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Biological Beekeeping--The Way Back, by Dee and Ed Lusby
Details: Hardback 6 x 9 in. B&W 656 pages 113 illustrations.

This book is about how to move from conventional beekeeping methods to a system of natural beekeeping. The content of this book has been available for many years now on Beesource.com. It is offered here in the form of a book. These are Dee Lusby’s methods unedited, in her own words. This is Dee & Ed’s method of getting from mainstream beekeeping methods, back to biological methods. If you have read Dee's material on Beesource.com this is that but arranged as a very nice hard bound book.
 

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Table of Contents
Dedication............................................................................................ iii
Foreword............................................................................................... iii
About The Book................................................................................... iv
Table of Contents.................................................................................. v
The Way Back To Biological Beekeeping.............................................. 1
Beekeeping Today in Southern Arizona................................................. 3
The Way Back to Biological Beekeeping…The Saga Continues............ 7
Honey Bee Comb: Brief History, Size and Ramifications Part 1.......... 15
Honey bee Comb: Size and Ramifications Part 2................................. 21
Honey bee Comb: Size and Ramifications – Part 3.............................. 25
Honey bee Comb: Size and Ramifications – Part 4.............................. 35
Retrogression Back to Normal – Part 1................................................ 41
Process For Speeding-Up Retrogression:............................................................................ 45
Removable Swarm Catching Frame..................................................... 49
Retrogression Back to Normal – Part 2................................................ 57
Recycling Beeswax: Part 1................................................................... 65
Background – Decontamination . . . is it necessary?......................................................... 65
Recycling Beeswax: Part 2................................................................... 75
Decontamination: What will it involve to clean up my combs?.......................................... 75
Small family beekeeping farms............................................................................................ 77
Large beekeeping farms....................................................................................................... 78
Recycling Beeswax: Part 3................................................................... 81
Recommended Decontamination Procedures........................................................................ 81
Suggested decontamination process....................................................................................... 87
Recycling Beeswax – Epilogue: Part 4................................................. 93
Symptoms of chemical effects that show the pesticides are working..................................... 94
Fluvalinate................................................................................................................... 94
Coumaphos............................................................................................................... 96
Making Foundation by Hand............................................................... 99
Equipment for making foundation...................................................................................... 99
Making equipment.............................................................................................................. 99
Alternate use for double vats............................................................................................ 100
Making equipment............................................................................................................ 101
Miscellaneous equipment.................................................................................................... 102
Dipping wax into usable sheets........................................................................................ 102
Milling wax into usable foundation.................................................................................. 106
Cutting foundation to size................................................................................................. 110
Year #3 in the Field........................................................................... 111
Bee Breeding in the Field: Part 1....................................................... 117
American Mite History Background............................................................................... 117
Bee Breeding in the Field: Part 2....................................................... 147
USA Paralysis – Vicious Bee Breeding Historical Background................................... 147
Bee Breeding in the Field: Part 3....................................................... 181
Back To Basics................................................................................................................. 181
Field Breeding Basics........................................................................................................ 184
Bee Breeding in the Field: Part 4....................................................... 187
Basic Colony Thermodynamics.......................................................................................... 187
Other basic guidelines for bee breeding.............................................................................. 189
Progressive breeding........................................................................................................... 193
Retrogressive breeding........................................................................................................ 193
Cloning (thelytoky)............................................................................................................ 194
Bee Breeding in the Field: Part 5....................................................... 195
Projecting Breeding Cycles................................................................................................. 195
Survey information should include:.................................................................................... 195
Selecting Breeder Colonies Based on a Whole-bee Theory of Field Characteristics:........ 198
Suggested Biological Manipulative Field Management for Control of Honey bee Mites – Part 1 203
Concept & Causes............................................................................................................ 203
What is biological field management?............................................................................... 203
Concept of origin and spread of diseases, pests and parasites........................................... 204
The causes.......................................................................................................................... 205
