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    Beekeeping, A Seasonal Guide

      Ron Brown

    A charming and practical guide for anyone wishing to keep bees, accompanying the would-be beekeeper through every season of the bee-keeping year. From spring awakening and summer swarms to the autumn honey harvest and providing winter protection, this essential resource guides you each step of the way. There is extensive advice for beekeeping beginners, from sitting and smoking your hives…

    Skep-Making

    Foreword by David Chubb

      Toon Brekelmans

    Skep-Making by Toon Brekelmans was originally published in Dutch by Cantecleer of Baarn. Skep-Maker David Chubb whose work can be seen regularly at the Royal Show has used the book for years in spite of not speaking the language. The basics are all here and the instructive drawings can be used by left or right-handers. A vital book for all…

    Care of Bees in Warré and Top Bar Hives

      Joe Bleasdale

    This volume is a guide for new beekeepers and for all beekeepers who have acquired the increasingly popular Warré and Top Bar Hives and anyone who wishes to stop the use of chemicals in their beekeeping. It gives practical guidance, with clear instructions, line drawings, and photographs. Joe is a retired systems engineer and has kept bees for over 30…

    Background to Bee Breeding

      J. Atkinson

    John Atkinson draws on his long and varied experience as a beekeeping adviser, honey farmer, bee breeder and writer, to help beekeepers to understand the complexities of this most important aspect of the craft. This is a thoroughly absorbing book - an up to date treatise on the philosophy and practice of bee breeding.

    Keeping Healthy Honey Bees

      David Aston

      Sally Bucknall

    This title is a significant addition to the beekeeping literature on Integrated Bee Health Management. David Aston, a past President of the BBKA and Sally Bucknall, Chair of Garden Organic have jointly written a volume that should be on every beekeepers reading list. "This book could well turn out to be the book of the decade (or 21st century, take…

    Beeswax Alchemy

      Petra Ahnert

    Create Natural beeswax products - candles, soap, balms, salves and home decor for health and home. "This is the book I've been waiting thirty years for. Excellent instructions. Bountiful information. Beautifully done". (Kim Flottum, Editor Bee Culture Magazine).

    Inside a Beehive

      V. Rhenius

    A small well illustrated booklet in which there are illustrations of each frame of a beehive in mid Summer. The explanations are in all the major European languages.

    Backyard Beekeeping and Honey Production

      Phil Rant

    Bees are an essential part of our natural world and their importance in pollinating our food crops cannot be overstated. Over a third of the world's food is dependent upon pollinators, of which the honey bee Apis mellifera is possibly the most important. This comprehensive and informative book introduces newcomers to the fascinating and rewarding craft of beekeeping and honey…

    The Rooftop Beekeeper

    A Scrappy Guide to Keeping Urban Honeybees

      Megan Paska

    The Rooftop Beekeeper is part essential guide to urban beekeeping, part love song to the amazing honeybee, with more than 75 photographs and illustrations. Read on, and you may soon suit up for a new favourite hobby with the benefit of new friends made with gifts of home-harvested honey.​​Includes 21 recipes for enjoying honey in baking and cooking, and formulas…

    Nudge Nudge, Hint Hint

      John D. Yates

    John Yates wrote a series of monthly articles for the Plymouth Branch of the Devon Beekeepers' Association during the period August 1989 - October 1992. These were published as a most successful book later in 1992. The volume is full of wise advice and beekeeping insight which while written for the micro-climate around Plymouth can be applied anywhere in Great…

    Beekeeping Study Notes. Modules 5, 6, 7 & 8

      John D. Yates

      B. D. Yates

    These notes cover Modules 5 - 8 of the BBKA Examinations. John & Dawn Yates have provided within one cover, all the details required in the syllabus of each module for examination purposes, in order to minimise the cost of purchasing the many books required to seek out the necessary information. Hopefully everything that is likely to appear in an…

    Beekeeping Study Notes for the BBKA Microscopy Examination

      John D. Yates

      B. D. Yates

    This is the only single volume that covers all aspects of the syllabus for this examination. This Third Edition published in 2014 has a contents list which is based upon the existing syllabus. As such it is a very necessary text for all those interested in sitting the examination and will also prove helpful for all interested in microscopy.

