Published by Northern Bee Books
Catalogue of all new books published by Northern Bee Books. Alphabetical by author.
The COLOSS BEEBOOK (Prevention of Honey Bee Colony LOSSes) is a unique venture that aims to standardise methods for studying the honey bee. It is a practical manual intended for scientists and beekeepers compiling standard methods in all fields of research on the honey bee, Apis mellifera, and is the definitive research manual, composed of 32 peer-reviewed chapters authored by more than 234 of the world’s leading honey bee experts from 34 different countries. Volumes 1 and 2 were published in 2013 and are now available again by popular demand. The COLOSS BEEBOOK, Volume II: “Standard methods for Apis mellifera pest and pathogen research” describes methods for studying all of the major honey bee pests and pathogens.
The COLOSS BEEBOOK (Prevention of Honey Bee Colony LOSSes) is a unique venture that aims to standardise methods for studying the honey bee. It is a practical manual intended for scientists and beekeepers, compiling standard methods in all fields of research on the honey bee, Apis mellifera, and is the definitive research manual, composed of 32 peer-reviewed chapters authored by more than 234 of the world’s leading honey bee experts from 34 different countries. Volumes 1 and 2 were published in 2013 and are now available again by popular demand. The COLOSS BEEBOOK, Volume I: “Standard methods for Apis mellifera research” describes methods for studying honey bee biology, bee behaviour, methods for breeding honey bees and pollination research.
This book is about beekeeping and honeybees in general. There are six chapters, the first three dealing with the castes. The fourth chapter is concerned with honey bee behaviour. Chapter 5 looks at pests and disease and how to avoid/treat them. Finally, I have included in chapter 6 the beekeeper and some things which may make life easier and healthier for the bees. With chapters like this the book appears to be written as other beekeeping tomes – however this one is completely different in that I have attempted to convey the facts and nuggets of helpful information by means of what I hope are hilarious cartoons. Beneath each cartoon will be a “Caption” – serious facts to explain each cartoon, thus opening up the book to beekeepers and non-beekeepers alike.
I see this as a way to entertain beekeepers and to engage non-beekeepers, young and old, who are interested in bees. Hopefully, I may encourage them into finding out more.
Steve Taber spent a life time with bees – both in his native America and in Europe. It is not wrong to say that he forgot more about breeding than most people ever knew – and even then he knew more!! Jogn Phipps the Editor of The Beekeepers Quarterly said that “If Steve said something you could always reckon on it being accurate” What a recommendation for a book.
This collection of articles from The Beekeepers Quarterly, over a period of ten years, gather together the words of wisdom by a Great American Beekeeper. There is much that can be learnt from this reading this slim volume that will improve all beekeeping practice..Researcher, commercial beekeeper and finally bee geneticists – with experience in both America and Europe it was said of Steve that if he said it – ‘it was correct’.
This booklet deals exclusively with beeswax – how to melt and refine it, its special properties as a wax, how to mould it, and the various ways it can be used for candle making. I have not discussed mineral or other waxes and their uses, as there already exists a considerable amount of literature on these, nor have I discussed candle making generally.All of these ideas suggested here have grown from my own experience as a beekeeper and candle maker over the past several decades. Some of them appeared in my “Bee Talks” in Gleaning in Bee Culture, published by A. I. Root Company, Medina, Ohio, in 1972 and 1973. This booklet greatly expands upon the methods described there, however, and I have also been able to incorporate here many more pictures. I express my thanks to the editors of Gleanings for permission to reproduce some of that material here.
This fully illustrated guide provides all available practical information on the production of royal jelly and covers in detail. Why bees produce royal jelly, Therapeutic uses of the product, Detailed methods of production, New larval transfer systems, International standards, Storage and sale of the fresh product. step by step instructions show you how anyone ,with access to one or more hives can enjoy the satisfaction of producing royal jelly. About the author Dr. Ron van Toor gained an MSc in Crop Protection at Bath University, UK. He has worked as an agriculture researcher and technology transfer specialist for 18 years in science disciplines including integrated weed and pest management, agronomy and soil fertility. He worked with the New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries from 1986-1990 to solve specific problems in the export of honeybees and the production of royal jelly. He gained his PhD in plant pathology at Lincoln University New Zealand in 2002 and now works as a scientist in crop protection for a New Zealand food research organisation.