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The Good Bee: A Celebration of Bees and How to Save Them

Published by Michael O’Mara

Bees are our most loyal ally. These enigmatic creatures are a key lynchpin in the working of our plant. Without them our world would simply not function. We can all help protect them – and they desperately need protecting – but you can’t save what you don’t love. And you can’t love what you don’t know.

In the Good Bee, bee experts Alison Benjamin and Brian McCallum share their own infectious fascination and awe for this most vital and mysterious of nature’s wizards. Here you’ll discover the complexities of bee behaviour – as well as the bits that still baffle us – the part they play in the natural world, their relationship with us throughout history, the threats they are facing and what we can all do about it. It is a story for our times and a book to treasure.

Bees in the City -
published by Guardian Books

Beekeeping - once seen as an old-fashioned country pursuit - is increasingly attracting young metropolitan professionals, and new hives are springing up all over our cities.

Whether you're attracted to beekeeping because you want to produce your own honey, do your bit to combat the threats that honeybee colonies face today, or simply reconnect with nature, Bees in the City provides a comprehensive guide to the subject.

 

Keeping Bees and Making Honey -
published by David and Charles

The second edition of our best-selling book on how to get started in beekeeping. Illustrated with glorious photos, it includes how to harvest your bees' honey, honey recipes, candle making ideas and how to make your garden more bee-friendly. The new edition also includes more on varroa, colony collapse disorder and sections on beekeeping at the office and school apiaries.  A perfect book for anyone who is thinking about beeping bees.

 

A World without Bees -
published by Guardian Books

Colony Collapse Disorder is a mysterious 'disease' that is killing honey bees. First reported in the USA it has now spread across the planet. We were so intrigued by this mysterious plague we spent four months investigating the phenomena. From Argentina to Australia, New Zealand to New England, China to California and most of Europe we gathered the latest information from the scientists, apiarists and government officials piecing together the facts and dismantling the rumours arriving at the most up-to-date account of this global problem afflicting the honey bee.

We hope you enjoy them.