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Offline markfitz

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book on queen rearing
« on: August 13, 2012, 06:42:31 PM »
hi there does anyone know of a good book on queen rearing thinking of raising my own queens next year for the first time thanks
mark fitzpatrick

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Re: book on queen rearing
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2012, 07:07:02 PM »
About 2/3rds of the way down on this page http://www.bushfarms.com/xstar.htm Michael Bush lists some excellent queen rearing books.  I've heard that the two by Jay Smith are particularly well done.

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Re: book on queen rearing
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2012, 04:39:38 PM »
thanks triple very helpfull
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Re: book on queen rearing
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2012, 05:15:40 PM »
Try the videos on youtube.  Search fat bee man.

Have fun!

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Re: book on queen rearing
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2012, 11:22:55 PM »
Marla Spivak teaches a great course on queen rearing using the Doolittle method at the Univ of Minnesota.  I took it this year and it really was a great course.  It just does cover in detail the Doolittle method though, not other methods . . . mainly because they have used it exclusively for their research and "it works".

You can get the course manual and a video

http://beelab.umn.edu/Resources/Beekeeping_manuals_videos/index.htm#queen


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Re: book on queen rearing
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2012, 01:03:31 AM »
I purchased the Marla Spivak course manual and a video and it was money well spent. A must buy on your short list.
Ron Babcock

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Re: book on queen rearing
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2012, 12:26:57 PM »
"Scientific Queen Rearing" by H. Laidlaw.

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Re: book on queen rearing
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2012, 09:57:44 PM »
 IMHO Dr. Larry Connor
Queen Rearing Essentials
Increase Essentials.
Bee Sex Essentials

http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/Queen-Rearing-Essentials/productinfo/231/
http://www.wicwas.com/index.html


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Re: book on queen rearing
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2012, 08:36:29 AM »
thanks everyone for all the suggestions ill check them all out
mark fitzpatrick

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Re: book on queen rearing
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2012, 09:28:01 AM »
BEEMATERS  and  BEE SOURCE can teach you all you need to make queens.
I've got all the books and i fine  BEEMATERS  and  BEE SOURCE  has  teach ed me the most.
You will learn raising queen on a small scale is fairly easy.
I made  6 this year  and it's realy cool to make your frist one.
GOOD LUCK.
Say hello to the bad guy.
31hives  {T} OVA

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Re: book on queen rearing
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2012, 04:21:06 PM »
If you go to my site and either go down to "Classic Beekeeping Books" or "Queen Rearing", you can find links to many old classic queen rearing books you can read online for free.
Michael Bush
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