This title is essential among the many books about beekeeping. Larry Connor explores the process of making new bee colonies and using nuclei as a means of Varroa destructor mite control and keeping spare queens available for use to replace failed queens in full-sized colonies.
Increase Essentials is widely used in introductory beekeeping courses. Emphasis on use of local queens and local bees for successful beekeeping.
This second edition contains updated materials as well as full-color photos and diagrams.
By Larry Connor