1. Artificial oversized brood combs................................................................. 205
2. Artificial diet causing inadequate nutrition................................................. 207
3. Artificial medical treatment by chemicals rather than biological treatment through natural management 207
Suggested Biological Manipulative Field Management for Control of Honey bee Mites – Part 2 209
Prevention – A Possibility!............................................................................................... 209
Lusby’s (LUS bees) Bee Biometrics According to Prof. Koeniger...... 219
Collection Number: 620...................................................................................... 222
Scores for individual bees................................................................................... 223
Collection Number: 625...................................................................................... 223
Scores for individual bees................................................................................... 223
Collection Number: 635...................................................................................... 223
Scores for individual bees................................................................................... 224
Collection Number: 640...................................................................................... 224
Scores for individual bees................................................................................... 224
Collection Number: 650...................................................................................... 224
Scores for individual bees................................................................................... 225
Collection Number: 660...................................................................................... 225
Scores for individual bees................................................................................... 225
Collection Number: 670...................................................................................... 225
Scores for individual bees................................................................................... 226
Collection Number: 679...................................................................................... 226
Scores for individual bees................................................................................... 226
Collection Number: 688...................................................................................... 227
Scores for individual bees................................................................................... 227
Collection Number: 698...................................................................................... 227
Scores for individual bees................................................................................... 227
Collection Number: 703...................................................................................... 228
Scores for individual bees................................................................................... 228
Collection Number: 708...................................................................................... 228
Scores for individual bees................................................................................... 228
Collection Number: 713..................................................................................... 228
Scores for individual bees................................................................................... 229
Collection Number: 718...................................................................................... 229
Scores for individual bees................................................................................... 229
Collection Number: 723...................................................................................... 229
Scores for individual bees................................................................................... 230
Appendix A: Articles and studies with the Lusby’s as authors or coauthors 231
On the Size of Cells – Dee Lusby Preface......................................... 233
February, 1990 – Bee Culture, On the Size of Cells – Dee Lusby Preface................ 233
Dee Lusby gives her preface on the article she co-authored................... 233
On The Size of Cells, Part 1 - Bee Culture 1990............................... 235
SPECULATIONS ON FOUNDATION AS A COLONY MANAGEMENT TOOL1, E. H. EricksonÝ, D. A. Lusby+, G. D. offmanÝ and E. W. Lusby......................................................................................... 235
How Big.................................................................................................................... 240
References........................................................................................................................... 242
Conversions - Dr. Shipman, USDA.................................................... 245
On the Size of Cells, Part 2 - Bee Culture 1990................................. 247
March, 1990 – Bee Culture, SPECULATIONS ON FOUNDATION AS A COLONY MANAGEMENT TOOL1, E. H. EricksonÝ, . A. Lusby+, G. D. HoffmanÝ and E. W. Lusby+......................... 247
How Big.................................................................................................................... 247
Cell sizes produced by packaged bees on two sizes of foundation...................................... 249
References........................................................................................................................... 250
Thelytoky in a Strain of U.S. Honey Bees (Apis Mellifera L.) - Bee Science 1991 253
May, 1991 – Bee Science, G. DeGrandi-Hoffman, E. H. Erickson Jr., D. Lusby, and E. Lusby, Carl Hayden Bee Research and Biological Control Center – Tucson – Arizona – USA............................................................... 253
Introduction............................................................................................................. 253
Methods and Materials........................................................................................ 254
Results............................................................................................................................... 256
Discussion.......................................................................................................................... 258
Acknowledgments................................................................................................. 261
Literature Cited....................................................................................................... 262
Abstract............................................................................................................................ 263
The Chemical Treadmill..................................................................... 265
Open-Mating Breeding Chart............................................................. 271
More on Small Cell Foundation for Mite Control............................... 273
