338 titles listed

    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 Bee-friendly Beekeeper

      David Heaf

    In recent years, beekeepers on several continents have been suffering heavy losses of colonies. If we, systematically investigate factors causing the losses, we can justifiably ask whether the way in which honey bees are kept is part of the problem. Could hive design, frames, foundation, intrusion, artificial queen breeding, drone suppression, queen excluders, artificial feeding, medication, transhumance and overstocking -…

    Natural Beekeeping with the Warré Hive

      David Heaf

    This inspiring, practical, clearly laid out book contains everything you need in order to build and run a Warré hive, Topics include tools, siting, obtaining and hiving bees, monitoring, feeding, wintering, enlarging the hive, harvesting and extracting honey with simple kitchen equipment. An ideal book for the aspiring natural beekeeper.

    The Enigma That Was Thomas William Cowan

      Robert Hawker

    Thomas William Cowan was head of the beekeeping establishment in Britain for the first fifty years of its existence, and had a substantial influence on the manner in which honey bees are domestically kept today. In this volume Bob Hawker attempts to uncover the real T W Cowan by tracing his life through his education, family life, business interests, travels,…

    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…

    Taylorʼs of Welwyn

      Robert Hawker

    Thomas Bates Blow was from a working class background and leading a life with little direction until he was befriended by a member of a leading British family: with his patronage and much hard work, Thomas laid the foundation of what was to become the largest business in Europe supplying the requirements of beekeepers. This volume charts the history of…

    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…

    Some Alternative Pathways for the Hesitant Queen Rearer

      Ben Harden

    There are many fine books on Queen Rearing which assume a high degree of skill. This is not one of them. Ben Harden a leading Irish beekeepers, and as far as we know, the only one from Eire to gain the National Diploma in Beekeeping. He reveals in this slim text the secrets of rearing queens. He covers grafting ,…

    The Life and Death of Beatrice The Bee

      Brian Haddon

    There are many fine books on Queen rearing which assume quite a degree of skill, Ben introduces ways of overcoming aspects of the processes that some find daunting. It covers, in a clear and simple fashion, grafting, queen cell initiation, stocking a mini nuc and requeening without finding the queen. As such it should prove invaluable to the small scale…

    Keeping Bees

      Pam Gregory

      Claire Waring

    Pam Gregory, a former Regional Bee Inspector for Wales and Claire Waring, Editor of Bee Craft have joined together to write this Green Guide. These experts, as you would expect have produced a comprehensive and straightforward guide to the rewarding pastime of beekeeping. Over 200 colour pictures.

    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…

    The Hive and the Honey Bee

      Joe M. Graham

    The Hive and The Honey Bee. NEW EDITION 29 Chapters, 44 Authors 1057 pages (larger page format - 7 x 10 inches) colour pictures. An amazing source of information on all aspects of the bee and beekeeping. The 1000+ pages with many colour plates in 29 chapters makes this international volume the perfect 2015 Christmas present.

    Bumblebees. Behaviour, Ecology and Conservation

      Dave Goulson

    Bumblebees are familiar and charismatic insects, occurring throughout much of the world. They are increasingly being used as a model organism for studying a wide range of ecological and behavioural concepts, such as social organisation, optimal foraging theories, host-parasite interactions, .and pollination. Recently they have become a focus for conservationists due to mounting evidence of range contractions and catastrophic extinctions…

    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…

    Bumblebees, An Introduction

      Nikki Gammans

      Richard Comment

      S. C. Morgan

      Gill Perkins

    This Bumblebee Conservation Trust book introduces this charismatic species to a wider audience. Written by Trust staff, it covers bumblebee biology, their decline and conservation and what you can do to help them in your garden and beyond. It also has an essential identification guide to all UK bumblebee species, packed with over 250 colour photographs.

    The Bumblebees of Kent

      Nikki Gammans

      Geoff Allen

    The county of Kent has the highest diversity of bumblebee species in the UK. This book aims to provide a comprehensive guide to bumblebee ecology and offers an inclusive introduction to their identification. It discusses the importance of bumblebees, their decline and how we can help. It also includes detailed descriptions of bumblebee ecology and anatomy, followed by identification of…

    The Bee-Hive

      Dorothy Galton

    Much has been written about the myths connected with bees and beekeeping. This book looks at the reality behind the myths and throws light on a way of life in honey-gathering, honey drinking, and wax making practised since the Stone Age.

