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Practical Beekeeping in New Zealand

BOK001
BOK001

Authors: Andrew Matheson & Murray Reid
No. of pages: 285
Hardcover

5th Edition The Definitive Guide - Completely Revised & Updated

For more than 25 years Practical Beekeeping in New Zealand has been the only comprehensive guide to keeping bees in New Zealand. It provides both amateur and commercial beekeepers with details on honey bee management throughout the year, advice on handling hive products and information about many other beekeeping subjects.


Starting With Bees

BOK002
BOK002

Authors: National Beekeepers' Association of New Zealand
No. of pages: 40
Soft cover

This booklet is intended only as an introduction to hobbyist beekeeping.

Contains colour photographs and illustrations.


The Bee Book

BOK003
BOK003

Authors: Fergus Chadwick, Steve Alton, Emma Sarah Tennant, Bill Fitzmaurice and Judy Earl
No. of pages: 221
Hard cover

Discover the wonder of bees and how to protect them for generations to come.

Bees are vital to the future of the planet, yet they are under threat and in decline.


First Lessons in Beekeeping

BOK004
BOK004

Author: Keith S. Delaplane
No. of pages: 166
Soft cover

In the tradition of C.P. Dadant's 1917 original


The Backyard Beekeeper

BOK005
BOK005

Author: Kim Flottum
No.of pages: 208
Soft cover
3rd Edition

An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keeping Bees in your Yard and Garden

New Material Includes:

  • Safe pest-control techniques
  • Top bar basics
  • Urban beekeeping tips and tricks
  • 25 Rules of Modern Beekeeping


Beeswax Alchemy

BOK006
BOK006

Author: Petra Ahnert
No. of pages: 136
Soft cover

How to make your own candles, soap, balms, salves and home decor from the hive.


The Complete Guide to Beekeeping for Fun & Profit.

BOK007
BOK007

Author: Cindy Belknap
No. of pages: 288
Soft cover

Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply.

The Complete Guide to Beekeeping for Fun & Profit walks motivated potential beekeepers through the process of building and operating their beekeeping business from the ground up, ensuring it is both a fun hobby and a great way to make a little extra money on the side. To begin, you will learn what materials you need and what kinds of bees are best for honey or wax production. You will learn which safety equipment you need to effectively handle the bees and where to place your hives on your property so your bees will best thrive. You will learn the basics to understand what bees do and how they interact, including details about the queen bee, worker bees, drones, and foragers. You will learn how seasonal changes affect your colonies and how to manage your hives in the winter and fall.

This book also provides details about the different methods of honey gathering, including using smoke to access the hive. You will learn how to keep the necessary records, how to sell your honey, and how to competitively price your honey in the market. You will learn what is involved in opening a colony and how to manage pests effectively without endangering the bees or the honey. For anyone who has ever considered beekeeping as a hobby or source of side income, this book is for you.

Contains colour and black and white photographs


Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping

BOK008
BOK008

Author: Dewey M. Caron
No. of pages: 355
Hard cover

Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping Explains bee biology, what bees do and provides the tools which make it possible for an individual to successfully manage bee colonies. Accessible book for those lacking extensive background or knowledge of biology. However still relevant for the serious beekeeper.

Contains black and white photos


Bees In America

BOK011
BOK011

Author: Tammy Horn
No. of pages: 333
Hard cover

How The Honey Bee Shaped A Nation

A historical look into the history of bees and beekeeping in America, the cultural impact and influences.

Contains some black and white photographs.


A Dictionary of Scientific and Practical Beekeeping

BOK009
BOK009

Author: Robert B. Gulliford
No. of pages: 520
Soft cover

Over 3100 entries on practical and scientific beekeeping terms.

An excellent reference and resource.


Crop Pollination by Bees

BOK010
BOK010

Authors: Keith S. Delaplane and Daniel F. Mayer
No. of pages: 344
Hard cover

This book is an accessible, practical and authoritative research-based guide to using bees for crop pollination.

The three main sections address the biology of pollination, methods of culturing and conserving bees for optimum pollination, and the pollination requirements and recommendations for individual crops. This last section includes 42 short chapters on different crops.

Essential reading for researchers, those studying entomology, crop science and ecology and those working in the field with bees.

Contains black and white photographs and illustrations.


Better Beekeeping

BOK012
BOK012

Author: Kim Flottum
No. of pages: 176
Soft cover

The Ultimate Guide to Keeping Stronger Colonies and Healthier, More Productive Bees.

