Bee Breeding

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    Colony Increase

    The Roger Patterson Method

      Roger Patterson

    This book includes several methods of colony increase that can be used individually or in one complete method as described. All elements, although they may not be part of mainstream teaching, have been consistently successful for the author for well over 40 years, using standard equipment. The "Roger Patterson Method", if used as described, can produce a tenfold increase in…

    Apicultura en la Abadía Buckfast

    Hermano Adam

      Brother Adam

    Hasta ahora desconocido al público español, este libro está considerado desde muchos años un clásico de la literatura apícola. Aquí Hermano Adam habla en primera persona de sus experiencias como apicultor pionero sobre la cría y selección de reinas, además del manejo de sus colmenas como ejemplo de una apicultura moderna. Esta lectura, fácil, fluida y al mismo tiempo entusiasmaste,…

    Applied Beekeeping

    In The United States

      David MacFawn

    The beginner as well as the experienced professional will garner a hive full of information from Applied Beekeeping in the United States. Honeybee information has been compiled and pub­lished in book form in hopes that beekeepers in the United States and worldwide will benefit. There are many topics in this book not contained in more theoretical books and through 342…

    The ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture

      Keith S. Delaplane

      James E. Tew

      Jennifer Berry

      Clarence H. Collison

      Ann Harman

      Kim Flottum

    • 42nd Edition (2020) • Over 800 pages packed with information • Hundreds of Color photos and illustrations • More than 50 Contributors • A MUST for every beekeeper large and small • A mix of reference, the how and why things are done and a history of how beekeeping got where it is today! In 1877 A. I. Root…

    The Honeybees of the British Isles

      Beowulf A. Cooper

    A most important book on breeding, mating behaviour, selection and all aspects of the native British bee by a GIANT of beekeeping. This classic title, long out of print, has now been reissued by the Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders Association. Beowulf Cooper was one of the founding members of The Bee Improvement & Bee Breeders' Association (BIBBA) and responsible for…

    An Efficient Production of Bee Colonies

      Flemming B. Thorsen

    An Efficient Production of Bee Colonies is written by Flemming B. Thorsen, a commercial bee-keeper who concentrates on breeding pure Danish Buckfast bees. There are no pure English Buckfast bees in Denmark anymore, but he continues to use the methods of Brother Adam from Buckfast Abbey in England. Flemming is a commercial queen breeder and produces many new colonies every…

    Russian Honey Bees

    With a foreword by Benjamin Oldroyd

      Thomas E. Rinderer

      Steven E. Coy

    Russian Honey Bees are a stock of honey bees that were bred to be resistant to Varroa mites and have good beekeeping functionality for both honey production and pollination. This book describes the project to produce the Russian honey bee stock, conducted over 20 years of work by the combined efforts of scientists and beekeepers. Practical information on the management…

    Raising Honeybee Queens

    An Illustrated Guide to Success

      Gilles Fert

    Raise your own superior queens and you’ll never need to buy bees again! This fully illustrated guide makes self-sufficient beekeeping accessible to everyone: • Detailed, easy to understand practical advice. • Simple, time-tested techniques. • All hive models: vertical and horizontal. • Many methods to choose from. • Every step clearly explained. • Successful breeding, mating, and queen introduction. •…

    Honey Bee Drones

    Specialists in the Field

      Graham Kingham

    This book concentrates only on the drone - the male honey bee. It provides details regarding the drone's internal and external anatomy, production and development, behaviour, role in the hive, genetics and more. Copiously illustrated, the book also discusses the latest research updates on drones. Graham Kingham is a retired mechanical quality engineer who keeps a few hives in Devon.…

    The Lives of Bees

    The Untold Story of the Honey Bee in the Wild

      Thomas D. Seeley

    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 investigate how these industrious insects live in the wild. The Live of Bees is Thomas Seeley's captivating story of what scientists are learning about the behaviour, social life, and survival…

