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    100 Plants for Beekeepers

    A brief guide to one hundred plants significant to bees

      Stuart A. Roberts

    Stuart Roberts is a Master Beekeeper, a member of the BBKA Examinations Board and a Trustee of the International Bee Research Association. The volume is a brief guide to one hundred plants significant to honeybees. Photographs are taken by the author during his work with apiaries in the Midland Counties. Each plant is described under the headings: Plant family; Common…

    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.

    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…

    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…

    Practical Small Scale Queen Rearing Using The Miller Method

      Lynfa Davies NDB

    Rearing new queens for our colonies is a rewarding and important practice that often gets mis-labelled as too difficult and complicated. This, is simply, not correct and with some planning and attention to detail new queens can be produced at a fraction of the cost that you will pay for them elsewhere. Queen rearing is an organised process where thought…

    Trees and Shrubs Valuable to Bees

      M. F. Mountain

    This list of tables is a sequel to the Association's leaflet "Save our Pollinating Insects"- We have received many enquiries as to how those with opportunities to plant trees and shrubs on public or private land can implement the plea contained in the leaflet to conserve our economically useful pollinators. The books and articles available have proved curiously in-adequate-in assessing…

    Pollen Grains & Honeydew

    A guide for identifying the plant sources in honey

      Margaret Anne Adams

    This book describes, in detail, a simple approach for beekeepers, to identify the plant sources of their own honey. They will occasionally find they have a special honey, and then the jars can be labelled accordingly. From 2019 to 2021, beekeepers from The UK and Continental Europe sent me samples of their honey, and the collection of digital photos from…

    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…

    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 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…

    An Illustrated Glossary of Honey Bee and Beekeeping Terminology

      Sue Remenyi

    An Illustrated Glossary of Honey Bee and Beekeeping Terminology is an invaluable reference book for all beekeepers. As with any activity there is always a significant amount of terminology and jargon to get to grips with and this glossary brings together the terminology a beekeeper needs. In addition, more advanced aspects of beekeeping such as the anatomy and biology of…

    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…

    Cleaning Beeswax and Making Polish

      Pauline Aslin

    The aim of this booklet is to encourage beekeepers especially, to make use of their beeswax. I hope it will also inspire those who don't keep bees to source beeswax from their local beekeepers and enjoy using it. This booklet explains how to clean raw beeswax ready for use in crafts such as candles, cosmetics and polish. It also includes…

    Making Beeswax Candles

      Pauline Aslin

    The aim of this booklet is to encourage beekeepers especially, to make use of their beeswax. I hope it will also inspire those who don't keep bees to source beeswax from their local beekeepers and enjoy using it. Beeswax makes wonderful candles. There is more to candle making than can be covered in 12 short pages, but this booklet explains…

    Make Your Own Beeswax and Honey Skin Creams

      Pauline Aslin

    The aim of this booklet is to encourage beekeepers especially, to make use of their beeswax. I hope it will also inspire those who don't keep bees to source beeswax from their local beekeepers and enjoy using it. There is no need for specialist equipment or fancy ingredients. It really is very easy to make simple but effective skin creams…

    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…

    Colony Increase

    The Roger Patterson Method

      Roger Patterson

    This book includes several methods of colony increase that can be used individually or in one complete method as described. All elements, although they may not be part of mainstream teaching, have been consistently successful for the author for well over 40 years, using standard equipment. The "Roger Patterson Method", if used as described, can produce a tenfold increase in…

    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…

    The Lockdown Pallet Hive

      Jonathan Powell

    When many people think of honey bees, they often think of lines of white boxes on the ground, and honey jars. However the natural habitat of a bee is not a box, and neither is it on the ground, and honey is really the bees food, needed to sustain the colony. There are still wild bee colonies, but they lack…

    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…

    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…

    The Rose Hive Method

    Challenging Conventional Beekeeping

      Tim Rowe

    TO VIEW THE CONTENTS CLICK HERE Ordinary beekeepers everywhere are contributing to the huge pressures honeybees are under. Though well-meaning and hard-working, they are part of the problem that is causing a massive decline in the population of honeybees throughout the world. In this book Tim Rowe challenges the hives and the hive-management we all take for granted, and offers…

    Wax Extraction for the Back Yard Beekeeper

      Dave Atherton

    Dave Atherton first encountered bees in July 1955, when he helped to catch a swarm in his uncle's garden in Market Deeping, Lincolnshire. He went on to be Secretary of the Roe Valley Beekeepers' Association for 10 years, Honey Show Manager for 15 years, and served in several positions on the Executive Committee of the Ulster Beekeepers Association. He is…

    Good Nutrition, Good Bees

      David Aston

      Sally Bucknall

    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. Like all organisms, honey bees need…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    Making and Selling Cosmetics

    Sweet Orange Lip Balm

      Dr. Sara J. Robb

    "Lip balm is the ideal product to start with when you are learning to make cosmetics. A simple mixture made with just a few ingredients ensures you will have a usable balm after your first attempt. When I introduce beekeepers to making cosmetics, I often begin with lip balm. An almost fool-proof cosmetic, lip balm making builds confidence in the…

    Swarm Management with Checkerboarding

      J. White

      Anita Hunt

      Gill Bannister

    John, Anita and Gill are likeminded hobbyist beekeepers that live in adjoining villages bordering West Berkshire and South Oxfordshire. They meet up regularly for support and to discuss all aspects of beekeeping. Of course discussions on swarming are always a hot topic! Join them for their take on the observational writings of Walter Wright, a retired NASA engineer, and his…

    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…

    Pollination

    The Enduring Relationship between Plant and Pollinator

      Timothy Walker

    An enticing illustrated look at pollination, one of the most astonishing marvels of the natural world. Pollination is essential to the survival of most plants on Earth. Some plants rely on the wind to transport pollen from one flower to another. Others employ an array of ingenious strategies to attract and exploit pollinators, whether they be insects, birds, or mammals.…

    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…

    Construction Information for Dartington Hives

    With full details for making the 'garden' and 'country' models of the Dartington Long Deep Hive

      Robin Dartington

    Robin Dartington made his first Long Deep hives around 1975, to reduce the problems when keeping bees on the roof of a five-storey house. Very simply, the Long Deep hive is a Deep National with a back extension, so avoiding the need for an extra hive when making an artificial swarm. New Beekeeping has now been developed into a comprehensive…

    The Pollen Landscape

      Joss Bartlett

    Honey bees carrying pollen are a familiar sight to anyone who has watched them collecting it from flowers or bringing it back to a hive. But which kinds of pollen do they use, how do they find it, and what do they use it for? Environmental pressures on all pollinating insects, including honey bees, mean that questions like these have…

    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…