Full Book List
Full book list of all available new books. Alphabetical by author.
This collection of articles from The Beekeepers Quarterly, over a period of ten years, gather together the words of wisdom by a Great American Beekeeper. There is much that can be learnt from this reading this slim volume that will improve all beekeeping practice..Researcher, commercial beekeeper and finally bee geneticists – with experience in both America and Europe it was said of Steve that if he said it – ‘it was correct’.
With spectacularly beautiful colour photographs and an easy understandable text The Buzz about Bees tells the story of honey-bees in a new perspective. Based on the latest data, notably from his won research group, Jurgen Tautz provides a wonderful insight into the realms of bees.
In contrast to the view of the bee colonies as perfect societies of selfless individuals ruled by the queen, Tautz introduces them as a “super-organism”, a self organising and complex adaptive system based on a network of communication; a fascinating result of evolution – a mammal in several bodies.
The entire range of astonishing bee activities is described. Remarkable action photographs never shown before present bees busy with cell cleaning, caring for the brood, serving in the queen’s court, visiting flowers, receiving nectar, producing honey, comb building, entrance guarding, heating and cooling. Spotlights include bees grooming, swarming, fighting, telephoning, sleeping and communicating by high-toned beeping, scents and dances.
A collection of articles, written for Gleanings in Bee Culture over a period of nearly 20 years by a giant of American Beekeeping.The Best of Bee Talk is exactly what it says. Each entry has been taken from one of over 200 columns Richard Taylor has submitted to Gleanings in Bee Culture over nearly 20 years of writing. Some are short, at most only a few sentences. But isn’t that what the “The Best” should be? Richard, on occasion, tends to stray from the subject at hand (how-to beekeeping) and interject personal (and probably universal) thoughts, observations and feelings on subjects ranging from gardening to pickups to crickets. Surprisingly, all are related to the art of keeping bees. There are complete contributions here, too. For some, removing even a clause would be criminal, and the information, the emotion, and the grace of each work is exactly as it was originally published.
This booklet deals exclusively with beeswax – how to melt and refine it, its special properties as a wax, how to mould it, and the various ways it can be used for candle making. I have not discussed mineral or other waxes and their uses, as there already exists a considerable amount of literature on these, nor have I discussed candle making generally.All of these ideas suggested here have grown from my own experience as a beekeeper and candle maker over the past several decades. Some of them appeared in my “Bee Talks” in Gleaning in Bee Culture, published by A. I. Root Company, Medina, Ohio, in 1972 and 1973. This booklet greatly expands upon the methods described there, however, and I have also been able to incorporate here many more pictures. I express my thanks to the editors of Gleanings for permission to reproduce some of that material here.
Wisdom for Beekeepers is a beautifully presented collection of 500 tips for keeping bees written by experienced beekeeper and author James E. Tew. For easy reference, the tips are divided into ten chapters covering all aspects of beekeeping:• Becoming a Beekeeper• Beekeeping Equipment• Pollenation• Bee Biology and Behaviour• Colony Management• Getting Live Bees• Ailments of Honeybees• The Beekeeping Year• Honey Uses• Honeybee By-ProductsThe tips are grouped logically so that novices can build their knowledge gradually, while old hands may prefer to dip in at random or use the index to find specific topics. Illustrated throughout with delightful woodcuts by printmaker Melvyn Evans, Wisdom for Beekeepers is an ideal companion for newcomers or a perfect gift for experienced beekeepers.
The Catalogues of The Scottish Beekeepers Association (3 Volumes, 1939-1984) – The Moir Library.
A Wealth of publishing details reflecting beekeeping literature from the UK and around the world.
Important for bibliophiles.
Three volumes together for £12:
That Year at Cornborough is a description by a member of the Northern Branch of the Devon Beekeeper’s Association of what happened month by month in his own apiary during the year of the Branch’s 75th Anniversary. Each chapter covers both practice and theory, lists the bee-flowers seen in the environs of the apiary each month and is thus a distillation of beekeeping knowledge picket up over a period of thirty years. Though more of a historical record than a bee textbook, it would be a useful seasonal guide for beginners, and those anxious to begin making mead with their honey or wanting to improve their existing techniques would find the section on mead-making particularly useful. The Revd. B. Tinsley (BA. DPS) has kept bees since moving to Devon to be Rector of Newton Tracey in 1961. He is a past Chairman of the Northern Branch of the DBKA, has won prizes at the Branch and Country Shows for his mead and honey-cookery, and some sections of this book are taken from lectures he has given over the years on different aspects of beekeeping.