    Essence and Mechanism of Nest Abandonment by Honeybee Swarms

    Swarming, absconding, migration and related phenomena

      Zbigniew Lipiński

    This hardback book is a new updated edition of the work which was awarded a Gold Medal at the XXXVII Apimondia Congress, Durban 2001. It reviews in great detail the factors responsible for swarming, nest abandonment and related phenomena. This volume is very well researched and listed in its 312 pages over 50 pages of references. Not really suitable for the…

    Comb Management

      Wally Shaw

    In a sense the combs in a honey bee nest are an extension of the bees that made them and it is really the bees and combs together that constitute the colony. In fact, the average honey bee worker spends 95% of her life on the combs in the hive. The combs are built to be multi-purpose in the sense…

    The Honey Factory. Inside the Ingenious World of Bees

      Jürgen Tautz

      Diedrich Steen

    Beehives might look like seething anarchy at first glance, but bees know exactly what they are doing. The universe of the beehive is an intricately organised, delicately balanced ecosystem. From the queen to the lowliest worker bees, each bee plays its part in the whole. The Honey Factory plunges the reader into the invisible life of a bee colony and…

    The Buzz about Bees, Biology of a Superorganism

    With Photographs by Helga R. Heilmann

      Jürgen Tautz

    With spectacularly beautiful colour photographs and an easily understandable text The Buzz about Bees tells the story of honeybees in a new perspective. Based on the latest data, notably from his own research group, Jürgen Tautz provides a wonderful insight into the realms of bees. “Whereas bee colonies were once seen as perfect societies of selfless workers and drones ruled…

    Breeding Super Bees

      Steve Taber

    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!! John Phipps the Editor of The Beekeepers Quarterly said that "If Steve said something you could always reckon on…

    Steve Taber on Beekeeping - BKQ Volume 2

    From the archives of the Beekeepers Quarterly, Volume 2. For a New Generation of Beekeepers

      Steve Taber

    This collection of articles from The Beekeepers Quarterly, over a period of ten years, gather together the words of wisdom by a Great American Beekeeper. There is much that can be learnt from this reading this volume that will improve all beekeeping practice. Researcher, commercial beekeeper and finally bee geneticists - with experience in both America and Europe it was…

    Understanding Bee Anatomy

    A Full Colour Guide

      Ian Stell

    Understanding Bee Anatomy aims to do two things, to explain the structure of this fascinating insect and, through stunning images, to reveal the intricate detail. Dr Stell has applied his knowledge of the human body in describing the honeybee, system by system. The book starts with a chapter on the developmental stages, showing the internal changes taking place from the…

    The Wisdom of the Hive. The Social Physiology of Honey Bee Colonies

      Thomas D. Seeley

    This book is about the inner workings of one of nature's most complex animal societies: the honey bee colony. It describes and illustrates the results of more than fifteen years of elegant experimental studies conducted by the author. In his investigations, Thomas Seeley suggests the answer to the question of how a colony of bees is organised to gather its…

    Honeybee Democracy

      Thomas D. Seeley

    "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 organisation. Seeley, its leading authority, here presents it to a broad readership, with scientific exactitude written in lyrical…

    Mating Biology of Honey Bees

      Gudrun Koeniger

      Nikolaus Koeniger

      Jamie Ellis

      Lawrence J. Connor

    "This is the definitive review by authors who have personally carried out much of the primary research on the topic."Norman Carreck, Science Director, International Bee Research Association, University of Sussex, East Sussex, United Kingdom "… an authoritative treatise, built on decades of research of the authors on this subject…Personally, I very much appreciate this book as the authors put in…

    Beekeeping Tips and Topics

      Elbert R. Jaycox

    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…

    Queen Breeding and Genetics

    How to get better bees

      Eigil Holm

    After successful publication in Denmark (1995 ) and Germany (1997 ) this 2010 English translation deals with all aspects of mating and queen breeding and is the latest publication of its kind in the UK. This is a translation of the second (2009) Danish edition, It is full of the latest information. The sub title - suggests much - and…

