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    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…

    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…

    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…

    Honey from the Earth

    Beekeeping and Honey Hunting on Six Continents

      Eric Tourneret

      Sylla De Saint Pierre

    The internationally acclaimed honeybee photographer Eric Tourneret spent fifteen years traveling the world to capture the awe-​instilling diversity of bees and beekeeping traditions on six continents. His fascination with the bees and the richness of human culture led to the creation of the most stunning collection of bee photography ever produced, complemented by the writing of his spouse Sylla de…

    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…

    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…

    Planting for Honeybees

    The Grower's Guide to Creating a Buzz

      Sarah Wyndham Lewis

    Our gardens would be unrecognisable without the gentle buzz of the humble honeybee. Yet in recent years bee populations have suffered from the loss of green spaces and need our help. Planting for Honeybees is a charmingly illustrated, practical guide on how to help attract these delightful pollinators - whether you only have a city window ledge or a whole…

    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…

    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…

    Honey Identification

      Rex Sawyer

    This is a practical book, designed both for small-scale beekeepers and for those engaged in the honey industry, to explain the principles that can be applied to determine a honey's origin. Such investigations involve the microscopic examination of pollen and other particles in a honey which reveal its nectar sources, honeydew content, and region of production. In view of the…

    Beeswax Crafting

    With Craft Contributions by Margo Barraclough, Michael Bossom & Elizabeth Duffin

      Robert Berthold Jr.

    Beeswax is Nature's wax. Humans have found countless ways to use beeswax – from candles to cosmetics, from batik to encaustic painting. Here is a book for both the beekeeper and the craftsperson. Learn how to process and use beeswax for your personal use, or for sale. Dr. Robert Berthold Jr, is well-known for his range of experience with beeswax,…

    The Bee Book Book

    A Manual for Collectors

      Geoffrey Lawes

    A quite excellent and very readable account of the ‘how’ the ‘why’ and the ‘worth’ of bee book collection. Geoff Lawes has written a book based on a lifetime of collecting bee books of great value to bibliophiles. He describes clearly the necessary approaches to a collection, the value of editions and condition. A manual for bee book collectors explaining…