Full Book List
Full book list of all available new books. Alphabetical by author.
Apiculture for the 21st Century is the account of a symposium held to record the retirement of Professor Roger Hoopingarner from Michigan State University. As such it is a carefully constructed review of current research efforts and future possibilities.
Bees in America is an enlightened cultural history of bees and beekeeping in the United States. Tammy Horn, herself a beekeeper, offers a varied social and technological history from the colonial period, when the British first introduced bees to the New World, to the present, when bees are being used by the American military to detect bombs. Horn shows how beekeeping and honey have influenced so much of our U.S. history and culture. American beekeepers will be grateful that Horn is sharing the story of their love affair worth the honey bee to the general population. Bees in America is a welcome respite from out fast-paced technology-driven society” – Joe Graham, editor American Bee Journal.
Queen bee. Worker bees. Busy as a bee. These phrases have shaped perceptions of women for centuries, but how did these stereotypes begin? Who are the women who keep bees and what can we learn from them? This examines the fascinating evolution of the relationship between women and bees around the world. From Africa to Australia to Asia, women have participated in the pragmatic aspects of honey hunting and in the more advanced skills associated with beekeeping.
A collection of poems celebrating honey bees, with their little gestures and humble habits, which seem so far away and yet are so nearly akin to our grand passions and arrogant destinies’ (Maeterlinck). The current crisis of health in the bee population makes this an important time to recognise and value that connection.
‘Who more appropriate than women poets of today, with their quiet eye for detail, order, industry, living-spaces, to explore that parallel world of skeps and keepers, queens and workers, lore, science, craft and myth, all the way from Ljubljana to Aberdeen, down the centuries from the middle ages to our own, in a rich honeycomb of bee-poems.’ Anne-Marie Fyfe
‘If you’re wanting to buy a present for a friend, try this. The collection is successfully carried by the enthusiasm and fine observation of the writers, and by Cathy Benson’s delicate drawings. A satisfying anthology to browse in.’ Meg Peacocke
A Pictorial history of Honey Bee Smokers in the United States. The author retired from the Texas A & M University in 2013. He was with the University System for 44 years of which for 36 years was the Chief Apiary Inspector for the state of Texas. During this period of time, his agency regulated the movement of honey bees and/or equipment, packaged bees, queens and other bee items throughout the United States and foreign countries. Since 1976, he has been collecting antique, foreign and regular smokers. His collection is viewed by many beekeepers as one of the best in the United States. He began collecting antique smokers due to his concern for maintaining the heritage of beekeeping in this country. He has written this book because of his desire to share his collection with those interested in the history, and the romance, of the beekeeping industry.
This is a collection of articles written by Elbert Jaycox for the newsletter Bees & Honey during 1975 – 1981 when he was the beekeeping specialist at the University of Illinois. As you would expect from such an expert it is packed with pearls of wisdom – based on his lifetime experiences or gathered from a wide reading of the literature. Recommended.