Kim Flottum takes serious beekeepers past the beginning stages, past the learning curves, and the days of early errors. Better Beekeeping leaps the major hurdles of keeping bees today - migratory beekeeping, pesticide-polluted fields, monoculture crops, and unpredictable queens - and offers solutions and rewards for keeping bees a better way. Better queens, better winters, better food, and better bees await any beekeeper willing to take on the challenge of having the right number of bees, of the right age, in the right place, in the right condition, at the right time.

Contains coloured photographs.


The Beekeeper's Handbook.

BOK013
BOK013

Authors: Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile
No. of pages: 308
Soft cover
Fourth Edition

The essential guide for more than 35 years, step by step directions, 100+ illustrations of techniques and equipment, includes Colony Collapse Disorder, up-to-date bibliography and resource list and a new user-friendly design.

This handbook provides step-by-step directions accompanied by illustrations for setting up an apiary, handling bees, and working throughout the season to maintain a healthy colony of bees and a generous supply of honey.
This book explains the various colony care options and techniques, noting advantages and disadvantages, so that beekeepers can make the best choices for their own hives. This fourth edition has been thoroughly redesigned, expanded, updated and revised to incorporate the latest information on Colony Collapse Disorder, green IPM methods, regional overwintering protocols, and procedures for handling bees and managing diseases and pests such as African honey bees and bee mites.
The book explains not only how but also why each step is part of the transformative process that results in the magnificent creation of honey. This essential guide is a beekeeper's most valuable resource.

Contains black and white illustrations.


The Hive and Honey Bee Revisited

BOK014
BOK014

Author: Roger Hoopingarner, Ph.D.
No. of pages: 424
Soft cover

An annotated update of L.L. Langstroth's beekeeping classic.

More than 150 years after L.L.Langstroth invented the movable-comb hive and brought beekeeping into the modern age, we can still learn from this historic book. The original book, preserved in its original text and illustrations, is updated and annotated by one of the foremost researchers in apiculture, Dr Roger Hoopingarner. This book keeps alive, for future generations, beekeeping techniques from the past and offers many lessons for modern beekeepers.

Contains black and white illustrations.


The New Complete Guide to Beekeeping

BOK015
BOK015

Author: Roger A. Morse
No. of pages: 207
Soft cover

This revised and expanded version will tell you all you need to know to start and maintain a healthy bee colony. If you're already an experienced beekeeper, it will lead you into new areas of the business, answer new questions, or help you refine your skills.

Many subjects are covered in detail, including:

  • Buying a colony of bees
  • Managing bees throughout the seasons
  • Selecting equipment and a good apiary site
  • Preventing swarming
  • Extracting, processing, and selling honey
  • Controlling pests, predators and diseases
  • Rearing queen honey bees
Black and white photographs and technical drawings illustrate the text and appendices define technical terms.


The ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture

BOK017
BOK017

Authors & Editors: Dr Hachiro Shimanuki, Kim Flottum & Ann Harman
No. of pages: 911
Hard cover

An encyclopedia pertaining to the scientific and practical culture of honey bees.
41st Edition - 1st Printing

Original work by Amos Ives Root, founder of the A.I. Root Company and Gleanings In Bee Culture.

A scientific and practical encyclopedia on honey bees, beekeeping, honey, and the industry as a whole.

Contains colour and black and white photographs & illustrations.


The Hive and the Honey Bee

BOK018
BOK018

Authors: Multi Authors - A Dadant Publication
No. of pages: 1324
Hard cover

A book that contains every aspect of bees and beekeeping. One of the most comprehensive books on beekeeping.

Information is included on: The World's Beekeeping - Past and Present, Honey Bees of the World, the Honey Bee Colony - Life History, The Anatomy of the Honey Bee, Physiology and Social Physiology, of the Honey Bee, Honey Bee Nutrition, Honey Bee Genetics and Breeding, Activities and Behaviour of Honey Bees, Honey Bee Pheromones, The Production of Nectar and Pollen, Beekeeping Equipment, For the Beginner, Management for Honey Production, Honey and Wax - a Consideration of Production, Processing and Packaging Techniques, the Production of Comb and Bulk Comb Honey, Business Practices and Profitability, Surplus Honey and the Small Beekeeper, Marketing the Crop of the Commercial Beekeeper, Wintering Productive Colonies, Honey, Other Products of the Hive, Production of Queens and Package bees, Crop Pollination, Diseases and Pests of Honey Bees, Injury to Honey Bees by Poisoning and Allergy to Venomous Insects.

Contains black and white photographs and illustrations.

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