Full Book List
Full book list of all available new books. Alphabetical by author.
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.
This complete and easy guide provides an easy introduction to the craft from an American standpoint. There are extensive sections on cooking with honey and the uses of beeswax.Discover:• What you need to get started: the new boxes available are smaller, lighter, easier and better, and the few pounds of honey they produce makes a plentiful harvest for a family with some to share.• The best place to locate your new bee colonies for their safety and yours, and how to landscape to screen them from neighbours.• Organic and least-toxic ways to care for your bees, from providing fresh water and protection from the elements, to keeping the, healthy and productive.• Delicious treats, candles and beauty treatments you can make with honey and beeswax.If you want beekeeping done right, it won’t be fast. However, beekeeping takes about the same investment in time and care as gardening, dovetails nicely with the planting and harvesting seasons and provides bonuses for gardeners that include better pollination and larger produce yields. The Complete and Easy Guide to Beekeeping takes a fresh, modern look at traditional beekeeping. Numerous photos, diagrams and supportive tips are used to supplement good, solid beekeeping information. But unlike most basic beekeeping books, the information does not stop there. Instructions on candle – and soap – making are clearly presented as well as numerous recipes using honey. This is a refreshingly useful book for today’s beekeeper” – Dr. James E. Tew, State Specialist, Beekeeping Department of Entomology. Ohio State University, Wooster, Ohio.About the author:After receiving a degree in Production horticulture from the Wisconsin, Kim Flottum began a career in honey bee pollination research with the USDA and a lifelong interest in the multifaceted hobby and business of beekeeping. He is the editor of Bee Culture magazine.
A handbook of honey which acts as a guide to creating, harvesting and cooking with natural honeys, written by the editor of the leading American bee Magazine – Bee Culture. It abounds with hive hints and honey-harvesting tutorials, all delivered with the sound, practical, and common sense perspective of a seasoned expert. For those who have already bought the Complete and Easy Guide to Beekeeping, also to be found at this shop, this title will be a suitable partner. Recommended.
Man’s domestication of the humble honey bee spans millennia. The evolution of beekeeping may be traced in the changing form of the beehive and in the various structures used to house and protect it, from simple recesses in garden walls holding a single straw hive, to ornate free-standing buildings that could house thirty times as many. Each means was unique in its reflection not only of the wealth, occupation and idiosyncrasies of its owner, but also of the increasing understanding of the nature of the honey bee. During the nineteenth century, developments in beekeeping techniques sadly caused these structures to fall into disuse, and today many are derelict or have disappeared altogether. Anne Foster traces the various and fascinating ways in which bees have been housed throughout history, and encourages the preservation of those precious examples still to be found.
Malcolm Fraser, a past President of the British Beekeepers Association has written a most interesting account of the development of beekeeping in Great Britain. Through these pages past beekeepers come to life as the real people who have made beekeeping what it is today.