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    A Book of Honey

      Eva Crane

    Upon her death in 2007, the New York Times acknowledged that Eva Crane wrote some of the most important books on bees and apiculture. A Book of Honey is one of her seminal works and must be on the shelves of anyone who is serious about understanding honey. Not only does it describe how and why bees make honey, but…

    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…

    The Honey Factory. Inside the Ingenious World of Bees

      Jürgen Tautz

      Diedrich Steen

    Beehives might look like seething anarchy at first glance, but bees know exactly what they are doing. The universe of the beehive is an intricately organised, delicately balanced ecosystem. From the queen to the lowliest worker bees, each bee plays its part in the whole. The Honey Factory plunges the reader into the invisible life of a bee colony and…

    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…

    Steve Taber on Beekeeping - BKQ Volume 2

    From the archives of the Beekeepers Quarterly, Volume 2. For a New Generation of Beekeepers

      Steve Taber

    This collection of articles from The Beekeepers Quarterly, over a period of ten years, gather together the words of wisdom by a Great American Beekeeper. There is much that can be learnt from this reading this volume that will improve all beekeeping practice. Researcher, commercial beekeeper and finally bee geneticists - with experience in both America and Europe it was…

    Bees-at-Law

      Noël Sweeney

    Noël Sweeney is a practising barrister who specialises in criminal, human rights and animal law. This volume deals with all aspects of the law concerning bees and beekeepers, drawing upon case history from both UK and American judgements. Bees-at-Law considers the role of bees gauged by the duty and responsibility their owners and beekeepers owe to other people. He lists…

    Understanding Bee Anatomy

    A Full Colour Guide

      Ian Stell

    Understanding Bee Anatomy aims to do two things, to explain the structure of this fascinating insect and, through stunning images, to reveal the intricate detail. Dr Stell has applied his knowledge of the human body in describing the honeybee, system by system. The book starts with a chapter on the developmental stages, showing the internal changes taking place from the…

    Yes! Top Bar Hives

      James Slade

    The author suggests that Top Bar hives offer a gentler way of practicing the craft. "We have a duty to our bees and as beekeepers we must be in the forefront of change for nature, not mere puppets in some commercial enterprise". This volume gives advice on managing colonies in top bar hives and provides notes and illustrations for the…

    Heather Honey, An Anthology of Works

      Ian Copinger

      Brother Adam

      William Hamilton

      Peter Schollick

      Francis Sitwell

    Heather Honey is the Queen of all honeys. To gain a good crop it is important to manage your stocks during the mid season in order that they are at their strongest in August. This Anthology brings together writings from all the past Great Heather Bee Masters - Francis Sitwell, Brother Adam, Colin Weightman & William Hamilton together with a…

    Sixty Years with Bees

      Donald Sims

    This book is, in part, the story of one man's lifelong experience with bees; with forty colonies or more kept in diverse places in England; and of working alone and with another beekeeper or partner, moving colonies to orchards for pollination, to the heather, and to a variety of crops grown for seed. It is also a book in which…

    A Practical Treatise on the Hive and The Honey-Bee

      Lorenzo L. Langstroth

    This modern reprint is the first descriptive treatise of modern bee management. In a reader-friendly, enthusiastic style, Langstroth addresses every aspect of beekeeping: bee physiology; diseases and enemies of bees; the life-cycles of the queen, drone, and worker; bee-hives; the handling of bees; and many other topics.

    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…