Full Book List
Full book list of all available new books. Alphabetical by author.
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.
A life history together with a collection of drawings and poems by a 93 year old Somerset Artist which ranges from snapshots of beekeeping life to the very best of the Glastonbury Festival as well as drawings of life in Scotland. This book – while not helping you to a larger honey harvest will give you many happy and enjoyable hours scanning the pages.
Jack Fieldhouse, known to me as “Uncle Jack’: although he is my first cousin once removed, is a remarkable man who has lived a remarkable and very long life. His autobiography describes not only his wartime experiences, but also his love of art and of Nature. Jack’s philosophy, of trying to live a life that works with, rather than against, the grain of Nature, is especially important given the seemingly exorable rise in global population and consumption that is damaging the planet for future generations. Jack doesn’t just talk the talk: he lives a life that reflects his beliefs and values. In this there is an important lesson for us alL
This is a remarkable and beautifully produced book containing detailed black and white photographs of the external anatomy of the honeybee by Rose-Lynn Fisher, using a scanning electron microscope. As a book of excellent photos it stands on its own and will thrill the owner with its intricate views of insect structure, which cannot be seen with either the naked eye or an optical microscope, some of the images stretching over two pages.
Better Beekeeping takes serious beekeepers past the beginning stages.”In Better Beekeeping, Kim takes serious beekeepers past the beginning stages, past the learning curves, and the days of early errors. Better Beekeeping leaps the major hurdles of keeping bees today – migratory beekeeping, pesticide polluted fields, monoculture crops, and unpredictable queens – and offers solutions and rewards for keeping bees a better way. [..] Better Beekeeping is the most lucid call to action ever written about land-based beekeeping. Eighteenth-century beekeeper Christian Sprengel once said, ‘There should be standing armies of bees.’ This book is the first step-by-step guide that instructs readers how to make that happen. Even if you’re not a beekeeper, this book is a must-read for environmentalists, food aficionados, and political history, social sciences, and agricultural policies should be more supportive of beekeepers – Tammy Horn, author of Bees in America and Beeconomy: What women and bees can teach us about local trade and the global market. There are numerous beekeeping books on the shelves that instruct on ‘how to’, but Better Beekeeping is a book that explores ‘why to,’ which is essential for this ever-changing world of beekeeping today. [..]This is a must-have book for any beekeeper wanting to think outside the box ” Jennifer Berry, research coordinator at the University of Georgia’s Honey Bee Research Lab, commercial queen and nuc producer, and columnist for Bee Culture magazine.