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Backyard Bees: A Guide for the Beginner Beekeeper, Doug Purdie
1 Backyard Bees: A Guide for the Beginner Beekeeper
Doug Purdie Australia Murdoch Books 2014 1743361718 / 9781743361719 Hardcover New Book 24.0 x 17.0 x 1.8 cm 
Everything you need to know to keep bees on your rooftop, balcony or in your backyard. 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 beekeeping and the taste of warm honeycomb direct from the hive, you'll be hooked. Backyard Bees is the ultimate guide to installing and maintaining a hive through the seasons. Learn how easy it is to keep happy, healthy bees, and how and when to harvest the liquid gold. Including extensive advice on choosing a hive and the equipment you need; case studies and anecdotes from beekeepers from all walks of life; and 20 delicious recipes for all that honey, from Toasted Honey Granola to Bees Knees Cocktails. About the Author: Doug Purdie, along with his partner at The Urban Beehive, maintains more than 50 beehives on city rooftops, balconies, backyards and in community gardens around Sydney. He runs beginner beekeeping courses and is president of the Sydney branch of the Amateur Beekeepers' Association. 
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The Bee Friendly Garden: Easy Ways to Help the Bees and Make Your Garden Grow, Doug Purdie
2 The Bee Friendly Garden: Easy Ways to Help the Bees and Make Your Garden Grow
Doug Purdie Australia Murdoch Books 2016 1743367562 / 9781743367568 Soft cover New Book 25.5 x 21.0 cm 
A grower's handbook to attracting bees and other beneficial insects. Bees are our most important pollinators and they are in decline the world over. They love to live in urban environments, where it's a short flight path from one type of plant to the next. But conventional gardens that favour lawns and pesticides over flowers and edible plants are scaring the good bugs away. The Bee Friendly Garden is a guide for all gardeners great and small to encouraging bees and other good bugs to your green space. Includes: - How bees forage and why your garden needs them - A comprehensive plant guide to bee friendly plants - Simple changes anybody can make - Ideas for gardens of all sizes - Natural pest control and companion planting advice. 208 Pages. About the Author: Doug Purdie is the co-founder of The Urban Beehive, which manages over 100 hives around Sydney. He teaches beginner beekeeping courses and is the author of Backyard Bees. 
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Bees, Wasps, and Ants: The Indispensable Role of Hymenoptera in Gardens, Eric Grissell
3 Bees, Wasps, and Ants: The Indispensable Role of Hymenoptera in Gardens
Eric Grissell USA Timber Press 2010 0881929883 / 9780881929881 Hardcover New Book 23.1 x 15.5 x 3.3 cm 
Few insects are more important than bees, wasps, and ants. They maintain the garden's biological balance, fertilize vegetables, fruits, and flowers, and recycle nutrients within the soil. It's no exaggeration to say that a garden can't be understood without an understanding of its insects. "Bees, Wasps, and Ants" explores the importance of the Hymenoptera and explains how gardeners can encourage (or discourage) them in the garden. Part One includes a summary of their biology and a tour of what role they play in each part of the garden. Part Two takes a closer look at the individual groups within the family, including sawflies, horntails, woodwasps, parasitic wasps, predatory wasps, bees, and ants. "Bees, Wasps, and Ants" is sure to persuade even the most insectphobic reader to invite these fascinating creatures into their gardens. 
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Australian Stingless Bees: A Guide to Sugarbag Beekeeping, John Klumpp
4 Australian Stingless Bees: A Guide to Sugarbag Beekeeping
John Klumpp Australia Earthling Enterprises 2007 0975713817 / 9780975713815 Soft cover New Book 24.0 x 17.0 cm 
Australian Stingless Bees: a guide to Sugarbag beekeeping by John Klumpp is a 120 page book packed with over 200 photos and illustrations. It is easy to read, whimsical, engaging, sometimes amusing, and is crammed with useful information. The topics covered are: catching the bug - John's personal perspective; the different species of native social stingless bees; differences in lifestyle between honey bees and native social stingless bees (particularly Tetragonula carbonaria formerly Trigona carbonaria; life and lifecycle in a colony; castes; locating colonies in bushland; some different ways to house a hive; buying a hive; installing and moving a hive; rescuing and transferring colonies to artificial hives; propagating hives by splitting; propagating hives by eduction (or budding); some swarming behaviours (once mated, the queen never leaves the hive); friends and foes of stingless bees; the Cadaghi controversy - stingless bees are adapted to spreading Cadaghi seeds; planting native bee friendly gardens; and a glimpse at some future possibilities Please note: This book deals with stingless native bees which do NOT occur in Victoria, Tasmania, SA, the ACT, the southern half of WA, or in the colder areas of NSW. About the Author: John Klumpp is one of Australia's most creative and talented stingless bee keepers. His innovative designs have added a whole new dimension to the beekeeping techniques used in Australia's stingless bee industry. John has been keeping stingless bees since 1998 though his interest in these bees started long before that, in the 1950s. He currently has 60 stingless bee hives and adds their numbers by splitting them using the Eduction Method. 