Lusby, ABJ – June 1997............................................................................................... 273
Small Cell Size Foundation for Mite Control - ABJ July 1996........... 279
ABJ, November, 1996 – Page 758-760, Dee Lusby.................................................. 279
Basic Principles to Review for Management Changes............................... 283
Arizona Beekeeper Believes Smaller Size Cell Diameter is the Answer to Mite Problems - ABJ 1997 289
ABJ, December, 1997 – Page 837-838, Dee Lusby................................................... 289
Climate Map....................................................................................... 295
Is Smaller Better? - Bee Culture 1998................................................ 297
Lusby, Bee Culture – June 1998.................................................................................... 297
The cell size debate may soon be over........................................................... 297
Managing Colony Genetics by Grafting and Selecting for Queens with Shorter Development Times 301
ABJ, November, 1989 – Page 717-719 by GLORIA DeGRANDI-HOFFMAN*, DELORES A. LUSBY*, and ERIC H. ERICKSON, JR.......................................................................................................... 301
*Carl Hayden Honey Bee Biology and Insect Biological Control Center........................ 301
U.S.D.A.-A.R.S., 2000 East Allen Road, Tucson, Arizona 85719....................... 301
**Rangeland Honey, 3832 Golf Links Road, Tucson, Arizona 85713..................... 301
LITERATURE CITED...................................................................................... 306
Suggested Biological Manipulative Treatment for Control of Honey bee Mites 307
Apiacta XXVII, 109-117 (1992), Dee A. LUSBY, E.W. LUSBY.................. 307
What is biological management?....................................................................... 307
The causes................................................................................................................ 311
Mite prevention – a possibility.......................................................................... 312
REFERENCES...................................................................................................... 318
Field Breeding Basics for Honey bees Using Colony Thermodynamics within the Transition Zones 321
Apiacta XXX, 20-29 (1995), Dee A. LUSBY, E.W. LUSBY.......................... 321
Basic colony thermodynamics for bee breeding......................................... 323
Other basic guidelines for bee breeding......................................................... 324
Progressive breeding............................................................................................. 328
Retrogressive breeding......................................................................................... 328
Cloning (Thelytoky)............................................................................................... 329
Projecting breeding cycles................................................................................... 329
REFERENCES...................................................................................................... 332
“Housel Positioning” – How I View Its Importance To Beekeeping! 333
By Dee A. Lusby, 21-22 Sep 02................................................................................... 333
The “Y” formation............................................................................................... 334
Explaining “Housel Positioning”..................................................................... 336
Importance of “Housel Positioning to Field Beekeeping Management 339
Appendix B: Articles about the Lusbys............................................ 345
Lusbys Receive W.A.S. Memorial Award........................................... 347
ABJ – December, 1997.................................................................................................. 347
W.A.S. Conference............................................................................. 351
Apiculture News- July/August 1997............................................................................ 351
Beekeeping on the Fringe, with Ed & Dee Lusby.............................. 353
Bee Culture – January, 1998 by Kim Flottum.............................................................. 353
NATURAL COMB.............................................................................................. 357
Natural Size Foundation is the Best - ABJ 1996................................ 361
ABJ, November, 1996 – Page 757-758...................................................................... 361
My opinion?...................................................................................................................... 362
Appendix C: Historical Data on the Influence of Cell Size.............. 365
Number of Cells to the Inch2-Bee Culture 1887................................ 367
December, 1887 – Bee Culture....................................................................................... 367
Raising and Introduction of Queens - Cheshire 1888........................ 371
Bees and Beekeeping – Cheshire, 1888........................................................................... 371
Honey-Comb - ABC and XYZ of Beekeeping................................... 375
THE MATHEMATICS OF THE HONEY-COMB...................................... 378
DIFFERENT KINDS OF CELLS IN THE HONEY-COMB................. 383
HOW THE BEES BUILD THE COMB............................................................ 385
A Correction from Thos. Wm. Cowan............................................... 391
A Correction from Thos. Wm. Cowan, Editor of the British Bee Journal, from Bee Culture 1898 391
A Study of Natural Honey-Comb - C.C. Miller.................................. 395
Bee Culture – 1910......................................................................................................... 395
BY DR. C. C. MILLER....................................................................................... 395
POSITION OF CELLS............................................................................................ 395
SIZE OF CELLS....................................................................................................... 396
The Structure of Comb – Part 1 - Bee World 1921-Betts.................. 399
The Structure of Comb–Part 1–The Bee World–July, 1921–Pages 37-38............... 399
By MISS ANNIE D. BETTS, B.Sc.................................................................. 399
The Structure of Comb – Part 2 - Bee World 1921-Betts.................. 405
The Structure of Comb–Part 2-The Bee World–August, 1921–Pages 73-74.......... 405
By MISS ANNIE D. BETTS, B.Sc.................................................................. 405
The Structure of Comb–Part 3-Bee World 1921-Betts...................... 409
The Structure of Comb–Part 3-The Bee World – September, 1921–Page 97.......... 409
By MISS ANNIE D. BETTS, B.Sc.................................................................. 409
The Building of Honey Comb - Bee World 1929-Wedmore............... 411
