Full Book List
Full book list of all available new books. Alphabetical by author.
“Gene Kritsky’s charming book is like Extreme Makeover Home Edition for honey bees. For over 10,000 years, humans have tried to design accommodations for the world’s most useful insect that not only take into account the bees’ remarkable sophisticated behaviour but also allow human landlords to help themselves to the products of their industry. Engagingly written, thoroughly engrossed, and gorgeously illustrated, this book offers a uniquely entertaining and thought-provoking perspective on the long standing partnership between honey bees and humans.” – May R. Berenbaum, Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.’The Quest for the Perfect Hive’ is the perfect read for beekeepers and others interested in the history of honey bee ‘domestication’ – a fascinating walk through our history with one of the word’s most beneficial and useful organisms. Gene Kritsky has compiled an amazing story of our relationship with the honey bee.” – Ric Bessin, Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky.
This influential guide by the Reverend L. L. Langstroth, ‘the father of modern beekeeping.” revolutionised the practice of beekeeping. Originally published in 1853, his work constitutes the first descriptive treatise of modern bee management – its innovations allowed people to engage in actual beekeeping, rather than simply handling bee domiciles and extracting the honey. This book explains and illustrates techniques still employed 150 years later – including the author’s patented invention, a movable frame hive that quickly spread into common use around the world [..] This version of Langstroth’s ever-popular manual is the fourth and final edition; it incorporates the author’s own revisions and remains an unsurpassed resource for beekeepers.A facsimile (2014) of the 3rd edition – originally published in 1860 under the title of A Practical Treatise on the Hive and the Honey Bee.
This is a catalogue of bee books collected by Geoff Lawes and now offered for sale as a complete collection or open to part offers. The previous catalogue of this kind, by Walker in the 1920s is still important because he lists suggested values of books. While much out of date, the relationships between books has remained remarkably constant for over 80 years. Lawes catalogue gives the present prices, generally asked by dealers or expected at auctions. This title is a MUST for collectors.
Geoff Lawes has written a book based on a lifetime of collecting bee books of great value to bibliophiles. He describes clearly the necessary approaches to a collection, the value of editions and condition. A manual for bee book collectors explaining all one would wish to know as one moves from one book to a library of books on the subject. the author discusses books as an investment, book collecting know-how, restoration and how values are determined.
Victorian lives, buttoned up by religion, buttoned down by class distinctions, bursting with energy, is here exemplified by the world of beekeeping. Shipwrecks, suicides, disease, jingoism, self-advertisement, ignorance, politics, social privilege, bankruptcy, fires, unemployment, emigration, disaster and death! A very readable account by Geoffrey Lawes on Victorian beekeeping and the establishment of the BBKA.
Translated from the French by Dr. Mark Pettus
Gold Medal BEST BOOK AWARD
National Agricultural Society, France
Learn natural beekeeping from Europe’s foremost beekeeping authority. Georges de Layens, inventor of the world’s most popular horizontal hive, shares a lifetime of experience on how to
• get started in simplified beekeeping
• choose the best hive model for you & your bees
• manage your hives with just two visits per year
• take advantage of horizontal hives & deep frames
• avoid unnecessary complications & procedures
• increase an apiary with natural or artificial swarms
• transfer bees from one hive model to another
• enhance bees’ health drug-free
• do without requeening, feeding & other chores
• understand honey plants and honeyflows
• make award-winning mead (foolproof formula)
• use foundation less frames, make wax foundation
• handle traditional hives (skeps, log hives, etc.)
• keep bees sustainably using local strains
• and MUCH more
Layens’ simple beekeeping boasts over 100 years of successful use, with 7 million hives in use today. Bee-friendly, productive, and fun, keeping bees can be easier than you ever imagined!
Are you a beginner curious about bees, or a practical beekeeper looking for natural alternatives that work? This book is for you!Fredor Lazutin, one of Europe’s most successful natural beekeepers, shares an approach that is fun, healthy, rewarding, and accessible to all. Discover his unique insights on how to:• Keep bees naturally without interfering in their lives.• Start an apiary for free by attracting local bee swarms.• Build maintenance-free hives that mimic how bees live in nature.• Keep colonies healthy & strong without any drugs or gimmickry.• Help Bees over winter successfully even in the harshest climate.• Enhance local nectar plant resources.• Produce truly natural honey without robbing the bees.• Reverse the global bee decline .. right in your backyard!An invaluable resource for beginners and professionals alike, this richly illustrated book is complete with plans for making bee-friendly, well-insulated horizontal hives with extra-deep frames – plus other fascinating advice you won’t find anywhere else.You will gain a profound respect fo the bees’ intelligence, the practical information for successfully starting and maintaining a few (or many!) colonies in your own backyard, and an appreciation of the bees’ harmonious cooperative ways – which may be a key to creating a brighter future for our planet.