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  1. The Different Types of HONEY BEES
  2. Caution In The Use of Chemicals, Drugs, and Antibiotics
  3. Considerations in Selecting Sugars for Feeding to Honey Bees
  4. Breeding Improved Honey Bees.
    1. Bee Breeding and Animal Breeding
    2. Heredity and Variation
    3. Sex Determination and Bee Breeding
    4. Inbred and Hybrid Bees
    5. Production of Hybrid Queens
  5. Chalkbrood Research at Madison, Wisconsin
  6. Laboratory Comparison of High Fructose Corn Syrup, Grape Syrup, Honey, and Sucrose Syrup as Maintenance Food for Caged Honey Bee
  7. Supplemental Feeding of Honey Bee Colonies
  8. Overwintering of Colonies of Honey Bees With Restricted and Unrestricted Broodrearing in Louisiana
  9. Survey of American Honeys
    1. Characterization of Individual Floral Types of Honey
    2. Identity of Honey Sugars
    3. Effect of Crop Year on Composition
    4. Effect of Area of Production on Composition
    5. Relation of Granulating Tendency to Composition
    6. Relation of Color to Composition
    7. Effect of Storage on Honey Sugars
    8. Effect of Storage on Diastase Content
    9. Summary
  10. Stress and Honey Bees
  11. Producing Varroa-tolerant Honey Bees from Locally Adapted Stock: A Recipe
  12. Honey Bees: Preference for and Nutritive Value of Pollen from Five Plant Sources
  13. Beekeeping in the United States – Agriculture Handbook, Number 335
    1. Introduction
    2. History of Beekeeping in the United States
    3. Beekeeping Regions in the United States
    4. Nectar and Pollen Plants
    5. Honey Bee Life History
    6. Seasonal Cycle of Activities in Honey Bee Colonies
    7. Bee Behavior
    8. Honey Bee Nutrition and Supplemental Feeding
    9. Types of Hives and Hive Equipment
    10. Breeding and Genetics of Honey Bees
    11. Queens, Package Bees, and Nuclei: Production and Demand
    12. Managing Colonies for High-Honey Yields
    13. Managing Colonies for Crop Pollination
    14. Moving Colonies
    15. Honey Composition and Properties
    16. Honey Removal, Processing, and Packing
    17. Showing Honey at Fairs
    18. Pollination of Crops
    19. Diseases and Pests of Honey Bees
    20. Pesticides and Honey Bee Mortality
    21. Hymenopterous Insect Stings
    22. Management of Wild Bees
    23. Federal and State Bee Laws and Regulations
    24. Federal and State Research, Teaching, and Extension
    25. Collections of Bee Literature
    26. Beekeeping Organizations
    27. Statistics on Bees and Honey
    28. Honey Price Support Program
    29. Honey Marketing Aids
    30. World Production and Trade in Honey
    31. Glossary
  14. The Thermology of Wintering Honey Bee Colonies
  15. Electric Heating of Honey Bee Hives
  16. Natural Suppression of Honey Bee Tracheal Mites In North Dakota: A Five Year Study
  17. Effect of “New” vs. “Old” Wax Brood Combs on Honey Bee Tracheal Mite Populations In North Dakota
  18. Beekeeping Issues – Alternative Varroa Control Experiment – American Bee Journal – September, 2003
  19. Overwintering Of Honey Bee Colonies
  20. Productive Management of Honey-Bee Colonies