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X-Star Publishing Company, Beekeeping Books, The Practical Beekeeper, Better Queens, Queen Rearing Simplified, Beekeeping Naturally, Bush Bees, Foundationless Frames, Lazy Beekeeping, Top Bar Hive, Organic Beekeeping, Chemical Free Beekeeping, Treatment Free Beekeeping, Tao of Beekeeping, queens, survivor bees, long hives, natural cell size, small cell bees, small cell beekeeping, regression, natural beekeeping, Michael Bush
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Most of these you can read for free on my website here: Classic beekeeping and queen rearing books
My overview is here:
Queen rearing, Beekeeping, Michael Bush. An overview of the concepts of queen rearing with specific examples of various ways to do the steps.
How to raise a few good queens, Michael Bush. This is a description of how to get some queens without any special equipment and without grafting. If you just need a few queens for your hobby, here is a method to get them.
The quality of emergency queens, Michael Bush. This topic comes up often in beekeeping discussions. The concept that bees cannot raise a decent queen in an emergency is widespread. I hope with this page to shed some light on the topic.
Details: Hardback. 828 pages 249 Illustrations.
These men laid the groundwork and worked out the details of practical systems of queen rearing. Pellet did a lot of distilling down of the various systems, which is very valuable, Smith perfected a lot of what Doolittle started. Miller and Hopkins were the queen rearing examples for the beekeeper who just wanted a few good queens for themselves. If you want to raise queens, these books are the place to start. If you want to read a variety of methods from the old masters here they are all in one place.
Scientific Queen-Rearing by G.M. Doolittle
Miller Method of Queen Rearing by C.C. Miller
Practical Queen Rearing by Frank Pellett
Alley Method of Queen Rearing by Henry Alley
Hopkins Method of Queen Rearing by Isaac Hopkins
Hopkins 1886 Method of Queen Rearing by Isaac Hopkins
Queen Rearing Simplified by Jay Smith
Better Queens by Jay Smith
With an overview of queen rearing by Michael Bush