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This book contains a vast quantity of precious data about plants and bees and it is marvellous to see it in print again and available to new generations. Best of all would be if people selecting trees become aware of this useful information and consult it to inform their choice: nowadays we need whenever possible to choose species and cultivars with value to bees and other insect pollinators.
This is the charming story of how gardener Alys Fowler learned to keep bees, and urban beekeeper Steve Benbow learned to plant a pollinator-friendly garden. It is a rule-breaking, wildlife-friendly, honey-dripping record of the trials and joys of working with – rather than against – nature.
Professor Clarence Collison has performed the meticulous scholarship so desperately needed by beekeepers and scientists alike. He has reviewed the vast body of research: the biology, physiology, biochemistry and behaviour of Apis mellifera and presented it in an concise and objective manner. This book will be required reading of all serious bee scientists, and on the desk of every beekeeper for fact-checking and scientific clarification. (Lawrence John Connor)
Contributed by 66 of most important names in the field of beekeeping from 32 countries. The book covers various topics, such as the history of bees, bee products, the importance of continuous education of beekeepers, the importance of bees and reasons for their endangerment in certain parts of the world. It describes various types of beekeeping around the world, but also apitherapy and apitourism that have developed especially in the recent period. The book also describes the significance of bees in religion and how bees can serve as an example of an exemplary life centred around values. It also contains a text on how beekeeping can help disabled people.
The purpose of the book is to raise awareness about the dependence of people on bees and nature. Thus, the book speaks to every individual, community or company and shows them how they can contribute to better conditions for the survival of bees.
Prevention of Honey Bee Colony Losses, Vol 1. “Standard methods for Apis mellifera research” describes methods for studying honey bee biology, bee behaviour, methods for breeding honey bees and pollination research.
Vol 2. “Standard methods for Apis mellifera pest and pathogen research” describes methods for studying all of the major honey bee pests and pathogens.The COLOSS BEEBOOK is a unique venture that aims to standardise methods for studying the honey bee. It is a practical manual intended for scientists and beekeepers, compiling standard methods in all fields of research on the honey bee, Apis mellifera, and is the definitive research manual, composed of 32 peer-reviewed chapters authored by more than 234 of the world’s leading honey bee experts from 34 different countries. Volumes 1 and 2 were published in 2013 and are now available again by popular demand.
The COLOSS BEEBOOK (Prevention of Honey Bee Colony LOSSes) is a unique venture that aims to standardise methods for studying the honey bee. It is a practical manual intended for scientists and beekeepers, compiling standard methods in all fields of research on the honey bee, Apis mellifera, and is the definitive research manual, composed of 32 peer-reviewed chapters authored by more than 234 of the world’s leading honey bee experts from 34 different countries. Volumes 1 and 2 were published in 2013 and are now available again by popular demand. The COLOSS BEEBOOK, Volume I: “Standard methods for Apis mellifera research” describes methods for studying honey bee biology, bee behaviour, methods for breeding honey bees and pollination research.
The COLOSS BEEBOOK (Prevention of Honey Bee Colony LOSSes) is a unique venture that aims to standardise methods for studying the honey bee. It is a practical manual intended for scientists and beekeepers compiling standard methods in all fields of research on the honey bee, Apis mellifera, and is the definitive research manual, composed of 32 peer-reviewed chapters authored by more than 234 of the world’s leading honey bee experts from 34 different countries. Volumes 1 and 2 were published in 2013 and are now available again by popular demand. The COLOSS BEEBOOK, Volume II: “Standard methods for Apis mellifera pest and pathogen research” describes methods for studying all of the major honey bee pests and pathogens.
A basic guide to the question of multiple queen cells in a hive. How does the beekeeper react? It suggests a wide range of solutions, depending on the reason for the cells. In preparation for the new season Wally Shaw provides suggested solutions in every situation. Recommended.
Natural Bee Husbandry: The International Journal for Bee-Centred Beekeeping.
Sustainable, bee-centred, apicentric, sensitive & bee-friendly beekeeping:
This magazine will be of special interest to beekeepers who for have for many reasons moved away from keeping their colonies in conventional ways, or who prefer their bees to be kept in hives more suited to the bees’ needs rather than for the beekeeper’s ease of management. Such beekeepers allow the bees to live their lives with minimal interference. The bees build comb freely and swarm and reproduce with queens raised naturally rather than being propagated by the beekeeper via emergency queens. These beekeepers also refrain from using chemicals for the control of pests and diseases and strive to create an environment in their apiaries and gardens which will give the bees at least some year-round forage.
