Recent Publications

  • The Beekeepers Annual 2020

  • John Phipps (2019)

  • Now in its 36th year of publication, the Annual is the longest running Annual in the history of British beekeeping. It serves as a reference source, a diary, a hive…

  • Beehive Alchemy

  • Petra Ahnert (2018)

  • From crayons to cough drops, cookies to candles, Beehive Alchemy is a comprehensive introduction to incorporating the miracle of bees into everyday life. With this new book, beekeepers (and bee…

  • Variations on a Beehive

  • Patricia Nelson (2019)

  • "Trish Nelson is to be commended on compiling this brilliant book. Whether you are happy with the type of hive and style of management you use, if you are trying…

  • The Jefferson Beekeeping Guide

  • Tony Jefferson (Undated)

  • All three generations of the Jefferson Family from Whitby, North Yorkshire are famed for their beekeeping knowledge and expertise. This 41 page booklet is full of advice and beekeeping knowledge…

  • Crop Pollination by Bees

  • Keith S. Delaplane Daniel F. Mayer (2000)

  • The collapse of the ubiquitous honey bee population during the past 20 years has caused a pollination vacuum for many crops. Surveys and grower experience indicate that a crisis exists…

  • The Solitary Bees

  • Bryan N. Danforth Robert L. Minckley John L. Neff (2019)

  • While social bees such as honey bees and bumble bees are familiar to most people, they comprise less than 10 percent of all bee species in the world. The vast…

  • Bee Hotel

  • Melanie von Orlow (2019)

  • Solitary bees and other beneficial insects need our help, not just on an international level but in every domestic garden, courtyard and balcony. Creating little homes for insects to lay…

  • The Healthy Hive Guide

  • Dan Basterfield Roger Cullum-Kenyon Ivor Davis (2019)

  • This second edition of the Healthy Hive Guide is provided to help both new and experienced beekeepers identify problems within their honey bee hives. Each of the images has a…

  • On the Keeping of Bees

  • John Whitaker (2019)

  • A new edition of a popular handbook by John Whitaker, a Yorkshire beekeeper who is heavily involved in the education of beekeepers. John comments that "beekeeping is the most fascinating…

  • Honey in Modern Wound Management

  • Rose Cooper, Peter Molan and Richard White (2009)

  • Recent years have seen a reintroduction in the use of honey as a modern wound management product. Records found in the Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus tell us that honey was…

  • Bees and Man

  • Wm. Michael Hood (2019)

  • Dr. Hood was in an enviable position that enabled him to visit many beekeepers and situations with bees. The reader is introduced to some very interesting and creative beekeepers and…

  • The Good Bee

  • Alison Benjamin Brian McCallum (2019)

  • Bees are our most loyal ally. These enigmatic creatures are a key lynchpin in the working of our planet. Without them our world would simply not function. We can all…

  • The Poetry of Bees

  • Liz Westcott (2019)

  • Liz Westcott has been keeping bees since 2005 and runs about 20 colonies in Brixham, Devon. Inspired by the bees to enter the Poetry Class at various local shows, Liz…

  • Bees vs People

  • Chris Slade (2019)

  • This slim volume of poems is titled as it is because partly it is about people I have met as a beekeeper and partly because, when I write about bees,…

  • The Idle Beekeeper

  • Bill Anderson (2019)

  • From building a hive to harvesting honey, a top urban beekeepers shows how to keep bees the simple way. Global bee populations have been rapidly declining for years, and it's…

  • The Lives of Bees

  • Thomas D. Seeley (2019)

  • The Latest important book from a world leading scientist! (Hardback, 432 pages) Humans have kept honey bees in hives for millennia, yet only in recent decades have biologists begun to…

  • The Asian Hornet Handbook

  • Sarah Bunker (2019)

  • Around 2004, the Asian or yellow-legged hornet (Vespa velutina nigrithorax) was accidentally imported into southern France from China, and it has spread through western European countries with astonishing speed. Since…