    The Principles of Bee Improvement

      Jo Widdicombe

    Jo Widdicombe, B.Sc. (Hons.) Environmental Science, has been beekeeping for over 30 years and has been a member of BIBBA for more than 25 years, serving on the BIBBA Committee. Jo worked as a Seasonal Bee Inspector for 5 years and is a Bee Farmer in Cornwall running over 100 colonies. "The Principles of Bee Improvement" offers a practical approach…

    Super Formulas

    Arts and Crafts

      Elaine C. White

    Hours of creative fun .. The perfect gift for beekeepers, herb enthusiasts, and do-it-yourselfers!​​ • How to make more than 300 useful products that contain honey and beeswax.​ • Step-by-step directions for making and using each product.​ • Mail order sources listed for all ingredients.​ • Includes pattern for "Honey Bear" and "Worker Bee" stuffed dolls.

    The Ethics of Beekeeping

      John Whitaker

    This book tries to set out where, in beekeeping, there are ethical choices to be made. The choices are complicated as they impinge not just on the beekeeper, but also on the welfare of the bees, other beekeepers and society in general. Due to the very nature of ethical choices, there will be contradictions and counter arguments. This is not…

    A Manual of Beekeeping

      E. B. Wedmore

    For over 70 years Wedmore's Manual has been the reference book of choice for answers to all practical beekeeping questions. This updated reprint, with contributions from an eminent panel of contributors is one that all serious beekeeper should have on their bookshelf.

    Observation Hives

    How To Set Up, Maintain And Use a Window to the World of Honey Bees

      Thomas Webster

      Dewey Caron

    Observation hives have fascinated people since they were first invented. This book explains for the first time, in detail, how to set up, maintain and use an observation hive in nearly any location. It also goes into great detail on how to use an observation hive as a teaching tool in nature centres, school rooms, museums and other educational sites.

    The Haynes Bee Manual

    The complete step-by-step guide to keeping bees

      Adrian Waring

      Claire Waring

    The Bee Manual provides a complete and easy​ to-follow reference to the intriguing world of the honey bee and the addictive craft of beekeeping. Aimed at the novice but also containing plenty to interest the experienced beekeeper, the Bee Manual presents no-nonsense advice, facts and step-by-step sequences, as well as plenty of relevant photographs and diagrams. Find out how to…

    Beekeeping from Science to Practice

      Russell H. Vreeland

      Diana Sammataro

    This book will help beekeepers understand the fundamentals of beekeeping science. Written in plain and accessible language by actual researchers, it should be part of every beekeeper's library. The respective chapters not only present raw data; they also explain how to read and understand the most common figures. With topics ranging from honeybee nutrition to strains of Varroa resistant bees,…

    Honeybee Veterinary Medicine

    Apis mellifera L.

      Nicolas Vidal-Naquet

    This book provides an overview of bee biology, diseases, parasites, (with a large part dedicated to the mite Varroa destructor) pests and veterinary treatment and actions relating to be health. Current topics such as climate change, crop pollination antibiotic resistance and Colony Collapse Disorder are also covered. While aimed at veterinary practitioners, this volume will be beneficial to beekeepers, and…

    Mead and Honey Wines

    A Comprehensive Guide

      Michael Badger

    This is a comprehensive guide to the many aspects of meads and honey wines available for the mead vintner, written by a leading authority on the topic. The author describes every aspect of the process from the varieties of honeys, their characteristics and qualities for the production of a superior wine; the yeasts types available; to the various methods of…

    Honey Bee Nutrition and Feeding

    In the Temperate / Continental Climate of The Northern Hemisphere

      Zbigniew Lipiński

    This book provides a general description of honey bee nutrition in temperate / continental climate of the northern hemisphere. The text is based on a substan­tial body of contemporary research taken from the subject literature (over 1350 references) and the author's own experience gathered over 40 years of working with bees. This (over 400 pages) book came about after 40…

