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    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…

    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…

    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…

    The Teaching Apiary

    A Brilliant Resource

      Roger Patterson

    This book provides help and information for all beekeepers. For BKA officials, demonstrators and apiary managers there is guid­ance to set up a facility if none exists, with suggestions for improv­ing apiaries already in existence. The ordinary beekeeper who is keen to learn has an indication of what they should seek to gain from their local teaching apiary. There is…

    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…

    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…

    Honeybee Anatomy Brought to Life

      Graham Kingham

    This book uses photo essays to set out and display the anatomy, internal, external of the honeybee with over 350 detailed micrographs, together with slide images and drawings. Pests and other additional hive activities are also included. It will appeal to anyone interested in this fascinating insect and be particularly valuable to beekeepers studying for their British Beekeepers Association Module…

    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…

    Having Healthy Honeybees

    The Beekeeping & science (2nd Edition)

      John McMullan

    TO VIEW THE CONTENTS CLICK HERE There has been a change in the beekeeping environment since the first edition in 2012. Today there is a heightened concern about global warming, the natural environment, biodiversity and the need to be guided by science. Among beekeepers there is a greater awareness of these issues with a shift towards sustainable beekeeping; locally-adapted colonies,…

    Good Nutrition, Good Bees

      David Aston

      Sally Bucknall

    TO VIEW THE CONTENTS CLICK HERE The importance of pollinator species to man’s survival and the functioning of the world’s ecosystems is recognised. Environmental and other stressors have taken their toll on many pollinator species and their abundance. The European Honey bee (Apis mellifera) and man have had a long mutually beneficial relationship and it is vital that this continues.…

    Plant Trees, Sow Seeds, Save the Bees

    Simple ways to bee-friendly

      Nicola Bradbear

    Our Stripey Friends Need You!  Foreword by Kate Humble. Bees, hoverflies and even wasps are essential for keeping us, and our planet, alive ... but they're in danger.  Discover the ways you can help them thrive -from learning what to plant in your garden, patch or pots, to setting up a bee hotel.  Use the beautiful spotter's guide to help differentiate…

    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…

    Wasps

    The Astonishing Diversity of a Misunderstood Insect

      Eric R. Eaton

    Wasps are far more diverse than the familiar yellowjackets and hornets that harass picnickers and build nests under the eaves of our homes. These amazing, mostly solitary creatures thrive in nearly every habitat on Earth, and their influence on our lives is overwhelmingly beneficial. Wasps are agents of pest control in agriculture and gardens. They are subjects of study in…

    Swarming

    Biology and Control

      Wally Shaw

    One of the key events in the bee keeping year (for both the bees and the beekeeper) is the swarming season. In order to obtain the maximum honey yield from colonies, the beekeeper needs to manage the natural swarming process. Much has been written about swarming but this often takes the form of rather prescriptive instructions for swarm control which…

    Honey Bee Alchemy

    A contemporary look at the mysterious world of bees, hive products and health

      Valery A. Isidorov

    This is the first English edition of an important book on "Honey bee alchemy" by a Polish researcher. An entirely original, unparalleled work dedicated to the mysterious aspects of the life of bees, the magical properties of the products they produce, and the chemical composition associated with their medicinal properties. This book will be of great interest to beekeepers where…

    Applied Beekeeping

    In The United States

      David MacFawn

    The beginner as well as the experienced professional will garner a hive full of information from Applied Beekeeping in the United States. Honeybee information has been compiled and pub­lished in book form in hopes that beekeepers in the United States and worldwide will benefit. There are many topics in this book not contained in more theoretical books and through 342…

    The ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture

      Keith S. Delaplane

      James E. Tew

      Jennifer Berry

      Clarence H. Collison

      Ann Harman

      Kim Flottum

    • 42nd Edition (2020) • Over 800 pages packed with information • Hundreds of Color photos and illustrations • More than 50 Contributors • A MUST for every beekeeper large and small • A mix of reference, the how and why things are done and a history of how beekeeping got where it is today! In 1877 A. I. Root…

    The Asian Hornet

    Threats, Biology & Expansion

      Stephen Martin

    The accidental introduction of the Asian hornet or more accurately the yellow-legged hornet into France and South Korea over ten years ago and its subsequent spread to neighbouring countries has been worrying both governments and beekeepers alike. Many people are now seeking more information on this new threat to our beloved honey bees. Hornet biology is very different to that…

    Feeding Bees

      Wally Shaw

    Honey bees collect two types of food material; nectar and pollen. With the collection of nectar there is no evidence that there is any selection based on its nutrient value, other than as a source of energy (their dietary carbohydrate). Pollen is their source of protein and lipids (fats). By contrast, foraging for this vital material is much more complex…