    How to Make Beeswax Candles

      Clara Furness

    This is a collection of articles, originally published in The British Bee Journal. This 20 page A4 reprint is full of information gained by Clara over many years when she was a particularly successful competitor at The National Honey Show. Reproduced from the original publication in March 2010 with the agreement of her family.

    Honey Wines and Beers

      Clara Furness

    It was in the days, about fifteen years ago, when amateur wine making was at it's height, that Clara Furness penned these pages. A long series of articles appeared in the British Bee Journal, and many Beekeepers' and Winemakers' Associations in the South will remember her demonstrations and talks.​​A handbook which encourages all beekeepers to see mead making as a…

    Queen Bee Breeding

      Elizabeth Frost

      Doug Somerville

    We have recently taken into stock this Australian title which we consider to be the most up to date publication, (and probable with Woodward – Queen Bee, the best two titles currently available) on all aspects of Queen Bee production & selective breeding for colony improvement.

    Beekeeping and the Law

      David Frimston

      David Smith

    David Frimston has for many years been Hon. Solicitor to the British Beekeepers Association. This books is a collection of 20 legal cases involving bees, from America as well as the British Isles, involving neighbours or swarms. The illustrations are wood engravings by Miriam MacGregor.​​This book is a collection of 20 legal cases involving bees, from America as well as…

    Song of Increase

      Jacqueline Freeman

    "This is the most apicentric book on natural beekeeping that I have read .. Throughout the book she lets the bees speak for themselves as they tell us about things hitherto hidden from us, things which could provide a source of inspiration for research far into the future." David Heath (Author The Bee-Friendly Beekeeper & Natural Beekeeping with the Warré…

    Pheromones of Social Bees

      John B. Free

    Social insects employ many different pheromone systems which control almost all of their activities. Because of the economic importance and fascination of social bees their pheromones have been among the most studied and many exciting discoveries that have recently been made. This book is mostly concerned with pheromones of the honeybee. For convenience the chapter divisions are based on pheromone…

    History of Beekeeping in Britain

      Malcolm H Fraser

    Malcolm Fraser, a past President of the British Beekeepers Association has written a most interesting account of the development of beekeeping in Great Britain. Through these pages past beekeepers come to life as the real people who have made beekeeping what it is today.

    Bee Boles and Bee Houses

      Anne Foster

    Man's domestication of the humble honey bee spans millennia. The evolution of beekeeping may be traced in the changing form of the beehive and in the various structures used to house and protect it, from simple recesses in garden walls holding a single straw hive, to ornate free-standing buildings that could house thirty times as many. Each means was unique…

    Honey Cookery

      Christine Ford

    One of the pleasures of buying honey from a small local bee-keeper is that it gives you a taste of that particular area because the foraging bees gather nectar within a two mile radius of the hive. This cookbook includes 26 recipes.

    The Honey Handbook

      Kim Flottum

    A handbook of honey which acts as a guide to creating, harvesting and cooking with natural honeys, written by the editor of the leading American bee Magazine - Bee Culture. It abounds with hive hints and honey-harvesting tutorials, all delivered with the sound, practical, and common sense perspective of a seasoned expert. For those who have already bought the Complete…

    Beekeeping for Dummies

      Kim Flottum

    A second edition of a very popular American title in the Dummies series. It is a useful start up volume and its design makes it easy to locate the areas of knowledge needed. Chapters are arranged in an easy and clearly understood way.

    Bee

      Rose-Lynn Fisher

    This is a remarkable and beautifully produced book containing detailed black and white photographs of the external anatomy of the honeybee by Rose-Lynn Fisher, using a scanning electron microscope. As a book of excellent photos it stands on its own and will thrill the owner with its intricate views of insect structure, which cannot be seen with either the naked…

    Jack the Lad - A Yorkshire Lad - Early Years, An Autobiography

      Jack Fieldhouse

    Jack Fieldhouse, known to me as "Uncle Jack': although he is my first cousin once removed, is a remarkable man who has lived a remarkable and very long life. His autobiography describes not only his wartime experiences, but also his love of art and of Nature. Jack's philosophy, of trying to live a life that works with, rather than against,…

    Artist and Beekeeper

      Jack Fieldhouse

    A life history together with a collection of drawings and poems by a 93 year old Somerset Artist which ranges from snapshots of beekeeping life to the very best of the Glastonbury Festival as well as drawings of life in Scotland. This book - while not helping you to a larger honey harvest will give you many happy and enjoyable…

    Honey Days

      Oliver Field

    A sparkling account of commercial beekeeper's year in all its changing moods. This is a book to saviour and to learn from and compliments this author's previous best selling title "Honey by the ton."