Published by Northern Bee Books
Catalogue of all new books published by Northern Bee Books. Alphabetical by author.
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? This book covers the basics, the bees, inside the hive, space, materials, options and objectives. Including getting started with clothing, (equipment – all you need to know as a beginner) tools, stock, hives and location and from colony management to managing the colony strength and everything you need to know about swarms and colony protection and 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.
The Robson family have been engaged in commercial beekeeping in the border country of Scotland and Northern England for three generations. In this valuable book, Willie Robson reflects over the years that his family have been keeping bees and in so doing passes on invaluable information which beekeepers of all levels will find of use.
For over thirty years Alexander was regarded as the most extensive beekeeper in North Eastern New York and for the latter part of this time was a regular and popular contributor to ‘Gleanings in Bee Culture” His columns offering many useful hints and tricks of the trade were collected after his death in this book by H H Root, his publisher in 1909.
Management methods and beekeeping technique are featured in this volume, emphasizing those in Italy and France as the European Union was forming. The content focuses on the development of apiculture in both the New and Old World, reflecting on similarities and differences, and based on the principle that “all beekeeping is local.” It features conversations with unique personalities, as well as reports of various scientific and beekeepers’ meetings. Descriptions of visits to research laboratories and distinctive European beekeeping settings round out this unique contribution to the apicultural literature.