Books suitable for children
What on Earth? encourages children to connect with and discover the world around them:
Bees are a vital part of our planet. What on earth are they all about?
Explore … The different types of bees and how they make honey.
Investigate … The best flowers for bees by making a nectar cafe.
Create … A bumble bee home and learn how to dance like a bee!
How do bees communicate? How long have they been around? What does a beekeeper actually do? Who survived being stung by 2,443 bees? This encyclopaedic book answers all these questions and many more with a light, humorous touch. Piotr Socha tracks the history of bees from the age of the dinosaurs to their current plight, examining along the way the role bees have played in history and in the rest of the natural world. A wonderfully illustrated book for children of all ages – THE book to buy if you have children or Grandchildren. Order it now while it is available. In future years it will be seen as a collectors title and will be highly sort after!
On this disk is a pdf which can be used to explore the world of the honey bee and beekeeping.
With over 100 slides and heavily illustrated with high quality photographs and cartoon images, each presentation is intended for presentation via projector to groups or for viewing directly from a computer.
There are two versions of the presentation available on this disk; the first is a complete self-contained presentation for individuals or small groups to view without a leader, the second is for the use of an experienced beekeeper as an aide to presenting a talk to any interested group.
Text and images based on the book “Honey Bees and Beekeeping” by Pamela Todd.
Melinda’s Bee-hive is a collection of 8 episodes in two Volumes, describing the life of a worker honey bee called Melinda over the course of a typical year. The first 4 episodes in Volume 1 combine facts with imaginative rhyming poetry letting you into the mysterious world of honey bees and their importance to your lives today. These episodes are written and illustrated for children of reading age and parents can read them aloud to their younger children who will find that the illustrations help to explain the verses. Children will be fascinated to understand the daily tasks for honey bees both inside and outside their hive, their enemies and pests and diseases that cause them harm. Packed with fact-based background information on aspects of honey bees, these poems help your knowledge of these intriguing insects to grow and offer the opportunity for you to actively contribute to their conservation by understanding the needs of pollen-collecting insects in terms of flowers and how they impact on your lives in terms of pollination of fruiting plants and trees and, most excitingly, the production of delicious honey for your breakfast toast!
There are many fine books on Queen rearing which assume quite a degree of skill, Ben introduces ways of overcoming aspects of the processes that some find daunting. It covers, in a clear and simple fashion, grafting, queen cell initiation, stocking a mini nuc and requeening without finding the queen. As such it should prove invaluable to the small scale Queen rearer.
This book is a wonderful guide and aid for experienced beekeepers who can and want to offer children more than simply letting them watch bees behind a mesh enclosure ……. (and) this is an invaluable book for anyone who wants to, or is currently, teaching children the craft of beekeeping and I would thoroughly recommend it being added to your association library or your own bookshelf” Gareth Morgan, BBKA Trustee.
As the planet’s bee populations suffer worrying declines – with potentially disastrous consequences – acclaimed author Candace Savage invites you to consider the diversity, biology, and cultural significance of these remarkable insects. Bees is a must-read for conservationists, gardeners, and anyone who cares about the earth.Candace Savage is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
Bella, The Queen Bee, rules her hive without mercy. The female bees work ceaselessly. The male drones such as Tom and Harold are rude and lazy. Old bees are pushed out of the hive and left to die. The guard bees perish, fighting earwigs and other more deadly enemies which attack the hive in pursuit of honey. But the most dangerous enemy is the weather for without an adequate stock of honey for the winter the bees will die. And there is the final terrifying battle which Bella must fight with a new rival, the young enchanting Queen Vanessa, a battle which almost destroys them all.