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    Common Sense Natural Beekeeping

    Sustainable, Bee-Friendly Techniques To Help Your Hives Survive And Thrive

      Kim Flottum

      Stephanie Bruneau

    Beekeepers today have myriad choices to make that affect their bees' health and productivity. From housing to nutrition, to treating pests and diseases, Common Sense Natural Beekeeping introduces sustainable alternatives for natural hive management. Based on expert advice from Kim Flottum, editor emeritus of Bee Culture magazine and best-selling author of The Backyard Beekeeper, this book teaches holistic, sensible alternatives…

    The Native Irish Honey Bee

    Apis mellifera mellifera

      NIHBS

      Thomas D. Seeley

    A collaborative work with contribution from expert beekeepers and scientists throughout Ireland. It contains everything you need to know about the Native Irish Honey Bee - from evolution to genetics and into the future with conservation, and 'how to' sections from commercial beekeepers. Includes a practical section with step by step instructions on queen rearing and bee-breeding techniques. Most beekeeping…

    The Teaching Apiary

    A Brilliant Resource

      Roger Patterson

    This book provides help and information for all beekeepers. For BKA officials, demonstrators and apiary managers there is guid­ance to set up a facility if none exists, with suggestions for improv­ing apiaries already in existence. The ordinary beekeeper who is keen to learn has an indication of what they should seek to gain from their local teaching apiary. There is…

    Beekeeping: Challenge what you are told

      Roger Patterson

    Have you ever met a beekeeper with fixed opinions about a beekeeping topic? Have you questioned what experience and knowledge they are based on? The craft used to be local, traditionally learnt by observing bees, whereas today, we are bombarded with international communica­tions, promotions, soundbites, sensationalism and the like, with the same information, whether reliable or not, appearing in many…

    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…

    Honey Show Classes

    A guide for competitors, organisers and judges

      John Goodwin

    This book has been written as a guide for everyone involved with honey shows, be it organising, exhibiting or judging. If on the day of the show the book has helped to achieve successful organisation, high standards of exhibiting, well-written and unambiguous honey show schedules, increased interest in honey shows, and more applicants for the BBKA Show Judge certificate, the…

    Cleaning Beeswax and Making Polish

      Pauline Aslin

    The aim of this booklet is to encourage beekeepers especially, to make use of their beeswax. I hope it will also inspire those who don't keep bees to source beeswax from their local beekeepers and enjoy using it. This booklet explains how to clean raw beeswax ready for use in crafts such as candles, cosmetics and polish. It also includes…

    Making Beeswax Candles

      Pauline Aslin

    The aim of this booklet is to encourage beekeepers especially, to make use of their beeswax. I hope it will also inspire those who don't keep bees to source beeswax from their local beekeepers and enjoy using it. Beeswax makes wonderful candles. There is more to candle making than can be covered in 12 short pages, but this booklet explains…

    Make Your Own Beeswax and Honey Skin Creams

      Pauline Aslin

    The aim of this booklet is to encourage beekeepers especially, to make use of their beeswax. I hope it will also inspire those who don't keep bees to source beeswax from their local beekeepers and enjoy using it. There is no need for specialist equipment or fancy ingredients. It really is very easy to make simple but effective skin creams…

    A History of Keeping and Managing Doubled and Two-Queen Hives

      Alan Wade

    This book outlines approaches to hive building with more than a single queen. They fall into two distinct categories: single-queen hives sharing common honey storage space and true multiple-queen hives hosting more than one queen. A History of Keeping and Managing Doubled and Two-Queen Hives explains how a honey bee colony with a second laying queen can be established and…

    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…

    The Lockdown Pallet Hive

      Jonathan Powell

    When many people think of honey bees, they often think of lines of white boxes on the ground, and honey jars. However the natural habitat of a bee is not a box, and neither is it on the ground, and honey is really the bees food, needed to sustain the colony. There are still wild bee colonies, but they lack…

    Honeybee Anatomy Brought to Life

      Graham Kingham

    This book uses photo essays to set out and display the anatomy, internal, external of the honeybee with over 350 detailed micrographs, together with slide images and drawings. Pests and other additional hive activities are also included. It will appeal to anyone interested in this fascinating insect and be particularly valuable to beekeepers studying for their British Beekeepers Association Module…

