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  1. #1
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    Default Queen rearing book recomendations

    I was think about ordering "Queen Rearing & Bee Breeding". Is there other strongly recommended reading for someone just getting started in the queen rearing addiction?

    I am mostly just looking at raising limited number of queen for myself and possible local club needs.
    Bee all you can Bee!
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    I think the classics are well worth the effort. Of course they are free here:
    http://www.bushfarms.com/beesoldbooks.htm

    I've also read and have "Queen Rearing and Bee Breeding" by Laidlaw & Page, Snelgrove's "Queen Rearing", Roger Morse's "Rearing Queen Honey Bees", "Practical Queen Rearing" by Charles & Pauline Dublon, and "Successful Queen Rearing" by Marla Spivak & Gary Reuter. I like Marla's book the best of that lot, but all have some interesting reading.

    Of all the books, I like both of Jay Smith's the best.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Thanks Michael, excellent feedback. I had already read the books at http://www.bushfarms.com/beesoldbooks.htm and thanks for your effort to post them.
    Bee all you can Bee!
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    I have only one book, it pretty good...
    Rearing Queen Honey Bees
    2nd Edition by Dr. Roger Morse


    might be a few more online here, also a video or two

    http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeod3nx/id5.html
    Last edited by TwT; 09-14-2007 at 09:45 AM.
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    If you can find it, "Practical Queen-Rearing" by Frank C. Pellet, 1929, American Bee Journal, Hamilton, IL USA, is a good reference. They appear from time to time on Ebay and on bee book collectors' web pages.

    Adam
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