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The Butterflies of Australia

By: Albert Orr and Roger Kitching

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Australia, Jacana: 2011

Seller ID: 9781741751086

ISBN: 174175108X

Condition: New


The world over people love butterflies but few understand much more about them than their physical beauty. The Butterflies of Australia offers a unique guide to help identify the nearly 400 species to which our continent plays host but with its focus on living butterflies, it is much more than an identification guide. Within its pages is a concise but broad, non-technical introduction to butterfly biology, history, ecology, evolution and conservation. Hundreds of meticulous illustrations show adult butterflies in life, flying or perched, among the plants and animals of their natural habitat,... View more info

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The Bee Book: Beekeeping Basics, Harvesting Honey, Beeswax, Candles & Other Bee Business

By: Ann Cliff

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Aird Books: 2010

Seller ID: 003195

ISBN: 0947214607

Condition: New


Honey has been an important food for people for thousands of years. Their desire for it led to the, domestication of bees, through crafting artificial beehives and manipulating the bees' food sources. But quite apart from the harvests of honey and wax, the life-giving role of bees in pollinating many plants that people rely on for food, has made them the stuff of legend, mystery, worship and, nowadays, also controversy. Although some people believe that our reliance on bees for the cultivation of food crops is much exaggerated (as some major staples like rice, wheat and even potatoes don't nee... View more info

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Nature's Gifts: Answers to Questions about Honey, Pollen and all things Bees

By: Athol Craig and Skaidra Craig

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Athol Craig: 2016

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: A1058

ISBN: 0646911333

Condition: New


UPDATED REPRINT 2016 Did you know that to collect a kilo of honey, bees need to visit one million plants? In going about their daily lives, bees provide plants with pollination necessary for reproduction and biodiversity, and they provide food for many species from ants to insects to birds. They are also an integral part of the self-sufficiency approach to sustainable production. The authors look after over 100 honey and native bee hives. They have run bee workshops in schools and colleges, mead-making workshops for grown ups and started successful bee clubs. This book contains the an... View more info

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Bugs # Mini Encyclopedia

By: Belinda Gallagher

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Miles Kelly Publishing: 2014

Seller ID: 003149

ISBN: 1782094458

Condition: New


A perfect introduction to comprehensive bugs books for kids, Mini Encyclopedia Bugs is small enough to slot into school bags, making this a fantastic resource for school projects and homework at key stage 2. This compact, comprehensive children's encyclopedia uses clear, bulleted facts and incredible info panels to explain everything from the life cycle of butterflies, how spiders feed and why bees collect nectar. Every topic is supported by photographs, realistic artwork and detailed diagrams, and colour-coded sections make navigation through the topics easy and quick. Chapters and topic ex... View more info

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Spiderwatch: A Guide to Australian Spiders: A Guide to Australian Spiders Revised Edition

By: Bert Brunet

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2008

Edition: Revised

Seller ID: A1128

ISBN: 1876334495

Condition: New


"Illustrated with an identification guide, colour drawings and photographs, Spiderwatch is an easy-to-use and practical field manual. It contains advice on where to find spiders and how to draw, photograph and take notes on them as well as on anatomy and evolution. More than 100 of the most frequently encountered Australian spiders are depicted. Most of these are described in detail, with information on toxicity, habitat and prey capture. As well, Spiderwatch includes facts on Australia's dangerous spiders and advice on first aid." About the Author: Bert Brunet is an acutely observant... View more info

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Dragonflies: Catching, Identifying, How and Where they Live

By: Chris Earley

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Canada, Firefly Books: 2013

Seller ID: 003991

ISBN: 1770851860

Condition: New


Dragonflies are as fascinating as they are beautiful. In this book readers will learn how to observe them in the wild and have them hover as close as their nose! Dragonflies and their close relatives, damselflies, have been around longer than dinosaurs and can be found on all continents except Antarctica. One dragonfly species makes the longest migration of any insect in the world. Dragonflies can be found in wetlands, forests, fields and even backyards. This illustrated guide to dragonflies and damselflies is packed with all the facts about what they are, what they eat, and what eats them. Th... View more info

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Backyard Insects of Brisbane: A Queensland Museum Pocket Wild Guide

By: Christopher James Burwell

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Australia, Queensland Museum: 2008

Seller ID: 003426

ISBN: 0977594394

Condition: New


A comprehensive pocket-sized guide to the insects commonly found in Brisbane backyards. This pocket companion contains information on ants, roaches, bees and many more insects that youll find in a Brisbane household. Filled with their appetites, activities and habitats, its the essential guide for any Brisbanite curious about insects. This guide concentrates on frequently encountered and conspicuous species of six-legged invertebrates that occur in the average suburban backyard. Take a closer look at their activities and habitats in this essential guide to our fascinating native insects. View more info

