Bumblebees & Other Bees

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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…

    Common Bees of Eastern North America

      Olivia Messenger Carril

      Joseph S. Wilson

    The only portable full-color photographic guide to the most commonly seen bees east of the Mississippi River. "An excellent resource for anyone interested in learning about bees in eastern North America. There really isn't any other book like this." Sheila R. Colla, coauthor of Bumble Bees of North America Bees play a vitally important role in the pollination of native plants…

    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…

    Keeping Australian Stingless Bees

    Bees that are stingless, disease free and require zero maintenance

      Greg Coonan

    Native stingless bees are one of nature's most wonderful gifts. Our passion is native beekeeping, and we enjoy making it easy for others to gain the knowledge and confidence to look after and be enriched by these fabulous little creatures. This is the sole purpose for preparing this guide. Based on my own years of experience and those of my…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    Bee Hotel

    All You Need To Know In One Concise Manual

      Melanie von Orlow

    Solitary bees and other beneficial insects need our help, not just on an international level but in every domestic garden, courtyard and balcony. Creating little homes for insects to lay their eggs in is a really easy way to help the insect population, and at the same time bring wildlife diversity and plant propagation to your outdoor spaces. This book…

    The Humble Bee. It's Life-History and How to Domesticate it

      F. W. L. Sladen

    A reprint of the classic title on the bumblebee with colour prints that are as good as in the very rare original. When this book was published, there were no detailed accounts of the life cycles of the humble-bee (or bumblebee) species. Sladen provides these, with a guide to distinguishing the different British species and instructions on how to domesticate…

    Bumble Bees. Buzzing, Beautiful, Beneficial, Big Bees

      Carol Ann Kearns

    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.

    Bumblebees. Behaviour, Ecology and Conservation

    Behaviour, ecology and conservation

      Dave Goulson

    Bumblebees are familiar and charismatic insects, occurring throughout much of the world. They are increasingly being used as a model organism for studying a wide range of ecological and behavioural concepts, such as social organisation, optimal foraging theories, host-parasite interactions, .and pollination. Recently they have become a focus for conservationists due to mounting evidence of range contractions and catastrophic extinctions…

    Bee Quest

    In Search of Rare Bees

      Dave Goulson

    A hunt for the most elusive bees leads Dave Goulson from Salisbury Plain to Sussex hedgerows, from Poland to Patagonia. Whether he is tracking great yellow bumblebees in the Hebrides or chasing orchid bees through the Ecuadorian jungle. Dave Goulson’s wit, humour and deep love of nature makes him the ideal travelling companion. This utterly charming book will inspire you…

    A Sting in the Tail

    My adventures with bumblebees

      Dave Goulson

    Once commonly found in the marshes of Kent, the short-haired bumblebee is now extinct in the UK, but still exists in the wilds of New Zealand, descended from a few queen bees shipped over in the nineteenth century. A Sting in the Tale tells the story of Goulson’s passionate drive to reintroduce it to its native land and contains groundbreaking…

    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 Bumblebees of Kent

    Kent Field Club

      Nikki Gammans

      Geoff Allen

    The county of Kent has the highest diversity of bumblebee species in the UK. This book aims to provide a comprehensive guide to bumblebee ecology and offers an inclusive introduction to their identification. It discusses the importance of bumblebees, their decline and how we can help. It also includes detailed descriptions of bumblebee ecology and anatomy, followed by identification of…

    Field Guide to the Bumblebees of Great Britain & Ireland

      Mike Edwards

      Martin Jenner

    A simple-to-use identification guide for garden bumblebees with notes to this and some of the similar species. More accurate colour identification icons on the species spreads. Updated distribution maps with the very latest data. Species Icons Quick Guide (featured at the back of the book and the latest addition).

    Bumblebees

      David V Alford

    This is a facsimile of the original, much sort of and very expensive, 1975 edition, but without any of the original plates. The originals were of very poor definition and considerably better reproduction are presently available. For example the descriptive booklet at £2.50 or the Field Guide by Edwards and Jenner and the most excellent facsimile of Sladen. Dr Alfords…

    Bumblebees. Plates by Tony Hopkins and foreword by Mark Avery

      Oliver E. Prŷs-Jones

      Sarah. A. Corbet

    An indispensable guide to identification, ecology and study of bumblebees. This latest edition embraces the wealth of information published on bumblebee life history, ecology, foraging, parasites and conservation in recent years. It includes a new chapter on the very real threats to bumblebees; their crucial role as pollinators of our native flora and crops; ways to promote their survival; advantages…

    Bumble Bees of North America. An Identification Guide

      Paul Williams

      Robbin Thorp

      Leif Richardson

      Sheila Colla

    More than ever before, there is widespread interest in studying bumblebees and the critical role they play in our ecosystems. Bumble Bees of North America is the first comprehensive guide to North American bumblebees to be published in more than a century. Richly illustrated with colour photographs, diagrams, range maps, and graphs of seasonal activity patterns, this guide allows amateur…