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Classic Queen Rearing Compendium [Hardcover]

Michael D Bush , MillerSmithHopkinsPellett Doolittle

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Book Description

28 Sep 2011
A compendium of classic queen rearing books by G.M. Doolittle, C.C. Miller, Henry Alley, Jay Smith, Isaac Hopkins and Frank Pellett with an overview by Michael Bush. These are the foundation of almost all queen rearing done today, all in one binding. These men laid the groundwork and worked out the details of practical systems of queen rearing. Pellet did a lot of distilling down of the various systems, which is very valuable, Smith perfected a lot of what Doolittle started. Miller and Hopkins were the queen rearing examples for the beekeeper who just wanted a few good queens for themselves. If you want to raise queens, these books are the place to start.

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  • Hardcover: 830 pages
  • Publisher: X-STAR PUBLISHING COMPANY (28 Sep 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1614760594
  • ISBN-13: 978-1614760597
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 5.1 x 22.9 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,691,032 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Michael Bush has had an eclectic set of careers from printing and graphic arts, to construction to computer programming and a few more in between. Currently he is working in computers. He has been keeping bees since the mid 70's, usually from two to seven hives up until the year 2000. Varroa forced more experimentation which required more hives and the number has grown steadily over the years from then. By 2008 it was about 200 hives. He is active on many of the Beekeeping forums with last count at about 45,000 posts between all of them. He has a web site on natural beekeeping at www.bushfarms.com/bees.htm

"His writing is like his talks, with more content, detail, and depth than one would think possible with such few words...his website and PowerPoint presentations are the gold standard for diverse and common sense beekeeping practices."--Dean Stiglitz

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5.0 out of 5 stars All in one place... 10 Nov 2011
By Steve B - Published on Amazon.com
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I ordered this book after reading The Practical Beekeeper, also by Michael Bush. This is several different works compiled into one book. While this information is available other places, it's nice to have it together in one place. I have marked mine by book and it's easy to flip back and forth and compare the methods of the experts. Nice book if you're considering raising a few queens or many.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Should be on the bookshelf of every hobby and professional queen rearer. 2 Dec 2013
By Bob's Beekeeping - Published on Amazon.com
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A collection of the major queen rearing books written over the pat 100 years and containing a wealth of information and different views on raising queens. Although there have been published some excellent books on queen rearing published in recent years (Morse, David Woodward to name two), queen rearing has not changed that much over the last 100 years and each of the books collected in this compendium describes the views and techniques of an important queen rearer. Each of the books included is a stand-alone section and contains its own index, thus there is not a single index at the end of the compendium and, if two or more authors describe the same technique, the technique will be covered in more tha one part of the book. This is an excellent source of information on queen rearing and should be on the bookshelf of every hobby and professional queen rearer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the money 10 Feb 2012
By CM - Published on Amazon.com
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Great book and a joy to read. Ton's of information. Many good ways of rearing queens. A lot of information on many individual books given in this one book.
5.0 out of 5 stars For the serious bee keeper 4 July 2014
By BubbleHead - Published on Amazon.com
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I don't know whether I will ever make use of this excellent collection of specialized apiary information, but it is a welcome addition to my personal library.
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you, Michael 18 Mar 2014
By Jonathan Knisely - Published on Amazon.com
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I saw this book on TV, as a prop, in a show my wife was watching. That's not strictly true, though this book has been used as a prop. This book is a valuable bedside companion for beekeepers who want to get busy with queen raising. Classic literature reprinted and compiled. Easy to read font. My only complaint...the book's thick and heavy. So much wisdom to receive.
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