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HIVE PLANS

Detailed plans which give all the information you need to build hives to British standards.

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Langstroth with Dadant variations - Buy - £2.00

Note: the construction of the Dadant hive is the same as the Langstroth except for the dimensions of the component parts.

For information on hive types see article on Hives


Dartington Long Deep Hive Construction Information for the Dartington Long Deep Hive - Robin Dartington.
£21.00 UK Postage included.
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BBKA Guide to beekeeping THE BBKA GUIDE TO BEEKEEPING - IVOR DAVIS AND ROGER CULLEM - KENYON.
If you are just starting to keep bees, or simply want to find out about bees and beekeeping, this authoritative guide provides a complete introduction to starting out as a beekeeper. This book introduces the reader to all areas of beekeeping including the workings of the colony, the structure of a hive, how to acquire bees and keep them healthy and the key events in the beekeeping year, along with answering a number of frequently asked questions such as how to prevent swarming and how often to inspect the hive.
Excellent pictures. Paper back 182 pages.

£16.99

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Get Started in Beekeeping GET STARTED IN BEEKEEPING - ADRIAN AND CLAIRE WARING.
A reprint of the Teach Yourself book. An excellent paperback to teach you the basics of beekeeping. Written by the man who taught me beekeeping, Suitable both for those just considering the prospect, and those who are already fascinated beekeepers, this guide to setting up, maintaining and maximising bees in the back garden is an indispensable and readable bible of information and practical advice. With good colour photographs and illustrations. An ideal book to get you started.
Summary of contents: 1 How the colony is made up and how it operates / 2 A typical natural year / 3 Getting started / 4 How to examine honey bee colonies / 5 Swarm control / 6 Flowers for bees / 7 Winter / 8 Pests, diseases and treatments / 9 A summary of the beekeeping year. / 10 Using honey and beeswax / 11 Glossary of useful terms
£10.99

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Beekeeping - A Practical Guide BEEKEEPING - A PRACTICLE GUIDE - ROGER PATTERSON.
A clear and consise book on keeping bees. Covering the types of bees and where to get them, how to handle bees, swarm control, harvesting honey and creating a bee friendly garden. Good pictures and illustrations.
Paper back 175 pages.
£7.99
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Keeping Bees - Green Guide. KEEPING BEES - GREEN GUIDES - PAM GREGORY AND CLAIRE WARING.
I am impressed with this book. There are a lot of "pretty" books around but having read it I feel it gives good , solid information for new and "would be" beekeepers. Pleasurable and practical, this book is the essential authority for anyone ready to reap the many benefits of keeping their own bees.
Excellent pictures. Paper back 255 pages.
£9.99
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Haynes Bee Manual HAYNES BEE MANUAL - ADRIAN AND CLAIRE WARING.
The Bee Manual provides a complete and easy-to-follow reference to the world of the honey bee and the addictive craft of beekeeping. Aimed at the novice but also containing plenty to interest the experienced beekeeper, the Bee Manual presents no-nonsence advice, facts and step-by-step sequences, as well as plenty of relevant photographs and diagrams.
By the same authors as "Get Started in Beekeeping".
£21.99

