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Whether you have acres of land in the countryside of a tiny suburban garden you can start raising your own honeybees and be spreading homemade honey on toast within the year.
In this practical guide Andrew Davies introduces you to the fascinating and busy world of bees. He covers:
How to become a beekeeper, Hives and equipment, Common problems, Collecting honey, Swarms and how to avoid them.
A wonderful primer!
The world of the honey bee is complex with many organisms living in, on, or around the bee and its young. The Honey Bee Around and About is a beautifully illustrated book Celia Davis explores the world of the bee and also the plants on which it depends for its food and the food itself. Within its pages the serious beekeeper will find much information that is otherwise scattered over many volumes. – Karl Showler, Honorary President of Bee Craft Ltd. This is a companion volume to Celia’s first book The Honey Bee Inside Out which covered the anatomy and physiology of the honey bee. The Honey Bee Around and About begins by looking at the origin of honey bees and continues with a description of the different subspecies. Disease is often a neglected topic but it is an important factor for the beekeeper to bear in mind. Celia details the major diseases affecting honey bees s well as other pests including the mite, Varroa destructor. The honey bee’s major function is as a pollinator of flowers both in agriculture and the wider environment and the final chapters look at the relationship between bees and flowers and the resultant products of the hive. Also included are an appendix giving the background to scientific terminology a wide-ranging glossary including phonetic spellings and suggestions for further reading. This is a book that will inform anybody who is interested in this fascinating insect. It is based on the examination modules set by the British Beekeepers’ Association but this text will prove interesting for anyone wanting to know more about our honey bees.The book concludes with a glossary including phonetic spelling and suggestions for further reading. It is a book anyone wanting to know more about our fascinating honey bees as well as those studying for the British Beekeepers’ Association examination modules.A companion volume to The Honey Bee Inside Out, Celia Davis deals with the origin of honey bees and their different sub species. There are major sections on bee diseases & pests. A must for examination candidates.
A clear introduction of the value of the honey bee, now updated in a second edition.What Celia Davis brings to this area of beekeeping is clarity. [..] A ‘must have’ for any beekeeping library. – Adrian Waring, NDB, past General Secretary, British Beekeepers’ Association. This book is designed to present detailed information about the anatomy and physiology of the honey bee in a clear and concise format. Each of the eight chapters cover an aspect of bee biology and all are copiously illustrated. The author has drawn most of the diagrams from her own dissections, giving a realistic rather that idealistic impression of the parts involved. The sections are:• External bodywork • Internal workings • Control systems • Breeding • Growing up • Keeping it all together • Colony reproduction • Inside and outside influencesAlso included are an appendix giving the background to scientific terminology, a wide-ranging glossary including phonetic spellings and suggestions for further reading. This second edition has been fully updated and it also includes an additional appendix describing how to undertake your own honey bee dissections and the equipment required. This is a book that will inform anybody who is interested in this fascinating insect. It is based on the examination modules set by the British Beekeepers’ Association, but this text will prove interesting for anyone wanting to know more about our honey bees. The production of a second edition is indeed a triumph; the success of this book ranks Celia Davis among the ‘greats’ of beekeeping authors.” Michael Badger, MBE, past-president, British Beekeepers’ Association.
If you are just starting to keep bees, or simply want to find out about bees and beekeeping, this authoritative guide provides a complete introduction to starting out as a beekeeper. The book introduces the reader to all areas of beekeeping including the workings of the colony, the structure of a hive, how to acquire bees and keep them healthy and the key events in the beekeeping year, along with answering a number of frequently asked questions such as how to prevent swarming and how often to inspect the hive. Ivor Davis is a past president of the BBKA, a Master Beekeeper and one of the few people to hold the National Diploma in Beekeeping.” Roger Cullum-Kenyon has been a beekeeper for many years and is managing director of BBKA Enterprises Ltd.
Discover the wonders of beekeeping, from establishing a hive to caring for bees, from harvesting the honey and wax to using it in marvellous recipes for food and handmade beauty products.Beekeeping by Dominique Devito – A primer on starting and keeping a hive, an American title gives sound advice for the beginner. It has a particularly interesting chapter on cooking with honey.
Since 1859 many thousands of queen honeybees of foreign race have been imported
into this country with the apparent intention of producing better bees than those already here, but it can be shown that this has had the opposite result. It is out considered opinion that the major problem of beekeepers at the present time is the excessive number of mongrel bees in the country. Many of these mongrels are bad tempered, swarmy, relatively unproductive, unthrifty, and unsuited to cope with the vagaries of the climate. This poses social problems for the beekeeper and his neighbours and economic and management problems for the beekeepers. Unfortunately neither of these problems is as yet recognised by many in the beekeeping community. The prime cause of the problem is the continued importation of foreign bees.
In this country the native honeybee, Apis mellifera mellifera, ie, the Dark European honeybee, is the bee most suited to the climate. Contrary to popular belief, it still exists in a pure state and can be distinguished from mongrel bees and other races. With a National Bee Breeding Programme based on the German system, these bees, some of which already have the good qualities most beekeepers require, could be selectively bred and improved.
Surely, the time has now come for a radical re-appraisal of the state of the honeybee .. at the time of writing there is no recognition of these problems by our national beekeeping organisations and institutions .. this book examines the matter in greater detail and offers guidance to those who are concerns to have better bees.