Full Book List
Full book list of all available new books. Alphabetical by author.
This excellently researched book is not only of interest to Nottinghamshire beekeepers but to all who have an interest in the history of beekeeping. The long years of Queen Victoria’s reign was an important time in the development of the craft and its organisation.
The wide ranging contents are a mixture of longer extracts from contemporary sources complimented by shorter items which add much to this marvellous picture of Victorian beekeeping. For example the theft of hives were rewarded by jail terms, often with hard labour and solitary confinement. Would this deter the bee rustlers of today?
Beekeeping in Victorian Nottinghamshire joins David Charles title on Somerset beekeeping as a must read for all those interested in the development of the craft.
This rare set of 30 chromo-lithograph plates, 12″x18″, was printed in Milan in 1875 by Francesco Clerici, under the auspices of the Italian Beekeepers’ Association. The original microscopic drawings were by Count Gaetano Barbo, and the lithographer was Fenghi.
As an introduction to instrumental insemination this publication addresses the frequently asked questions about the technique. The answers are meant to give direction to further inquiry and to help evaluate the need and what is involved in mastering this skill.
Commercial queen producers recognise the need for more rigorous programs to select, improve and maintain their breeding stocks. The public awareness of “CCD” and the movement of Africanised honey bees adds to this urgency. The development of micro-breeders and programs to select locally adapted and survival stock becoming more prevalent. Given these issues and concerns, a method of controlled mating is essential in achieving the goals of selective breeding.
This weighty tome of 414 pages pages, generously illustrated throughout, provides the reader with detailed information on many aspects of beekeeping. Each section of the book is authored by differed writers who show that they have a deep interest in their chosen subject and who are able to express clearly the knowledge that they have gained from years of experience in the craft.There are five main sections to the book:1. Bees and Beekeeping History – by Sharon Sweeny-Lynch and BKQs Sally Bucknall.2. Understanding the Honeybee – Richard Jones.3. Practical Beekeeping – Claire Waring.4. Honey and Other Bee Products – Richard Jones.5 Recipes and Home Crafts – Sarah BanberryThe book is international in scope and there are some very welcome fresh illustrations (far too often the same pictures are frequently used especially as regards beekeeping history) – which shows that the picture researchers were very diligent in their task. The size and prominence of the pictures not only clarifies the text, but adds enormously to the design of the book giving the work much visual appeal.
Professor Clarence Collison has performed the meticulous scholarship so desperately needed by beekeepers and scientists alike. He has reviewed the vast body of research: the biology, physiology, biochemistry and behaviour of Apis mellifera and presented it in an concise and objective manner. This book will be required reading of all serious bee scientists, and on the desk of every beekeeper for fact-checking and scientific clarification. (Lawrence John Connor)
This collection of Questions & Answers was chosen from the best of nearly two decades of testing the readers of Bee Culture. They cover every aspect of honey bee biology, colony management, pollination, and the products of the hive.
There are over 400 pages and just over 2,550 questions, and answers, in this book. Now’s your chance to test your beekeeping knowledge. No matter how long you’ve been keeping bees, when you’re done you’ll know more about this craft, and be a better beekeeper.
Popular lecturer and Bee Culture author Dr. Larry Connor examines essential aspects of making new bee colonies, from swarms or packages, purchased hives or nuclei. He looks at the impact of modern life on beekeeping, and the changes every beekeeper faced in light of Varroa mites and African bees. He suggests that for many beekeepers, the option of wintering nucleus colonies provides a source of fresh bees locally acclimatised queens, replacement hives, colonies for sale. Drawing on the concepts of Lanstroth, Doolitle and Brother Adam, the author distills his unique academic and commercial experience with bees, beekeeping, queen rearing and colony management into a concise and thought-provoking book.
The second edition adds more methods of making increase colonies and includes recent developments in the science of bees biology. The second edition is larger than its predecessor and in full colour.
“Detailed and practical manual a must have book for every beekeeper filled with astounding photographs. In this post-varroa, post-Colony Collapse Syndrome era, beekeepers everywhere are developing localized, mite resistant bee stocks. Key to this is their ability to raise queen cells and queens. Bee Culture / American Bee Journal author Dr. Larry Connor describes a very successful queen rearinf method using Starter and Finisher colonies. Connor also wrote Increased Essentials and Bee Sex Essentials. Very detailed and practical manual for raising queens on a small scale from locally selected stock. Larry offers a tested and proven method to teach backyarders how best to improve beekeeping stock for greater return and enjoyment”. – Dr. Dewey M. Caron, University of Delaware, Emeritus Professor.Queen Rearing Essentials provides today’s beekeepers with a clear, concise, and simple method to not only produce their own queens, but to actively improve their stock. Dr. Connor has distilled extensive information into a simple plan that any beekeeper can follow. Queen Rearing Essentials is a must have book for every beekeeper. – Greg Hannaford, Chairman, Northeast Oklahoma Beekeepers Association Combines astounding photographs with vital information in one of the most comprehensive queen rearing books ever. A short, precise, and very clear book. Explains a method used by thousands of beekeepers to raise queens on any scale! – Blake Shook, President, Collin County (Texas) Hobby Beekeepers Association.