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    What The Bees See

      Craig P. Burrows

    'Bees see in the ultraviolet spectrum. Their world is completely foreign to the human eye, full of electric, alien colours and luminous, vibrant light that we can only imagine. Shooting UVIVF doesn't show us exactly how bees see the world, but it does enable us to better contemplate pollinator vision and understand this vital species and its importance to the…

    Raising Resilient Bees

    Heritage Techniques to Mitigate Mites, Preserve Locally Adapted Genetics, and Grow Your Apiary

      Eric McEwen

    Raising Resilient Bees offers a natural, sustainable, and replicable model for hive health and prodution, making it the comprehensive source for new and experienced beekeepers. Increasing pest and disease pressure presents an unprecedented challenge for the modem honey bee. Hobby and commercial beekeepers alike continue to experience troubling rates of mortality for their colonies, with deleterious consequences for the stability…

    America's Master of Bee Culture

    The Life of L. L. Langstroth

      Florence Naile

    This fascinating book, first published in 1942 under the title The Life of Langstroth, is a graphic and gracefully written biography of the man who invented the modern beehive now used throughout the world. Telling the story of a great and noble life and presenting a clear picture of the history of beekeeping, it is here reissued with an informative…

    Summer Brood Interruption for Vital Honey Bee Colonies

    Towards sustainable Varroa control using biotechnical methods

      Aleksander Uzunov

      Martin Gabel

      Ralph Büchler

    The parasitic varroa mite remains the most serious problem for honey bee colonies worldwide. Despite various chemical treatments, many beekeepers still lose their colonies each year. This book sets out the authors' novel vision and practical steps on to how to manage bees for varroa control using a "nature­ based beekeeping" approach. With clear step-by-step charts on what to do…

    A World of Bees

    A record of the diversity of honey-gathering methods around the world

      Éric Tourneret

    A quite outstanding world wide photographic record of bees and beekeepers. Internationally recognised bee photographer Éric Tourneret began his great global photographic exploration of beekeeping traditions in the early 2000s. His photographs, taken over ten years in 20 countries on the five continents, record the diversity of honey-gathering methods around the world, from the archaic and physically strenuous to modern…

    Honey Bee Pests and Diseases

    A complete guide to prevention and management

      Robert Owen

      Jean-Pierre Y. Scheerlinck

      Mark Stevenson

    Written by three scientists with extensive beekeeping experience, and suitable for both hobby and professional beekeepers, this is the essential reference for diagnosing and managing honey bee diseases and maintaining honey bee health. Detailed chapters, illustrated with numerous photographs and diagrams, cover: • integrated pest management (1PM) • Varroa • viruses • brood diseases • adult diseases • mites and…

    Common Bees of Western North America

      Olivia Messenger Carril

      Joseph S. Wilson

    A PORTABLE, FULL-COLOR PHOTOGRAPHIC GUIDE TO THE MOST COMMONLY SEEN BEES IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES AND CANADA. Bees play a vitally important role in the pollination of native plants and agricultural crops around the globe. These stunningly beautiful insects come in a wide range of sizes, shapes, and colors. There are more than 3,000 species in western North America,…

    Beekeeping with Woven Hives in Greece Through the Ages

      Georgios Mavrofridis

    This book is an original study on beekeeping which, apart of course from the existing modern literature, is based on four pillars: 1. the study of the relevant ancient Roman and Byzantine literature; 2. the study of the works by foreign travelers who visited Greece from the 17th to the 19th centuries to gather information on beekeeping and wicker hives;…

    Roman Bee Lore

      L. E. Snelgrove

    REVIEW by Michael Freedman FCA, FPFS " Snelgrove was a school master and bee inspector for Somerset, he gained a MSc for research into bee diseases in 1920 and a MA in 1922 for Beekeeping in Roman Times, and was a life member of the BBKA and a past president. As a classicist, it enabled him to read the ancient…

    Bumblebee Keeper

    A personal story of pollinator management

      Nelson Pomeroy

    Forget what you know of (honeybee) beekeeping: this is a different game. In this unique and detailed text Nelson Pomeroy lays it bare. In a candid account of his career as a student, scientist, businessman and teacher, he details most aspects of working with bumblebees: outdoor nesting sites, laboratory observation hives, crop pollination and commercial-scale rearing. His innovations range from…

    Highways and Byways of Beekeeping

      Alan Wade

    Alan Wade is a research scientist and has kept bees for well over forty years. In Highways and Byways of Beekeeping he ventures down some of the many. back roads beekeepers have taken. He explores the limits of our knowledge and understanding of honey bees while introducing us to some of the lost arts of beekeeping practice. Highways and Byways…

    How do Bees (And Humans) See Grey Levels?

