Full Book List
Full book list of all available new books. Alphabetical by author.
Written for those who are new to beekeeping, this book aims to clarify the essential procedures that are associated with the subject. Step by step instructions take the newcomer through each stage, with photographs and illustrations to further clarify the techniques.• Where to start• Equipment and supplies• Setting up a hive• Introducing the bees• Handling and checking• Seasonal management• Dealing with a swarm• Feeding the bees• Harvesting the wax an honey• Dealing with problemsWritten for those who are new to beekeeping, this books aims to clarify the essential procedures that are associated with the subject. Step-by-step instructions take the newcomer through each stage, with photographs and illustrations to further clarify the techniques. This is an essential guide for the beginner during the first few years of beekeeping.
Bumblebees are familiar and charismatic insects, occurring throughout much of the world. They are increasingly being used as a model organism for studying a wide range of ecological and behavioural concepts, such as social organisation, optimal foraging theories, host-parasite interactions, and pollination. Recently they have become a focus for conservationists due to mounting evidence of range contractions and catastrophic extinctions with some species disappearing from entire continents (e.g in North America). Only by improving our understanding of their ecology can we devise sensible plans to conserve them. The role of bumblebees as invasive species (e.g Bombus terrestrials in Japan) has also become topical with the growing trade in commercial bumblebee nests for tomato pollination leading to the establishment of non-native bumblebees in a number of countries.Sine the publication of the first edition of the book, there have been hundreds of research papers published on bumblebees. There is clearly a continuing need for an affordable, well-illustrated, and appealing text that makes accessible all of the major advances in understanding of the behaviour and ecology of bumblebees that have been made in the last 30 years. Bumblebees is aimed at students, researchers, and interested amateurs. Technical jargon has been kept to a minimum and sufficient background information given to enable anyone to follow the text without difficulty.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2013.
Once commonly found in the rriarshes of Kent, the short-haired bumblebee is now extinct in the UK, but still exists in the wilds of New Zealand, descended from a few queen bees shipped over in the nineteenth century. A Sting in the Tale tells the story of Goulson’s passionate drive to reintroduce it to its native land and contains groundbreaking research into these curious creatures, history’s relationship with the bumblebee, the disastrous effects intensive farming has had on our bee populations and the potential dangers if we are to continue down this path.
‘Enormously informative … Hugely entertaining … This is essential reading’ Independent
A hunt for the most elusive bees leads Dave Goulson from Salisbury Plain to Sussex hedgerows, from Poland to Patagonia. Whether he is tracking great yellow bumblebees in the Hebrides or chasing orchid bees through the Ecuadorian jungle. Dave Goulson’s wit, humour and deep love of nature makes him the ideal travelling companion.
This utterly charming book will inspire you to think about the ways in which we are all responsible for the future of our world. Through his scientific expertise and passion for conversation, Goulson shows us natures resilience against the odds, and that beauty hides in the most surprising places.
Healthy Bees are Happy Bees is a comprehensive guide to bee health and sickness. The book details beekeeping problems, pests, parasites and diseases in depth and offers practical guidance rooted in beekeeping experience about preventing, controlling or curing threats to bee colonies to encourage more sustainable beekeeping practice. Environmental considerations, the effects of food, genetics, health and hygiene and the interactions of bees with the weather all combine to bring a hew and holistic approach to the topic. This book presents the reader with an in-depth examination of all aspects of bee diseases in a way that has not previously been available in a single book.
Pam Gregory, a former Regional Bee Inspector for Wales and Claire Waring, Editor of Bee Craft have joined together to write this Green Guide. These experts, as you would expect have produced a comprehensive and straightforward guide to the rewarding pastime of beekeeping. Over 200 colour pictures.
There are many fine books on Queen rearing which assume quite a degree of skill, Ben introduces ways of overcoming aspects of the processes that some find daunting. It covers, in a clear and simple fashion, grafting, queen cell initiation, stocking a mini nuc and requeening without finding the queen. As such it should prove invaluable to the small scale Queen rearer.
William Hamilton was the author of the classic Scottish bee book – The Art of Beekeeping. This gripping account of life in Garelochhead a century ago will be of interest particularly to local historians and beekeepers with a delight in Scottish history.
There are many fine books on Queen Rearing which assume a high degree of skill. This is not one of them. Ben Harden a leading Irish beekeepers, and as far as we know, the only one from Eire to gain the National Diploma in Beekeeping. He reveals in this slim text the secrets of rearing queens. He covers grafting , queen cell initiation and the stocking of mini nucs. He also has a section on requeening without finding the old queen. Highly recommended.