Pest Insects

Since humans evolved, insects have fed on them, competed with them for food and other resources, and acted as vectors of microorganisms that cause diseases in them or in the organisms that they value. However, as was noted in the Introduction, the impact of such insects increased considerably as the human population grew and became more urbanized. Urbanization presented easy opportunities for the dissemination of insect parasites on humans and the diseases they carry. Large-scale and long-term cultivation of the same crop over an area facilitated rapid population increases in certain plant-feeding species and the spread of plant diseases. Modern transportation, too, encourages the spread of pest insects and insect-borne diseases. Further, as described in Section 2.3, some of the attempts at pest eradication have backfired, resulting in even greater economic damage.

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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