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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…

    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

      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

      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…

    Honey: Harvesting and Extracting

      Doug Somerville

      Bill Winner

    We have taken in stock this Australian title which deals in depth with commercial and semi-commercial harvesting & extraction. It informs of best practices leading to optimum quality, together with the threats to quality occurring through poor handling skills or facility design shortcomings.

    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.

    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…

    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…

    Pollen Identification Cards

      William Kirk

    These cards show the colours of pollen loads collected by honey bees. Each month depicts the colours for the plants that are most frequently visited by honey bees. On the reverse of each card is information about the typical flowering duration of each species. Some plants have also been identified as major sources of nectar.

    Natural Medicine from Honey Bees

      Jacob Kaal

    This much awaited reprint of a classic Apitherapy title is once more available. The practical perspective taken and the pioneering research underpinning this volume make it a very valuable source of information for beekeepers, medical practitioners, pharmacists and patients seeking alternative medicine, even after twenty years since first publication. But then again, what are two decades in the light of…

    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.

    A Practical guide to Producing Heather Honey

      Tony Jefferson

    The three generations of the Jefferson family, widely known for their famous production of Heather Honey, base their beekeeping on an annual cycle of activities leading up to the anticipation of two weeks decent August weather. Tony fully describes their methods and this small volume is an investment for those who wish to produce this premium quality honey.

    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…

    Apiculture for the 21st Century

      Roger Hoopingarner

      Lawrence J. Connor

    Apiculture for the 21st Century is the account of a symposium held to record the retirement of Professor Roger Hoopingarner from Michigan State University. As such it is a carefully constructed review of current research efforts and future possibilities.

    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…

    Queen Breeding and Genetics

      Eigil Holm

    After successful publication in Denmark (1995 ) and Germany (1997 ) this 2010 English translation deals with all aspects of mating and queen breeding and is the latest publication of its kind in the UK. This is a translation of the second (2009) Danish edition, It is full of the latest information. The sub title - suggests much - and…

    The Superorganism

      Bert Hölldobler

      Edward O. Wilson

    Winner of the Pulitzer prize for the ants. This book as Sir David Attenborough said is a monumental and revelatory insight into one of the great wonders of the world, Social insects are reasserting themselves now as species of crucial importance to the environment. Holldobler and Wilson tells their story with unsurpassed insight and eloquence. The book is as thoroughly…

    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…

    Splits and Varroa

      William Hesbach

    Bill Hesbach is a beekeeper and honey producer in Cheshire, Ct, where he owns and operates Wind Dance Apiary. Bill studied beekeeping at Rutgers University in NJ and is currently enrolled in the master beekeeping program at the University of Montana. Bill serves on the board of directors for the Backyard Beekeepers Association of Connecticut, where he helps teach new…

    Honeybees and Wax

      H. R. Hepburn

    "Instead of dirt and poison we have rather chosen to fill our hives with honey and wax; thus furnishing mankind with the two noblest of things, which are sweetness and light." Mindful of Swift's dictum, this compila­tion is offered as an exhaustive coverage of the literature (ancient to modern) on the synthesis and secretion of beeswax, its elaboration into combs,…

    The Earliest Record of Beekeeping in Northern England

      Robert Hawker

    This is a story of a journey that includes joy, disappointment, experimentation, discovery, destruction, devastation, and satisfaction, played out to a backdrop of religious differences and intolerances, political upheaval, plague, pestilence, civil war and regicide: but mostly it is about 17th century beekeeping. In this volume, for the very first time the author details the methods used by one English…

    Honey, Natures Golden Healer

      Gloria Havenhand

    There is growing evidence to show that honey is hugely beneficial to our health, from its antibacterial properties to helping hay fever sufferers. With increasing numbers of people interested in ditching drugs for natural alternatives to combat health problems from allergies to acne, this book is a timely look at how the beehive can help us to look and feel…

    Healthy Bees are Happy Bees

      Pam Gregory

    Healthy Bees are Happy Bees is a comprehensive guide to bee health and sickness. The book details beekeeping problems, pests, parasites and diseases in depth and offers practical guidance rooted in beekeeping experience about preventing, controlling or curing threats to bee colonies to encourage more sustainable beekeeping practice. Environmental considerations, the effects of food, genetics, health and hygiene and the…

    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…