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    An Illustrated Glossary of Honey Bee and Beekeeping Terminology

      Sue Remenyi

    An Illustrated Glossary of Honey Bee and Beekeeping Terminology is an invaluable reference book for all beekeepers. As with any activity there is always a significant amount of terminology and jargon to get to grips with and this glossary brings together the terminology a beekeeper needs. In addition, more advanced aspects of beekeeping such as the anatomy and biology of…

    Having Healthy Honeybees

    The Beekeeping & science (2nd Edition)

      John McMullan

    TO VIEW THE CONTENTS CLICK HERE There has been a change in the beekeeping environment since the first edition in 2012. Today there is a heightened concern about global warming, the natural environment, biodiversity and the need to be guided by science. Among beekeepers there is a greater awareness of these issues with a shift towards sustainable beekeeping; locally-adapted colonies,…

    The Beekeeper’s Handbook (5th Edition)

    Foreword by Dewey M. Caron

      Diana Sammataro

      Alphonse Avitabile

    The Beekeeper's Handbook is an invaluable resource for both beginner and veteran beekeepers. "Since the publication of the first edition of the handbook in 1978, many thousands of novice and experienced beekeepers have relied on this book as the preferred single-volume guide to beekeeping.” British Journal of Entomology and Natural History "The Beekeeper's Handbook has guided thousands of beginning and…

    Swarming

    Biology and Control

      Wally Shaw

    One of the key events in the bee keeping year (for both the bees and the beekeeper) is the swarming season. In order to obtain the maximum honey yield from colonies, the beekeeper needs to manage the natural swarming process. Much has been written about swarming but this often takes the form of rather prescriptive instructions for swarm control which…

    Feeding Bees

      Wally Shaw

    Honey bees collect two types of food material; nectar and pollen. With the collection of nectar there is no evidence that there is any selection based on its nutrient value, other than as a source of energy (their dietary carbohydrate). Pollen is their source of protein and lipids (fats). By contrast, foraging for this vital material is much more complex…

    Alternative Approaches to Beekeeping

      Dr. Fred J. Ayres

    A basic introduction to alternative forms of beekeeping practiced by some apiarists in the Lune Valley, Cumbria, UK. www.lunevalleybeekeepers.co.uk The notes in this booklet are intended for beekeepers who have some knowledge of conventional beekeeping but wish to explore less intensive and more bee friendly approaches. I have been keeping bees for 20 years and was initially trained as a…

    Thinking Outside the Box

      April Kirkendoll

    A topbar hive is both ancient technology and newfangled trend. The main reason this "back-to-basics" hive is finding new supporters is its more natural approach to keeping bees and the novel concept of stepping back and allowing honeybees to make more of the hive decisions themselves. A topbar hive is, in itself, "thinking outside the box", not only because of…

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    An Bheachaireacht Shimplí

      Simon Ó Cróinín

    Ar ndóigh, chuala muid uilig go bhfuil obair na mbeach ar cheann de na nithe is deacra a thuiscint, ach ní mór a rá go bhfuil an-iarracht déanta sa leabhar seo tabhairt faoi. Is é atá ann scéal triúr fear agus a gcuid iarrachtaí bonn a chur faoin mbeachaireacht ar bhánta na Mí. Cuntas cuimsitheach atá sa leabhar seo ar…

    On the Keeping of Bees

      John Whitaker

    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 and absorbing of pastimes. This book developed from the course that I have presented to new beekeepers at my local association in Yorkshire for several years. One of the joys…

    Harvesting Honey

      Wally Shaw

    This booklet covers all stages of the process of getting honey from the hive and into a jar (suitable for sale) in a manner that inflicts the least damage to what is a delicate product. Careful treatment makes the difference between beekeeper honey and that sold in most supermarkets which has usually been ultra-filtered and pasteurised to prevent fermentation and…

