Full Book List
Full book list of all available new books. Alphabetical by author.
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.
This book starts where many books on beekeeping leave off. Each chapter is devoted to a subject of great importance to the beekeeper in getting the best return from his bees. It shows what beekeeping practice and scientific research have found out, all over the world, and gives meticulous directions to the beekeeper based on these findings.
Although beekeepers do not rear queens without the aid of bees, it is now possible to produce queens in the laboratory without any contact with bees. But it is much easier to let the bees raise queens, and the numerous methods reflect local practices and variations of individual beekeepers. Whatever the method, bees manage the care and feeding of the queen larva until it is “sealed” or “capped” in an elongated peanut-shaped queen cell. It is this cell which the beekeeper harvests-during the interval while the larva metamorphoses into a pupa and before the virgin queen emerges-and the term queen cell refers to the cell with the live immature queen in it.
Beekeepers may be reluctant to undertake the production of queen cells, but there are simple ways to obtain a few cells for replacement of undesirable queens or for increase, and it is a challenge to develop competency with more elaborate methods. Information on queen rearing in general beekeeping manuals is limited, and we hope that this compilation of information from specialized books and articles on queen rearing will stimulate more beekeepers to try this fascinating side-line of their craft.
Julian Johnston started beekeeping when he was six years old and continued it in his various travels around the world with the Army and in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. This is an account of a life spent with bees, both during the authors Army carrier and later in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office before becoming for nine years the Bees Officer for Gloucestershire and later for Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire & Berkshire. Full of wit and wisdom.
This much awaited reprint of a classic Apitherapy title is once more available. The practical perspective taken and the pioneering research underpinning this volume make it a very valuable source of information for beekeepers, medical practitioners, pharmacists and patients seeking alternative medicine, even after twenty years since first publication. But then again, what are two decades in the light of thousands of years in which natural medicine has been used for health purposes?
Bumble bees are among the most charming, colourful and fascinating of insects. Common in gardens and meadows throughout the summer, their large size and bright colours make them both easy and fun to watch. This book, designed for young people, will delight people of all ages with interesting, factual information about bumble bees.