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Beekeeping

Beekeeping or apiculture is a long practiced activity in many parts of the world. Bees are a vital part of the ecosystem - one third of the food we eat would not be available were it not for bees' pollination activities. Beekeeping is often done with very simple equipment. Approaches vary in different regions to suit local circumstances but there are often ways in which practices can be improved.

This section contains the Basic Beekeeping Manual written by Pam Gregory and published by The UK National Bee Unit at the Food and Environmental Research Agency (FERA). It is available in English, French, Chichewa, Kinyarwanda, Shona and Swahili. It has been split into ten sections which can be downloaded individually:

Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: The life of the bee
Part 3: How to keep safe when beekeeping
Part 4: How to make a simple bee veil
Part 5: How to make a movable comb top bar beehive
Part 6: How to set up a good apiary
Part 7: How to manage bees
Part 8: How to harvest quality honey
Part 9: How to extract quality honey
Part 10: How to harvest beeswax

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An Introduction to Beekeeping

This Technical Brief looks at some of the basic considerations of beekeeping on a small scale, with diagrams illustrating the techniques involved.

Published on 1994

Basic Beekeeping Manual 1 Part 01: Introduction

This is the intoductory section to the Basic Beekeeping Manual

Pam Gregory, Published by Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) on 2009

Basic Beekeeping Manual 1 Part 02: The life of the bee

This section explains the life of the bee.

Pam Gregory, Published by Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) on 2009

Basic Beekeeping Manual 1 Part 03: How to keep safe when beekeeping

This section explains about the life of the bee.

Pam Gregory, Published by Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) on 2009

Basic Beekeeping Manual 1 Part 04: How to Make a Simple Bee Veil

This section of Basic Beekeeping describes how to make a simple bee veil.

Pam Gregory, Published by Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) on 2009

Basic Beekeeping Manual 1 Part 05: How to make a movable comb top bar beehive

This section explains how to make a movable comb top bar beehive.

Pam Gregory, Published by Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) on 2009

Basic Beekeeping Manual 1 Part 06: How to set up a good apiary

This part of the manual looks at how to set up a good apiary.

Pam Gregory, Published by Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) on 2009

Basic Beekeeping Manual 1 Part 07: How to manage bees

This part of the document looks at how to manage bees.

Pam Gregory, Published by Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) on 2009

Basic Beekeeping Manual 1 Part 08: How to harvest quality honey

This is the intoductory section of Basic Beekeeping looks at how to harvest quality honey.

Pam Gregory, Published by Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) on 2009

Basic Beekeeping Manual 1 Part 09: How to extract quality honey

This section of Basic beekeeping describes how to extract quality honey.

Pam Gregory, Published by Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) on 2009

Basic Beekeeping Manual 1 Part 10: How to harvest beeswax

This section of Basic Beekeeping explains how to harvest beeswax.

Pam Gregory, Published by Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) on 2009

Bee Keeping in Sri Lanka

This video shows how bee keeping in Sri Lanka can sustain a livelihood.

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action on 2011

Beekeeping

This digital story is on the basics of beekeeping.

Practical Answers Sri Lanka, Published on 2011

Igitabo Cya Cy’ubuvumvu Bw’ibanze

Uburyo bwo gukoresha iki gitabo

Pam Gregory, Published by Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) on 2009

Jinsi ya Kuanzishia Bustani Nzuri ya Nyuki

Asali bora hutokana na bustani nzuri ya nyuki. Sehemu hii (kwa kiingereza-Apiary) ni bustani iliyoangikiwa mizinga kadhaa.

Pam Gregory, Published by Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) on 2009

Jinsi ya Kuchomoa Asali yenye ubora zaidi

Jinsi ya kuchomoa asali yenye ubora zaidi

Pam Gregory, Published by Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) on 2009

Jinsi ya Kujiweka Salama Wakati wa Ufugaji Nyuki

Nyuki wanaweza kudunga na mishale yao inaweza kuwa hatari. Tunza nyuki kwa utaratibu na heshima wakati wote.

Pam Gregory, Published by Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) on 2009

Jinsi ya Kutengeneza Kifuniko Cha Uso Kwa Urahisi

Ni rahisi kutengeneza kifuniko cha uso ili kukinga uso na kichwa kutokana na mishale ya nyuki.

Pam Gregory, Published by Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) on 2009

Jinsi ya Kutengeneza Mzinga wa Masega Ulio Rahisi Kuhamisha

Hapa chini tunaonyeshwa jinsi ya kutengeneza mzinga pamoja na vipimo vyake.

Pam Gregory, Published by Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) on 2009

Jinsi ya Kuvuna Asali Yenye Ubora Zaidi

Asali yenye ubora zaidi hukaa kwa muda mrefu na ina bei ya juu.

Pam Gregory, Published by Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) on 2009

 

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