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On The Keeping of Bees ON THE KEEPING OF BEES - JOHN WHITAKER.
Developed from the course John has presented to new beekeepers for several years this book gives a complete guide for the beginner and is sufficiently detailed to help prepare a new beekeeper to the level required by the BBKA basic assessment.
Soft bound 203 pages£14.00
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Keep bees without fuss KEEP BEES WITHOUT FUSS OR CHEMICALS - JOE BLEASDALE
A detaild guide to efficient hive management for new beekeepers, also for those established beekeepers whose hives suffer inexplicable colony losses, such as winter deaths, failing queens, paralyses etc. In the authors view weak colonies can be attributed to the use of chemicals and medicines in the hive, combined with unnecessary manipulation and disturbance of the brood.
Soft bound 54 pages £10.95
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Starting with Bees STARTING WITH BEES - PETER GORDON.
Written for those who are new to beekeeping, this book aims to clarify the essential procedures that are associated with the subject. Step-by-step instructions take the newcomer through each stage, with photographs and illustrations to further clarify the techniques.
£7.95
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How to Guide to Basic Beekeeping HOW TO GUIDE TO BASIC BEEKEEPING - GERALD FISHER
This book covers all the basic information to help the novice in getting started. It is intended as a working volume, and takes the reader, step by step, through the basic manipulations, and answers many of the questions that manifest themselves in the early years.
First published in 2003 for the author's students.
£9.99
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Starting out with bees STARTING OUT WITH BEES - JOHN WILLIAMS
Starting out with Bees is for anyone beginning to explore beekeeping as well as for new beekeepers who may already have started. The focus of this book is on the practical aspects of beekeeping and what beekeepers need to do month by month when starting out with bees.
Paperback 142 pages.
£14.95
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Beekeeping - A seasonal guide BEEKEEPING - A SEASONAL GUIDE - RON BROWN.
A charming and practical guide to accompany the beekeeper through each season of the beekeeping year. In-depth but simple instructions for all the techniques you need. Packed with expert advice for beekeepers of all levels. Not a lot of pictures but good illustrations and lots of good information.
£16.99
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Beekeeping BEEKEEPING - KIM FLOTTUM.
The latest book with excellent photographs and illustrations plus recipes for candles, skin care products and food. An impressive book which is suitable both for beginners and more advanced beekeepers. Recommended.
£16.99
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Practical Beekeeping PRACTICAL BEEKEEPING - CLIVE DE BRUYN
The complete guide to the bee and its management. Topics covered include: the bee and its environment; hives and other equipment; management of the apiary and control of pests and diseases.
Profusely illustrated with photographs and specially commissioned line illustrations, this book will be an invaluable addition to the bookshelf of anyone involved in beekeeping. Apimondia medal winner 1999.
288 pages £24.95
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Beekeepers Field Guide THE BEEKEEPERS FIELD GUIDE - DAVID CRAMP
Fully Referenced and illustrated in colour throughout, this guide brings the science and craft of beekeeping to the beekeeper in the field. A practical, direct easy to follow field guide. Lay flat spiral binding
£16.99
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Bees and Honey - Hooper

GUIDE TO BEES AND HONEY - TED HOOPER
For those contemplating a start in beekeeping, this is the ideal friendly guide. For those who have kept bees for years and years, it is the reference book to which one turns. Fully Illustrated.
Margret Thomas NDB has re-written all the chapters refering to bee pests and diseases.
Latest Edition. £12.99 Paperback
RECOMMENDED FOR BEGINNERS
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Healthy Bees

HAVING HEALTHY HONEYBEES - JOHN MCMULLAN
The aim of this book is to help beekeepers establish healthy honeybee colonies, access their condition and take appropriate action. Diseases are dealt with in a concise format to improve readability, and are referenced to the latest peer-reviewed research. The book emphasises the importance of proper set-up, involving an intergrated approach to healthy management - in effect a preventitive system the comes at lttle extra cost to the beekeeper. Illustrated with photographs.
£14.50
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Intro to Beehouses

AN INTRODUCTION TO BEE-HOUSES - DAVID F BATES
A forty page booklet on the history, current practice, bee varieties, hive types and design considerations - all relative to bee-houses. Illustrated with photographs and drawings.
"Why hasn't someone produced a book like this before? If you are thinking about a bee-house, then this book is a must." Bee Craft
£4.99
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Observation Hives THE OBSERVATION HIVE - KARL SHOWLER
Ideal for those who operate or wish to construct an observation hive. Good black and white photos. 90 pages.
Third Edition 2013 - Paperback
£12.00
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Law BEEKEEPING AND THE LAW - D. SMITH AND D. FRIMSTON
Swarms and Neighbours - 1993.
" A welcome, wise and much needed book" New Law Journal
ISBN 0 905652 25 8 limp Illustrated by wood engravings by Miriam McGregor £10.50
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Beeswax - Ron Brown