    Intuitive, logical, and anti-intuitive explanations for some curious observations

      Adrian Horridge

    Since the nineteenth century there have been many descriptions of bees' ability to discriminate coloured papers, but it is less well known that they can be trained to come to a grey target showing no colour. From their recognition of grey, and ability to discriminate light grey from dark grey, and from white and black, von Frisch concluded that bees…

    Heredity in Honey Bees

    And in Honey Bee Colonies

      Bernard Sauvager

    A drone dies after mating. Nonetheless, his sperm will later transmit 100% of his genes to each of his daughters. A queen, on the other hand, because her egg is produced by cell division, will only transmit 50% of her genes to each of her offspring. To add to the complexity of honey bee genetics, a queen will mate with…

    Bees of the World

    A Guide to Every Family

      Laurence Packer

    A beautifully illustrated introduction to the incredible variety of bees from around the world (Hardback). When many people think of bees, they are likely to picture the western domesticated honey bee, insects that live in large, socially complex societies inside a hive with a single queen and thousands of workers. But this familiar bee is just one of more than…

    The Cavity Compromise

    A Sustainable System

      Adrian Quiney

    How to integrate mite control, swarm control, honey production, and the overwintering of nucleus colonies in a northern climate using biotechnical controls and leveraging the bees’ own abilities. People with a beginner’s interest in bees are often disturbed to learn that their bees will die without some form of varroa mite control. I was, and some of mine did. Yet…

    Capitalist Agriculture and The Global Bee Crisis

      Rebecca Ellis

    Capitalist agriculture relies heavily on the pollination work of bees, but this system harms bees in innumerable ways. Indeed, human agriculture is one of the main culprits for the declining populations of wild bees and the declining health of honeybees. This book presents a political ecology of pollination that critically examines how managed honey bees and wild bees are harmed…

    How Flying Bees Pilot

    And other Arthropod Wonders

      Adrian Horridge

    In the visual system of the honeybee, feature detectors for the amount of blue and distribution of green vertical edges were slowly revealed over the past century, as outlined in a companion booklet (Horridge, 2021). The method was to train bees on one of many targets and then test the trained bees until they failed when the last remaining cue…

    Splitting Colonies

    For the Small-Scale Beekeeper

      David MacFawn

    Splitting Colonies is an important means of colony increase and swarming mitigation. Splitting is an art as much as a science. It should be noted splitting timing will vary year to year based on the local weather and conditions. This book contains information on when to split based on when the nectar flow starts in your area. Several splitting methods…

    Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping

    Third Edition (Hardback)

      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…

    New Approaches to the Archaeology of Beekeeping

      David Wallace-Hare

    New Approaches to the Archaeology of Beekeeping aims to take a holistic view of beekeeping archaeology (including honey, wax, and associated products, hive construction, and participants in this trade) in one large interconnected geographic region, the Mediterranean, central Europe, and the Atlantic Façade. Current interest in beekeeping is growing because of the precipitous decline of bees worldwide and the disastrous…

    The Mind of a Bee

      Lars Chittka

    Most of us are aware of the hive mind-the power of bees as an amazing collective. But do we know how uniquely intelligent bees are as individuals? In The Mind of a Bee, Lars Chittka draws from decades of research, including his own pioneering work, to argue that bees have remarkable cognitive abilities. He shows that they are profoundly smart,…

    Hand Pollination in China

    The shadow of the future

      Mariann Fercsik

    Not the normal beekeeping volume, tells little about bees BUT highlights the dangers of losing them. This high quality photographic volume by an ethnographic researcher tells a visual story of the possible dangers facing us all on this planet. Will be of interest, not only to beekeepers, but all with concerns on pesticide usage and global warming. "Hand pollination in…

    Honey in the Comb

      Eugene E. Killion

    Originally published in 1981. This book is a result of a lifetime study of the equipment and practices for the production of fine comb honey. It is also the purpose of this book to encourage only the finest quality of comb honey to be offered to our markets. The classic title for the production of comb, section and chunk honey.…

    A Visual History of the Beehive

      Aladin Borioli

    An artistic project showing how man has housed bees over the centuries. The patenting and success of the modern hive in 1852 largely eliminated diversity in beehive design and its previous techniques have been overlooked. Using an array of archive images, this book uncovers that forgotten history in hive innovation and creates a common ground for future beehive research.