The Bee World – April, 1929 – Pages 52 – 55......................................................... 411
E. B. WEDMORE................................................................................................ 411
A Biometrical Study of the Influence of Size of Brood Cell upon the Size and Variability of the Honeybee (Apis mellifera L.)-Grout............................................................................. 419
By Roy Grout. This Thesis was Submitted to the Graduate Faculty for the Degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE, Iowa State College, 1931............................................................................................................................................ 419
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS............................................................................... 419
INTRODUCTION..................................................................................................... 419
REVIEW OF LITERATURE............................................................................... 422
1. Length of proboscis and its relation to honey storing ability............ 426
2. Age of comb controversy.............................................................................. 433
3. The enlarged cell controversy........................................................................ 435
4. Studies on the variability of the honey bee with special reference to size of brood cell. 438
EXPERIMENTAL.................................................................................................... 440
A. Purpose of Study.............................................................................................. 440
B. Methods and Materials................................................................................... 441
C. Presentation of Data................................................................................................... 447
DISCUSSION.............................................................................................................. 475
SUMMARY.................................................................................................................. 481
The Influence of Cell Size, Part 1 - Bee World 1933......................... 483
The Bee World – January, 1933 – Pages 37-41......................................................... 483
The Influence of Cell Size, Part 2 - Bee World.................................. 493
THE INFLUENCE OF CELL SIZE. (With Illustrations and Table of Data by M. Baudoux, Tervueren, Belgium). 493
Recent Work on the Influence of Cell Size........................................ 501
The Bee World – July, 1935 – Pages 81 – 82 - THE BEE LABORATORY. 501
RECENT WORK ON THE INFLUENCE OF CELL SIZE................... 501
Frequent Variation in Cell Size - Bee World 1935............................. 505
The Bee World – November, 1935 – Page 124........................................................... 505
Baudoux’s Work Misunderstood - Bee World 1935........................... 507
The Bee World – December, 1935 – Page 138--PRESS MIRROR....................... 507
Influence of Size of Brood Cell Upon the Size of the Worker Bee - ABJ 1936 509
American Beekeeping Journal – April, 1936 - By Roy A. Grout,** Illinois.............. 509
Are We Ready for a New Bee? - ABJ 1936........................................ 517
ABJ, April, 1936 – Page 180 By P. C. Chadwick, California................................. 517
The Size of Brood-Comb Cells - 1938............................................... 519
The Bee World – September, 1938 – Pages 106-107 By ANNE BETTS........... 519
Geometry of the Ideal Bee’s Cell - Bee World 1944.......................... 525
The Bee World – June, 1944 – Page 46....................................................................... 525
MISCELLANY...................................................................................................... 525
To Obtain the Number of Cells per Sq. Dm. - Bee World 1948........ 527
The Bee World – June, 1948 – Page 47....................................................................... 527
The Efficiency of the Use of Enlarged Cells - 1965........................... 529
XX Jubilee Apimondia Congress – August, 1965 – Pages 675-677-THE EFFICIENCY OF THE USE OF ENLARGED CELLS HONEY-COMBS IN THE CONDITIONS OF ROMANIA C. ANTONESCU, ROMANIA 529
Conclusions........................................................................................................................ 532
REFERENCES........................................................................................................... 533
Preference of Varroa jacobsoni Oudemans for Different Cell Types and Some Factors Affecting Reproduction 535
Apiacta, Feb. 1984 – pages 165-167-DE RUIJTER, A. (Netherlands)............... 535
Experiment 1................................................................................................................... 536
Material and methods........................................................................................... 536
Results and discussion......................................................................................... 536
Conclusion............................................................................................................... 536
Experiment 2................................................................................................................... 537
Material and methods........................................................................................... 537
Results and Discussion........................................................................................ 539
Conclusion.......................................................................................................................... 539
Distribution of Varroa Jacobsoni in Brood Combs of Honey Bee Colonies, and Resultant Effects on Colny Development - Apiacta 1984............................................................. 541
Apiacta #2, Feb., 1984, D. DE JONG; BRAZIL, Roger A. MORSE; USA 541
The Effect of The Size of Honey Bee Cells on The Rate of Infestation by Varroa Jacobsoni 543
Apiacta #2, Feb., 1984, D. MESSAGE, L. S. GONCALVES, BRAZIL.. 543
Study of the Preference of the Mite Varroa Jacobsoni for Apis Mellifera Drones 545
XXX International Apicultural Congress, Apimondia, Nagoya, Japan, Oct. 10-16, 1985, ISSA, M. R. C.; DE JONG, D.:, GONCALVES, L. S. (Brazil).................................................................................. 545
REFERENCES........................................................................................................... 547
The Influence of Cell Size on Infestation Rates by the Mite Varroa Jacobsoni - Apimondia 1985 549
XXX International Apicultural Congress, Apimondia, Nagoya, Japan, Oct. 10-16, 1985, 41. DE JONG, D.; MESSAGE, D.; ISSA, M. (Brasil).............................................................................................................................. 549
Effects of Comb Cell Diameter on Parasitic Mite Infestations in Honey Bee Colonies 551
