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.
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Edited by ARPAT.UNAAPI with contributions by Antonio Fanelli, Francesco Panella, Livia Persano Oddo, Andrea Terreni.
Apistan. Anti-varroa strips. Each pack contains 10 strips, sufficient for the treatment of 5 colonies. Indeed, it is sufficient to use two strips per hive, inserting them between the frames.
Table-top uncapping bench for non-professional beekeepers, with 60x40x18cm foodstuff plastic vat, perforated stainless steel drum for the collection and dripping of opercula, stainless steel frame-holding stand and foodstuff plastic tap of diameter 40mm. The picture also shows the stainless steel lid for the table-top bench and the stainless steel frame-holding rack, which are not included in the price.