    Healthy Bee, Sick Bee

    The Influence of Parasites, Pathogens, Predators and Pesticides on Honey Bees

      Phil Lester

    'Impeccably researched ... The story is told with immense style' Prof. Ben Oldroyd, University of Sydney Phil Lester's first book, The Vulgar Wasp, was about one of the world's most hated insects. His second is about just the opposite - the honey bee, arguably one of our best-loved six-legged creatures. People have revered honey bees for centuries. Today we celebrate…

    Charles Dadant That Bee Man From Champagne

      Kent Louis Pellett

    The intriguing story of the establishment of the greatest bee supply company in America. The Dadant name is familiar to beekeepers throughout the world as one of the principal manufacturers of beekeeping supplies, and the publisher of The American Bee Journal, for more than 150 years. This book tells the story of Charles Dadant, “that Bee Man from Champagne”, who…

    Geometry & Colours of Meliponine Brood Cells

    Preliminary Emphasis on Genus Tetragonula

      Abu Hassan Jalil

      David W. Roubik

    This literature is for enthusiasts who have difficulty remembering scientific names but can recognize geometric shapes. A preliminary look at what is termed as the most difficult genus in the Indo-Malaya stingless bee group to identify and differentiate between species by morphology. This book will take the readers on a journey to explore the various aspects of Tetragonula brood structure…

    Indonesian Meliponiculture & Beyond

      Abu Hassan Jalil

      David W. Roubik

    Synopsis: The 3rd instalment in a series of literature on ASEAN Meliponiculture and Beyond, this portion entails the varied and diverse Stingless Bee Fauna in the Indonesian archipelago. We attempt to bridge the different beekeeping and culture methods in hiving, colony acquisition or multiplication, forage provisioning, nest building material sources and regulating extreme weather or local conditions. To address conservation…

    The Modified Golden Hive

    Einraumbeute

      David Heaf

    Horizontal hives with frames are becoming increasingly popular in Europe and North America. One of these is the golden hive or Einraumbeute, developed at Mellifera Association in Germany, based on Dadant-size frames rotated ninety degrees. The resulting deep format allows for a vertically uninterrupted brood nest and a deep honey crown that is good for wintering. This book describes modifications…

    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…

    Beekeeping in Tropical Africa

      Peter David Paterson

    Small-scale beekeeping is an attractive cash crop option for resource-poor farmers in the tropics. It demands little in the way of time, finances or natural resources, and the honey and beeswax harvested can be processed in the home and sold locally. At the same time, pollination by honeybees will increase the yields of many staple food crops. This book, through…

    Honeybees Vision

    Recent Discoveries

      Adrian Horridge

    Professor Adrian Horridge has thoroughly enjoyed a long and productive career in scientific research. At 17 he won a scholarship to St John's College Cambridge, where he spent 10 years, from student to a fellowship, ending in the Zoology Department working with new techniques of recording from nerve cells. Some of this time was spent at the Naples Marine Laboratory…

    COLOSS BEEBOOK Volume III

    Standard Methods for Apis mellifera Hive Product Research

      Vincent Dietemann

      Peter Neumann

      Norman L. Carreck

      James D. Ellis

    Standard methods for Apis mellifera product research contains papers on royal jelly, beeswax, propolis and brood as human food, honey, venom and pollen. These seven papers have been written by 125 authors from 23 countries. Like the previous volumes, papers in Volume Ill are organized according to research topics. The authors have compiled the most relevant methods for both laboratory…

