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QueenRearing Essentials Book | Author: Dr Larry Connor

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At the request of readers and instructors, Dr. Connor has added sixty more pages of techniques and queen management ideas. He has expanded the concept of the queenless builder colony for use by those beekeepers who want to graft more frequently.

This book will help you if you only need a few queens a year, or if you want to produce hundreds or thousands. The concepts are basic, the photographs "astounding", and the book comes "Highly Recommended" by reviewers.

If you save the cost of one queen, you have paid for the book and learned a great deal about bees and queens.

Author: Lawrence John Connor
Publisher: Wicwas Press

6″ x 9″
Binding: Perfect Bound (Paper)
ISBN: 9781878075413

Ideal For:
All beekeepers, especially queen breeders and producers.

About the Author

Kalamazoo, Michigan native Lawrence John Connor completed his Ph.D. dissertation on strawberry pollination before assuming the position of extension apicultural entomologist at The Ohio State University Columbus. There, his program attracted the attention of investors interested in moving the Dadant Starline and Midnite Hybrid queen programs to Florida to establish the world s first mass production facility for instrumentally inseminated honey bee queens. He later moved to Connecticut where he established the Beekeeping Educational Service, offering educational programs for beekeepers. He purchased Wicwas Press from Dr. Roger and Mary Lou Morse. Today, he operates from his hometown of Kalamazoo. He has written and edited a number of beekeeping books and is in demand at beekeeping meetings as speaker and workshop presenter.

Table of Contents

  1. Overview of Queen Rearing
  2. Biology of Cell Production
  3. Cell Starting
  4. Transferring Larvae (Grafting)
  5. Cell Finisher
  6. Queenless Builder Colony (Combined Starter-Finisher)
  7. Handling & Transporting Queens in Different Stages
  8. Clipping & Marking Queens
  9. Drone Production
  10. Nucleus Production, Adding Cells to Nuclei
  11. Queen & Colony Evaluation
  12. Many Queens Are Killed By Beekeepers
  13. Cells and Queens Only
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