    Treatment-Free Beekeeping

      David Heaf

    Since varroa arrived in Europe and America in the 1980's, most beekeepers have found it necessary to treat their colonies with chemicals in order to avoid heavy colony losses. But a minority of beekeepers have managed to care for their colonies without the use of chemicals and have done so with not just tolerable colony losses, but with losses that…

    The Honeybees of the British Isles

      Beowulf A. Cooper

    A most important book on breeding, mating behaviour, selection and all aspects of the native British bee by a GIANT of beekeeping. This classic title, long out of print, has now been reissued by the Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders Association. Beowulf Cooper was one of the founding members of The Bee Improvement & Bee Breeders' Association (BIBBA) and responsible for…

    Honeybees: A Hive of Information

    Annotated Anthology

      Graham Kingham

    • Do bees sleep? • What is in bee poo? • Do they have knees? • What about the ‘birds and the bees’? • Why do bees have a hump? Many of the honeybee's life mysteries are answered here .. Micrographs of pests in your honey and diseases in the hive .. Some contentious thoughts on the future management of…

    Garden Plants Valuable to Bees

      Eva Crane

    Most people are now aware that our insect population has come under severe pressure due to changes in their environment. This awareness is causing an increasing interest in what can be done to support our insect life for our own good. We are seeing a gradual change in agricultural & horticultural attitudes and practice that should contribute towards improvement in…

    Russian Honey Bees

    With a foreword by Benjamin Oldroyd

      Thomas E. Rinderer

      Steven E. Coy

    Russian Honey Bees are a stock of honey bees that were bred to be resistant to Varroa mites and have good beekeeping functionality for both honey production and pollination. This book describes the project to produce the Russian honey bee stock, conducted over 20 years of work by the combined efforts of scientists and beekeepers. Practical information on the management…

    Bee Space to Bee Hive

    Hives, beekeeping equipment and beekeeping methods

      Andrew Gibb

      Ann Harman

    "This book provides a fascinating insight into how beehives, beekeeping equipment and beekeeping methods have developed over the centuries. Lengthy observation enabled the discovery of the importance of bee space by Revd LL Langstroth, and after this discovery the ingenuity of many beekeepers has solved numerous problems associated with colony management. The evolution of ideas and creations by many well…

    Honey-Maker

    How the Honey Bee Worker Does What She Does

      Rosanna L. Mattingly

    Your Guide to One of the Most Amazing Species on the Planet Today! Established along with European settlers, honey bees are an essential part of the American landscape. Yet, how do we define a honey bee? And how does the honey bee accomplish the many tasks that aid not only the survival of the colony but our own as well?…

    Bee Optimism (Paperback)

    Translational Research Can Rescue Honey Bees and Other Pollinators

      Jay D. Evans

    Jay is an imaginative bee scientist who communicates clearly using every-day language. His book is an absorbing, provocative, entertaining and uplifting read. Scientific research sometimes produces information that is difficult to take advantage of in practice; until later translational research fills the gaps enabling us to understand the fuller picture. Thus, we tend to progress in waves as initial frustration…

    The Honey

    Beekeeper, Analysis, Law, Health

      Helmut Horn

      Cord Lüllmann

    Honey is one of nature's most valuable raw materials - and has been for over twelve thousand years. Its constituents are valued in nutrition as well as in medicine and cosmetics. Like no other agricultural product, honey production is in harmony with nature, because the bee depends on an intact environment. This highly topical standard work provides everything about honey:…

    The Insect Garden

    The best plants for bees & bumblebees, butterflies, hoverflies & other insects

      Michael John Seabrook

    Save our insects! This book contains: • Tips on how to have a beautiful, easy to manage garden completely in tune with nature. • Chapters on bees, bumblebees, butterflies and hoverflies and the plants they prefer to visit for pollen and nectar. • Scores for over 520 plants indicating how good they are for insect biodiversity from new research completed…

    Keeping Bees Alive

    Sustainable beekeeping essentials

      Lawrence J. Connor

    In five decades entomologist Dr. Larry Connor has been a university professor, run a bee-breeding program and become established as a key voice in the beekeeping world. He has written dozens of articles for bee journals and a number of books, including Increase Essentials, Bee Sex Essentials, Queen Rearing Essentials, Bee-sentials: A Field Guide, Swarm Essentials (with Steve Repasky), and…

