Full Book List
Full book list of all available new books. Alphabetical by author.
Prevention of Honey Bee Colony Losses, Vol 1. “Standard methods for Apis mellifera research” describes methods for studying honey bee biology, bee behaviour, methods for breeding honey bees and pollination research.
Vol 2. “Standard methods for Apis mellifera pest and pathogen research” describes methods for studying all of the major honey bee pests and pathogens.The COLOSS BEEBOOK is a unique venture that aims to standardise methods for studying the honey bee. It is a practical manual intended for scientists and beekeepers, compiling standard methods in all fields of research on the honey bee, Apis mellifera, and is the definitive research manual, composed of 32 peer-reviewed chapters authored by more than 234 of the world’s leading honey bee experts from 34 different countries. Volumes 1 and 2 were published in 2013 and are now available again by popular demand.
As a simple birdwatcher I have always been a bit scared by the bewildering world of insects. Bumblebees provide an inviting introduction to this world, and this book is an excellent gateway into the fascinating life of bumblebees.
Found right across the Uk, including in my back garden, bumblebees are familiar as a group, but this book provides the means to identify those species and to understand much more about their variety of behaviour, ecology and lifestyles.
The threats to bumblebees are very similar to those to birds – changes in agricultural practice are of great importance. Recognition of this provides opportunities for the promotion of practices that should benefit the survival of healthy populations of both groups.
I’m delighted that this excellent book has been revised, enlarged, updated and republished. So delighted that, as I write these few words with snow on the ground outside my home, I am waiting with some impatience for the first sunny days of spring when I resolve to banish my fears and start getting to grips with these wonderful little beasts. Why don’t you too?
Dr Mark A very
Conservation Director, RSPB
What on Earth? encourages children to connect with and discover the world around them:
Bees are a vital part of our planet. What on earth are they all about?
Explore … The different types of bees and how they make honey.
Investigate … The best flowers for bees by making a nectar cafe.
Create … A bumble bee home and learn how to dance like a bee!
The author is not concerned with Bee-keeping, but with the sacredness of the Bee, with her purity, with the Honey which figures so largely in early religious rites and which was known to the Greeks as the ‘Food of the Gods’. We are told of the myths and superstitions connected with the Bee, which are found among the folklore of many peoples, of the story that she was ‘Ox-born’, was a symbol of the soul of man, and that she was the only creature who came to the earth unchanged from Paradise. The concluding chapter deals with beelore today among many of the primitive peoples of Asia, Africa, and Australia .. This is the most important book written on the bee in folklore & myths. Its world coverage explains the reason for this premier position.
Bees are an essential part of our natural world and their importance in pollinating our food crops cannot be overstated. Over a third of the world’s food is dependent upon pollinators, of which the honey bee Apis mellifera is possibly the most important. This comprehensive and informative book introduces newcomers to the fascinating and rewarding craft of beekeeping and honey production and sets out in simple terms the needs of this complex creature.Topics covered within the book include:• Setting up your first hive• How to handle bees correctly and with confidence• Practical advice on the honey harvest• Winter feeding and inspection• Marketing your bee products and the legal requirements• Diseases, how to avoid them and how to deal with them
An account of the trials and tribulations of bee farming by one of its most successful practitioners. John Rawson was a bee farmer for 42 years and at various times acted as Chairman and Vice Chairman of The Bee Farmers Association of Great Britain.
A close-up view of the secret lives of bees. Combining gorgeous photography and engaging text, A Short History of the Honey Bee follows the journey from flower to hive to honey throughout history – including chapters on beekeeping, how lives work, turning nectar into honey, and why the honey bee’s well-being is vital to us all.Images by Ilona
“Stephen Repasky and Lawrence Connor present a guided tour of what we humans have learned so far about the biology of swarming by honey bee colonies. Given the wonders and mysteries of honey bee swarms it will be extremely useful to all keen beekeepers.” Thomas Seeley, Cornell University.”Swarm Essentials is THE complete book on the topic that has, and continues to befuddle many beekeepers. The authors “deconstruct” the entire swarming process, the myriad methods beekeepers have devised to manage swarming, the impact of swarms in our environment and how to capture and manage new swarms. A delightful and informative read.” Maryann Frazier, Senior Extension Associate, Pennsylvania State University
A fantastic and comprehensive review, designed to meet the needs of SCIENTISTS, BEEKEEPERS, AND ALL READERS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN THE NATURAL HISTORY OF INSECTS. It is written in everyday English, without scientific jargon.
Re-printed with a new foreword by Prof. Thomas D. Seeley, Department of Neurobiology and Behaviour, Cornell University & an introduction by Norman Carreck, Science Director at the International Bee Research Association, University of Sussex.
The author particularly emphasises the most recent researches, including surprising results which have hitherto only been described in scientific journals. In addition, many interesting experiments are now reported for the first time.
The author also provides evidence to show that the honeybee community is no longer something incomprehensible; he builds up a picture step by step which enables him to explain its greatest mysteries in terms which are easy to understand.
Understanding of these facts can help BEEKEEPERS in the intelligent pursuit of their craft; scientific aspects of many practical beekeeping problems are fully discussed. FARMERS AND FRUIT GROWERS will be particularly interested in the chapters concerned with pollination and with the possibility of directing honeybees to particular crops.