BEESWAX - RON BROWN
The fourth edition (2009) of this informative book on all aspects of beeswax with photographs and line drawings.
A "get on with it book", full of interesting ideas and recipes for all seasons.
£10.99
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Queen Bee - Biology, Rearing and Breeding

QUEEN BEE: BIOLOGY, REARING AND BREEDING - DR. DAVID WOODWARD
Dr David Woodward is Head of the Apicultural Dept. at Telford Rural Polytechnic, Balclutha, New Zealand.
David has taught beekeeping and queen rearing at Telford since 1997 and manages Telford's 350 beehives. This book is the culmination of the queen rearing course he developed in 1997.
An excellent 135 page paperback with good illustrations and colour photographs covering all aspects.
£20.00 Paperback 137 pages
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Queen Rearing Simplified

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 beekeeper.
£9.95 Paperback 63 pages
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Breeding Super Bees

BREEDING SUPER BEES - STEVE TABER
An excellent book covering all aspects of selectively breeding better bees in a very readable form and aimed at both hobby and commercial beekeepers.
£12.50 Paperback 174 pages
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Queen Rearing QUEEN REARING - L. E. SNELGROVE.
This is a reprint of the 1946 book but the subject matter is little changed and would be a valuable addition to any beekeepers book shelf. A must for anyone contemplating rearing Queens. Very clearly printed. 337pages.
£14.00
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Queen Introduction THE INTRODUCTION OF QUEEN BEES - L. E. SNELGROVE.
The companion book to the above and a reprint of the 1940 book. There can be nothing more frustrating than raising good queens and then failing to introduce them successfully. Clearly printed. 205pages.
£14.00
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Beeswax PRACTICAL QUEEN REARING - C and P DUBLON.
Using the 'Jenter' method. A4 wire bound. Very clearly printed. 87pp
£13.00
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A Beekeepers Progress

A BEEKEEPERS PROGRESS - JOHN PHIPPS
John Phipps, editor of The Beekeepers Quarterly", has worked with honey and bees all his life. This is a fascinating account of 40 years' experience with bees, a passion which has taken him from the Lincolnshire plains to his current home in the mountains of southern Greece.

Hardback 216 pages £14.99

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Swarming

SWARMING, ITS CONTROL AND PREVENTION - L. E. SNELGROVE
The only book on this important subject by one of the Great Masters. Latest version.
ISBN 0 905652 28 2 17th Edition, 2009, £10.50
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The General Apairian

THE GENERAL APIARIAN - JACOB ISAAC

This book is a limited edition reprint of "The General Apiarian" by Jacob Isaac who was the Honary Secretary
of the Western Apiarian Society from 1797 to 1809.
A fascinating book which gives an excellent insight into beekeeping in those days.
The print run has been limited to fifty copies.


Hardback, 12cms x 20cms and 128 pages £92.50 Including postage and insurance
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Hardback, with Special Slip Cover, 12cms x 20cms and 128 pages £135.00 Including postage and insurance
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Sacred Bee2

THE SACRED BEE - HILDA M. RANSOME
Hilda Ransome's well-documented and copiously illustrated study focuses on this valuable by-product of nature and its creator - the "sacred" bee. Chapters cover the folklore of bees and bee culture through-out the world as well as customs and practices in modern England, France and Central Europe.

Paperback £17.99
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The Honey Bee Around and About

THE HONEY BEE AROUND AND ABOUT - CELIA F DAVIS
This book is a companion volume to Celia's first book above. It begins by looking at the origins of the honey bee and continues with a description of the different subspecies. It details the major diseases, plus pests such as Varroa, and investigates the honeybees role as a pollinator and the products of the hive.Well illustrated with photographs and drawings.
£22.50
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Bees Inside Out

THE HONEY BEE INSIDE OUT - CELIA F DAVIS
The book is designed to present detailed information about the anatomy and physiology of the honey bee in a clear and concise format and is suitable for those just curious about the honey bee as well as the experienced beekeeper. Each of the eight chapters covers an aspect of bee biology and all are copiously illustrated with photographs and drawings.
£22.50
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Bumblebees

