Books concerning beekeeping around the world
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.
“Honeybee Democracy is a wonderful book, beautifully written and illustrated, about humanity’s greatest friend among the insects. The honeybee is important not only for its role in agriculture but for what it has taught us concerning the fundamental nature of complex social organization. Seeley, its leading authority, here presents it to a broad readership, with scientific exactitude written in lyrical prose.” Edward 0. Wilson, coauthor of The Superorganism
Harvest your own honey, make your garden or orchard more productive, nurture local food systems, connect with nature, and help bring honey bees back from population decline. These are some of the benefits of becoming a beekeeper. Whatever your interest in honey bees, this reliable resource has all the expert advice you need to keep a thriving, productive hive.
Storey’s Guide to Keeping Honey Bees will guide you through every step of beekeeping, including:
• Planning a hive
• Acquiring bees
• Installing a colony
• Keeping your bees healthy
• Understanding and preventing diseases
• Harvesting honey crops
MALCOLM T. SANFORD is author of the Apis Newsletter and many articles on beekeeping for popular and scholarly magazines. He was Extension Beekeeping Specialist at the University of Florida for 20 years and is currently Professor Emeritus in the Department of Entomology and Nematology. The late RICHARD E. BONNEY was author of the books Beekeeping and Hive Management, the foundation for Storey’s Guide to Keeping Honey Bees.
“A third of all that we eat, and much of what we wear, relies on pollination by honeybees. So if – or when – the world loses its black and yellow workers, the consequences will be dire. What is behind this catastrophe? “Part eulogy, part global wake-up call, the book is highly readable, and makes light work of hard evidence” Elliott Cannel, PAN Europe Newsletter.”If you want a story that shows how our species is beginning to walk dangerously out of step with the rest of nature, then you need look no further than this highly enjoyable, polished, well-researched homage to the honeybee.” Robin McKie, The Observer.”The plight of the honeybee is examined by Alison Benjamin and Brian McCallum in their surprisingly moving book. In it, the duo reveal why the creatures are disappearing, the dire consequences this can have on our own survival and what we can do to reverse the sad trend.” Metro.”The success of A World Without Bees lies in its explanation of the challenges faced by the honeybee population and the intensiveness of commercial beekeeping, especially in the US.” Ian Douglas, Sunday Telegraph.”An important and timely book.”- Richard Jones, entomologist, BBC Wildlife Magazine Book of the Month.
With spectacularly beautiful colour photographs and an easy understandable text The Buzz about Bees tells the story of honey-bees in a new perspective. Based on the latest data, notably from his won research group, Jurgen Tautz provides a wonderful insight into the realms of bees.
In contrast to the view of the bee colonies as perfect societies of selfless individuals ruled by the queen, Tautz introduces them as a “super-organism”, a self organising and complex adaptive system based on a network of communication; a fascinating result of evolution – a mammal in several bodies.
The entire range of astonishing bee activities is described. Remarkable action photographs never shown before present bees busy with cell cleaning, caring for the brood, serving in the queen’s court, visiting flowers, receiving nectar, producing honey, comb building, entrance guarding, heating and cooling. Spotlights include bees grooming, swarming, fighting, telephoning, sleeping and communicating by high-toned beeping, scents and dances.
In 1877 A. I. Root wrote and published the first edition of this work. It has been updated 41 times and millions of copies have been published since then. Then. Thousands of beekeepers and honey bee scientists have contributed to the knowledge that resides within.
This edition adds to that knowledge. Dr. Shimanuki, USDA Bee Lab Research Leader has gathered beekeepers, scientists and experts in many fields to produce the latest, best, most useful information possible on honey, beekeeping, honey, and the industry all these are a part of. You will field no other beekeeping reference book equal to this work.
All involved on these pages wish you the very best for your journey into the fascinating world of the honey bee, and beekeeping.
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.
Bees in America is an enlightened cultural history of bees and beekeeping in the United States. Tammy Horn, herself a beekeeper, offers a varied social and technological history from the colonial period, when the British first introduced bees to the New World, to the present, when bees are being used by the American military to detect bombs. Horn shows how beekeeping and honey have influenced so much of our U.S. history and culture. American beekeepers will be grateful that Horn is sharing the story of their love affair worth the honey bee to the general population. Bees in America is a welcome respite from out fast-paced technology-driven society” – Joe Graham, editor American Bee Journal.
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.