Published by Northern Bee Books
Catalogue of all new books published by Northern Bee Books. Alphabetical by author.
The destinies of man and the honey bee have been inextricably intertwined since the beginning of history; in fact, the bee has been a beneficiary of mankind from the earliest times. There is evidence of this association; an artist, living many thousands of years ago, has left us an excellent drawing on the wall of a cave showing a member of his tribe taking honey from a colony of bees. We also know that the ancient Egyptians transported their colonies of bees up and down the Nile in order to follow the flowering of the plants, and on the death of their Pharaohs they embalmed them in honey. From mediaeval times colonies of the honey bee have been kept and studied at the Abbeys, and among the interesting illustrations in this absorbing book are two of the long famous apiary at Buckfast Abbey. These photographs are, in fact, unique as this probably the first occasion on which the camera has revealed to the public in a handbook on bees a glimpse of the apiary, and of its equally famous master, Brother Adam.Mrs. Linsey has painted a vivid picture in which the romantic highlights are intermingled with aspects of practical guidance. She has managed, in a short compass, not only to give her experiences during a lifelong association with the honey bee, but also to produce a book rich in sound advice on this fascinating subject.
Sustainable bee breeding – a theoretical and practical guide. This an account of leading edge work by ten researchers, based in bee institutes in five European countries. The publication was partially supported by the Commission of the European Communities.
This is a reprint by Northern Bee Books of the manual originally published by P. W. Stanley, F.R.E.S. of Badgerdell Apiaries UK by courtesy of the Division of Bee Culture, United States Department of Agriculture.
This is one of the great beekeeping books of all time. Manley draws on his commercial experience to explain all aspects of beekeeping. This is a book which is a joy to read, you read it, then reread it. As your experience improves you will understand more & more of the value of Manley’s words. Strongly recommended.
The title tells you all. Beekeeping without finding the Queen is an attempt by the author to assist beekeepers to enjoy their activities even more. Most beekeepers have trouble finding the Queen in a colony of honey bees, at best it is time consuming. This book approaches beekeeping without even looking for the queen. The author hopes it will help beekeepers to enjoy their activities even more.
Paul Mann a beekeeper for nearly 70 years, in Lancashire and now based in Dorset and following the success of his earlier book gives his contributions to the design of bee-houses. It includes plans which will allow the DIY handyman to construct their own.
The accidental introduction of the Asian hornet or more accurately the yellow-legged hornet into France and South Korea over ten years ago and its subsequent spread to neighbouring countries has been worrying both governments and beekeepers alike. Many people are now seeking more information on this new threat to our beloved honey bees. Hornet biology is very different to that of honey bees and this can lead to misunderstandings and false assumptions. So, this book is aimed at anyone wanting to learn more about hornets, why the Asian hornet possesses such a threat, and what you can do about it.
While the natural history of hornets makes their eradication impossible, it is important that all interested parties are well informed about their biology and potential impact. The Asian hornet will continue to expand its range into new countries irrespective of the measures taken, so education is the best way to lessen their impact.
This book aims to cover all the key aspects of the hornets’ biology including the impact they have on both people and honey bees. The information presented is gained from various sources during the many years I studied hornets in Asia (mainly Japan), and more recently via the ever-expanding scientic literature on the spread and impact of the Asian hornet both in France and South Korea.
The volume was originally published by NBB in 1984. Owen Meyer – a former General Secretary of the BBKA was a popular lecturer throughout the country on simple microscope. This book resulted from his lecture notes used at these events
This is the remarkable story of Mary Bumby who was the first person to take honeybees to New Zealand. When, in 1838, her brother, John, was appointed as superintendent missionary at the Mangungu Mission House in New Zealand she decided to accompany him to look after him and act as his housekeeper.
Because John liked honey Mary took with her two skeps of bees on the fivemonth long voyage, arriving in New Zealand in March 1839.
Both Mary and John were devout Wesleyan Methodists and their faith must have helped them through the many trials and tribulations they suffered during the years at the Mission House.