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The Practical Methods of Queen Rearing

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The author had the privilege of visiting many of the most extensive queen breeders of America, both north and south, and tried to present all the best methods of practice in use in these various.

Although the book was originally published in the 1910s, most of queen rearing methods described have been very practical to date.

"The book is small, as it is thought wise to make the descriptions brief and to the point, rather than to elaborate them fully. Beekeepers are usually busy men, and want facts presented as simply and directly as possible in a book of this kind", said the author.

Contents Covered:

  • Race of Bees
  • Varieties of Mellifica
  • Black or German Bees
  • The Cyprian Bee
  • The Holy-Land Bees or Syrians
  • The Italian Bee
  • Carniolans
  • Caucasians
  • Banat Bees
  • Tunisian or Punic Bees
  • Egyptians
  • Other Races
  • Life Story of the Bee
  • Life of the Queen
  • The Drone
  • Queen Rearing In Nature
  • Improvement of Stock by Breeding
  • Desirable Traits in Breeding Stock
  • Control of Drones
  • Mating In Confinement a Failure
  • Parthenogenesis
  • Equipment for Queen Rearing
  • Grafting House
  • Mating Hives
  • Feeders
  • Nursery Cages
  • Shipping Cages
  • Early Methods of Queen Rearing
    • Quinby's Method
    • The Alley Plan
  • Present Day Methods of Queen Rearing
    • The Davis Method of Using Drone Comb
    • Natural Built Cells by the Miller Plan
    • Big Batches of Cells by the Case Method
    • The Doolittle Cell-Cup Method
  • Preparation for Cells
  • Getting Cells Started
  • Care of Finished Cells
  • Combining Mating With Making of Increase
  • Shipping Queens
  • The Introduction of Queens
  • The Spread of Disease from the Queen Yard
Format: PDF Digital Reprint, e-Facsimile
No. of Pages: 105
Page Size: B5 (176mm × 250mm)
Download Size: 24.5 MB

Price: $2.95


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