Instructions for transferring bee colonies from well-hives to frame-hives. The book is introduced by the authors' admonishment of class enemies and the call to increase collectivization amongst Ukrainian beekeepers. This text was published by the Kharkov Apiculture Experimentation station, where beekeeping researchers G. F. Taranov and S. A. Rozov made prominent contributions to Soviet apiculture.
"How to treat and prevent diseases in beehives" was intended to raise Ukrainian apiaries from their decline. Text provides discussion of biology and spread of common diseases in the apiary, with instructions for treating diseases in small apiaries as well as in the context of large, collectivized apiaries. Diseases listed are American foulbrood, European foulbrood, Aspergillus infections, non-infectious diarrhea, and Nosemosis.