    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…

    The Rose Hive Method

    Challenging Conventional Beekeeping

      Tim Rowe

    TO VIEW THE CONTENTS CLICK HERE Ordinary beekeepers everywhere are contributing to the huge pressures honeybees are under. Though well-meaning and hard-working, they are part of the problem that is causing a massive decline in the population of honeybees throughout the world. In this book Tim Rowe challenges the hives and the hive-management we all take for granted, and offers…

    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,…

    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.…

    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…

    Honey Bee Medicine

    For the Veterinary Practitioner

      Terry Ryan Kane

      Cynthia M. Faux

    Honey Bee Medicine for the Veterinary Practitioner offers an authoritative guide to honey bee health and hive management. Designed for veterinarians and other professionals, the book presents information useful for answering commonly asked questions and for facilitating hive examinations. The book covers a wide range of topics including basic husbandry, equipment and safety, anatomy, genetics, the diagnosis and management of…

    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…

    Making and Selling Cosmetics

    Sweet Orange Lip Balm

      Dr. Sara J. Robb

    "Lip balm is the ideal product to start with when you are learning to make cosmetics. A simple mixture made with just a few ingredients ensures you will have a usable balm after your first attempt. When I introduce beekeepers to making cosmetics, I often begin with lip balm. An almost fool-proof cosmetic, lip balm making builds confidence in the…

    Swarm Management with Checkerboarding

      J. White

      Anita Hunt

      Gill Bannister

    John, Anita and Gill are likeminded hobbyist beekeepers that live in adjoining villages bordering West Berkshire and South Oxfordshire. They meet up regularly for support and to discuss all aspects of beekeeping. Of course discussions on swarming are always a hot topic! Join them for their take on the observational writings of Walter Wright, a retired NASA engineer, and his…

    Natuurimkeren met de Warré-kast

    Een handleiding

      David Heaf

    Wereldwijd is er een groeiende interesse voor natuurlijke imkeren. Oude, vaak vergeten soorten bijenkast worden herontdekt en de gangbare imkermethodes die we nu al meer dan een eeuw kennen, worden in vraag gesteld. De Kast van het volk van Abbé Emile Warré (1867-1951) is een voorbeeld van zo’n oude bijenkast die op enorm veel bijval kan rekenen bij de imkers…

    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…

    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…

    Construction Information for Dartington Hives

    With full details for making the 'garden' and 'country' models of the Dartington Long Deep Hive

      Robin Dartington

    Robin Dartington made his first Long Deep hives around 1975, to reduce the problems when keeping bees on the roof of a five-storey house. Very simply, the Long Deep hive is a Deep National with a back extension, so avoiding the need for an extra hive when making an artificial swarm. New Beekeeping has now been developed into a comprehensive…

    Treatment-Free Beekeeping

      David Heaf

    Since varroa arrived in Europe and America in the 1980's, most beekeepers have found it necessary to treat their colonies with chemicals in order to avoid heavy colony losses. But a minority of beekeepers have managed to care for their colonies without the use of chemicals and have done so with not just tolerable colony losses, but with losses that…

    Honeybees: A Hive of Information

    Annotated Anthology

      Graham Kingham

    • Do bees sleep? • What is in bee poo? • Do they have knees? • What about the ‘birds and the bees’? • Why do bees have a hump? Many of the honeybee's life mysteries are answered here .. Micrographs of pests in your honey and diseases in the hive .. Some contentious thoughts on the future management of…

    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…

    More beekeeping with ZEST™

    Revised and updated second edition

      William F. Summers

    ZEST (Zero Energy SusTainable) "Beekeepers require a user friendly hive that helps the bees keep warm in Winter, stops them ver heating in the Summer and reduces the risk of varroa and bee related diseases. It must be economical to buy, easy to construct, have minimal maintenance and storage issues, be a hive that is sustainable, that gives the bees…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    Honey-Maker

