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NATURAL BEEKEEPING, REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION

Today's beekeepers face unprecedented challenges, a fact that is now front-page news with the spread of "colony collapse disorder." Newly introduced pests like varroa and tracheal mites have made chemical treatment of hives standard practice, but pest resistance is building, which in turn creates demand for new and even more toxic chemicals. In fact, there is evidence that chemical treatments are making matters worse.

It's time for a new approach. Now revised and updated with new resources and including full-color photos throughout, Natural Beekeeping offers all the latest information in a book that has already proven invaluable for organic beekeepers. The new edition offers the same holistic, sensible alternative to conventional chemical practices with a program of natural hive management, but offers new sections on a wide range of subjects, including:

  • The basics of bee biology and anatomy
  • Urban beekeeping
  • Identifying and working with queens
  • Parasitic mite control
  • Hive diseases

Also, a completely new chapter on marketing provides valuable advice for anyone who intends to sell a wide range of hive products.

Ross Conrad brings together the best "do no harm" strategies for keeping honeybees healthy and productive with nontoxic methods of controlling mites; eliminating American foulbrood disease without the use of antibiotics; selective breeding for naturally resistant bees; and many other detailed management techniques, which are covered in a thoughtful, matter-of-fact way.

Whether you are a novice looking to get started with bees, an experienced apiculturist looking for ideas to develop an integrated pest-management approach, or someone who wants to sell honey at a premium price, this is the book you've been waiting for.

$34.95

HOMEMADE TREATS FOR HAPPY, HEALTHY DOGS E-HANDBOOK

Have you ever looked at the list of ingredients on dog food or treats? Many pet-food ingredients have the words by-products and meal on the label. These are food-processing by-products that humans will not consume. Other undesirable — even potentially harmful — ingredients include chemicals, preservatives, artificial flavorings, and artificial colorings.


This e-handbook will show you how to make your own healthy homemade food and treats for your dog. Chapters include:


  • Why Bake Your Own?
  • When You Must Buy Commercial Products
  • Tips and Tricks for the Best Treats
  • Testing for Food Allergies


Also included are simple one-bowl reicpes for dog treats such as Peanut Butter Biscuits, Apple-Oatmeal Cookies and Tempting Cheese Circles. A great resource for a healthy, happy dog! 36 pages.


INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: When you order this e-book* we will provide you with a link for the e-book on the confirmation page. Simply click on the link and save the file to your computer — no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees.


GRIT E-Handbooks are packed with practical information, innovative ideas and creative projects right at your fingertips. By supporting digital products like this one you are helping save millions of trees a year. Order your downloadable PDF and start reading today!

$9.95

POOL CABANA WITH PORCH AND PATIO BAR E-PLAN

  • Width: 22'-0" Depth: 24'-0"
  • 1 Full Baths
  • Standard Foundation - Slab
  • Building height - 16'-6"
  • Roof pitches - 4.5/12, 8/12
  • Ceiling heights -
  • Bar and Bath - 8'
  • Vaulted Patio Area - 13'-6"
  • Cabana has 112 square feet
  • A bath and open walk-up/walk-in bar featuring a designated wall for a plasma TV is conveniently located to the porch and patio
  • Complete list of materials

Mother Earth News E-Plans are packed with practical information, innovative ideas and creative projects right at your fingertips. By supporting digital products like this one you are helping save millions of trees a year. Order your downloadable PDF and start building today!


System information:13.2MB, load times may vary.

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It is your responsibility to make sure that any project you undertake is safe, effective, and legal for your situation. All Ogden Publications' plans are offered AS IS for information and entertainment purposes only. No warranties are expressed or implied. By using this information or these plans you agree to hold Ogden Publications harmless from any damages or injuries of any kind that might result from errors, omissions or other causes.

This plan was provided by HDA, Inc.

$175.00