THE NATURAL HISTORY OF BUMBLEBEES - Carol Kearns and James Thompson
A 130 page book packed with information on colonies, development, foraging behavior plus instruction for keeping bumblebees in captivity. Good colour photograph identification chart.
£19.95
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Field Guide

FIELD GUIDE TO THE BUMBLEBEES OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND - Mike Edwards and Martin Jenner
A 108 page pocket book dealing with the life history and identification of bumblebees, plus excellent photographs, charts, species accounts, etc. The best field guide we have seen todate.
£12.99
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The Humble-Bee

THE HUMBLE-BEE - F W L Sladen
Originally published in 1912 this was the first monograph on bumblebees to appear in the English language. It is by any measure a classic work. It contains descriptions of both Bombus and Psithyrus, together with accounts of their life histories. There are numerous illustrations and photographs by the auther plus five colour plates. A serious study of one of Britain's most appealing native insects.
274 Pages £14.95
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Bumblebees

BUMBLEBEES - (THIRD EDITION) - Oliver Prys-Jones and Sarah Corbet
An excellent paperback for those studying Bumblebees.
An indispensable guide to identification, ecology, foraging, and parasites plus information on ways to promote their survival and the advantages and problems posed by their commercial use.
130 Pages £19.95
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Nests for Bumble Bees MAKING NESTS FOR BUMBLE BEES - MANFRED INTENTHRON AND JOHN GERRARD
A thirty six page A5 booklet on the design, building and operating of nests for bumble bees plus information on the life and times of bumble bees. Illustrated with drawings.
£4.50
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BUMBLEBEE POSTER
BB's
A poster detailing the 22 British species of Bumble bee in th UK.
The easy way to become an expert.
The poster measures 400mm x 575mm
Thanks to the Post Office if we send it rolled in a tube it costs £4.60 postage.
If we fold it once it costs £2.60p. please choose which you prefer.

£2.50


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The Bee Friendly Garden PLANTS FOR BEES - KIRK AND HOWES
A guide to the plants that benefit the bees of the British Isles. "Packed full of beautifully colourful images and written by experts this book provides a wealth of knowledge for gardeners, beekeepers and all those wishing to do their bit to help all species of bee." - Norman Sellers, Wildlife World

£25.00
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The Bee Friendly Garden PLANTS AND PLANTING FOR A BEE GARDEN - MAUREEN LITTLE
For many people gardening is predominantly about plants and choosing the right combination and balance to make beautiful borders. This book will help you to achieve this -and more, because it will also help you create an ecologically sound, bee friendly garden. This book will be of interest to every gardener who cares for the plight of the honeybee.
£14.99
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The Bee Friendly Garden THE BEE - KIND GARDEN - DAVID SQUIRE
This delightfully illustrated book is a homage to bees, revealing many facets of their lives, including homes, flight patterns and defence. It also describes how to attract bees to your garden and, essentially, the art of talking to them!
£9.95
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The Bee Friendly Garden THE BEE FRIENDLY GARDEN - TED HOOPER AND MIKE TAYLOR
Ideal for Gardeners who want to encourage pollinating insects, this guide helps you choose the plants that bees love with the information you need to plant and maintain a beautiful garden. Colour photography alongside practical information on over 300 plants.
£14.99
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Plants and Honeybees PLANTS AND HONEY BEES - THEIR RELATIONSHIPS - DAVID ASTON and SALLY BUCKNALL
Apimondia's Bronze Medal Winner. Useful book on honeybee plants, some colour plates.
£20.00
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Beekeeping Books MICROSCOPY - FIRST STEPS INTO A SECRET WORLD.
This booklet, produced by the Manchester Microscopical and Natural History Society, offers practical guidance for those who would like to see some of the millions of creatures and organisms which are not visible to the unaided eye, and without which life on this planet would not exist.
£5.00
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Microscopy on a Shoestring MICROSCOPY ON A SHOESTRING FOR BEEKEEPERS AND NATURALISTS. - OWEN MEYER
A guide for beekeepers and naturalists for the salient points of dissecting and compound microscopes, for dissection and for the production of permanent microscope slides.
£11.95
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Biology

