Bees & Plants

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    Crop Pollination by Bees, Volume 1

    Evolution, Ecology, Conservation, and Management

      Keith S. Delaplane

    Since the second half of the 20th Century, our agricultural bee pollinators have faced mounting threats from ecological disturbance and pan-global movement of pathogens and parasites. At the same time, the area of pollinator-dependent crops is increasing globally with no end in sight. Never before has so much been asked of our finite pool of bee pollinators. This book not…

    The Last Remaining European Tree Beekeepers

    Whom I met

      Krzysztof Hejke

    500+ Wonderful Full Colour Images! Comes with a 20 page English language translation booklet. TO VIEW THE CONTENTS CLICK HERE The book focuses on the ancient tradition of tree beekeeping. Those who cultivate this tradition have the instinct and passion to follow the rhythms of nature, so that they can understand and respect the innate preferences of the bees. Tree…

    Good Nutrition, Good Bees

      David Aston

      Sally Bucknall

    TO VIEW THE CONTENTS CLICK HERE The importance of pollinator species to man’s survival and the functioning of the world’s ecosystems is recognised. Environmental and other stressors have taken their toll on many pollinator species and their abundance. The European Honey bee (Apis mellifera) and man have had a long mutually beneficial relationship and it is vital that this continues.…

    Plant Trees, Sow Seeds, Save the Bees

    Simple ways to bee-friendly

      Nicola Bradbear

    Our Stripey Friends Need You!  Foreword by Kate Humble. Bees, hoverflies and even wasps are essential for keeping us, and our planet, alive ... but they're in danger.  Discover the ways you can help them thrive -from learning what to plant in your garden, patch or pots, to setting up a bee hotel.  Use the beautiful spotter's guide to help differentiate…

    Illustrated Pollen Terminology

    2nd Edition

      Heidemarie Halbritter

      Silvia Ulrich

      Friògeir Grimsson

      Martina Weber

      Reinhard Zetter

      Michael Hesse

      Ralf Buchner

      Matthias Svojtka

      Andrea Frosch-Radivo

    This book offers a fully illustrated compendium of glossary terms and basic principles in the field of palynology, making it an indispensable tool for all palynologists. It is a revised and extended edition of "Pollen Terminology. An illustrated handbook,’” published in 2009. This second edition, titled "Illustrated Pollen Terminology" shares additional insights into new and stunning as­pects of palynology. In…

    Pollination

    The Enduring Relationship between Plant and Pollinator

      Timothy Walker

    An enticing illustrated look at pollination, one of the most astonishing marvels of the natural world. Pollination is essential to the survival of most plants on Earth. Some plants rely on the wind to transport pollen from one flower to another. Others employ an array of ingenious strategies to attract and exploit pollinators, whether they be insects, birds, or mammals.…

    The Pollen Landscape

      Joss Bartlett

    Honey bees carrying pollen are a familiar sight to anyone who has watched them collecting it from flowers or bringing it back to a hive. But which kinds of pollen do they use, how do they find it, and what do they use it for? Environmental pressures on all pollinating insects, including honey bees, mean that questions like these have…

    Garden Plants Valuable to Bees

      Eva Crane

    Most people are now aware that our insect population has come under severe pressure due to changes in their environment. This awareness is causing an increasing interest in what can be done to support our insect life for our own good. We are seeing a gradual change in agricultural & horticultural attitudes and practice that should contribute towards improvement in…

    Pollinator Friendly Gardening

    Gardening for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators

      Rhonda Fleming Hayes

    Want to do your part in helping your local pollinators flourish? Pollinator Friendly Gardening makes it easy. Are you interested in growing a naturally healthy garden? How about making sure your local environment helps bees, butterflies, and birds survive and thrive? If you are a beekeeper, are you looking for the ideal plants to keep your colony happy? Pollinators such…

    2 Million Blossoms

    Protecting our pollinators

      Kirsten Traynor

    1 Years Subscription – Print Edition, 4 Issues mailed to your door. Current issue No.3 Summer 2020. Northern Bee Books has been appointed the UK agents for this new American 100 page quarterly magazine. The magazine deals with all aspects of pollination and pollinators, of vital interest to this world. Subscribe today and learn more about our diverse pollinators and…

    Beekeepers’ Guide for Pollen Identification of Honey

      Mohammad El-Labban

    This is a practical book written in a simple manner to make it understandable for beekeepers while still maintaining the principles and rules of pollen identification in honey. It also contains valuable information for expert melissopalynologists. It is designed after an intensive work in field observation of bee foraging, preparation & photographing pollen of the observed flora, searching in hundreds…

