Published by Northern Bee Books
Catalogue of all new books published by Northern Bee Books. Alphabetical by author.
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.
Bee-Master Revisited is a revised autobiography of George Wakeford, BEM, a celebrated Sussex Master Beekeeper. His uncanny expertise in the handling of bees and his service to hundreds of novices and clients earned him a reputation as a country genius not only among his fellow beekeepers but also with ‘lay’ persons, journalists, local historians and TV producers alike. With his passing in 1985, any chance of him revising his slim autobiography was lost. His little book was long out of print and hard to find, even second-hand. Those who knew him or learned of his remarkable life and accomplishments have requested a reissue. NBB welcomed this opportunity but considered that his fascinating life story, as he tells it in his natural Sussex way, is far too modest and brief to do the man justice. Accordingly Geoffrey Lawes, with the substantial assistance of Roger Patterson and George’s daughter Josie, has edited his original work, and added much background detail which supports George’s text. He enlarges on his life story, offers lucidity on elementary beekeeping, provides generous early 20th century photographs and gives a concrete realisation of country life as lived by a unique English countryman.
This a Catalogue of a collection of books offered for sale in September 1929. Walkers catalogue is so important in that most items are individually priced and although they are 1929 prices – their relationships, one to another have remained fairly constant to this day. As such this is until now a unique source of values. Later this year (2009) there will be a catalogue of Geoff Lawes collection to be offered which will show recent auction and book dealers prices.
The book describes the development, construction and operation of the “People’s Hive” of Abbé Emile Warré. The original L’Apiculture Pour Tous ran to twelve editions in French. This a translation of the last edition by Patricia & David Heaf is the first such in English. Warre’s hive can be easily made by anyone with basic woodworking skills or is available from suppliers in the UK, USA or continental Europe. The title will be attractive to all who wish to follow a natural way of keeping bees which the author describes. A translation by Mr & Mrs Heaf of the 12th French edition of L’Apiculture Pour Tous which suggests simple and productive beekeeping.This translation was made from the 1948 French Edition.
After a distinguished academic career, Dr Westwood retired as lecturer at the University of Sussex and became a beekeeper. This insightful and amusing account of bee-fever will strike a cord with all beekeepers. It is full of colour photographs not only about beekeeping but also of honey bees and other pollinators on flowers with a discussion regarding the choices bees make when collecting nectar and pollen. It also includes poetry about the honey bee, recipes, tips on making your own honey labels and amusing anecdotes.