    How the Honey Bee Worker Does What She Does

      Rosanna L. Mattingly

    Your Guide to One of the Most Amazing Species on the Planet Today! Established along with European settlers, honey bees are an essential part of the American landscape. Yet, how do we define a honey bee? And how does the honey bee accomplish the many tasks that aid not only the survival of the colony but our own as well?…

    Blas Meala

    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…

    Bee Optimism (Paperback)

    Translational Research Can Rescue Honey Bees and Other Pollinators

      Jay D. Evans

    Jay is an imaginative bee scientist who communicates clearly using every-day language. His book is an absorbing, provocative, entertaining and uplifting read. Scientific research sometimes produces information that is difficult to take advantage of in practice; until later translational research fills the gaps enabling us to understand the fuller picture. Thus, we tend to progress in waves as initial frustration…

    Making and Selling Cosmetics

    Honeycomb Cleansing Cream

      Dr. Sara J. Robb

    Whether you're interested in creating beauty products for yourself or for profit, Making and Selling Cosmetics is for you. The author, Dr Sara Robb, has over 15 years of experience as a cos­metics formulator and specializes in products containing honey and bees­wax. Each booklet provides an easy ­to-follow recipe and a step-by-step guide on how to meet the require­ments to…

    Keeping Bees Alive

    Sustainable beekeeping essentials

      Lawrence J. Connor

    In five decades entomologist Dr. Larry Connor has been a university professor, run a bee-breeding program and become established as a key voice in the beekeeping world. He has written dozens of articles for bee journals and a number of books, including Increase Essentials, Bee Sex Essentials, Queen Rearing Essentials, Bee-sentials: A Field Guide, Swarm Essentials (with Steve Repasky), and…

    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.…

    Bee Optimism (Hardback)

    Translational Research Can Rescue Honey Bees and Other Pollinators

      Jay D. Evans

    Jay is an imaginative bee scientist who communicates clearly using every-day language. His book is an absorbing, provocative, entertaining and uplifting read. Scientific research sometimes produces information that is difficult to take advantage of in practice; until later translational research fills the gaps enabling us to understand the fuller picture. Thus, we tend to progress in waves as initial frustration…

    Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping

      Dewey Caron

      Lawrence J. Connor

    Since its release in 1999, Honey Bee Biology & Beekeeping has become a widely accepted textbook of apiculture. Universities use it to teach college students beekeeping and beekeepers use it to teach other beekeepers. It concentrates on the ‘why’, ‘how’ and ‘when’ of beekeeping. It explains bee and beekeeping basics in a manner meaningful to people who lack an intensive…

    Beehive Alchemy

    Projects and Recipes using Honey, Beeswax, Propolis, and Pollen

      Petra Ahnert

    From crayons to cough drops, cookies to candles, Beehive Alchemy is a comprehensive introduction to incorporating the miracle of bees into everyday life. With this new book, beekeepers (and bee lovers) will learn about the benefits and attributes of beeswax, honey, propolis, and more as they're introduced to a full range of projects and techniques to process and harness the…

    Variations on a Beehive

      Patricia Nelson

    "Trish Nelson is to be commended on compiling this brilliant book. Whether you are happy with the type of hive and style of management you use, if you are trying to decide which is best suited to your particular situation and needs, or if you are just plain curious, this book will answer all of your questions and satisfy your…

    The Jefferson Beekeeping Guide

    Whitby Beekeepers Association

      Tony Jefferson

    All three generations of the Jefferson Family from Whitby, North Yorkshire are famed for their beekeeping knowledge and expertise. This 41 page booklet is full of advice and beekeeping knowledge that only long time experience can bring. Northern Bee Books strongly recommends this title. Tony writes in his introduction .. "
You may well gather as you thumb through this "booklet"…

    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 Healthy Hive Guide

      Dan Basterfield

      Roger Cullum-Kenyon

      Ivor Davis

    This second edition of the Healthy Hive Guide is provided to help both new and experienced beekeepers identify problems within their honey bee hives. Each of the images has a short explanation; however it is clear that not all problems manifest themselves in exactly the same way every time. It is sometimes enough for beekeepers to recognise that they may…