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    Two Million Blossoms. Discovering the Medical Benefits of Honey

      Joe Traynor

    This volume, the sub title of which is Discovering the Medicinal Benefits of Honey deals with honey and its health giving benefits from ancient civilisations until the advent of antibiotics together with the uses of honey in wound care. The book is intended as a guide to its benefits, based on historical research and the published results of laboratory experiments,…

    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…

    Honey Bee Nutrition and Feeding

    In the Temperate / Continental Climate of The Northern Hemisphere

      Zbigniew Lipiński

    This book provides a general description of honey bee nutrition in temperate / continental climate of the northern hemisphere. The text is based on a substan­tial body of contemporary research taken from the subject literature (over 1350 references) and the author's own experience gathered over 40 years of working with bees. This (over 400 pages) book came about after 40…

    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…

    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…

    Keeping Bees in Horizontal Hives

    A complete guide to apiculture

      de Layens

    Best Book Award National Agricultural Society, France Learn natural beekeeping from Europe's foremost beekeeping authority. Georges de Layens, inventor of the world's most popular horizontal hive, shares a lifetime of experience on how to: • get started in simplified beekeeping • choose the best hive model for you & your bees • manage your hives with just two visits per…

    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…

    Keeping Bees With a Smile

    A vision and practice of natural apiculture

      Fedor Lazutin

    Are you a beginner curious about bees, or a practicing beekeeper looking for natural alternatives that work? This book is for you! Fedor Lazutin, one of Europe's most successful natural beekeepers; shares an approach that is fun, healthful, rewarding, and accessible to all. Discover his unique insights on how to: • keep bees naturally without interfering in their lives; •…

    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…