    Practical Microscopy for Beekeepers

      Bob Maurer

    "Essential reading for any beekeeper exploring the world of microscopy. Clear, concise and practical." - Celia Davis BSc NDB, Author: The Honey Bee Inside Out & The Honey Bee Around and About. "An invaluable step-by-step overview of the microscopy tasks candidates may be required to perform or discuss in the British Beekeepers' Association assessments." John Hendrie - Past Secretary, British…

    Pollen Microscopy

      Norman John Chapman

    Pollen is fascinating material for anyone interested in looking down a microscope, or discovering where their bees have been foraging. The variety of sizes and shapes gives clues as to the ingenious ways plants utilise the weather and insect behaviour to deliver pollen to its intended destination. This second edition of the book shares techniques on successful microscopy accompanied by…

    Keeping Bees in Horizontal Hives

    A complete guide to apiculture

      de Layens

    Best Book Award National Agricultural Society, France Learn natural beekeeping from Europe's foremost beekeeping authority. Georges de Layens, inventor of the world's most popular horizontal hive, shares a lifetime of experience on how to: • get started in simplified beekeeping • choose the best hive model for you & your bees • manage your hives with just two visits per…

    The Behaviour and Social Life of Honeybees

    With a new foreword by Prof. Thomas D. Seeley

      Ronald Ribbands

    This book is a comprehensive review designed to meet the needs of scientists, beekeepers and all readers who are interested in the natural history of insects. It is written in everyday English without scientific jargon. The author particularly emphasises the most recent researches, including surprising results which have hitherto only been described in scientific journals. In addition, many interesting experiments…

    Managing Bee Health

    A Practical Guide for Beekeepers

      John Carr

    The crucial role that bees play in the Earth's ecosystem is well known. Over the last decades a dramatic decrease in bee health has been seen on a global scale. This deterioration is seen on a global scale in both domestic and wild bees, precipitating a wider ecological impact. Veterinarians, animal scientists and bee husbandry specialists increasingly need to be…

    The Hive and the Honey Bee (Dadant)

    A New Book on Beekeeping Which Continues the Tradition of "Langstroth on the Hive and the Honeybee"

      Joe M. Graham

    This book represents the continuation of a beekeeping textbook publishing tradition that began in 1853 with the Rev. L.L. Langstroth, the father of American Beekeeping. In 1881 Langstroth entrusted the continuation of his book to his trusted friend, Charles Dadant and his son, C.P. Dadant. Since that time the Dadant family has kept that trust, while modernising and expanding the…

    Beekeeping for Beginners

      Andrew Richards

    All too often, books written for new beekeepers carry far too much information which can be confusing for the reader. Andrew's book is an exception and will help the novice to quickly grasp the basics of beekeeping. It covers topics such as: How much time will it take and what will it cost? What will the return be? Basics -…

    Keeping Bees With a Smile

    A vision and practice of natural apiculture

      Fedor Lazutin

    Are you a beginner curious about bees, or a practicing beekeeper looking for natural alternatives that work? This book is for you! Fedor Lazutin, one of Europe's most successful natural beekeepers; shares an approach that is fun, healthful, rewarding, and accessible to all. Discover his unique insights on how to: • keep bees naturally without interfering in their lives; •…

    Beekeeping for All

    Translated by Patricia & David Heaf

      Abbé Émile Warré

    The book describes the development, construction and operation of the "People's Hive" of Abbé Émile Warré. The original L'Apiculture Pour Tous ran to twelve editions in French. This a translation of the last edition by Patricia & David Heaf is the first such in English. Warré's hive can be easily made by anyone with basic woodworking skills or is available…

    A Handbook of Beekeeping

      Harry R.C. Riches

    This Handbook is designed for both the beginner and the experienced book keeper and is written from a practical viewpoint which has been developed from a life times beekeeping experience. Harry Riches is a Past President and Chairman of the British Beekeepers Association.