Full Book List
Full book list of all available new books. Alphabetical by author.
Now in its 33rd years of publication, the Annual is the longest running Annual in the history of British beekeeping. It serves as a reference source, a diary, a hive record resource which will prove invaluable throughout the year and a set of articles guaranteed to entertain and amuse. The perfect stocking filler for the enthusiastic beekeeper
Now in its 34rd year of publication, the Annual is the longest running Annual in the history of British beekeeping. It serves as a reference source, a diary, a hive record resource which will prove invaluable throughout the year and a set of articles guaranteed to entertain and amuse. The perfect stocking filler for the enthusiastic beekeeper.
Now in its 35th year of publication, the Annual is the longest running Annual in the history of British beekeeping. It serves as a reference source, a diary, a hive record resource which will prove invaluable throughout the year and a set of articles guaranteed to entertain and amuse. The perfect stocking filler for the enthusiastic beekeeper.
Ken Pickles , the Wharfedale Beekeeper has written a wide ranging text reviewing his beekeeping philosophy and the underlying reasons for their success. Certainly a must for any Yorkshireman. It recalls Summer evening sitting by his hives, the lure of the craft and all that it is associated with.
Bella, The Queen Bee, rules her hive without mercy. The female bees work ceaselessly. The male drones such as Tom and Harold are rude and lazy. Old bees are pushed out of the hive and left to die. The guard bees perish, fighting earwigs and other more deadly enemies which attack the hive in pursuit of honey. But the most dangerous enemy is the weather for without an adequate stock of honey for the winter the bees will die. And there is the final terrifying battle which Bella must fight with a new rival, the young enchanting Queen Vanessa, a battle which almost destroys them all.
This is a cookbook to celebrate the versatility of that wonderful sweetener, honey, which has been used in cooking since ancient times. Included in this cookbook are more that 180 delicious honey recipes from starters, supper dishes, salad dressings and sauces to puddings, breads, cakes, biscuits, and drinks. Puddings include mouth-watering ice-creams, among them watermelon and raspberry cream ice, redcurrant and honey ice-cream and passionfruit ice-cream; and many more irresistible desserts which range from poached peaches with mascarpone and blackcurrant kissel to toffee crunch honey pudding, atholl brose and honey crème caramel. The recipes in this book are healthy, using honey to sweeten rather that sugar, and the ingredients are wholesome and nutritious.
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