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    The Lives of Bees

      Thomas D. Seeley

    The Latest important book from a world leading scientist! (Hardback, 432 pages) Humans have kept honey bees in hives for millennia, yet only in recent decades have biologists begun to investigate how these industrious insects live in the wild. The Live of Bees is Thomas Seeley's captivating story of what scientists are learning about the behaviour, social life, and survival…

    Essence and Mechanism of Nest Abandonment by Honeybee Swarms

      Zbigniew Lipiński

    This hardback book is a new updated edition of the work which was awarded a Gold Medal at the XXXVII Apimondia Congress, Durban 2001. It reviews in great detail the factors responsible for swarming, nest abandonment and related phenomena. This volume is very well researched and listed in its 312 pages over 50 pages of references. Not really suitable for the…

    The Asian Hornet Handbook

      Sarah Bunker

    Around 2004, the Asian or yellow-legged hornet (Vespa velutina nigrithorax) was accidentally imported into southern France from China, and it has spread through western European countries with astonishing speed. Since 2016 there have been incursions into the UK, and these are becoming more frequent as the population on the continent increases in numbers. They could establish themselves in this country…

    American Bee Books. An Annotated Bibliography of Books on Bees and Beekeeping 1492-2010

      Philip A Mason

    This annotated bibliography of American books on bees and beekeeping is the first of its kind. Interest in bees and beekeeping continues to grow in the world. Approximately 3,750 entries are recorded, through which can be traced not only the growth of bee science and beekeeping methods, but also the history of bee­keeping in America. The task of locating and…

    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…

    In Business with Bees

      Kim Flottum

    Ready to take your beekeeping skills to the next level? In Business with Bees provides the answers you need. "The only way to save the honey bee is to save the beekeeper. All the rest comes in second," says best​selling author and beekeeping expert Kim Flottum. Here, Flottum shows you how to save bees, beekeepers, and your business. He'll take…

    A Nomad Amongst the Bees

      Julian Johnston

    Julian Johnston started beekeeping when he was six years old and continued it in his various travels around the world with the Army and in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. This is an account of a life spent with bees, both during the authors Army carrier and later in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office before becoming for nine years the…

    Breeding Super Bees

      Steve Taber

    Steve Taber spent a life time with bees - both in his native America and in Europe. It is not wrong to say that he forgot more about breeding than most people ever knew - and even then he knew more!! Jogn Phipps the Editor of The Beekeepers Quarterly said that "If Steve said something you could always reckon on…

    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…

    Vanishing Bees. Science, Politics, and Honeybee Health

      Daniel Kleinman

      Sainath Suryanarayanan

    In 2005, beekeepers in the United States began observing a mysterious and disturbing phenomenon: once-healthy colonies of bees were suddenly collapsing, leaving behind empty hives full of honey and pollen. Over the following decade, widespread honeybee deaths -some of which have come to be called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) -have continued to bedevil beekeepers and threaten the agricultural industries that…

    Healthy Bees: A Practical Handbook

      Doug Somerville

      Nicholas Annand

    A full colour well illustrated practical handbook from the Department of Primary Industries in New South Wales giving advice on the recognition and control of all the major diseases. It deals in passing with colony size and nutrition - factors often overlooked in other disease manuals. This is an important addition to the literature.

    Honeybee Democracy

      Thomas D. Seeley

    "Honeybee Democracy is a wonderful book, beautifully written and illustrated, about humanity's greatest friend among the insects. The honeybee is important not only for its role in agriculture but for what it has taught us concerning the fundamental nature of complex social organisation. Seeley, its leading authority, here presents it to a broad readership, with scientific exactitude written in lyrical…

    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…

    Bees in America

      Tammy Horn

    Bees in America is an enlightened cultural history of bees and beekeeping in the United States. Tammy Horn, herself a beekeeper, offers a varied social and technological history from the colonial period, when the British first introduced bees to the New World, to the present, when bees are being used by the American military to detect bombs. Horn shows how…

    Beeconomy

      Tammy Horn

    Queen bee. Worker bees. Busy as a bee. These phrases have shaped perceptions of women for centuries, but how did these stereotypes begin? Who are the women who keep bees and what can we learn from them? This examines the fascinating evolution of the relationship between women and bees around the world. From Africa to Australia to Asia, women have…