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The Complete Field Guide to Butterflies of Australia *** OUT OF STOCK - SEE LATEST EDITION ISBN 9781486301003 ***, Michael F. Braby
5 The Complete Field Guide to Butterflies of Australia *** OUT OF STOCK - SEE LATEST EDITION ISBN 9781486301003 ***
Michael F. Braby Australia CSIRO Publishing 2004 0643090274 / 9780643090279 1st Edition Soft cover New Book 21.5 x 14.8 x 2.0 cm 
This is the first complete field guide to all butterfly species on Australia's mainland and its remote islands. Written by one of Australia's leading lepidopterists, it is stunningly illustrated with colour photographs of each of the 416 currently identified species. There is also a distribution map for each species on the Australian mainland. It covers the five major family groups: Hesperiidae, Paplionidae, Pieridae, Nymphalidae and Lycaenidae, as well as the family Riodinidae, which has but a single species in Australia. The introduction covers adult structure, classification, distribution and habitats, and life cycle and behaviour. This is followed by accounts of each of the 416 species, giving common name, scientific name, and other names (if any), as well as details of behaviour, habitat, status, and larval food plants. Accompanying each species is a distribution map, and photographs of the upperside and underside of both male and female specimens. The book also contains a checklist of all species, a list of entomological contacts, a glossary, a bibliography, an index of common names and an index of scientific names. 
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The Australian Beekeeping Manual, Robert Owen
6 The Australian Beekeeping Manual
Robert Owen Australia Exisle Publishing 2015 1921966882 / 9781921966880 Hardcover New Book 24.7 x 19.2 x 2.8 cm 
The book is aimed at both the novice and experienced beekeeper in Australia and explains in detail the steps required to manage colonies of bees. Supported by over 350 photographs and drawings, each action to be performed is explained in detail with photographs showing the steps as well as the final result. Many potential beekeepers are unclear about the equipment they need to buy and how to obtain their first colony of bees. The first chapters in the book explain in detail the equipment needed as well as equipment that may be useful later on as their confidence and experience grows. The chapter Your First Bees explains how to obtain bees, where to locate them in the garden, and the basics of colony management. In addition to chapters on keeping bees, there are detailed chapters on the life cycle of the honey bee, extracting honey, the bee-friendly garden, entering honey in competitions, native bees and rearing queens. The result is a comprehensive manual that includes material not available in other Australian, North American or European books and is the ultimate Australian reference source. 
Price: 49.95 AUD 46.95 AUD 
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The Australian Native Bee Book: keeping stingless bee hives for pets, pollination and sugarbag honey, Tim Heard
7 The Australian Native Bee Book: keeping stingless bee hives for pets, pollination and sugarbag honey
Tim Heard Australia Sugarbag Bees 2016 0646939971 / 9780646939971 Soft cover New Book 25.4 x 19.5 x 1.7 cm 
Winner of Australian Book Industry Association (ABIA) 2017 award for Small Publishers’ Adult Book of the Year. The Australian Native Bee Book by Tim Heard. This complete guide to native stingless bees is written by Australia's foremost expert. Keeping native stingless bees is a hot topic in Australia for commercial, environmental and recreational reasons. This comprehensive guide covers bee biology, behaviour, nesting, social life and foraging; how to build a native bee hive; how to transfer a bee colony to a hive box and propagate hives; all about sugarbag honey, including how to extract it from hives, hive management; identifying and dealing with pests; using stingless bees for pollination. It also includes a complete list of Australia's stingless bee species; how to identify them, their characteristics, where they occur, and recommended hives. A readable summary of the latest research on native bees. Richly illustrated with over 500 photographs, drawings and charts to aid your learning. 246 pages. 
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