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    Mating Biology of Honey Bees

      Gudrun Koeniger

      Nikolaus Koeniger

      Jamie Ellis

      Lawrence J. Connor

    "This is the definitive review by authors who have personally carried out much of the primary research on the topic."Norman Carreck, Science Director, International Bee Research Association, University of Sussex, East Sussex, United Kingdom "… an authoritative treatise, built on decades of research of the authors on this subject…Personally, I very much appreciate this book as the authors put in…

    Some Important Operations in Bee Management

      T. S. K. Johansson

      M. P. Johansson

    This book starts where many books on beekeeping leave off. Each chapter is devoted to a subject of great importance to the beekeeper in getting the best return from his bees. It shows what beekeeping practice and scientific research have found out, all over the world, and gives meticulous directions to the beekeeper based on these findings.

    Beekeeping Tips and Topics

      Elbert R. Jaycox

    This is a collection of articles written by Elbert Jaycox for the newsletter Bees & Honey during 1975 - 1981 when he was the beekeeping specialist at the University of Illinois. As you would expect from such an expert it is packed with pearls of wisdom - based on his lifetime experiences or gathered from a wide reading of 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…

    The Small Hive Beetle

    Aethina tumida Murray

      Wm. Michael Hood

    The importance of the role played by honey bee pests in the world is becoming more recognised each year, not only because of attention given to the pest species, such as the varroa mite and small hive beetle, but also because of the increasing realisation that honey bees are extremely valuable to nature and humanity. The most up to date…

    Splits and Varroa

    An Introduction to Splitting Hives as Part of Varroa Control

      William Hesbach

    Bill Hesbach is a beekeeper and honey producer in Cheshire, Ct, where he owns and operates Wind Dance Apiary. Bill studied beekeeping at Rutgers University in NJ and is currently enrolled in the master beekeeping program at the University of Montana. Bill serves on the board of directors for the Backyard Beekeepers Association of Connecticut, where he helps teach new…

    The Bee-friendly Beekeeper

    A sustainable approach

      David Heaf

    In recent years, beekeepers on several continents have been suffering heavy losses of colonies. If we, systematically investigate factors causing the losses, we can justifiably ask whether the way in which honey bees are kept is part of the problem. Could hive design, frames, foundation, intrusion, artificial queen breeding, drone suppression, queen excluders, artificial feeding, medication, transhumance and overstocking -…

    Natural Beekeeping with the Warré Hive

    A Manual

      David Heaf

    This inspiring, practical, clearly laid out book contains everything you need in order to build and run a Warré hive, Topics include tools, siting, obtaining and hiving bees, monitoring, feeding, wintering, enlarging the hive, harvesting and extracting honey with simple kitchen equipment. An ideal book for the aspiring natural beekeeper.

    Keeping Bees

      Pam Gregory

      Claire Waring

    Pam Gregory, a former Regional Bee Inspector for Wales and Claire Waring, Editor of Bee Craft have joined together to write this Green Guide. These experts, as you would expect have produced a comprehensive and straightforward guide to the rewarding pastime of beekeeping. Over 200 colour pictures.

    Healthy Bees are Happy Bees

    A comprehensive guide to bee health and sickness

      Pam Gregory

    Healthy Bees are Happy Bees is a comprehensive guide to bee health and sickness. The book details beekeeping problems, pests, parasites and diseases in depth and offers practical guidance rooted in beekeeping experience about preventing, controlling or curing threats to bee colonies to encourage more sustainable beekeeping practice. Environmental considerations, the effects of food, genetics, health and hygiene and the…

    How to Make Beeswax Candles

      Clara Furness

    This is a collection of articles, originally published in The British Bee Journal. This 20 page A4 reprint is full of information gained by Clara over many years when she was a particularly successful competitor at The National Honey Show. Reproduced from the original publication in March 2010 with the agreement of her family.

    Song of Increase

    Listening to the Wisdom of Honeybees for Kinder Beekeeping and a Better World

      Jacqueline Freeman

    "This is the most apicentric book on natural beekeeping that I have read .. Throughout the book she lets the bees speak for themselves as they tell us about things hitherto hidden from us, things which could provide a source of inspiration for research far into the future." David Heath (Author The Bee-Friendly Beekeeper & Natural Beekeeping with the Warré…

    The Complete and Easy Guide to Beekeeping

    A fascinating reference with recipes for enjoying your produce

      Kim Flottum

    This book isn't just a guide to beekeeping or a honey cookbook - it's both. No other book on the market provides an in-depth review of beekeeping and explains what honey is good for you and how to use it. Beautifully illustrated, Complete and Easy Guide to Beekeeping is perfect for the health conscious person who wants to sweeten up…

    Better Beekeeping

    The Ultimate Guide to Keeping Stronger Colonies and Healthier, More Productive Bees

      Kim Flottum

    The skilled beekeeper who is interested in producing not only varietal and artisan honeys, but bees, queens, pollen, propolis, and simply honey without the frills needs a reliable, comprehensive source for his continued education. Our Backyard Beekeeper series has created the need in the market for this book: how do beekeepers take the next step towards mastering colony management, marketing,…

    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.

