragement. Keep your own bees, and enjoy the sweet buzz.

Natural Beekeeping

Natural Beekeeping [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1603583637
Author: Ross Conrad
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
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Today's beekeepers face unprecedented challenges, a fact that is now front-page news with the spread of "colony collapse disorder." Newly introduced pests like varroa and tracheal mites have made chemical treatment of hives standard practice, but pest resistance is building, which in turn creates demand for new and even more toxic chemicals. In fact, there is evidence that chemical treatments are making matters worse. It's time for a new approach. Now revised and updated with new resources and including full-color photos throughout, Natural Beekeeping offers all the latest information in a book that has already proven invaluable for organic beekeepers. The new edition offers the same holistic, sensible alternative to conventional chemical practices with a program of natural hive management, but offers new sections on a wide range of subjects, including: The basics of bee biology and anatomy Urban beekeeping Identifying and working with queens Parasitic mite control Hive diseases Also, a completely new chapter on marketing provides valuable advice for anyone who intends to sell a wide range of hive products.Ross Conrad brings together the best "do no harm" strategies for keeping honeybees healthy and productive with nontoxic methods of controlling mites; eliminating American foulbrood disease without the use of antibiotics; selective breeding for naturally resistant bees; and many other detailed management techniques, which are covered in a thoughtful, matter-of-fact way. Whether you are a novice looking to get started with bees, an experienced apiculturist looking for ideas to develop an integrated pest-management approach, or someone who wants to sell honey at a premium price, this is the book you've been waiting for.

Honeybee Democracy

Honeybee Democracy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 140083595X
Author: Thomas D. Seeley
Publisher: Princeton University Press
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Honeybee Democracy by Thomas D. Seeley Book Resume:

Honeybees make decisions collectively--and democratically. Every year, faced with the life-or-death problem of choosing and traveling to a new home, honeybees stake everything on a process that includes collective fact-finding, vigorous debate, and consensus building. In fact, as world-renowned animal behaviorist Thomas Seeley reveals, these incredible insects have much to teach us when it comes to collective wisdom and effective decision making. A remarkable and richly illustrated account of scientific discovery, Honeybee Democracy brings together, for the first time, decades of Seeley's pioneering research to tell the amazing story of house hunting and democratic debate among the honeybees. In the late spring and early summer, as a bee colony becomes overcrowded, a third of the hive stays behind and rears a new queen, while a swarm of thousands departs with the old queen to produce a daughter colony. Seeley describes how these bees evaluate potential nest sites, advertise their discoveries to one another, engage in open deliberation, choose a final site, and navigate together--as a swirling cloud of bees--to their new home. Seeley investigates how evolution has honed the decision-making methods of honeybees over millions of years, and he considers similarities between the ways that bee swarms and primate brains process information. He concludes that what works well for bees can also work well for people: any decision-making group should consist of individuals with shared interests and mutual respect, a leader's influence should be minimized, debate should be relied upon, diverse solutions should be sought, and the majority should be counted on for a dependable resolution. An impressive exploration of animal behavior, Honeybee Democracy shows that decision-making groups, whether honeybee or human, can be smarter than even the smartest individuals in them.

Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees, 2nd Edition

Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees, 2nd Edition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 161212979X
Author: Malcolm T. Sanford,Richard E. Bonney
Publisher: Storey Publishing
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Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees, 2nd Edition by Malcolm T. Sanford,Richard E. Bonney Book Resume:

This trusted handbook is a must-have for novice and seasoned beekeepers alike. Now totally redesigned and featuring color photos and graphics, the second edition also includes up-to-date information on honey bee health. The go-to reference presents comprehensive yet accessible information on everything from planning hives and installing a colony to preventing disease and managing productive hives that will bear bountiful honey harvests year after year. This publication conforms to the EPUB Accessibility specification at WCAG 2.0 Level AA.

The Heart and Other Monsters

The Heart and Other Monsters [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 163557515X
Author: Rose Andersen
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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The Heart and Other Monsters by Rose Andersen Book Resume:

