Book “Apicoltura Tecnica e Pratica” / Technical and practical Beekeeping - Pistoia - L’Informatore Agr
A new updated version of the book, containing more than 400 images, drawings, charts and tables and several description sheets.
This high-quality beekeeping practical handbook is the result of Alessandro Pistoia’s thirty-year experience. Since 1993, this book has been extremely successful amongst beekeepers and professionals. This edition contains some new parts about the wellbeing of the hive “superorganism”: from the “larger comb” to make it easier to monitor the Varroa mite infestation, to the natural comb for wax renewal, from drop-feeding of the colony to some guidelines to draw up one’s own “beekeeping handbook”. “The aim is to make beekeepers the leaders of their own work, by providing them with instructions to monitor the whole production cycle, to prepare the right tools and to establish a relationship with their bees in full harmony with nature”, the author explains. The book is divided into four reader-friendly sections: the beekeeping techniques to keep beehives efficient and beekeeping products; useful knowledge and characteristics and the defence of the colony; how to tackle bee diseases and enemies and marketing of beekeeping products; honey extraction methods and compliant product packaging techniques. The timetable attached explains the most important operations to be performed each month.