Recent Publications

  • Yes! Top Bar Hives

  • James Slade (2018)

  • The author suggests that Top Bar hives offer a gentler way of practicing the craft. "We have a duty to our bees and as beekeepers we must be in the…

  • Why Not Top Bar Hives?

  • James Slade (2013)

  • Jim Slade suggests a system of beekeeping, based on years of experience, which is natural, sustainable and economical. There are also constructional details for those who wish to make their…

  • Sixty Years with Smoker and Veil

  • Robert N. H. Skilling (2012)

  • The distillation of the life times beekeeping experience by the longest serving editor of The Scottish beekeeper. This gem of a book is packed full of valuable tips guaranteed to…

  • Heather Honey, An Anthology of Works

  • Ian Copinger Brother Adam William Hamilton Peter Schollick Francis Sitwell (2016)

  • Heather Honey is the Queen of all honeys. To gain a good crop it is important to manage your stocks during the mid season in order that they are at…

  • Sixty Years with Bees

  • Donald Sims (2011)

  • This book is, in part, the story of one man's lifelong experience with bees; with forty colonies or more kept in diverse places in England; and of working alone and…

  • The Observation Hive

  • Karl Showler ()

  • When first published, this was the only book on the observation hive. Since then there have been others but Karl Showler has written one which will stand the test of…

  • Honeybee Democracy

  • Thomas D. Seeley (2010)

  • "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…