The BKQ is an international English language beekeeping journal which has been published since 1984 by Northern Bee Books and edited by John Phipps. Over the years it has developed into a 60 page full colour magazine which is available both in print and online.
The BKQ has a strong team of correspondents from many parts of the world who report regularly on beekeeping topics of local and global importance. Whilst its contents are directed mainly to beekeeping, the magazine also looks at the wider issues which have an impact on the craft especially as regards the environment, farming, conservation and global warming. Our contributors have specialised knowledge on particular aspects of beekeeping, drawn largely from their own experiences, and include both amateur and commercial beekeepers, scientists, and representatives of organisations that have an interest in beekeeping as a craft or industry. The editor is always pleased to receive contributions for possible inclusion in the magazine and to hear from beekeepers in areas of the world where we have no regular correspondents. The magazine gives plenty of space for lengthy articles, complete with photographs, which allows our designer to produce an attractive layout that is pleasing for both contributors and subscribers.
Bumble bees are among the most charming, colourful and fascinating of insects. Common in gardens and meadows throughout the summer, their large size and bright colours make them both easy and fun to watch. This book, designed for young people, will delight people of all ages with interesting, factual information about bumble bees.
Now in its 34rd 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 record resource which will prove invaluable throughout the year and a set of articles guaranteed to entertain and amuse. The perfect stocking filler for the enthusiastic beekeeper.
Mead is believed to be the oldest known alcoholic beverage” and that “The earliest archaeological evidence of honey wine comes from 9000 BC in northern China.” Whilst researching my previous work on heather honey, Professor William (Bill) Sutherland reinforced a view extolled by the late Dr Oliver Rackham (former research fellow at the Botany Department, Cambridge) that man’s liking for a honey-based beverage may so easily have arisen through early mankind (as a hunter-gatherer) finding discarded honeycomb from marauding bears lying on saucer-type leaves on the jungle floor. Regular rainfall combined with the naturally high temperature turned the vestiges of honey into a fermented liquid that he readily imbibed: the liquid to his liking was probably sought. Such a theory, albeit not legend, can be taken uncritically as more than feasible. The increased interest in honeybees by the general public has seen a renaissance in Mead and Honey Wine production. The book is a manual of all aspects of mead making from the ingredients used; methods and practices; mead and honey wine production problems; bottling and cellar craft; requirements for producing meads and honey wines; recipes for meads, honey wines and honey based vinegar; kegging systems; floral and honey varietals; exhibition and judging of mead and honey wines; historical with various appendices.
Professor John B Free, a world authority on the subject covers the areas of colony organisation, activity, defence, forage collection, and reproduction in a very readable style. Recommended for all taking BBKA Exams.
Noël Sweeney is a practising barrister who specialises in criminal, human rights and animal law. This volume deals with all aspects of the law concerning bees and beekeepers, drawing upon case history from both UK and American judgements. Bees-at-Law considers the role of bees gauged by the duty and responsibility their owners and beekeepers owe to other people. He lists over sixty case histories which could be useful to beekeepers should they find themselves in court or needing to follow this course of action.
The accidental introduction of the Asian hornet or more accurately the yellow-legged hornet into France and South Korea over ten years ago and its subsequent spread to neighbouring countries has been worrying both governments and beekeepers alike. Many people are now seeking more information on this new threat to our beloved honey bees. Hornet biology is very different to that of honey bees and this can lead to misunderstandings and false assumptions. So, this book is aimed at anyone wanting to learn more about hornets, why the Asian hornet possesses such a threat, and what you can do about it.
While the natural history of hornets makes their eradication impossible, it is important that all interested parties are well informed about their biology and potential impact. The Asian hornet will continue to expand its range into new countries irrespective of the measures taken, so education is the best way to lessen their impact.
This book aims to cover all the key aspects of the hornets’ biology including the impact they have on both people and honey bees. The information presented is gained from various sources during the many years I studied hornets in Asia (mainly Japan), and more recently via the ever-expanding scientic literature on the spread and impact of the Asian hornet both in France and South Korea.
This much awaited reprint of a classic Apitherapy title is once more available. The practical perspective taken and the pioneering research underpinning this volume make it a very valuable source of information for beekeepers, medical practitioners, pharmacists and patients seeking alternative medicine, even after twenty years since first publication. But then again, what are two decades in the light of thousands of years in which natural medicine has been used for health purposes?
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!