357 titles listed

    Scottish Beekeeping Handbook

      A. Nicholas Cowan

    The Scottish Beekeeping Handbook is concerned almost exclusively with the management of hives for honey production and the creation of new colonies of bees. The author, who has upwards of 35 years beekeeping experience, has developed methods of getting a lot of honey from a few hives in the harsher conditions of the cooler Scottish climate. In this step by…

    Principles of Practical Beekeeping

      Robert Couston

    This is a reprint of the first edition of the classic title by Robert Couston - a beekeeper still held in high regard by Scottish beekeepers over twenty since his death. Robert combined great experience as East of Scotland Beekeeping Adviser with the ability to describe, even the most complicated procedures, with great clarity.

    Fly with the Beeman

      Robert Couston

    This is not a text book on Practical Beekeeping but a critical yet light-hearted observation on some off beat activities of honey-bees and beekeepers through the eyes of a professional beekeeping adviser.

    Queen Rearing Simplified

      Vince Cook

    A system of queen rearing developed by the author in the commercial field of beekeeping whilst in New Zealand but with a practical application for all beekeepers. When Vince Cook returned to the UK he was appointed National Bees Adviser to the MAFF.

    Natural Beekeeping

      Ross Conrad

    "Natural Beekeeping is a wonderful book, beautifully written and illustrated, about how one can have healthy hives of bees without using synthetic pesticides, antibiotics, or artificial diets. Ross Conrad explains in fine detail that the key ingredients of organic beekeeping are disease- resistant stock, favourable apiary sites, and good colony management, plus a reverence and respect for the bees." -…

    Bee-sentials. A Field Guide

      Larry Connor

      Robert Muir

    "Spend less time reading how to assemble a frame and more time understanding what it takes for you and the bees to produce the wax, honey and pollen that goes into that comb. This is a book focused on compassionate animal husbandry. There is a strong 'natural' focus for beekeepers who want to avoid or minimise pesticides and reduce stress…

    Bee Sex Essentials

      Larry Connor

    Richard Adee - whose honey farm is the largest in the world says - A scientific book written from a beekeeper's perspective. Easy to read and understand. It covers all the biological facets of the honeybee, especially those associated with queen rearing. Every beekeeper should have a copy on his desk or in his library.

    The COLOSS Beebook, Vol 2

      Vincent Dietemann, James D. Ellis, & Peter Neumann (ed)

    The COLOSS BEEBOOK (Prevention of Honey Bee Colony LOSSes) is a unique venture that aims to standardise methods for studying the honey bee. It is a practical manual intended for scientists and beekeepers compiling standard methods in all fields of research on the honey bee, Apis mellifera, and is the definitive research manual, composed of 32 peer-reviewed chapters authored by…

    The COLOSS Beebook, Vol 1

      Vincent Dietemann, James D. Ellis, & Peter Neumann (ed)

    The COLOSS BEEBOOK (Prevention of Honey Bee Colony LOSSes) is a unique venture that aims to standardise methods for studying the honey bee. It is a practical manual intended for scientists and beekeepers, compiling standard methods in all fields of research on the honey bee, Apis mellifera, and is the definitive research manual, composed of 32 peer-reviewed chapters authored by…

    A Closer Look - Basic Honey Bee Biology

      Clarence H. Collison

    Professor Clarence Collison has performed the meticulous scholarship so desperately needed by beekeepers and scientists alike. He has reviewed the vast body of research: the biology, physiology, biochemistry and behaviour of Apis mellifera and presented it in an concise and objective manner. This book will be required reading of all serious bee scientists, and on the desk of every beekeeper…

    What Do You Know?

      Clarence H. Collison

    This collection of Questions & Answers was chosen from the best of nearly two decades of testing the readers of Bee Culture. They cover every aspect of honey bee biology, colony management, pollination, and the products of the hive. There are over 400 pages and just over 2,550 questions, and answers, in this book. Now's your chance to test your…

    Beeswax

      William L. Coggshall

      Roger A. Morse

    This classic title deals with production, harvesting, processing and the end products of beeswax.

    Instrumental/Artificial Insemination of Honey Bee Queens

      Susan Cobey

    As an introduction to instrumental insemination this publication addresses the frequently asked questions about the technique. The answers are meant to give direction to further inquiry and to help evaluate the need and what is involved in mastering this skill. Commercial queen producers recognise the need for more rigorous programs to select, improve and maintain their breeding stocks. The public…

    Beekeeping on Two Fronts 1914-1918

      John Stuart Ching

    ‘In this year of commemoration of the First World War this book gives us a timely insight into how great events affect people in all walks of life and I commend it to you. It will by turn sadden and amuse you, inform and even irritate you but for us as beekeepers, to read about our craft is to understand…

    Beekeeping Between Two Queens. Nottinghamshire 1901-1952

      John Stuart Ching

    Following on from the work "Beekeeping in Victorian Nottinghamshire" which covered the reign of Queen Victoria from her accession in 1837 until her death in 1901, this work covers the half-century from then to the death in 1952 of King George VI. (During the period of this work Britain was ruled by ruled by three kings plus one who relinquished…

    Bees at the Bottom of the Garden

      Alan Campion

      Campion, A

      Gay Hodgson

    This is the best book for the absolute beginner. It is easy to read, clearly illustrated and is written in a style which makes it easy to understand. For those who have a passing interest in keeping bees - want to know what the hobby requires and need a book that will take them through their first two years of…

