Narratives and advice from beekeepers across the globe and through the centuries
So begins Bill Turnbull’s charming account of how he stumbled into the mysterious world of beekeeping (sometimes literally). Despite many setbacks – including being stung in the head (twice) on his first day of training – beekeeping somehow taught Bill a great deal about himself and the world around him. At the same time, his story highlights the very real threats to Britain’s bee population, and what we can do to create a better environment for these vital a rather wonderful creatures. Fascinating and often hilarious, The Bad Beekeepers Club is a universally appealing story about a very singular passion.
‘His description of the pleasure bees bring is captivating and told in such an engaging manner. Truly charming’ News of the World
A delightful account of the trials and tribulations of a new beekeeper in South West Ireland. Written with passion and enthusiasm,this ranks A delightful account of the trials and tribulations of a new beekeeper in South West Ireland. Written with passion and enthusiasm,this ranks with Richard Taylor and Harold Lund in accounts of ‘bee fever’.
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.
An account of the life of Brother Adam of Buckfast Abbey, a world famous beekeeper, by a Devon beekeeper who travelled with Adam on some of his journeys searching for the perfect bee. The story of Brother Adam and Buckfast Abbey two names that will always be linked in the beekeepers mind. An updated edition of the 1989 volume.
Ken Pickles , the Wharfedale Beekeeper has written a wide ranging text reviewing his beekeeping philosophy and the underlying reasons for their success. Certainly a must for any Yorkshireman. It recalls Summer evening sitting by his hives, the lure of the craft and all that it is associated with.
This book is in commemoration of the centenary of the present Somerset Beekeepers Association established in 1906 by L.E. Snelgrove. It recounts the progress of events and also profiles the lives and the beekeeping of prominent peopled involved. We believe that this is the best county history, in terms of readability so far published in Great Britain.
A million pounds of honey. Produced by a billion bees!Follow a young man from Pennsylvania as he drops into the prairie badlands of southern Saskatchewan, buys a honey ranch and keeps the bees that make the honey. And go with him as he spends winters in Florida swamps, nurse-maid to ten thousand dainty queen bees.From the dusty Canadian prairie to the thick palmetto swamps of the American south, the reader meets simple folks who shape the protagonist’s character .. A true story – Bee craft serves as the setting that contrasts American and Canadian life-styles, while exemplifying the harsh reality of a man working with and against the physical environment.
Julian Johnston started beekeeping when he was six years old and continued it in his various travels around the world with the Army and in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. This is an account of a life spent with bees, both during the authors Army carrier and later in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office before becoming for nine years the Bees Officer for Gloucestershire and later for Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire & Berkshire. Full of wit and wisdom.