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Bee Hive Construction plans and ideas - ebook
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This ebook contains five plans to help you build a bee hive. Available through instant download.

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Dairy Goats: Sustainable Production - ebook
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Dairy Goats: Sustainable Production is intended for those interested in starting a commercial goat dairy. It discusses the five major considerations to be addressed in planning for dairy goat production: labor, sales and marketing, processing, regulations, and budgeting and economics. It includes production information specific to dairy goats, including choosing breeds and selecting stock. A resource list for further information about dairy goat production follows the end notes.

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Beekeeping - free ebook
SKU: bk/ebook/000
Six page ebook looking at honey, hives, extraction, etc.

Honey has a long and distinguished history in the human diet. For thousands of years honey hunters have plundered the hives of wild bees for their precious honey and beeswax - a practice still common today.

The most widely used honeybees are the European Apis mellifera, which have now been introduced worldwide. Tropical Africa has a native Apis mellifera, which is slightly smaller than the European Apis mellifera, and is more likely to fly off the comb and to sting. They are also more likely to abandon their hives if disturbed, and in some areas the colonies migrate seasonally.

In Asia there are three main native tropical species, Apis cerana, Apis dorsata, and Apis florea; cerana is the only species that can be managed in hives, but the single combs of the other two are collected by honey hunters.

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Beekeeping factsheet - free ebook
SKU: lili/bk/000
The art and craft of keeping the honey bee Apis mellifera. Honey bees are highly social insects, living in extremely well-organised groups; each member has a specific job to do, and no bee can survive without the colony. Beekeepers provide hives for colonies of bees to live in. A hive will have one queen who lays eggs in the brood chambers. The drones’ sole purpose in life is to fertilise the queen, and the rest are workers, who make the cells of the combs, clean them, fill them with pollen and honey, feed and tend to the young bee larvae, guard the hive and forage for nectar and pollen. The skill of the beekeeper is to maintain the colony at maximum strength while they are producing honey, and to prevent them from becoming overcrowded and swarming. Bees only need to be tended in spring and summer; from late autumn and throughout the winter they remain in a state of semi-hibernation. The beekeeper takes the surplus honey and in a good season a single hive can produce up to 80kg - plenty for a large family, with a surplus for local sale or barter. Bees are an excellent enterprise in an urban area, if you have a small garden, or even a rooftop space to site a hive. The bees will thrive on the abundant flowers in gardens and their flight path will be well above human heads.
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The Automatic Animal Feeder - ebook
SKU: agua/aaf/7030

Build a 100% Automated Deer / Animal Feeder in 1 day for less then $5 in costs. Installs anywhere, great for any type of animal. The book shows you How to Build a 10 Gal Automatic ANIMAL Feeder, set in an Easy to Read 5-step Beginners level format (process made simple), So that Everyone, Anyone, Everywhere can enjoy the benefits of Cheaper, Healthier, Cleaner DIY resources.

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Natural Pet Food - ebook
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You Want The Best For Your Pets After the massive commercial pet food recall in 2007, you're probably concerned about why to feed your dog or cat. The Natural Pet Food Cookbook: Healthful Recipes For Dogs And Cats gives you great ways to supplement your pet's primary diet with nutritious meals that you prepare; that way, you're sure your dog or cat gets healthy variety. With nn emphasis on natural ingredients and lots of colorful, fun illustrations, this cookbook gives you: * More than 50 vet-approved, pet-tested recipes, ranging from basic kibble to casseroles to stews * Tips on cooking techniques, food selection, and more * Info on storing and freezing your homemade pet foods * Details about the nutritional requirements of dogs and cats * Warnings about potentially harmful foods From the Back Cover You Want The Best For Your Pets After the massive commercial pet food recall in 2007, you're probably concerned about why to feed your dog or cat. The Natural Pet Food Cookbook: Healthful Recipes For Dogs And Cats gives you great ways to supplement your pet's primary diet with nutritious meals that you prepare; that way, you're sure your dog or cat gets healthy variety. With nn emphasis on natural ingredients and lots of colorful, fun illustrations, this cookbook gives you: * More than 50 vet-approved, pet-tested recipes, ranging from basic kibble to casseroles to stews * Tips on cooking techniques, food selection, and more * Info on storing and freezing your homemade pet foods * Details about the nutritional requirements of dogs and cats * Warnings about potentially harmful foods
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Self-sufficiency Hen Keeping
SKU: hk/230/000
Self-sufficiency and organic living have never been more prominent and hen keeping is becoming increasingly popular. Part of a growing series of authoritative and inspirational titles, this book provides an introduction to some of the key aspects of aspiring to a self-sufficient lifestyle by keeping your own chickens and benefiting from the produce. You don't need a large garden to keep poultry and an average family only needs a couple of hens to keep them well stocked in fresh eggs all year round. The set-up costs are minimal and you don't need a whole host of expensive gadgets or equipment to care for your chickens. Packed with information on poultry keeping (housing, food and water, daily care, disease prevention and cure, encouraging egg production and breeding), there is also comprehensive information on breeds and a list of useful contacts should you need them.

