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    Beekeepers’ Guide for Pollen Identification of Honey

      Mohammad El-Labban

    This is a practical book written in a simple manner to make it understandable for beekeepers while still maintaining the principles and rules of pollen identification in honey. It also contains valuable information for expert melissopalynologists. It is designed after an intensive work in field observation of bee foraging, preparation & photographing pollen of the observed flora, searching in hundreds…

    Making and Selling Cosmetics

    Honeycomb Cleansing Cream

      Dr. Sara J. Robb

    Whether you're interested in creating beauty products for yourself or for profit, Making and Selling Cosmetics is for you. The author, Dr Sara Robb, has over 15 years of experience as a cos­metics formulator and specializes in products containing honey and bees­wax. Each booklet provides an easy ­to-follow recipe and a step-by-step guide on how to meet the require­ments to…

    Honey Hunting and Beekeeping in Adamaoua (Cameroon)

    Edited by Dorothea Brückner, with a preface by Richard Jones

      Martin Gruber

      Mazi Sanda

    This book is the first general overview of beekeeping and the honey trade in Sub-Saharan Africa, based on long-term ethnographic fieldwork in the Adamaoua Region of Central Cameroon. In the book you will find a detailed ethnographic account of the manifold connections between humans, bees and honey. The book is aimed at the academic community, as well as at beekeepers…

    Raising Honeybee Queens

    An Illustrated Guide to Success

      Gilles Fert

    Raise your own superior queens and you’ll never need to buy bees again! This fully illustrated guide makes self-sufficient beekeeping accessible to everyone: • Detailed, easy to understand practical advice. • Simple, time-tested techniques. • All hive models: vertical and horizontal. • Many methods to choose from. • Every step clearly explained. • Successful breeding, mating, and queen introduction. •…

    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.…

    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.

    Beehive Alchemy

    Projects and Recipes using Honey, Beeswax, Propolis, and Pollen

      Petra Ahnert

    From crayons to cough drops, cookies to candles, Beehive Alchemy is a comprehensive introduction to incorporating the miracle of bees into everyday life. With this new book, beekeepers (and bee lovers) will learn about the benefits and attributes of beeswax, honey, propolis, and more as they're introduced to a full range of projects and techniques to process and harness the…

    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 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…

    Bee Hotel

    All You Need To Know In One Concise Manual

      Melanie von Orlow

    Solitary bees and other beneficial insects need our help, not just on an international level but in every domestic garden, courtyard and balcony. Creating little homes for insects to lay their eggs in is a really easy way to help the insect population, and at the same time bring wildlife diversity and plant propagation to your outdoor spaces. This book…

    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…

    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…

    Bees and Man

    Short stories of beekeepers and beekeeping events

      Wm. Michael Hood

    Dr. Hood was in an enviable position that enabled him to visit many beekeepers and situations with bees. The reader is introduced to some very interesting and creative beekeepers and Dr. Hood's inter­twined explanations of the honey bee's life, along with other rela­tives such as yellowjackets, make this book useful for a broad range of readers. Prepare to be amused…

    The Poetry of Bees

      Liz Westcott

    Liz Westcott has been keeping bees since 2005 and runs about 20 colonies in Brixham, Devon. Inspired by the bees to enter the Poetry Class at various local shows, Liz found that she enjoyed writing the poems as much as keeping the bees! She is an active and enthusiastic member of the Torbay Branch of the Devon Beekeepers Association. Liz…

    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…

    The Lives of Bees

    The Untold Story of the Honey Bee in the Wild

      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

    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…

    A Book of Honey

      Eva Crane

    Upon her death in 2007, the New York Times acknowledged that Eva Crane wrote some of the most important books on bees and apiculture. A Book of Honey is one of her seminal works and must be on the shelves of anyone who is serious about understanding honey. Not only does it describe how and why bees make honey, but…

    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

    How to Expand, Sell, and Market Honeybee Products and Services Including Pollination, Bees and Queens, Beeswax, Honey, and More

      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…

    Steve Taber on Beekeeping - BKQ Volume 2

    From the archives of the Beekeepers Quarterly, Volume 2. For a New Generation of Beekeepers

      Steve Taber

    This collection of articles from The Beekeepers Quarterly, over a period of ten years, gather together the words of wisdom by a Great American Beekeeper. There is much that can be learnt from this reading this slim volume that will improve all beekeeping practice..Researcher, commercial beekeeper and finally bee geneticists - with experience in both America and Europe it was…

    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…

    Understanding Bee Anatomy

    A Full Colour Guide

      Ian Stell

    Understanding Bee Anatomy aims to do two things, to explain the structure of this fascinating insect and, through stunning images, to reveal the intricate detail. Dr Stell has applied his knowledge of the human body in describing the honeybee, system by system. The book starts with a chapter on the developmental stages, showing the internal changes taking place from the…

    Healthy Bees: A Practical Handbook

    Managing pests, diseases and other disorders of the honey bee

      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.

    Yes! Top Bar Hives

      James Slade

    The author suggests that Top Bar hives offer a gentler way of practicing the craft. "We have a duty to our bees and as beekeepers we must be in the forefront of change for nature, not mere puppets in some commercial enterprise". This volume gives advice on managing colonies in top bar hives and provides notes and illustrations for the…

    Heather Honey, An Anthology of Works

      Ian Copinger

      Brother Adam

      William Hamilton

      Peter Schollick

      Francis Sitwell

    Heather Honey is the Queen of all honeys. To gain a good crop it is important to manage your stocks during the mid season in order that they are at their strongest in August. This Anthology brings together writings from all the past Great Heather Bee Masters - Francis Sitwell, Brother Adam, Colin Weightman & William Hamilton together with a…

    Sixty Years with Bees

      Donald Sims

    This book is, in part, the story of one man's lifelong experience with bees; with forty colonies or more kept in diverse places in England; and of working alone and with another beekeeper or partner, moving colonies to orchards for pollination, to the heather, and to a variety of crops grown for seed. It is also a book in which…

    A Comprehensive Guide to Preparing Exhibits for a Honey Show

      David Shannon

    David Shannon, a beekeeper for over 15 years, has kept 30-40 colonies in Yorkshire. He has an enthusiastic interest in preparing a variety of hive products for the show in Harrogate (Supreme Champion twice) and the Royal Show at Stoneleigh (winning the most points, a Bronze Medal, and the Brydon Trophy for his mead). Whilst still showing his products, he…

    The Wisdom of the Hive. The Social Physiology of Honey Bee Colonies

      Thomas D. Seeley

    This book is about the inner workings of one of nature's most complex animal societies: the honey bee colony. It describes and illustrates the results of more than fifteen years of elegant experimental studies conducted by the author. In his investigations, Thomas Seeley suggests the answer to the question of how a colony of bees is organised to gather its…

    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…

    Mating Biology of Honey Bees

      Gudrun Koeniger

      Nikolaus Koeniger

      Jamie Ellis

      Lawrence J. Connor

    "This is the definitive review by authors who have personally carried out much of the primary research on the topic."Norman Carreck, Science Director, International Bee Research Association, University of Sussex, East Sussex, United Kingdom "… an authoritative treatise, built on decades of research of the authors on this subject…Personally, I very much appreciate this book as the authors put in…