Full Book List
Full book list of all available new books. Alphabetical by author.
The honey bee is a willing conscript, a working wonder, an unseen and crucial link in America’s agricultural industry. But . never before has its survival been so unclear-and the future of our food supply so acutely challenged. Enter beekeeper John Miller, who trucks his hives around the country, bringing millions of bees to farmers otherwise bereft of natural pollinators. Even as the mysterious and deadly epidemic known as Colony Collapse Disorder devastates bee populations across the globe, Miller forges ahead with the determination and wry humour of a true homespun hero. The Beekeeper’s Lament tells his story and that of his bees, making for a complex, moving, and unforgettable portrait of man in the new natural world.
The first English translation of an updated German title first published over 20 years ago and since then there have been both Czech and Slovak editions. It explains the best methods for harvesting and gives a wide range of recipes, many of which have been used as folk medicines in Eastern Europe.
The diversity of lifestyle, behaviour and life cycles that bees possess, makes the task of creating a well-rounded reference about them a daunting one. However, Bees of the Word presents comprehensive coverage of bee species from around the world in a engaging format. The first chapter answers the question What are bees? Next, the different families and distribution of bees are discussed. The expert authors then describe the solitary bees, with chapters on minors, masons, leaf-cutters, and carpenters. The development of social bees follows. Chapters on bees and flowers and orchids and male bees give the reader insight into the intricacies of these creatures’ lives. The history of association between humans and bees, especially the honeybee Apis Mellifera, is also included.Bees of the World is fully illustrated with detailed line drawings and stunning colour photographs. Combined with readable text, this format provides an ideal reference source for professional naturalists and amateurs alike. Christopher O’Toole has curatorial responsibility for bees and wasps at the world famous Hope Entomological Collections of the University Museum in Oxford, England. As well as being a world authority on bees, he is a frequent broadcaster and has written extensively on the topic. Anthony Raw is a British professor in the Department of Ecology of the University of Brasilia, where he is studying bee behaviour in their tropical habitats.The Bees of the World. written by two notable experts presents a comprehensive coverage of bee species from around the world in an engaging format.
In Pursuit of Liquid Gold tells the fascinating story of the earliest beginnings of beekeeping in South West England with special mention to monastries, weather protection and the beekeepers of the past. It also includes details of surviving bee boles with a very detailed list of them in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset. There are 9 colour pictures and, including diagrams, 18 black and white illustrations.
Beautifully illustrated children’s story book giving an account of the life of the summer bee. One of the most compelling pieces of natural history writing to be published in recent years, this illustrated account of the life of a summer bee is remarkable both by way of its fascinating insight and exquisite presentation.
The Rooftop Beekeeper is part essential guide to urban beekeeping, part love song to the amazing honeybee, with more than 75 photographs and illustrations. Read on, and you may soon suit up for a new favourite hobby with the benefit of new friends made with gifts of home-harvested honey.Includes 21 recipes for enjoying honey in baking and cooking, and formulas for salves, beauty products, and beeswax candles.
Beekeeping is fun! It’s an environmentally-friendly hobby that takes your outdoors where you can explore the lives of these fascination creatures and enjoy the honey that they produce. But to care for your bees responsibly you need to understand what is happening inside the colony.Whether you’re simply interested in bees, are about to start out as a beekeeper, or have already kept bees for a season, discover:• The types of bees and where to get them• How to handle bees and inspect a colony• How to understand and care for your bees• How to deal with a colony that swarms• How to harvest honey• How to create a bee-friendly gardenRoger Patterson started keeping bees in 1963 as a 15-year-old. He has been a demonstrator and lecturer for over 35 years. He is a Birttish Beekeepers Association Trustee, and committee member of the Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders Association.