Full Book List
Full book list of all available new books. Alphabetical by author.
The author suggests that Top Bar hives offer a gentler way of practicing the craft. “We have a duty to our bees and as beekeepers we must be in the forefront of change for nature, not mere puppets in some commercial enterprise”.
This volume gives advice on managing colonies in top bar hives and provides notes and illustrations for the construction of a top bar hive.
Sladen’s The Humble Bee: It’s life-history and how to domesticate it, originally published in 1912, was the first monograph on bumblebees to appear in the English language. It is by any measure a classic work. With unfailing enthusiasm Sladen weaves together the strands of a simple story of natural history and those of profound scholarship. Young, old, novice or expert – everyone can enjoy sharing Sladen’s delight in his subject.It contains descriptions of both Bombus and Psithyrus, together with accounts of their life histories. There are numerous illustrations and photographs by the author as well as five colour plates. It is, in short, the pioneering work that justifies Sladen’s role as the father of bumblebee research. Even today, with so much more still to be learnt, The Humble Bee remains required reading for anyone embarking on a serious study of one of Britain’s most appealing native insects
“As a world authority on insect anatomy, Snodgrass has given us in this book a brilliant account of the anatomy of the honey bee and how it relates to the way that bees develop and how and why they function as they do in their interesting communal life. This book should be in the Library of every student of the honey bee and behaviour – beekeepers as well as scientists. The book is delightfully written and is enjoyable reading.” American Bee Journal”This is not just a technical reference book on honey bee anatomy. It is far more, it is essentially a treatise on entomology, using one species as an example, and including a discussion of the fundamentals of embryology, development, and metamorphosis as well as anatomy. The subject of each chapter is approached from the broadest evolutionary point of view, and its horizon includes all the anthropods and beyond, so that the bee really typifies animal life in general. Finally, the language of the book is such that it can be read straight through with pleasure .. It is a delight to follow the author through this complete examination of one insect: how it develops, how it grows, how it operates.” Entomological NewsAlso Available in Hardback
How do bees communicate? How long have they been around? What does a beekeeper actually do? Who survived being stung by 2,443 bees? This encyclopaedic book answers all these questions and many more with a light, humorous touch. Piotr Socha tracks the history of bees from the age of the dinosaurs to their current plight, examining along the way the role bees have played in history and in the rest of the natural world. A wonderfully illustrated book for children of all ages – THE book to buy if you have children or Grandchildren. Order it now while it is available. In future years it will be seen as a collectors title and will be highly sort after!