    Honey Bee Drones

    Specialists in the Field

      Graham Kingham

    This book concentrates only on the drone - the male honey bee. It provides details regarding the drone's internal and external anatomy, production and development, behaviour, role in the hive, genetics and more. Copiously illustrated, the book also discusses the latest research updates on drones. Graham Kingham is a retired mechanical quality engineer who keeps a few hives in Devon.…

    Bee Optimism (Hardback)

    Translational Research Can Rescue Honey Bees and Other Pollinators

      Jay D. Evans

    Jay is an imaginative bee scientist who communicates clearly using every-day language. His book is an absorbing, provocative, entertaining and uplifting read. Scientific research sometimes produces information that is difficult to take advantage of in practice; until later translational research fills the gaps enabling us to understand the fuller picture. Thus, we tend to progress in waves as initial frustration…

    Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping

      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…

    The Beekeepers Annual 2020

      John Phipps

    Now in its 36th year of publication, the Annual is the longest running Annual in the history of British beekeeping. It serves as a reference source, a diary, a hive record resource (which will prove invaluable throughout the year) and a set of articles guaranteed to entertain and amuse. The perfect stocking filler for the enthusiastic beekeeper.

    Variations on a Beehive

      Patricia Nelson

    "Trish Nelson is to be commended on compiling this brilliant book. Whether you are happy with the type of hive and style of management you use, if you are trying to decide which is best suited to your particular situation and needs, or if you are just plain curious, this book will answer all of your questions and satisfy your…

    The Jefferson Beekeeping Guide

    Whitby Beekeepers Association

      Tony Jefferson

    All three generations of the Jefferson Family from Whitby, North Yorkshire are famed for their beekeeping knowledge and expertise. This 41 page booklet is full of advice and beekeeping knowledge that only long time experience can bring. Northern Bee Books strongly recommends this title. Tony writes in his introduction .. "
You may well gather as you thumb through this "booklet"…

    The Joy of Bees (Translated by Paul Tout)

    Bees as a model of sustainability and beekeeping as an experience involving nature and human history

      Paolo Fontana

    Paolo Fontana's book was first published in Italian in 2017. It has, I understand, sold several thousand copies which is quite remarkable for a specialist book on bees. I have had a career spanning academia, education and publishing. It is not surprising, therefore, that I have done a lot of reading and I love books. Indeed I still add to…

    Crop Pollination by Bees

      Keith S. Delaplane

      Daniel F. Mayer

    The collapse of the ubiquitous honey bee population during the past 20 years has caused a pollination vacuum for many crops. Surveys and grower experience indicate that a crisis exists in our pollinator populations. This book is an accessible, practical and authoritative research-based guide to using bees for crop pollination. It emphasises conserving feral bee populations as well as more…

    The Solitary Bees

    Biology, Evolution, Conservation

      Bryan N. Danforth

      Robert L. Minckley

      John L. Neff

    While social bees such as honey bees and bumble bees are familiar to most people, they comprise less than 10 percent of all bee species in the world. The vast majority of bees lead solitary lives, surviving without the help of a hive and using their own resources to fend off danger and protect their offspring. This book draws on…

    The Healthy Hive Guide

      Dan Basterfield

      Roger Cullum-Kenyon

      Ivor Davis

    This second edition of the Healthy Hive Guide is provided to help both new and experienced beekeepers identify problems within their honey bee hives. Each of the images has a short explanation; however it is clear that not all problems manifest themselves in exactly the same way every time. It is sometimes enough for beekeepers to recognise that they may…

    On the Keeping of Bees

      John Whitaker

    A new edition of a popular handbook by John Whitaker, a Yorkshire beekeeper who is heavily involved in the education of beekeepers. John comments that "beekeeping is the most fascinating and absorbing of pastimes. This book developed from the course that I have presented to new beekeepers at my local association in Yorkshire for several years. One of the joys…

    Honey in Modern Wound Management

      Rose Cooper, Peter Molan and Richard White

    Recent years have seen a reintroduction in the use of honey as a modern wound management product. Records found in the Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus tell us that honey was used extensively in Egyptian medicine. This dates back to around 1700 BC, but is thought to contain knowledge from a much earlier era, possibly 3000-2500 BC. In the Ebers Papyrus…

    The Discovery of a Visual System

    The Honeybee

      Adrian Horridge

    In this hardback book, Adrian Horridge sets out the curious and contentious history of how the visual system of the honeybee came to be understood and how, in his view, the current accepted theory is completely wrong. Based on his own meticulous experimental work and historic analysis of past literature over many years, Horridge tells the story of a century…

    Essence and Mechanism of Nest Abandonment by Honeybee Swarms

    Swarming, absconding, migration and related phenomena

      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…