    Field Notes on Queen Rearing

      Oliver Field

    This is an updated edition of the talk given by Oliver Field to the Scottish Beekeepers Association in 1998. This new version includes colour pictures, a bee breeding chart and a chapter on, 'Current Reflections" Oliver Field is a present day giant of Bee Farming, having acted as such for over thirty years. His other books include Honey By the…

    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…

    Making Beeswax Flowers

      Elizabeth Duffin

    This title details the making and decorating of flat sheets of wax for petals and leaves; of roses, crocuses, and other wax foundation flowers. "I have been making wax flowers for a long time and I must say that I have really enjoyed it. I hope you will too". Elizabeth Duffin

    Keeping Bees in Towns & Cities

      Luke Dixon

    Managing a hive of calmly productive honey bees amid the bustle of a town or city may seem like an attractive prospect, but is it really possible? Luke Dixon shares his wealth of experience in this compelling account that describes how urban bees enjoy excellent health, help pollinate plants, produce rich and plentiful honey, and make for a rewarding hobby.…

    Beekeeping: A Primer

    A Primer on Starting and Keeping a Hive

      Dominique Devito

    Discover the wonders of beekeeping, from establishing a hive to caring for bees, from harvesting the honey and wax to using it in marvellous recipes for food and handmade beauty products.​​Beekeeping by Dominique Devito - A primer on starting and keeping a hive, an American title gives sound advice for the beginner. It has a particularly interesting chapter on cooking…

    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…

    The Honey Bee Inside Out

      Celia Davis

    This third edition has been completely revised and updated. This book is designed to present detailed information about the anatomy and physiology of the honey bee in a clear and concise format of the eight chapters covers an aspect of bee biology a d all are copiously illustrated. The author has drawn most of the diagrams from her own dissections,…

    The Honey Bee Around and About

      Celia Davis

    This is the 3rd edition and a companion volume to Celia's first book The Honey Bee Inside Out which covered the anatomy and physiology of the honey bee. The Honey Bee Around and About begins by looking at the origin of honey bees and continues with a description of the different subspecies. Disease is often a neglected topic but it…

    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…

    New Beekeeping in a Long Deep Hive

      Robin Dartington

    In this work, the author explains his own use of a particular pattern of long hives which he has made to his own design, but which is derived from standard lines. The hives have been in use for ten years, which some bee keepers will say is not long enough to prove its efficiency. However, many different systems have been…

    Top-Bar Beekeeping

    Organic Practices for Honeybee Health

      Les Crowder

      Heather Harrell

    'This is an excellent guide for hobby beekeepers who wish to keep bees using top-bar hives. Drawing on his more than thirty years of beekeeping experience in New Mexico, author Les Crowder describes in detail the special comb-management techniques that this low-cost, but relatively intense, form of beekeeping requires. Top- Bar Beekeeping also provides an eloquent appeal for beekeepers to…

    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…

    The Beekeeper's Field Guide

      David Cramp

    This fully illustrated guide is a diagnostic tool and an aide memoire for the hobbyist and for the professional beekeeper, who may know what to do but will at times need the information close to hand. It includes: - A troubleshooting guide to problems with colonies and queen bees - A guide to the field diagnosis, treatment and control of…

    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.

    Bee-sentials. A Field Guide

      Larry Connor

      Robert Muir

    "Spend less time reading how to assemble a frame and more time understanding what it takes for you and the bees to produce the wax, honey and pollen that goes into that comb. This is a book focused on compassionate animal husbandry. There is a strong 'natural' focus for beekeepers who want to avoid or minimise pesticides and reduce stress…

    A Closer Look

    Basic honey bee biology

      Clarence H. Collison

    Professor Clarence Collison has performed the meticulous scholarship so desperately needed by beekeepers and scientists alike. He has reviewed the vast body of research: the biology, physiology, biochemistry and behaviour of Apis mellifera and presented it in an concise and objective manner. This book will be required reading of all serious bee scientists, and on the desk of every beekeeper…

    What Do You Know?

      Clarence H. Collison

    This collection of Questions & Answers was chosen from the best of nearly two decades of testing the readers of Bee Culture. They cover every aspect of honey bee biology, colony management, pollination, and the products of the hive. There are over 400 pages and just over 2,550 questions, and answers, in this book. Now's your chance to test your…

    Collins Beekeeper's Bible

      Collins

    This ultimate guide covers all the practical essentials and will teach you everything about caring for bees and safe hive management, with clear instructions and step-by-step illustrations. It also contains a wealth of information about the culinary, medicinal, cosmetic and domestic uses of honey, beeswax and pollen. So much more than just a practical handbook, this beautiful almanac is also…

    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…