    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…

    Honey Bees and Beekeeping. Double CD

    An Introduction

      Pamela Todd

    This is an excellent aid for introducing bees and beekeeping to children and adults. Recommended for children aged 6 years and older the CR Rom contains two presentations. The first is a self-contained presentation to be used by individuals or small groups. The second is for use by a beekeeper wishing to give presentations to interested groups. The presentation contains…

    Wisdom for Beekeepers

    500 Tips for Successful Beekeeping

      James E. Tew

    A comprehensive collection of 500 beekeeping tips written by life-long beekeeper Jim Tew. This title covers all aspects of beekeeping including: • Becoming a beekeeper • Beekeeping equipment • The beekeeping year • Getting live bees • Colony management • Honey • Bee by-products • Pollination • Ailments • Bee biology It is  an ideal introductory read for newcomers to…

    The Book of Bees

    Text by Wojciech Grajkowski

      Piotr Socha

    How do bees communicate? How long have they been around? What does a beekeeper actually do? Who survived being stung by 2,443 bees? This encyclopaedic book answers all these questions and many more with a light, humorous touch. Piotr Socha tracks the history of bees from the age of the dinosaurs to their current plight, examining along the way the…

    Guide to Bees and Honey

      Ted Hooper

    The world's best selling guide to beekeeping. The classic title for all beekeeper, a reference book for experienced beekeepers with advice on all aspects of the craft. The world's best selling guide to beekeeping. New edition with an update by Margaret Thomas NDB on Honey bee pests diseases with the four full colour plates restored as in the early editions.

    The Beginner's Bee Book

    Revised and updated by Clive de Bruyn and Margaret Thomas

      Ted Hooper

    Although written in the 1980s Ted Hooper's manuscript for the Beginner's Bee Book was lost for over twenty years before being rediscovered a short time before his death. The book has been revised and updated by Clive de Bruyn and Margaret Thomas to bring it up to date taking account of developments in equipment and disease. Although entitled Beginner's Bee…

    Beekeeping for Dummies

      Kim Flottum

    A second edition of a very popular American title in the Dummies series. It is a useful start up volume and its design makes it easy to locate the areas of knowledge needed. Chapters are arranged in an easy and clearly understood way.

    Practical Beekeeping

      Clive De Bruyn

    Practical Beekeeping is a comprehensive guide to the bee and its management, by an internationally recognised authority on the subject. Topics covered in the book include: the bee and its environment, hives and other equipment, colony management and dealing with the crop. Profusely illustrated with photographs and specially commissioned line illustrations, this book will be an invaluable addition to the…

    The British Beekeepers' Association Guide to Beekeeping

      Ivor Davis

      Roger Cullum-Kenyon

    If you are just starting to keep bees, or simply want to find out about bees and beekeeping, this authoritative guide provides a complete introduction to starting out as a beekeeper. The book introduces the reader to all areas of beekeeping including the workings of the colony, the structure of a hive, how to acquire bees and keep them healthy…

    Beekeeping

    Inspiration and Practical Advice for Beginners

      Andrew Davies

    Whether you have acres of land in the countryside of a tiny suburban garden you can start raising your own honeybees and be spreading homemade honey on toast within the year. In this practical guide Andrew Davies introduces you to the fascinating and busy world of bees. He covers: How to become a beekeeper, Hives and equipment, Common problems, Collecting…

    Profitable Beekeeping

      L.R. Croft

    A basic text which suggests that money can be made from the craft. "Dr Croft is a beekeeper with an apiary in Greater Manchester. He is also a university lecturer engaged on research on the honey bee. Recently, he has led the campaign against the misrepresentation of British honey, and is well known as a lecturer on this subject throughout…

    A Practical Manual of Beekeeping

    How to keep bees and develop your full potential as an apiarist

      David Cramp

    Beekeeping - A fascinating hobby, a remunerative business, or a globetrotting career? Which type of beekeeper do you want to be? It is entirely up to you: beekeeping can provide it all. Beekeeping can provide anyone with an interesting and useful hobby or a lucrative and rewarding business. It is recognised as a vital agricultural industry and can therefore also…

    Principles of Practical Beekeeping

      Robert Couston

    This is a reprint of the first edition of the classic title by Robert Couston - a beekeeper still held in high regard by Scottish beekeepers over twenty since his death. Robert combined great experience as East of Scotland Beekeeping Adviser with the ability to describe, even the most complicated procedures, with great clarity.

