Books for aspiring beekeepers

QueenSpotting

QueenSpotting

Hilary Kearney

Popular urban beekeeper Hilary Kearney challenges nature lovers, science fans, and beekeepers alike to 'spot the queen' in 48 amazing fold-out photo puzzles, accompanied by stories of the dramatic life of the queen honey bee and...

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The Little Book of Bees: An Illustrated Guide to the Extraordinary Lives of Bees

The Little Book of Bees: An Illustrated Guide to the Extraordinary Lives of Bees

Hilary Kearney, Amy Holliday

Bees continue to fascinate and charm us all - from novice gardeners and nature-lovers to dedicated environmentalists - and today, bees need our help more than ever. Discover the story of these incredible creatures, with The Little...

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Backyard Bees: A Guide for the Beginner Beekeeper

Backyard Bees: A Guide for the Beginner Beekeeper

Doug Purdie

Just about anyone can keep bees. All you need is a bit of space in your backyard (or on your rooftop) and a little love for the creatures that pollinate the vegie patches of your neighbourhood. Once introduced to the charms of...

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Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees

Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees

Thor Hanson

A superb natural and cultural history of bees - the only such book to celebrate their full diversity.

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Bee Quest

Bee Quest

Dave Goulson

A hunt for the world's most elusive bees leads Dave Goulson from Poland to Patagonia as well as closer to home, amongst the secret places hidden right under our noses: the abandoned industrial estates where great crested newts...

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The Bee Friendly Garden: Easy Ways to Help the Bees and Make Your Garden Grow

The Bee Friendly Garden: Easy Ways to Help the Bees and Make Your Garden Grow

Doug Purdie

A grower's handbook to attracting bees and other beneficial insects.

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 Read reviewThe Honey Factory: Inside the Ingenious World of Bees

The Honey Factory: Inside the Ingenious World of Bees

Jurgen Tautz, Diedrich Steen

An insightful look inside the life of a hive and the bees that make it a home.

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A Guide to Native Bees of Australia

A Guide to Native Bees of Australia

Terry Houston

An illustrated introduction to the estimated 2000 species of Australian bees.

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The Book of Bees

The Book of Bees

Piotr Socha, Wojciech Grajkowski

How do bees communicate? What does a beekeeper do? Did you know that Napoleon loved bees? Who survived being stung by 2,443 bees? This book answers all these questions and many more, tracking the history of bees from the time of...

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Bees of Australia: A Photographic Guide

Bees of Australia: A Photographic Guide

James Dorey

Discover the beauty and diversity of Australia's native bees.

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The Lives of Bees: The Untold Story of the Honey Bee in the Wild

The Lives of Bees: The Untold Story of the Honey Bee in the Wild

Thomas D. Seeley

How the lives of wild honey bees offer vital lessons for saving the world's managed bee colonies. 

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Bee

Bee

Claire Preston

This book will be of interest not only to beekeepers and producers of honey, but also to a wide general audience who appreciate the symbolism, society and cultural meanings of this industrious creature. It contains many...

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