UNDERSTANDING BEE ANATOMY - IAN STELL
A full colour 197 page guide to the anatomy of the honey bee.
"Packed with detailed images to help the reader understand bee anatomy." - Bee Craft
Paper back £29.00
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Biology

ANATOMY OF THE HONEY BEE - R. E. SNODGRASS
A 334 page guide to the anatomy of the honey bee.
Very good black and white illustrations. Reprint of a 1956 edition revised in 1984

Paper back £29.00
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Biology

THE BIOLOGY OF THE HONEY BEE - MARK L. WINSTON
An in-depth introduction to the biology and social behavior of a single insect species, the honey bee.
"Masterly... Without hesitation I recommend this book to a wide range of potential readers." - Science
ISBN 0-674-07409-2 £24.95 Paperback
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Apis through the Looking Glass

APIS THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS - GRAHAM ROYLE NDB
This book is based on a lecture "Honeybee Anatomy"which was first given at the BBKA Spring Convention 2009 held at Stoneleigh. It provides a close up look at the external and internal structure of the honeybee.
The majority of the excellent photos were taken with a digital camera mounted on a Trinocular dissection microscope.
An excellent guide to the subject of dissection.
£16.99 Paperback
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Pollen Loads

COLOUR GUIDE TO POLLEN LOADS OF THE HONEY BEE - WILLIAM KIRKYLE NDB

Beekeepers everywhere are fascinated by the sources of pollen brought back to the hive by their bees. Being able to identify the plants producing this pollen is the key to unlocking important information about bee forage in your area.
Dr Kirk and his team have painstakingly collected pollen loads from bees from Britain and Germany — giving us surprising evidence of the natural variation in the colours seen at the hive entrance.
The guide contains a key of 500 colours, and describes the pollen loads of 268 plant species found in Europe. There is also an account of how this book is useful as a practical guide to pollen identification.

The text is given in in English, French and German because of the wide demand for such a book throughout Europe.

£12.50 Paperback wire bound
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Pollen Drawings

THE POLLEN GRAIN DRAWINGS OF DOROTHY HODGES
Dorothy Hodges was a trained artist with an artist’s acute powers of observation as well as being a beekeeper. In 1946 she had the idea of making a colour chart of pollen loads. It look several years for her ideas to gestate but the glorious outcome was the publication, by the then Bee Research Association, of The Pollen Loads of the Honeybee in 1952.
IBRA has reproduced Mrs Hodges’s delicate drawings of pollen grains as a separate publication and in so doing hopefully make her work known to other generations of beekeepers.
Although the painstakingly produced colour charts of the original book still have their value it would not be possible to reproduce them with sufficient accuracy to do justice to the original work. They are of outstanding artistic merit and offer the possibility of identifying the pollen forms which are most frequently collected by bees. For beginners these drawings will do good service as an introduction to the pollen analysis of honey.
The drawings need no explanation other than a name — the family group, the Latin scientific name and the common English name — thus making the book independent of language barriers. This means it can be appreciated in many countries where the original work was unknown or is now out of reach because of rarity and cost.

£5.50 Paperback
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Mead

MEAD MAKING - HARRY RICHES
Making, Exhibition and Judging - Illustrated
A reprint of this popular book on this important aspect of beekeeping. Harry writes with clarity on the subject and his 80 page book is illustrated with 8 photographs and has a useful glossary. This is a must for all mead makers and would-be judges
Paperback £10.95

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Traditional Honey Drinks

TRADITIONAL BRITISH HONEY DRINKS - FRANCIS BESWICK
Fermented honey drinks are among the oldest alcoholic brews in the world. This booklet contains a unique range of information drawn from the author's historical study and experimentation. Gives details of a wide range of honey-based alcoholic drinks, with tried and tested recipes for two dozen different brews.
ISBN 0-905652-53-3 2nd Edition Reprinted 2007 £4.99
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The Honey Cookbook

