Antibiotic

A substance that inhibits the growth of micro-organisms, e.g., penicillin. It seems that all antibiotics provide an unstable protection when used singly, and that a cocktail of different antibiotics is much more stable. Aphids

Plant parasitic insects of the Order Homoptera which are among the most common, and serious, of insect pests of crops. Also known as greenfly or green bugs, aphids have several different forms, including winged females for allo-infection; wingless, asexual, viviparous females for Auto-infection; and winged males and females for sexual reproduction. Many species of aphid are heteroecious. Many are vectors of virus diseases. Apical dominance

The suppression of lateral branches by the apical shoot, or apex, of the plant. Apical meristem

The meristem at the main growing point, or apex, of a plant. Apis

The genus to which honey bees belong. These are stinging, social, hymenopterous insects, useful in the production of honey, and in the pollinating of many species of crop. Amateur breeders can often make use of them to produce a random polycross.

Beekeeping for Beginners

Beekeeping for Beginners

The information in this book is useful to anyone wanting to start beekeeping as a hobby or a business. It was written for beginners. Those who have never looked into beekeeping, may not understand the meaning of the terminology used by people in the industry. We have tried to overcome the problem by giving explanations. We want you to be able to use this book as a guide in to beekeeping.

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