    Splits and Varroa

    An Introduction to Splitting Hives as Part of Varroa Control

      William Hesbach

    Bill Hesbach is a beekeeper and honey producer in Cheshire, Ct, where he owns and operates Wind Dance Apiary. Bill studied beekeeping at Rutgers University in NJ and is currently enrolled in the master beekeeping program at the University of Montana. Bill serves on the board of directors for the Backyard Beekeepers Association of Connecticut, where he helps teach new…

    Scientific Queen Rearing

      Gilbert M. Doolittle

    Scientific Queen Rearing is one of the classic American titles in this area of beekeeping. This facsimile reprint of the 3rd edition of 1901 at a 110% scale allows easier reading. There is much advice in this volume, although written over 100 years ago, which is relevant to the Queen rearers of today.

    Breeding Better Bees

    Using Simple Modern Methods

      John E. Dews

      Eric Milner

    The rationale behind a bee breeding programme for improvement of honeybee colonies is given together with a detailed description of simplified morphometric techniques which can be used to identify honeybee races or sub species. These techniques also indicate whether the breeder queen bee will breed true.

    Queen Rearing Essentials

      Larry Connor

    A must-have for every beekeeper - filled with excellent photographs. In this post-varroa, post-Colony Collapse Syndrome era, beekeepers everywhere are developing localized, mite-resistant bee stocks. Key to this is their ability to raise queen cells and queens. Bee Culture/American Bee Journal author Larry Connor describes a very successful queen rearing method using Starter and Finisher colonies. The book is organized…

    Increase Essentials

    Nuclei. Management. Wintering

      Larry Connor

    This book explains why and how beekeepers can use increase nuclei to solve problems in the beeyard and use them to winter colonies and provide a reliable source of fresh bees, locally acclimatized queens, replacement hives and colonies for operational growth or sale. Connor draws on the concepts of Langstroth, Doolittle, Brother Adam, Mike Palmer and more while integrating his…

    Bee Sex Essentials

      Larry Connor

    Richard Adee - whose honey farm is the largest in the world says - A scientific book written from a beekeeper's perspective. Easy to read and understand. It covers all the biological facets of the honeybee, especially those associated with queen rearing. Every beekeeper should have a copy on his desk or in his library.

    Instrumental/Artificial Insemination of Honey Bee Queens

    12 Most Frequently Asked Questions

      Susan Cobey

    As an introduction to instrumental insemination this publication addresses the frequently asked questions about the technique. The answers are meant to give direction to further inquiry and to help evaluate the need and what is involved in mastering this skill. Commercial queen producers recognise the need for more rigorous programs to select, improve and maintain their breeding stocks. The public…

    Background to Bee Breeding

      J. Atkinson

    John Atkinson draws on his long and varied experience as a beekeeping adviser, honey farmer, bee breeder and writer, to help beekeepers to understand the complexities of this most important aspect of the craft. This is a thoroughly absorbing book - an up to date treatise on the philosophy and practice of bee breeding.

    Keeping Healthy Honey Bees

      David Aston

      Sally Bucknall

    This title is a significant addition to the beekeeping literature on Integrated Bee Health Management. David Aston, a past President of the BBKA and Sally Bucknall, Chair of Garden Organic have jointly written a volume that should be on every beekeepers reading list. "This book could well turn out to be the book of the decade (or 21st century, take…

    Queen Breeding for Amateurs

      Charles Price Abbott

    Queen Breeding for Amateurs by Abbott was first published in 1947 and revised in 1951. With the present interest in beekeeping and the need once more to breed more queens, this reprint of Abbott's second edition has been reproduced with the support of the family. It should provide a valuable addition to the literature.

    Queen Bee: Biology, Rearing and Breeding

      David Woodward

    Dr. David Woodward was Head of the Apiculture Department at Telford Rural Polytechnic, Balclutha, New Zealand. David taught beekeeping and queen bee rearing at Telford since 1997 and manages Telford's 350 beehives. Previously he was Senior State Apiculture Adviser with the Department of Primary Industries in South Australia (1990-97) and responsible to the state Minister of Primary Industries, for administering…