"Impossible to put down. It haunts me still.” -Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, author of The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir A riveting, deeply personal exploration of the opioid crisis-an empathic memoir infused with hints of true crime. In November 2013, Rose Andersen's younger sister Sarah died of an overdose in the bathroom of her boyfriend's home in a small town with one of the highest rates of opioid use in the state. Like too many of her generation, she had become addicted to heroin. Sarah was 24 years old. To imagine her way into Sarah's life, Rose revisits their volatile childhood, marked by their stepfather's omnipresent rage and their father's pathological lying. As the dysfunction comes into focus, so does a broader picture of the opioid crisis and the drug rehabilitation industry in small towns across America. And when Rose learns from the coroner that Sarah's cause of death was a methamphetamine overdose, the story takes a wildly unexpected turn. As Andersen sifts through her sister's last days, we come to recognize the contours of grief and its aftermath: the psychic shattering which can turn to anger, the pursuit of an ever-elusive verdict, and the intensely personal rites of imagination and art needed to actually move on. Reminiscent of Alex Marzano-Lesnevich's The Fact of a Body, Maggie Nelson's Jane: A Murder, and Lacy M. Johnson's The Other Side, Andersen's debut is a potent, profoundly original journey into and out of loss.

Listening to the Bees

Listening to the Bees [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0889711313
Author: Mark Winston,Renée Sarojini Saklikar
Publisher: Harbour Publishing
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Listening to the Bees by Mark Winston,Renée Sarojini Saklikar Book Resume:

Listening to the Bees is a collaborative exploration by two writers to illuminate the most profound human questions: Who are we? Who do we want to be in the world? Through the distinct but complementary lenses of science and poetry, Mark Winston and Renée Saklikar reflect on the tension of being an individual living in a society, and about the devastation wrought by overly intensive management of agricultural and urban habitats. Listening to the Bees takes readers into the laboratory and out to the field, into the worlds of scientists and beekeepers, and to meetings where the research community intersects with government policy and business. The result is an insiders’ view of the way research is conducted—its brilliant potential and its flaws—along with the personal insights and remarkable personalities experienced over a forty-year career that parallels the rise of industrial agriculture.

Bees Make the Best Pets

Bees Make the Best Pets [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1609259106
Author: Jack Mingo
Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
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Bees Make the Best Pets by Jack Mingo Book Resume:

All the Buzz on Bees and Beekeeping What happens when a writer sets up a backyard beehive? You get a book full of fun and fascinating facts on bumblebees, honeybees, worker bees, and the rest of our favorite pollinators. A bee swarm of trivia, tips, legend, and lore. Writer and beekeeper Jack Mingo lives with half a million bees. So, it’s safe to say he’s picked up a thing or two at his bee farm. In this collection of humorous, unique, and often unusual observations, Mingo shows us a glimpse of the mystical and matriarchal world of bees and bee culture. A book full of bee facts, anecdotes, and advice. How many legs do bees have? Enough not to crowd your bed at night. They don't track mud or fleas into the house, and if you leave them in the yard they won’t bark and whine. They greet you with honey and beeswax, not dead mice. And these are just some of the reasons bees make the best pets. Whether you’re flirting with beekeeping, looking to save the bees, or growing into your role as reigning queen bee, there’s something new to learn. Step into Mingo’s quirky hive to get a taste of tidbits like: The role of bees in the Civil War The legend of caroling bees on Christmas Eve The color and quality of local honey If you enjoyed books like The Beekeepers Bible, The Bees in Your Backyard, or The Lives of Bees, then you’ll love Bees Make the Best Pets.

Bee Time

Bee Time [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0674503910
Author: Mark L. Winston
Publisher: Harvard University Press
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Being among bees is a full-body experience, Mark Winston writes. Bee Time presents his reflections on three decades spent studying these remarkable creatures, and on the lessons they can teach about how humans might better interact with one another and the natural world, from the boardroom to urban design to agricultural ecosystems.

Photoshop for Lightroom Users

Photoshop for Lightroom Users [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0133761584
Author: Scott Kelby
Publisher: Peachpit Press
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Photoshop for Lightroom Users by Scott Kelby Book Resume:

Anyone who uses Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for image management, editing, and workflow knows it is great software, and it has only gotten better with each new version. But there comes a time in every Lightroom user’s life when they want to do something…and they just can’t do it. While Lightroom covers the vast majority of a photographer’s needs–many say it covers roughly 80% of a professional imaging workflow–it just can’t do everything a shooter needs to put the final touches on a great image. Scott Kelby, the #1 bestselling author of photography books, wrote Photoshop for Lightroom Users exactly for those Lightroom users who have recognized that they need Photoshop for the other 20% of their workflow, which will take their images to the next level. There is already a substantial audience for this book, and of course Adobe’s brand-new offering of a Lightroom and Photoshop Creative Cloud bundle for $9.99/month will certainly help grow this Lightroom-and-Photoshop audience very quickly in the coming months. These users don’t need to know everything about Photoshop. They just need to know the essentials edits, techniques, retouching tutorials, and tweaks that they can’t perform in Lightroom, but which will take their images up a notch. Scott covers everything from compositing to adding text over an image to retouching to creating a book cover to advanced sharpening techniques. With Photoshop for Lightroom Users, readers will learn all they need to know in order to fold Photoshop into their imaging workflow with Lightroom.

Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Carabid Ground Beetles

Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Carabid Ground Beetles [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 4431539654
Author: S. Osawa,Z.-H. Su,Y. Imura
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Carabid Ground Beetles by S. Osawa,Z.-H. Su,Y. Imura Book Resume:

Carabid ground beetles, sometimes called "walking jewels", are among the most thoroughly investigated insects in the world. This book presents the results of molecular phylogenetic analyses of 2000 specimens, including 350 species and that cover more than 90% of the known genera, from 500 localities in 35 countries. These comprehensive analyses using mitochondrial DNA-based dating suggest that carabid diversification took place about 40 to 50 million years ago as an explosive radiation of the major genera, coinciding with the collision of the Indian subcontinent and Eurasian land mass. The analyses also lead to surprising conclusions suggesting discontinuous evolution and parallel morphological evolution. With numerous color illustrations, this book presents readers with the dynamic principles of evolution and the magnificent geographic history of the earth as revealed by the study of beetles.

Honey Bee Colony Health

Honey Bee Colony Health [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1439879419
Author: Diana Sammataro,Jay A. Yoder
Publisher: CRC Press
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Honey Bee Colony Health by Diana Sammataro,Jay A. Yoder Book Resume:

This book summarizes the current progress of bee researchers investigating the status of honey bees and possible reasons for their decline, providing a basis for establishing management methods that maintain colony health. Integrating discussion of Colony Collapse Disorder, the chapters provide information on the new microsporidian Nosema ceranae pathogens, the current status of the parasitic bee mites, updates on bee viruses, and the effects these problems are having on our important bee pollinators. The text also presents methods for diagnosing diseases and includes color illustrations and tables.

Babies

Babies [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1408155303
Author: Jonathan Harvey
Publisher: A&C Black
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Babies by Jonathan Harvey Book Resume:

Winner of the George Devine Award in 1993, Babies premiered at the Royal Court theatre, London in September 1994 Liverpudlian Joe Casey is twenty-four, gay and a form tutor at a south-east London comprehensive. Joe's life is spliced between the drug-using excesses of his lover Woodie and the advances of his female pupils (and their mothers). A warm and funny comedy by the author of the 1993 hit Beautiful Thing.

Harvey Plays: 1

Harvey Plays: 1 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1408177722
Author: Jonathan Harvey
Publisher: A&C Black
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Harvey Plays: 1 by Jonathan Harvey Book Resume:

Jonathan Harvey's most popular plays collected in one volume for the first time. Contains the smash hit plays Beautiful Thing - a bittersweet tale of the joys and trials of living cheek-by-jowl in a Thamesmead housing estate; Babies - based on the playwright's experiences as a teacher which was 'mercilessly robbed from a particular night when I arrived at a pupil's birthday party to be entertained by a drag queen dressed as the Queen'; The Rupert Street Lonely Hearts Club - set among the low-life of Soho, centring on the Marti, a gay man of a certain age, who can't believe that anyone might fancy him; and Boom Bang-A-Bang - a play about a gathering to view the Eurovision song contest.

Breast Fitness

Breast Fitness [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1466875003
Author: Anne McTiernan, MD, PhD,Dr. Julie Gralow, MD,Lisa Talbott, MPH
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Press
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Breast Fitness by Anne McTiernan, MD, PhD,Dr. Julie Gralow, MD,Lisa Talbott, MPH Book Resume:

Never before has a book so clearly detailed how exercise can reduce the risk for and recurrence of breast cancer, and how women can incorporate a safe and effective exercise program into their lives to fight against the disease. In clear, accessible language, the expert authors explain: *How to ascertain your breast cancer risk factors *What you can do NOW to prevent Breast Cancer *Detailed diet and exercise programs that will keep you healthy and can save your life *How to detect breast cancer early *Your best lifestyle choices for surviving--and thriving--after diagnosis, and practical steps to maximize your chances of the cancer never coming back. Want to prevent breast cancer or keep it from coming back? With Breast Fitness, Dr. Anne McTiernan, Dr. Julie Gralow, and Dr. Lisa Talbott present the only comprehensive, illustrated guide to the new-found connection between exercise and fighting breast cancer, and what you can do to maximize your chances of living your life breast cancer-free.

Bridge Behind Bars

Bridge Behind Bars [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1554940508
Author: N.A
Publisher: Master Point Press
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