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The Principles of Bee Improvement

Handbook / Manual

By: Jo Widdicombe (Author)

86 pages, colour illustrations

Northern Bee Books

Paperback | Feb 2015 | #223195 | ISBN-13: 9781908904621
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About this book

Jo Widdicombe, B.Sc. (Hons.) Environmental Science, has been beekeeping for over 30 years and has been a member of BIBBA for more than 25 years, serving on the BIBBA Committee. Jo worked as a Seasonal Bee Inspector for 5 years and is a Bee Farmer in Cornwall running over 100 colonies. The Principles of Bee Improvement offers a practical approach and is an attempt to lay down guidelines which are true and applicable to beekeepers in any circumstance. Rather than searching the country, or the world, for the perfect bee to breed from, The Principles of Bee Improvement explains how to select and improve bees from the local bee population. It discusses the problems of importation, the use of natural and artificial selection, assessment of colonies and selection within a strain. By following these methods, the standards of our bees can be raised, producing gentle, hardy and productive bees.

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