Books concerning beekeeping around the world
This is a collection of articles written by Elbert Jaycox for the newsletter Bees & Honey during 1975 – 1981 when he was the beekeeping specialist at the University of Illinois. As you would expect from such an expert it is packed with pearls of wisdom – based on his lifetime experiences or gathered from a wide reading of the literature. Recommended.
“Gene Kritsky’s charming book is like Extreme Makeover Home Edition for honey bees. For over 10,000 years, humans have tried to design accommodations for the world’s most useful insect that not only take into account the bees’ remarkable sophisticated behaviour but also allow human landlords to help themselves to the products of their industry. Engagingly written, thoroughly engrossed, and gorgeously illustrated, this book offers a uniquely entertaining and thought-provoking perspective on the long standing partnership between honey bees and humans.” – May R. Berenbaum, Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.’The Quest for the Perfect Hive’ is the perfect read for beekeepers and others interested in the history of honey bee ‘domestication’ – a fascinating walk through our history with one of the word’s most beneficial and useful organisms. Gene Kritsky has compiled an amazing story of our relationship with the honey bee.” – Ric Bessin, Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky.
A collection of articles, written for Gleanings in Bee Culture over a period of nearly 20 years by a giant of American Beekeeping.The Best of Bee Talk is exactly what it says. Each entry has been taken from one of over 200 columns Richard Taylor has submitted to Gleanings in Bee Culture over nearly 20 years of writing. Some are short, at most only a few sentences. But isn’t that what the “The Best” should be? Richard, on occasion, tends to stray from the subject at hand (how-to beekeeping) and interject personal (and probably universal) thoughts, observations and feelings on subjects ranging from gardening to pickups to crickets. Surprisingly, all are related to the art of keeping bees. There are complete contributions here, too. For some, removing even a clause would be criminal, and the information, the emotion, and the grace of each work is exactly as it was originally published.