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The Observation Hive Handbook
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This book will guide you in selecting an observation hive and choosing a site for it, modifying the hive and the site as needed, installing the hive, working with the hive, and maintaining the hive. It will prepare you to take a temporary portable observation hive to a market, fair, or school. Most important, it describes and illustrates the many ways you can use your observation hive to learn more about honey bees and how to care for them.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Frontispiece, Copyright, Dedication, Epigraphs
  2. pp. i-viii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xviii
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  1. 1. Benefits of Observing Honey Bees at Home
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. 2. Preparing for and Selecting an Observation Hive
  2. pp. 5-20
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  1. 3. Installing Your Observation Hive
  2. pp. 21-34
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  1. 4. Working an Observation Hive
  2. pp. 35-54
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  1. 5. Maintaining Your Observation Hive
  2. pp. 55-62
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  1. 6. Observation Hives in Public Spaces
  2. pp. 63-70
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  1. 7. Bee Photography and Your Observation Hive
  2. pp. 71-74
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  1. 8. Things to Try with Your Observation Hive
  2. pp. 75-80
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  1. A Closing Word
  2. pp. 81-82
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  1. Appendix: Selection and Installation Checklist
  2. pp. 83-84
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 85-86
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 87-91
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