Full Book List
Full book list of all available new books. Alphabetical by author.
Michael Duncan, a beekeepers for over 60 years has written a quite exceptional and unique text, published as a volume with both illustrations and text in his own free flowing hand. Starting the craft in Birmingham in 1947 he has since 1982 kept bees in North Devon. His concern for our world is clearly stated in his words. We live in an ailing, troubled, treadmill of a world. But another does exist parallel to it – largely unnoticed. A world of light, colour, sweetness, tranquility: of external rhythms and harmonies. Step over into it each day, however briefly. Hold it in some secluded corner of the heart. Saving Our Bees Can Save Our Sanity.
The artist is a beekeeper and an art master on the West Midlands. His ideas for Ambrose come to him as he thinks about his own bees and the particular time of year. For nearly two years an Ambrose cartoon has appeared in the British Bee Journal crammed with the greatest detail and the thought has occurred that gathered together the cartoons would make an excellent colouring book for children – and even grown-ups!A set of drawings with a beekeeping theme that children can colour.
- A simple-to-use identification guide for garden bumblebees with notes to this and some of the similar species.
- More accurate colour identification icons on the species spreads.
- Updated distribution maps with the very latest data.
- Species Icons Quick Guide (featured at the back of the book and the latest addition).
Just as honey bees are found all over the world so are recipes that use their honey. Caribbean jerk, Spanish chicken, French sauces, British biscuits and Turkish cakes all gleam with the sweet stuff. It can take just a spoonful or two of honey to bring its deep flavour to a dish. As a marinade it can enhance meat and poultry, and it works particularly well with nuts and fruits, cream and cheese, and herbs and spices. Along with recipes for delicious honey dishes, Spoonfuls of Honey describes different varieties of honey, explains what to consider when buying and storing, gives tips on its use in your cooking, explores the benefits to your health and the role bees and honey play in nature.
The Complete Guide to Beekeeping is first and foremost a practical guide to the first three years of beekeeping. In the first year it tells you how to start, what you need to buy, how you cope with the bees, and how you prepare them for the winter. In the second year it tells you how to spring clean, how to deal with the honey flows and honey harvests, and_ how to prepare for possible swarms. In the third year it looks at swarms in detail, as well as the possibility of expanding into semi-commercial beekeeping.
The Complete Guide goes on to cover subjects of interest to every beekeeper. Honey and beeswax products such as candles and polish are covered in detail; as are bee diseases with a short section on the infamous ‘Killer Bees’ of South America. There’s a chapter on Bees in History from prehistoric times to the 20th century; extensive Beekeeping Appendices; and finally a ‘Troubleshooting’ section which will hopefully answer all and any of your problems.
This extensively illustrated volume is a guide to the 270 species of bees in Britain. It will certainly establish itself as the key volume in this area of interest. The volume will allow readers to identify all of the bees in Britain, Ireland and the Channel Islands. It provides the latest information on ecology, status and distribution and furnishes colour illustrations and photographs that cover an impressive proportion of the species.
This is an updated edition of the talk given by Oliver Field to the Scottish Beekeepers Association in 1998. This new version includes colour pictures, a bee breeding chart and a chapter on, ‘Current Reflections” Oliver Field is a present day giant of Bee Farming, having acted as such for over thirty years. His other books include Honey By the Ton and Honey Days.