Management methods and beekeeping technique are featured in this volume, emphasizing those in Italy and France as the European Union was forming. The content focuses on the development of apiculture in both the New and Old World, reflecting on similarities and differences, and based on the principle that “all beekeeping is local.” It features conversations with unique personalities, as well as reports of various scientific and beekeepers’ meetings. Descriptions of visits to research laboratories and distinctive European beekeeping settings round out this unique contribution to the apicultural literature.
Much of the information in this volume was awarded the following prize by Andy Nachbaur, a well-known and respected commercial beekeeper (deceased) who wrote the following:
Subject: 1st PRIZE Beekeeper Page
From: email@example.com (Andy Nachbaur)
Oh my gosh with so many very good Beekeepers sites on the internet how can anyone judge them all and come back with a winner without hurting everyone’s feeling. Well I have not judged them as it is really an impossible job, but for content I have a WINNER for you all to check out. Surprise, no fancy graphics, but a diary or series of letters from Dr. Malcolm T. Sanford, father of the internet for beekeepers and a teacher, Doctor of Beekeeping Extension via the Internet for sure.
Why you ask do I suggest its worth the time to read this because its is a fast way, (maybe an hour for a careful reader) to get a look into what others, beekeepers, educators, bee regulators, and bee scientist’s are doing and thinking TODAY in the Mediterranean region. After a few minutes of reading you will be able to relate to what is or has gone on in the US and how other’s are dealing with it. All this is from Dr. Sanford’s perspective which I believe to be an open minded one, and slanted maybe toward what Florida’s beekeepers or southern states beekeepers could be interested in. Read it because you will find reading them a totally enjoyable experience today that may not repeat itself for many years to come in quality or content, but I believe will be read in the future as classic history for beekeepers interested in beekeepers.
ttul, the OLd Drone
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