THE HONEY COOKBOOK - CHARLOTTE POPESCU
This is the cookbook to celebrate the versatility of that wonderful sweetener, honey, which has been used in cooking since ancient times.The recipes in this book are healthy, using honey to sweeten rather than sugar, and the ingredients are wholesome and nutritious. It is amazing what a valuable ingredient honey is, enhancing the flavour of so many foods and adding a new dimension to cooking. - £5.99
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Honey in the Kitchen HONEY IN THE KITCHEN - Joyce White and Valerie Rogers.
Joyce White lived in Suffolk and was well known both as a cookery demonstrator and a lecturer in beekeeping. The first edition of HONEY IN THE KITCHEN was printed in Scotland in 1978 and the British Bee Journal said it was "An economical bouquet of country goodness - recipes are inexpensive and not likely to make either tummy or pocket turn in revolt. Certainly a present worth having."
Joyces's daughter Valerie Rogers, has edited this new edition and included a recipe for Honey Mustard, which is very popular, as well as other new recipes.
ISBN 0 905652 50 9 2nd edition, revised 62pp illustrated limp £9.95
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More Honey in the Kitchen MORE HONEY IN THE KITCHEN - Joyce White and Valerie Rogers.
New Edition - Includes Victorian honey chutney.
The recipes that missed the first book - everything from honey marmalade, sweets and meat dishes to household items like wax polish and honey flypaper
ISBN 0 905652 61 4 72pp illustrated limp £9.95
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Scottish Recipes TRADITIONAL SCOTTISH HONEY RECIPES - 2008 - Frances Brown
Frances Brown shows us how to cook Scottish dishes using honey. Many of her recipes have been collected over the years using honey from her daugther's apiary in Fife. ISBN 0905652 70 3 - £4.99
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Irish Recipes TRADITIONAL IRISH HONEY RECIPES - Brigid Barrett
Brigid Barrett gives us the true taste of Ireland with unusual recipes like Lemon Flummery, Glazed Ray and Stir Fry Prawns. The illustrations and cover are a design by Gay Buggy.
ISBN 0905652 65 7 - £4.95
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Irish Recipes HONEY RECIPES FROM A WELSH KITCHEN - Jane Jones
In 2003 Jane produced a book called Traditional Welsh Honey Recipes that was very well received and prompted her to return to the kitchen and produce this bigger and fully colour illustrated book.
She has tried to cater for all tastes from spicy beef medallions to mouth watering Glamorgan sausages, and from traditional Welsh cakes to fabulous honey walnut biscuits
112 pages and wire bound to lay flat
£9.50
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BEEKEEPING STUDY NOTES BEEKEEPING STUDY NOTES
For BBKA Basic Certificate
SBKA Basic Beemaster Certificate
FIBKA Preliminary Certificate
J. D. AND B. D. YATES (THE BROWN BOOK)

The first Beekeeping Study Notes was published in time for the National Honey Show at Horticultural Hall, Victoria several years ago. Since the exam became modularised, the Basic exam notes needed to be separated from the Intermediate. This has now been done in the latest edition of the brown book. To make it even more viable it includes the syllabus for the Scottish Beekeepers Association exams and also that for the Federation of Irish Beekeepers' Associations.Covers 61 topics, illustrated.
"A useful addition to the library of anyone studying for the BBKA Basic, Scottish Basic or Irish Preliminary Examination" Devon Beekeeping - Nov/Dec 1999
"The beginner will do no better than making a start by using this easy to read guide" Scottish Beekeeper

£12.50

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BEEKEEPING STUDY NOTES - J. D. AND B. D. YATES (THE GREEN BOOK)

MODULES 1 - 3 for the new Modular Intermediate exam of the British Beekeepers Association.
1. Honeybee Management.
2. Honeybee Products and Forage.
3. Diseases, pests and poisoning.

360pp Reprinted 2012

£31.50
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BEEKEEPING STUDY NOTES - J. D. AND B. D. YATES (THE ORANGE BOOK)

MODULES 5 - 8
for the new Modular Final exam of the British Beekeepers Association.