Mike Hatcher has a lifetime's experience keeping poultry. He began his career in commercial poultry and later crossed into pure breeds. He holds a qualification in Poultry Husbandry from the Lancashire College of Agriculture. He has judged in the UK, USA, Canada and Holland, and writes for various poultry magazines. He is now President of the Poultry Club of Great Britain and has worked with DEFRA to reduce the impact of avian influenza on small poultry keepers.

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Small scale chicken production ebook
SKU: sscp/ebook/ooo

This Agrodok provides a wealth of useful information on how to overcome the main constraints in small-scale poultry production and deal with threats like predation and infectious diseases. It is a practical booklet with chapters on hatching, housing, nutrition and health. I sincerely hope and believe that the knowledge, tools and experiences offered here will be a valuable resource for poultry keepers. Above all, I hope that it will inspire readers to generate new ideas through applying the ideas they find here. Chickens deserve to be treated well – and professionally. You will see that the birds will show their gratitude by improving their performance! I wish you a healthy flock and a successful enterprise! Dr. René P. Kwakkel Wageningen University - Poultry Nutrition Research

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The Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency - ebook, By John Seymour
SKU: tcbossJS/ebook/000

The Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency is a book for all seasons. Whether you live in town or country, on a farm or in a cottage, in a house with a garden or a flat with a window-box, this book has something for you. If you want to bake your own bread, brew your own beer, make your own cheese, pickle your own onions, this book will show you how. If you want to make hay, milk a cow, smoke a ham, design a dairy, convert to solar energy, this book will show you how. If you just want to grow your own vegetables, bottle your own fruit, dry your own herbs, this book will demonstrate exactly what to do.

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Beekeeping Basics
SKU: bb/ebook/000
Beekeeping can be a fascinating hobby, a profitable sideline, or a full-time occupation. This 98-page publication is all about beekeeping and is designed to help hobbyists become successful beekeepers focusing on honey bee biology, how to get started, and how to manage bee colonies for fun and profit. Sections include information on the colony and its organization, beekeeping equipment, how to start with bees, colony management, how to manage maladies, honey production and processing, pollination, and handling beeswax and pollen trapping, as well as a glossary and an appendix.
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A Guide to Private Water Systems in Pennsylvania
SKU: gpwsp/ebook/000

A Manual for Rural Homeowners on the Proper Construction and Maintenance of Private Wells, Springs, and Cisterns

Rural homeowners often face challenges in managing their water supply because, unlike public water supplies, managing private water systems is entirely the homeowner’s responsibility. This 164-page manual is intended as a guide for private water system owners in Pennsylvania. From proper location and construction to recommended testing and treatment strategies, it will help you make educated decisions about your water supply.

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The Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency, By John Seymour (Paperback)
SKU: tcbossJS/833/559

The Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency is a book for all seasons. Whether you live in town or country, on a farm or in a cottage, in a house with a garden or a flat with a window-box, this book has something for you. If you want to bake your own bread, brew your own beer, make your own cheese, pickle your own onions, this book will show you how. If you want to make hay, milk a cow, smoke a ham, design a dairy, convert to solar energy, this book will show you how. If you just want to grow your own vegetables, bottle your own fruit, dry your own herbs, this book will demonstrate exactly what to do.

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