Full Book List
Full book list of all available new books. Alphabetical by author.
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.
Professor John B Free, a world authority on the subject covers the areas of colony organisation, activity, defence, forage collection, and reproduction in a very readable style. Recommended for all taking BBKA Exams.
“This is the most apicentric book on natural beekeeping that I have read…… Throughout the book she lets the bees speak for themselves as they tell us about things hitherto hidden from us, things which could provide a source of inspiration for research far into the future.” David Heath (Author The Bee-Friendly Beekeeper & Natural Beekeeping with the Warré Hive).
David Frimston has for many years been Hon. Solicitor to the British Beekeepers Association. This books is a collection of 20 legal cases involving bees, from America as well as the British Isles, involving neighbours or swarms. The illustrations are wood engravings by Miriam MacGregor.This book is a collection of 20 legal cases involving bees, from America as well as the British Isles.
We have recently taken into stock this Australian title which we consider to be the most up to date publication, (and probable with Woodward – Queen Bee, the best two titles currently available) on all aspects of Queen Bee production & selective breeding for colony improvement.
It was in the days, about fifteen years ago, when amateur wine making was at it’s height, that Clara Furness penned these pages. A long series of articles appeared in the British Bee Journal, and many Beekeepers’ and Winemakers’ Associations in the South will remember her demonstrations and talks.A handbook which encourages all beekeepers to see mead making as a natural consequence of keeping bees.