5. Honeybee Biology
6. Honeybee Behaviour
7. Selection and Breeding of Honeybees.
8. Honeybee Manipulation and History.
"A really interesting read....for the beekeeper who wants quick access to facts and items of interest" - The Scottish Beekeeper
Reprinted 2010

£36.75
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Microscopy

MICROSCOPY CERTIFICATE (MODULE 9) - J. D. AND B. D. YATES (THE BLUE BOOK)
Beekeeping Study Notes for the Microscopy Certificate covers the complete syllabus for this module including construction, theory and setting up of the microscope, diagnosis of the adult bee and foul brood diseases, pollen identification, slide making and dissection of the honeybee together with various appendices.
120 pages and containing a number of colour plates
"No bland overview of the subject but packed with diagrams, formulae and theory ... will be a standard textbook." - Bee Craft
9" x 7" Limp £12.50 (New Edition)
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BEEKEEPING STUDY NOTES

BEEKEEPING STUDY NOTES FOR THE BBKA CERTIFICATE IN BEEKEEPING HUSBANDRY - J. D. AND B. D. YATES (THE VIOLET BOOK)
This book, the violet book, brings the series of beekeeping study notes up to date.
These notes address the 85 topics included in the BBKA syllabus for the examination; an oral and practicle assessment held in the candidate's apiary. The notes cover all reasonable answers to questions likely to be asked when the candidate is face to face with the examiner. There are topics in the syllabus new to the BBKA series of examinations, such as public health and safety as overseen by the Environmental Helath Officer in the candidate's area; these are not covered in other books for this examination. This book is up to date with present practice and also up to date with disease terminology that is unfortunately, continually changing.
£19.95
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The Red book

BEEKEEPING SENIOR STUDY NOTES (PRACTICAL) - J & D Yates (THE RED BOOK)
This is the second important book by John and Dawn Yates to assist students to pass the BBKA examinations. It covers in detail the apiary and equipment, practical beekeeping, microscopy - including a detailed drawing of a microscope and its parts - Honeybee products and general topics. This last chapter includes disease recognition and the book ends with diagrams and a useful bibliography.
ISBN 0 905652 274 £8.95
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HoneyMktg HONEY MARKETING - HARRY RICHES
Covers honey production, EEC Regulations etc. Now updated with the 2003 Honey Labelling Regulations.
ISBN 0 905652 16 9 Illustrated 1990 £7.35
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IN PURSUIT OF LIQUID GOLD - R B OGDEN
Mead
- A book that tells the fascinating story of the earliest beginnings in South West England with special mention of monasteries, weather protection and the beekeepers of the past. It also includes details of surviving bee boles with a very detailed list of them in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset. There are 9 colour plates and 18 black and white illustrations.
"So far as we beekeepers are concerned it is a book to study and to refer to again and again and to treasure for life." Irish Beekeeper



ISBN 0905 652 54 1 £10.99
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Hardback £23.95
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Skep Making SKEP-MAKING - TOON BREKELMANN
A practical hands-on booklet with two colour plates and 18 B/W line drawings ISBN 0 905652 49 5
8 page booklet £3.99

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Soap Recipe

SOAP RECIPE - ANON.
A leaflet giving a recipe for making soap sent in by one of our readers who wishes to remain anonymous.
£2.99
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Insect Bites and Stings INSECT BITES AND STINGS - DR. HARRY RICHES
A Guide to prevention and treatment. Dr Riches was Consultant Physician to Harefield Heart Hospital for twenty-eight years. He has had a life-long interest in honey bees and has made a special study of allergy problems associated with stings. He has lectured and written extensively on the subject. 30pps. paperback
ISBN 0 086098 244 0 £2.95
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Collecting Honey Pots

COLLECTING HONEY POTS - JOHN DOYLE
John Doyle is the founder of the European Honey Pot Collectors Society and this book encourages you to start collecting. Sixteen colour prints plus cover.
£5.40
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Skep Making STRAW AND STRAW CRAFTSMEN - ARTHUR STANIFORTH
A Shire Classic publication dealing with the many uses of straw including thatch, skeps, rope and packaging. Excellent black and white photographs. 32 page booklet £4.99
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