Author(s): ERICKSON JR ERIC H, RICHARDSON GARY V, KEHL KEVIN L, ARP DENNIS L, CAMERON BRETT E........................................................................................................................................... 551
Interpretive Summary:...................................................................................................... 551
Square Decimeter Measurement Conversion Chart............................ 553
Appendix D: Chemical & Varroa Effects on Honey bees................ 555
The Effect of Synthetic Pyrethroid Insecticides on Honey Bees in Indiana: Laboratory Studies and a Survey of Beekeepers and Pesticide Applicators................................................ 557
A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of Purdue University by William Eugene Chaney. In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy. August 1988................................................................................ 557
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS............................................................................... 557
Abstract..................................................................................................................... 557
Introduction............................................................................................................. 559
Chapter One: Relative Toxicities and Temperature........................................................ 563
Background and Objectives............................................................................... 564
The objectives of this first study were:........................................................... 567
Materials and Methods........................................................................................ 567
Results and Discussion........................................................................................ 569
Data Handling......................................................................................................... 570
Overall Results........................................................................................................ 571
Temperature Effects............................................................................................. 573
Discussion................................................................................................................ 575
Chapter Two: Pesticide Interactions................................................................................. 577
Background and Objectives............................................................................... 578
Materials and Methods........................................................................................ 581
Results and Discussion........................................................................................ 583
Data Handling......................................................................................................... 583
Overall Results........................................................................................................ 584
Pesticide Interactions............................................................................................ 586
Discussion................................................................................................................ 589
Chapter Three: Interhive Variability.............................................................................. 589
Background and Objectives............................................................................... 589
The objectives of this study were:.................................................................... 593
Materials and Methods........................................................................................ 593
Results and Discussion........................................................................................ 594
Data Handling......................................................................................................... 595
Hive to Hive Variation.......................................................................................... 595
Analysis of Racial Differences........................................................................... 595
Discussion................................................................................................................ 596
Appendix E: Miscellaneous Articles................................................. 599
The Truth about Varroa in Brazil....................................................... 601
Bee Pathology – pages 171-173, GONCALVES, L. S.; DE JONG, D. (Brazil), MORSE, R. A. (U.S.A.) 601
Research on Varroa in Brazil.............................................................................. 602
What is Varroa?...................................................................................................... 602
Hive mortality caused by Varroa....................................................................... 603
Making Comb Foundation-The ABC of Bee Culture......................... 605
The ABC of BEE CULTURE, A.I. Root – 1891 – Pages 62-72....................... 605
COMB FOUNDATION................................................................................... 605
HOW TO REFINE WAX....................................................................................... 608
HOW TO MAKE WAX SHEETS....................................................................... 609
ROLLING THE WAX SHEETS....................................................................... 613
HOW TO ADJUST THE MILL FOR LIGHT AND HEAVY FOUNDATION. 616
CAUTION.................................................................................................................... 616
HOW TO CLEAN THE FOUNDATION-ROLLS..................................... 617
MAKING FOUNDATION IN LARGE QUANTITIES........................... 617
TRIMMING AND SQUARING THE SHEETS.......................................... 619
FOUNDATION FOR COMB HONEY............................................................. 621
SAGGING OF THE FOUNDATION, AND HOW TO PREVENT IT. 622
FASTENING STARTERS IN SECTION BOXES...................................... 628
STARTERS FOR SECTION BOXES................................................................ 628
Native American Bees....................................................................... 631
American Bee Journal June 1923 (Vol 63 No 6) starting on page 299..................... 631
IS THE HONEYBEE NATIVE OF AMERICA?................................... 631
WAS THERE A NATIVE HONEY_BEE?............................................... 635
EXCERPT FROM THE HISTORY OF MEXICO................................ 637
Bees............................................................................................................................ 637
Wasp.......................................................................................................................... 638
Other References............................................................................... 639
About the Authors............................................................................. 641
 
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