    The Small Hive Beetle

      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…

    Home and Away. Adventures in Beekeeping in the UK and Africa

      John Holm

    During well over fifty years of beekeeping experience, John Home has twice served as Chairman of the UK Bee Farmers Association - one of only two members ever to be invited to serve a second term - and is also a former Chairman of the Warwickshire Beekeepers Association and it's local Warwick and Leamington branch.​​In Home and Away he looks…

    Beekeeping and Sustainable Livelihoods

      Martin Hilmi

      Nicola Bradbear

      Danilo Mejia

    This booklet is intended to raise awareness and promote beekeeping, among people and organisations involved in supporting small-scale farming as a successful diversification enterprise that small-scale farmers in rural, urban and urban centres can integrate into their farming systems easily. This publication is by the Rural Infrastructure and Agro-Industries Division of The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations…

    The Hive and the Honey Bee

      Joe M. Graham

    The Hive and The Honey Bee. NEW EDITION 29 Chapters, 44 Authors 1057 pages (larger page format - 7 x 10 inches) colour pictures. An amazing source of information on all aspects of the bee and beekeeping. The 1000+ pages with many colour plates in 29 chapters makes this international volume the perfect 2015 Christmas present.

    Bee Quest

      Dave Goulson

    A hunt for the most elusive bees leads Dave Goulson from Salisbury Plain to Sussex hedgerows, from Poland to Patagonia. Whether he is tracking great yellow bumblebees in the Hebrides or chasing orchid bees through the Ecuadorian jungle. Dave Goulson’s wit, humour and deep love of nature makes him the ideal travelling companion. This utterly charming book will inspire you…

    Song of Increase

      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…

    Scientific Queen Rearing

      Gilbert M. Doolittle

    Scientific Queen Rearing is one of the classic American titles in this area of beekeeping. This facsimile reprint of the 3rd edition of 1901 at a 110% scale allows easier reading. There is much advice in this volume, although written over 100 years ago, which is relevant to the Queen rearers of today.

    The Healing Bee

      Roch Domerego

    It has always been a well-known fact that products from the beehive are good for human health. However, recent scientific research has proved that various substances produced by honeybees, as well as innumerable possible combinations with plant material, possess real medical properties. Ten years after its first publication, this book has become a work of reference in its field. Translated…

    I Love My Bees

      Fiona Van Dokkum

    A delightful account of the trials and tribulations of a new beekeeper in South West Ireland. Written with passion and enthusiasm, this ranks A delightful account of the trials and tribulations of a new beekeeper in South West Ireland. Ranks with Richard Taylor and Harold Lund in accounts of ‘bee fever’.

    Bees and Honey. Myth, Folklore and Traditions

      Luke Dixon

    This book takes us from the beginning of time to the present day to show the ways in which bees and beekeeping, honey and wax, are part of the culture, mythology, theology and folklore of every people in the world. Luke Dixon is a beekeeper during the summer and a theatre director during the winter. He is the resident beekeeper…

    A Time There Was

      Luke Dixon

    This is a tale, punctuated with short myth-like stories, which describes a honey-hunting episode in darkest Africa at the dawn of civilisation. The prose is magnificent, the stories delightful, a book to take you far, far away from the despoiled world in which we live today.

    The COLOSS Beebook, Vol 2

      Vincent Dietemann, James D. Ellis, & Peter Neumann (ed)

    The COLOSS BEEBOOK (Prevention of Honey Bee Colony LOSSes) is a unique venture that aims to standardise methods for studying the honey bee. It is a practical manual intended for scientists and beekeepers compiling standard methods in all fields of research on the honey bee, Apis mellifera, and is the definitive research manual, composed of 32 peer-reviewed chapters authored by…

    The COLOSS Beebook, Vol 1

      Vincent Dietemann, James D. Ellis, & Peter Neumann (ed)

    The COLOSS BEEBOOK (Prevention of Honey Bee Colony LOSSes) is a unique venture that aims to standardise methods for studying the honey bee. It is a practical manual intended for scientists and beekeepers, compiling standard methods in all fields of research on the honey bee, Apis mellifera, and is the definitive research manual, composed of 32 peer-reviewed chapters authored by…

    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…

    The Feminine Monarchie. Facsimile of 1623

      Charles Butler

    Charles Butler (1560-1647), sometimes called the Father of English Beekeeping, was a logician, grammarist, author, minister (Vicar of Wootton St Lawrence, near Basingstoke, England), and an influential beekeeper. He was also an early proponent of English spelling reform. He observed that bees produce wax combs from scales of wax produced in their own bodies; and he was among the first…