Managing Alternative Pollinators
A Handbook for Beekeepers, Growers, and Conservationists
This handbook is a first-of-its-kind, step-by-step, full-color guide for rearing and managing bumble bees, leafcutter bees, and other alternatives to honey bee pollinators. It combines scientific research with years of practical beekeeping experience.
- For Beekeepers: Detailed information on each alternative pollinator's biology and susceptibility to disease, pests, and chemicals, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to rear and manage alternative pollinators.
- For Growers: Guidance for understanding the business of pollination, matching pollinators to crops, and deciding how best to pollinate for successful agricultural production and pollinator protection.
- For Conservationists: Easy-to-understand accounts of the honey bee's plight, the business of pollination, and what can be done to protect pollinators and our food systems.This book was published with support from the US Department of Agriculture (SARE).
130+ color photos, nest construction details, parasite and disease management guidelines, and much more.
162 pp, 8 1/2 x 11, softcover, spiral bound, 2010Return to Country & Rural Living