    Bees at the Bottom of the Garden

      Alan Campion

      Campion, A

      Gay Hodgson

    This is the best book for the absolute beginner. It is easy to read, clearly illustrated and is written in a style which makes it easy to understand. For those who have a passing interest in keeping bees - want to know what the hobby requires and need a book that will take them through their first two years of…

    Beekeeping, A Seasonal Guide

      Ron Brown

    A charming and practical guide for anyone wishing to keep bees, accompanying the would-be beekeeper through every season of the bee-keeping year. From spring awakening and summer swarms to the autumn honey harvest and providing winter protection, this essential resource guides you each step of the way. There is extensive advice for beekeeping beginners, from sitting and smoking your hives…

    Care of Bees in Warré and Top Bar Hives

      Joe Bleasdale

    This volume is a guide for new beekeepers and for all beekeepers who have acquired the increasingly popular Warré and Top Bar Hives and anyone who wishes to stop the use of chemicals in their beekeeping. It gives practical guidance, with clear instructions, line drawings, and photographs. Joe is a retired systems engineer and has kept bees for over 30…

    In Praise of Bees

      Elizabeth Birchall

    This fascinating and comprehensive book explores the bee's place in human society from prehistoric cave paintings and inscribed clay tablets through to our contemporary world - a cabinet whose drawers are filled with nuggets of bee science and practical beekeeping, myth, religion, politics, philosophy and folklore. There is a selection of verse and a rich variety of illustrations ranging from…

    Backyard Beekeeping and Honey Production

      Phil Rant

    Bees are an essential part of our natural world and their importance in pollinating our food crops cannot be overstated. Over a third of the world's food is dependent upon pollinators, of which the honey bee Apis mellifera is possibly the most important. This comprehensive and informative book introduces newcomers to the fascinating and rewarding craft of beekeeping and honey…

    Nudge Nudge, Hint Hint

      John D. Yates

    John Yates wrote a series of monthly articles for the Plymouth Branch of the Devon Beekeepers' Association during the period August 1989 - October 1992. These were published as a most successful book later in 1992. The volume is full of wise advice and beekeeping insight which while written for the micro-climate around Plymouth can be applied anywhere in Great…

    The Haynes Bee Manual

    The complete step-by-step guide to keeping bees

      Adrian Waring

      Claire Waring

    The Bee Manual provides a complete and easy​ to-follow reference to the intriguing world of the honey bee and the addictive craft of beekeeping. Aimed at the novice but also containing plenty to interest the experienced beekeeper, the Bee Manual presents no-nonsense advice, facts and step-by-step sequences, as well as plenty of relevant photographs and diagrams. Find out how to…

    The Bad Beekeepers Club

    How I stumbled into the Curious World of Bees - and became (perhaps) a Better Person

      Bill Turnbull

    So begins Bill Turnbull's charming account of how he stumbled into the mysterious world of beekeeping (sometimes literally). Despite many setbacks - including being stung in the head (twice) on his first day of training - beekeeping somehow taught Bill a great deal about himself and the world around him. At the same time, his story highlights the very real…

    Beekeeping for Beginners

      Andrew Richards

    All too often, books written for new beekeepers carry far too much information which can be confusing for the reader. Andrew's book is an exception and will help the novice to quickly grasp the basics of beekeeping. It covers topics such as: How much time will it take and what will it cost? What will the return be? Basics -…

    A Handbook of Beekeeping

      Harry R.C. Riches

    This Handbook is designed for both the beginner and the experienced book keeper and is written from a practical viewpoint which has been developed from a life times beekeeping experience. Harry Riches is a Past President and Chairman of the British Beekeepers Association.