    Malaysian Meliponiculture & Beyond

    Inc. Stingless Bee Conservation

      Abu Hassan Jalil

      David W. Roubik

    This is the second instalment of the "Meliponiculture and Beyond" Series. It covers the meliponiculure activities and the spectral produce from stingless beekeepers and conservationists efforts in Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia on Borneo Island. Scrutinizing the regional stingless bee fauna and floral diversity with crop pollination potentials. The prospects of highland Stingless Beekeeping is examined with the establishment of…

    Honey Bees

      Ingo Arndt

      Jürgen Tautz

    Bees are a symbol of nature conservation. People all over the world are studying their fate and the threats posed to them by human activity and biodiversity loss. This stunning photographic record captures for the first time the unique way of life of the forest-dwelling honey bee. A lavish, picture-led book, this is a unique collaboration between Germany's leading bee…

    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…

    Bee Wisdom

    Teachings from the hive

      Sandira Belia

    The bee recalls us to our Soul. One wing in the wild world and one in the domestic, she offers herself as a creator of relationships, a guide, and a teacher of the complex and intriguing mysteries of the Universe. The bee is a companion, a counsellor, an ally. She unites the personal and the universal. Born from a beekeeping…

    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…

    Crop Pollination by Bees, Volume 1

    Evolution, Ecology, Conservation, and Management

      Keith S. Delaplane

    Since the second half of the 20th Century, our agricultural bee pollinators have faced mounting threats from ecological disturbance and pan-global movement of pathogens and parasites. At the same time, the area of pollinator-dependent crops is increasing globally with no end in sight. Never before has so much been asked of our finite pool of bee pollinators. This book not…

    Rafter Beekeeping

    Sustainable Management with Apis dorsata

      Eric Guerin

    Eric Guerin is a French biologist specialized in Asian native honey bee conservation and sustainable beekeeping. Based in Southeast Asia since 2008, he has made a special effort to document the work of honey hunters and rafter beekeeping communities, diffusing sustainable honey collection practices, introducing small-scale beekeeping as part of organic agriculture development, raising awareness on native honey bee conservation,…

    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 Last Remaining European Tree Beekeepers

    Whom I met

      Krzysztof Hejke

    500+ Wonderful Full Colour Images! Comes with a 20 page English language translation booklet. TO VIEW THE CONTENTS CLICK HERE The book focuses on the ancient tradition of tree beekeeping. Those who cultivate this tradition have the instinct and passion to follow the rhythms of nature, so that they can understand and respect the innate preferences of the bees. Tree…

    Apicultura en la Abadía Buckfast

    Hermano Adam

      Brother Adam

    Hasta ahora desconocido al público español, este libro está considerado desde muchos años un clásico de la literatura apícola. Aquí Hermano Adam habla en primera persona de sus experiencias como apicultor pionero sobre la cría y selección de reinas, además del manejo de sus colmenas como ejemplo de una apicultura moderna. Esta lectura, fácil, fluida y al mismo tiempo entusiasmaste,…

    The Power of the Bee

    The Book of Apitherapy

      Dr. Thomas Gloger

    You know honey, of course: But did you know that you can brush your teeth with honey? And that perga is a healthy energy snack? And that royal jelly strengthens the cardiovascular system and prevents viral infections? And that propolis protects the immune system as well as the liver and kidneys? And that a bee sting can do more than…

    Illustrated Pollen Terminology

    2nd Edition

      Heidemarie Halbritter

      Silvia Ulrich

      Friògeir Grimsson

      Martina Weber

      Reinhard Zetter

      Michael Hesse

      Ralf Buchner

      Matthias Svojtka

      Andrea Frosch-Radivo

    This book offers a fully illustrated compendium of glossary terms and basic principles in the field of palynology, making it an indispensable tool for all palynologists. It is a revised and extended edition of "Pollen Terminology. An illustrated handbook,’” published in 2009. This second edition, titled "Illustrated Pollen Terminology" shares additional insights into new and stunning as­pects of palynology. In…

    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…

    A Beekeeper’s Life

    Tales from the Bottom Board

      Ed Colby

    Since 2002, Ed Colby has amused, inspired and occasionally educated beekeepers with his Bottom Board column in Bee Culture magazine. With a blend of humor and pathos, he shares not only his remarkable adventures with God’s favorite insect but also reflects on friendship, love, life, death, and the fickle winds of fortune. Ed grew up in Brazil, Montana, Mexico and…