Children's Books

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    The Book of Bees

      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…

    The Life and Death of Beatrice The Bee

      Brian Haddon

    There are many fine books on Queen rearing which assume quite a degree of skill, Ben introduces ways of overcoming aspects of the processes that some find daunting. It covers, in a clear and simple fashion, grafting, queen cell initiation, stocking a mini nuc and requeening without finding the queen. As such it should prove invaluable to the small scale…

    The Ambrose Colouring Annual

      Malcolm Eaton

    The artist is a beekeeper and an art master on the West Midlands. His ideas for Ambrose come to him as he thinks about his own bees and the particular time of year. For nearly two years an Ambrose cartoon has appeared in the British Bee Journal crammed with the greatest detail and the thought has occurred that gathered together…

    Bella, the Queen Bee

      Julian Popescu

    Bella, The Queen Bee, rules her hive without mercy. The female bees work ceaselessly. The male drones such as Tom and Harold are rude and lazy. Old bees are pushed out of the hive and left to die. The guard bees perish, fighting earwigs and other more deadly enemies which attack the hive in pursuit of honey. But the most…

    The Legend of the Hive

      Maria Owsianka

    Beautifully illustrated children's story book giving an account of the life of the summer bee. One of the most compelling pieces of natural history writing to be published in recent years, this illustrated account of the life of a summer bee is remarkable both by way of its fascinating insight and exquisite presentation.

    Beekeeping with Children and School Groups

      Undine Westphal

    This book is a wonderful guide and aid for experienced beekeepers who can and want to offer children more than simply letting them watch bees behind a mesh enclosure .. (and) this is an invaluable book for anyone who wants to, or is currently, teaching children the craft of beekeeping and I would thoroughly recommend it being added to your…