Published by Northern Bee Books
Catalogue of all new books published by Northern Bee Books. Alphabetical by author.
An account of the trials and tribulations of bee farming by one of its most successful practitioners. John Rawson was a bee farmer for 42 years and at various times acted as Chairman and Vice Chairman of The Bee Farmers Association of Great Britain.
A fantastic and comprehensive review, designed to meet the needs of SCIENTISTS, BEEKEEPERS, AND ALL READERS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN THE NATURAL HISTORY OF INSECTS. It is written in everyday English, without scientific jargon.
Re-printed with a new foreword by Prof. Thomas D. Seeley, Department of Neurobiology and Behaviour, Cornell University & an introduction by Norman Carreck, Science Director at the International Bee Research Association, University of Sussex.
The author particularly emphasises the most recent researches, including surprising results which have hitherto only been described in scientific journals. In addition, many interesting experiments are now reported for the first time.
The author also provides evidence to show that the honeybee community is no longer something incomprehensible; he builds up a picture step by step which enables him to explain its greatest mysteries in terms which are easy to understand.
Understanding of these facts can help BEEKEEPERS in the intelligent pursuit of their craft; scientific aspects of many practical beekeeping problems are fully discussed. FARMERS AND FRUIT GROWERS will be particularly interested in the chapters concerned with pollination and with the possibility of directing honeybees to particular crops.
An account of the trials and tribulations of bee farming by one of its most successful practitioners. John Rawson was a bee farmer for 42 years and at various times acted as Chairman and Vice Chairman of The Bee Farmers Association of Great Britain. This is the account of the the experiences of Norman Rice, at one time the largest breeder of Queen Bees in the World. It is packed full of practical information of interest to all beekeepers.
All too often, books written for new beekeepers carry far too much information which can be confusing for the reader. Andrew’s book is an exception and will help the novice to quickly grasp the basics of beekeeping.
How much time will it take and what will it cost? What will the return be?
Basics, the bees, inside the hive, space, materials, options and objectives.
Getting started clothing, tools, stock, hives, location.
Colony management from managing the colony strength to everything you need to know about swarms. Colony protection.
Equipment, all you need to know as a beginner.
Where to learn more associations and resources Andrew’s detailed step-by-step guidelines are supported by excellent diagrams and colour photos which support and enhance the text.
Andrew Richards, a technical writer by profession and a distinguished Scottish Beekeeper, taught the craft for many years to generations of aspiring beekeepers.
His apiary, based in the Scottish lowlands, provided the inspiration for this book.
This Handbook is designed for both the beginner and the experienced book keeper and is written from a practical viewpoint which has been developed from a life times beekeeping experience. Harry Riches is a Past President and Chairman of the British Beekeepers Association.
A really good overview of mead making for all who wish to turn the golden nectar into drink. Harry Riches, a Past President of The British Beekeepers Association, has won numerous prices for his mead and until recently when he moved to North Devon has been in great demand as a judge throughout the South of England.
Written by a senior consultant physician and beekeeper this publication provides a clear description of the basics of the complex subject of allergy for the general reader. The medical benefits of honey, pollen, royal jelly, propolis and venom are reviewed scientifically. An invaluable reference for those interested in bee venom allergies and keen to take a balanced view on the many claims for apitherapy.
This large volume of 426 pages, first published in 1986 and reprinted in 2008, contains 16 chapters covering 91 articles from 17 authors from around the world. In the words of the the review in Bee Culture, May 2009, ” … a wealth of references … It remains a significant contribution to the science of genetics. In the intervening years ( since 1986), of course, considerable information on molecular genetics and polyandry have become available, but the grounding science in this book remains unchanged.
Dr Sara’s Honey Potions is a collection of methods and recipes for making interesting products using honey and beeswax. What is more, most of Dr. Sara’s recipes do not require any special equipment and can be made with ingredients you can buy at the grocery store.
In ‘Beauty and the Bees’, Dr Sara J Robb explains how honey, beeswax, and propolis can be used to decrease the signs of ageing. Bee products, in particular honey, are valuable as dietary supplements, as functional foods, in home remedies and in cosmetics. Substituting some of the sugar, in your diet, with honey will significantly increase your physiological levels of antioxidants and can slow the ageing process. Honey antioxidants correlate with honey colour; the darker the colour of honey, the higher the age defying antioxidants. The colour scale below shows the colours of honey, which can be used to estimate the levels of antioxidants. If you choose a dark honey, such as heather, ivy or buckwheat, you can increase the amount of antioxidants in your diet. As well as increasing antioxidants in food, bee products have had a place through history in remedies and cosmetics. Beeswax, propolis and honey have medicinal qualities that end themselves to home remedies and cosmetics. Beauty and the Bees begins with an introduction, by nutritionist Dr Domingo J. Piñero, discussing the importance of honey as a functional food. High antioxidant honey recipes are provided, including sweet and savoury honey recipes, honey baked goods and confections. Beauty and the Bees also contains recipes for beeswax anti-ageing creams, antioxidant honey soaps and Aunt Bea’s Remedies.