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  • Paperback: 116 pages
  • Publisher: X-Star Publishing Company (May 22 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1614760519
  • ISBN-13: 978-1614760511
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.7 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #218,690 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Overview of the Queen Rearing Process July 11 2012
By Randal L. Carr - Published on Amazon.com
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This book by Jay Smith has been brought back into print by Bush Farms and it is a must for any beekeeper wanting to learn about rearing quality honeybee queens without a lot of specialty equipment. The best feature of this book is the summary which Michael Bush has boiled down into an almost checklist-like guide to queen rearing. The process is outlined not only for commercial breeders but also for the backyard beekeeper who needs only a few queens. This one will stay in your library.
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Has changed the way I think about raising honeybee queens May 17 2012
By Tony - Published on Amazon.com
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An easy method of raising queens without the need for grafting tools, or extremely good eyesight.

As an amateur backyard beekeeper, I hadn't considered raising my own queens [on purpose, the bees have other ideas].

This method is simple, and requires no special tools. Queen rearing is something that I am no longer intimidated by, and am now emboldened to try on my own.

Cheers,
Tony P.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Great Book July 1 2013
By hisham mohamed - Published on Amazon.com
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Recently got this and found it to bee full of helpful info based on experience and not theory. I especially likes the way the author looks at things from the bees perspective. It all makes perfect sense. will recommend this to any one interested in bees.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Worth reading May 17 2012
By Ben M - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a fast read and Jay Smith writes like he's having a conversation with you. There are lots of practical ideas with a full description of how to raise queens commercially and another chapter on how to simplify the process if you just want a few queens each year.

Ideally suited to the DIY beekeeper. Would make a great gift.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Great Info Feb. 15 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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I was impressed at how easy jay makes it seem to breed queens...
There's a lot of great info packed in this lil book..
And he had a lot of great stories through the book too..
So the review at the end came in handy :-)
My only complaint is it could use better photos..
Its definitely a must have for any beekeepers book collection.


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