    Oilseed Rape and Bees

      Allan Calder

      Calder, A

    For Beekeepers to be able now to rely, for an indefinite number of years to come, upon the regular annual availability, in May and June, of a huge new nectar source, is for them an historic advance. The pattern of working through the beekeeping year is changed by it and a new yearly flow of nectar and honey is in…

    The Feminine Monarchie. Facsimile of 1623

      Charles Butler

    Charles Butler (1560-1647), sometimes called the Father of English Beekeeping, was a logician, grammarist, author, minister (Vicar of Wootton St Lawrence, near Basingstoke, England), and an influential beekeeper. He was also an early proponent of English spelling reform. He observed that bees produce wax combs from scales of wax produced in their own bodies; and he was among the first…

    Ron Brown on Beekeeping - BKQ Volume 1

      Ron Brown

    This the first of a series of booklets which gather together the contributions by leading beekeepers to The Beekeepers Quarterly. Ron Brown OBE, B.Sc was a most practical beekeeper with experience in both in Africa and the UK. These articles cover all aspects of the craft and serve as a fine memorial to a great beekeeper as well as passing…

    Managing Mininucs

      Ron Brown

    Many years ago Wedmore said that most of the problems in beekeeping could be solved by taking something out of, or putting something into a nucleus. How very wise !! This monograph, dealing with the much smaller three mini-frame size could well be the answer to many beekeeping problems.

    Honey-bee Swarms

      Ron Brown

    This small pamphlet tells you all you need to know. This booklet covers all aspects of dealing with swarms. Factors contributing to their emergence, steps to minimise swarming, the various use of swarms, and various artificial techniques to create them.

    Great Masters of Beekeeping

      Ron Brown

    Ron Brown O.B.E. has been keeping bees in Britain and in Africa for forty years. Apart from Beeswax, he is the author of Beekeeping, a seasonal guide; Honey Bees - a guide to management and 1000 years of Devon Beekeeping. His last book All around the Compass is an account of his wartime experience in Coastal Command. This book was…

    Beeswax

      Ron Brown

    This 4th edition has an updated candle making section and more on wax casting than the previous editions. In 1981 Beeswax was the first UK published book on the subject for nearly 75 years since Cowan's Waxcraft. It contains details on the history, chemical content, and the many uses of beeswax. The 20 illustrations are carefully chosen to make this…

    Sensitive Beekeeping

      Jack Bresette-Mills

    Sensitive Beekeeping means many thing : beekeeping without fear and without veil, beekeeping for the sake of the bee rather than for profit, learning to answer your own question about beekeeping. The further you go with it, the more it means. It's completely transformative: physically, mentally, spiritually. You can start beekeeping this way from the very be​ginning, and you will…

    Skep-Making

      Toon Brekelmans

    Skep-Making by Toon Brekelmans was originally published in Dutch by Cantecleer of Baarn. Skep-Maker David Chubb whose work can be seen regularly at the Royal Show has used the book for years in spite of not speaking the language. The basics are all here and the instructive drawings can be used by left or right-handers. A vital book for all…

    Beekeeping A Practical Guide

      Richard E. Bonney

    Whether you're a beginning beekeeper or one with a season or two of experience, Richard Bonney tells you how to keep bees, not just have them. This new book by the acclaimed author of Hive Management offers vital, up-to-date information about how to: Acquire bees, Install a colony, Manage a hive, Take a crop of honey, Prevent and treat Varroa…

    Keep Bees without Fuss or Chemicals

      Joe Bleasdale

    A detailed account of the essential operations and management that a beekeepers performs throughout the year by a retired systems engineer who has kept bees for over 30 years. ​​Joe Bleasdale is a retired systems engineer and has kept bees for over 30 years in the counties of Hampshire and Somerset. He also gardens and makes cider from his little…

    Care of Bees in Warré and Top Bar Hives

      Joe Bleasdale

    This volume is a guide for new beekeepers and for all beekeepers who have acquired the increasingly popular Warré and Top Bar Hives and anyone who wishes to stop the use of chemicals in their beekeeping. It gives practical guidance, with clear instructions, line drawings, and photographs. Joe is a retired systems engineer and has kept bees for over 30…

    In Praise of Bees

      Elizabeth Birchall

    This fascinating and comprehensive book explores the bee's place in human society from prehistoric cave paintings and inscribed clay tablets through to our contemporary world - a cabinet whose drawers are filled with nuggets of bee science and practical beekeeping, myth, religion, politics, philosophy and folklore. There is a selection of verse and a rich variety of illustrations ranging from…

    For the Love of Bees

      Lesley Bill

    An account of the life of Brother Adam of Buckfast Abbey, a world famous beekeeper, by a Devon beekeeper who travelled with Adam on some of his journeys searching for the perfect bee. The story of Brother Adam and Buckfast Abbey two names that will always be linked in the beekeepers mind. An updated edition of the 1989 volume.

    Traditional British Honey Drinks

      Francis Beswick

    Fermented honey drinks are among the oldest alcoholic brews in the world, but have now almost disappeared. This booklet contains a unique range of information drawn from the author's historical study and experimentation with difference ingredients and recipes. Traditional British Honey Drinks gives details of a wide range of honey-based alcoholic drinks, with tried-and-tested recipes for two dozen different brews.…

    Letters to a Beekeeper

      Steve Benbow

      Alys Fowler

      Fowler, A

    This is the charming story of how gardener Alys Fowler learned to keep bees, and urban beekeeper Steve Benbow learned to plant a pollinator-friendly garden. It is a rule-breaking, wildlife-friendly, honey-dripping record of the trials and joys of working with - rather than against - nature.