Full Book List
Full book list of all available new books. Alphabetical by author.
Is there a funny side to beekeeping? Most literature on the subject wags a solemn finger and instructs. Molony’s articles aren’t like that. They’re about various interventions in his beekeeping life – by his wife, by other people who garden near his bees; by being a village beekeeper at the behest of all and sundry. And they’re about being by the sea. Keeping his hives on an allotment that looks out across Lyme Bay brings out its own angle on beekeeping. Having a wife with her own views on bees produces another angle. Notes from a Clifftop Apiary is a light-hearted portrait of beekeeping up against other pressures of the real world: on the one side there’s the sea, on the other there are people. It makes a colourful mix.
There are plenty of books on the biology of the honeybee for all, the scientist, the beekeeper, and the layman. This one stands out, since it is a book not on ,,the honeybee”, but on the honeybee colony -one of the most significant biological structures in nature Accordingly, this book is not intended as a reference book on honeybee biology, but is meant as a new conceptual framework of an ,,old” biological understanding of the honeybee colony on the basis of modern biological analysis and recent theories. The honeybee is presented as it lives and thrives in its social unit – the colonial superorganism. With 76 Figures and 19 Tables.
This popular guide to beekeeping, designed for beekeepers and prospective beekeepers throughout North America, has been highly praised by both professionals and amateurs. The book has been thoroughly revised and updated in this third edition. It offers full instructions on how to start an apiary, beginning with advice on appropriate sites (even a Los Angeles or New York City rooftop will support a hive or two), equipment, obtaining bees, feeding, swarm control, maintenance and honey extraction, and continuing with information on predators, diseases and requeening. The chapter on mead, the wine made from honey, provides easy-to-follow instructions for the home winemaker.
The Complete Guide to Beekeeping is considered the standard introductory work on the subject. It is an indispensable tool for the novice beekeeper.
Honey Bee Pests, Predators & Diseases – now in its third edition is both a scientific reference and a practical guide for beekeepers world-wide. The answers to the causes and the cures of a thousand problems may be found within its pages.
“The Dancing Bee will surely become a classic in the literature on the history of biology in the twentieth century. It is the definitive account of the intellectual development of Karl von Frisch and of his discoveries about the ability of the honeybees to communicate with the waggle dance. Perhaps most fascinating is what Munz has uncovered about how von Frisch – declared a ‘Quarter Jew’ by the Nazis – was able to navigate a feigning political landscape in war-torn Germany, suffer the destruction of his Zoological Institute during the bombing of Munich, and still continue conducting experiments that revolutionised our thinking about animal communication. This book also provides intriguing insights into what von Frisch though and felt during the heated debates about the meaning of the waggle dance in the 1960s and 1970s.”
Thomas D. Seeley, author of Honeybee Democracy
“Mani Niall is a chef and spokesperson for the American National Honey Board. The 100+ recipes are exciting and interesting. With more than 100 recipes. The curious cook will delight in the history and mythology of honey, the personal stories of beekeepers themselves, and especially the imaginative and tempting recipes from baked goods and salads to entrées and desserts. This unique and comprehensive book is already a one-of-its-kind classic.” Jeannette Ferrary, Author of M F K Fisher and Me.”The time is right for honey to take its place along with other products, such as fruits, coffees, wines, chocolates, and cheeses, that we want to learn more about. Its origins, its place in a healthy lifestyle, and most important, , its subtle flavours and nuances are vital knowledge for those of us who bake and cook with honey” David Lebovitz, author of Room for Dessert and editor of The Baker’s Dozen Cookbook
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.