    The Insect Garden

    The best plants for bees & bumblebees, butterflies, hoverflies & other insects

      Michael John Seabrook

    Save our insects! This book contains: • Tips on how to have a beautiful, easy to manage garden completely in tune with nature. • Chapters on bees, bumblebees, butterflies and hoverflies and the plants they prefer to visit for pollen and nectar. • Scores for over 520 plants indicating how good they are for insect biodiversity from new research completed…

    Crop Pollination by Bees

      Keith S. Delaplane

      Daniel F. Mayer

    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 in our pollinator populations. This book is an accessible, practical and authoritative research-based guide to using bees for crop pollination. It emphasises conserving feral bee populations as well as more…

    The Solitary Bees

    Biology, Evolution, Conservation

      Bryan N. Danforth

      Robert L. Minckley

      John L. Neff

    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 majority of bees lead solitary lives, surviving without the help of a hive and using their own resources to fend off danger and protect their offspring. This book draws on…

    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…

    Heather Honey, An Anthology of Works

      Ian Copinger

      Brother Adam

      William Hamilton

      Peter Schollick

      Francis Sitwell

    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 their strongest in August. This Anthology brings together writings from all the past Great Heather Bee Masters - Francis Sitwell, Brother Adam, Colin Weightman & William Hamilton together with a…

    Bumblebees, An Introduction

      Nikki Gammans

      Richard Comment

      S. C. Morgan

      Gill Perkins

    This Bumblebee Conservation Trust book introduces this charismatic species to a wider audience. Written by Trust staff, it covers bumblebee biology, their decline and conservation and what you can do to help them in your garden and beyond. It also has an essential identification guide to all UK bumblebee species, packed with over 250 colour photographs.

    The Wild Garden and the Honey Bee

      Michael Duncan

    Michael Duncan, a beekeepers for over 60 years has written a quite exceptional and unique text, published as a volume with both illustrations and text in his own free flowing hand. Starting the craft in Birmingham in 1947 he has since 1982 kept bees in North Devon. His concern for our world is clearly stated in his words. We live…

    Directory of Important World Honey Sources

      Eva Crane

      Penelope Walker

      Rosemary Day

    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…

    Oilseed Rape and Bees

      Allan Calder

      Calder, A

    For Beekeepers to be able now to rely, for an indefinite number of years to come, upon the regular annual availability, in May and June, of a huge new nectar source, is for them an historic advance. The pattern of working through the beekeeping year is changed by it and a new yearly flow of nectar and honey is in…

    Letters to a Beekeeper

      Steve Benbow

      Alys Fowler

      Fowler, A

    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.

    Heather Honey - A Comprehensive Guide

      Michael Badger

    This full colour volume provides detailed advice for successful Heather honey production from hive preparation through to honey exhibition. Additionally, the extra background and historical detail makes it an interesting and memorable read, not just for beekeepers, but as a quality reference book to add to your bookshelf. The author has in excess of 65 years experience of beekeeping and…

    Plants and Honey Bees

      David Aston

      Sally Bucknall

    Essential reading for the serious candidate who wishes to investigate this relationship further. While mainly of interest to beekeepers; gardeners, biologists, agriculturalists & horticulturalists will find much of interest to them. Awarded an Apimondia Bronze Medal.

    Planting for Honeybees

    The Grower's Guide to Creating a Buzz

      Sarah Wyndham Lewis

    Our gardens would be unrecognisable without the gentle buzz of the humble honeybee. Yet in recent years bee populations have suffered from the loss of green spaces and need our help. Planting for Honeybees is a charmingly illustrated, practical guide on how to help attract these delightful pollinators - whether you only have a city window ledge or a whole…

    Pollen Microscopy

      Norman John Chapman

    Pollen is fascinating material for anyone interested in looking down a microscope, or discovering where their bees have been foraging. The variety of sizes and shapes gives clues as to the ingenious ways plants utilise the weather and insect behaviour to deliver pollen to its intended destination. This second edition of the book shares techniques on successful microscopy accompanied by…

    Managing Bee Health

    A Practical Guide for Beekeepers

      John Carr

    The crucial role that bees play in the Earth's ecosystem is well known. Over the last decades a dramatic decrease in bee health has been seen on a global scale. This deterioration is seen on a global scale in both domestic and wild bees, precipitating a wider ecological impact. Veterinarians, animal scientists and bee husbandry specialists increasingly need to be…