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

By: Doug Purdie

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Murdoch Books: 2016

Seller ID: 9781743367568

ISBN: 1743367562

Condition: New


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 ... View more info

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Backyard Bees: A Guide for the Beginner Beekeeper

By: Doug Purdie

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Murdoch Books: 2014

Seller ID: A1132

ISBN: 1743361718

Condition: New


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. Includin... View more info

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A Guide to Native Bees of Australia

By: Dr Terry Houston

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Australia, CSIRO Publishing: 2018

Seller ID: 9781486304066

ISBN: 1486304060

Condition: New


An illustrated introduction to the estimated 2000 species of Australian bees. Bees are often thought of as yellow and black striped insects that live in hives and produce honey. However, Australia’s abundant native bees are incredibly diverse in their appearance and habits. Some are yellow and black but others have blue stripes, are iridescent green or wasp-like. Some are social but most are solitary. Some do build nests with wax but others use silk or plant material, burrow in soil or use holes in wood and even gumnuts! A Guide to Native Bees of Australia provides a detailed introduction ... View more info

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Bees, Wasps, and Ants: The Indispensable Role of Hymenoptera in Gardens

By: Eric Grissell

Price: $39.95

Publisher: USA, Timber Press: 2010

Seller ID: 001531

ISBN: 0881929883

Condition: New


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 wit... View more info

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The World History of Beekeeping and Honey Hunting [POD]

By: Eva Crane

Price: $306.00

Publisher: UK, Routledge: 2000

Seller ID: A1099

ISBN: 0415924677

Condition: New


NOT IN STOCK - THIS IS A PRINT ON DEMAND TITLE WHICH TAKES 7-10 DAYS TO RECEIVE INTO STOCK - PLEASE TAKE THIS TIMEFRAME INTO ACCOUNT WHEN ORDERING. This definitive work by world-renowned bee authority Eva Crane offers a fascinating account of bees and their complex relations with both humans and animals. Comprehensive, absorbing, and lavishly illustrated, this scholarly, yet accessible volume explores how bees, honey and other bee products have been gathered and utilized throughout the world. Beginning with the rock paintings of the Mesolithic cave dwellers, readers will learn about the ... View more info

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Create More Butterflies : a guide to 48 butterflies and their host-plants for south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales

By: Frank Jordan and Helen Schwencke

Price: $33.95

Publisher: Australia, Earthling Enterprises: 2005

Seller ID: 000090

ISBN: 0975713809

Condition: New


This book contains over 250 full colour photos of butterfly lifecycles and caterpillar food plants for 48 different species of butterflies that occur in the south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales. Thirty-one of the 48 species covered were raised from butterfly eggs laid on host plants grown in a 16 perch (405 sq m) inner suburban garden in Brisbane. All photos are of living animals. Much other information is also covered. The Butterflies Australian Painted Lady Blue Tiger Blue Triangle Bordered Rustic Caper Gull Caper White Chequered Swallowtail Chocolate Argus Clearwing Swallowta... View more info

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The Complete Field Guide to Dragonflies of Australia

By: Gunther Theischinger and John Hawking

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Australia, CSIRO Publishing: 2006

Seller ID: 003635

ISBN: 0643090738

Condition: New


Dragonflies and damselflies are conspicuous insects - many are large and brightly coloured. Here for the first time is a comprehensive guide to the Australian dragonfly fauna. The book includes identification keys not only for adults but also for their larvae, commonly known as 'mud eyes' and often used as bait for freshwater fish. With stunning full-colour images and distribution maps, the book covers all 30 families, 110 genera and 324 species found in Australia. Dragonflies are valuable indicators of environmental well-being. A detailed knowledge of the dragonfly fauna and its changes is th... View more info

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The Illustrated Australasian Bee Manual: And Complete Guide to Modern Bee Culture in the Southern Hemisphere # Classic Reprint Series

By: Isaac Hopkins

Price: $26.95

Publisher: USA, Forgotten Books: 2015

Seller ID: A1081

ISBN: 1332317421

Condition: New


Excerpt from The Illustrated Australasian Bee Manual: And Complete Guide to Modern Bee Culture in the Southern Hemisphere So rapid is the present progress of commercial beekeeping, necessarily accompanied by frequent changes and modifications in apiary appliances and methods of management, that much of the practical instructions embodied in technical works on bee-culture published from time to time, soon become antiquated, and out of date. I realised this in the present case when commencing to revise the text matter of the last - in preparation for the new - Edition, and therefore I decided to... View more info

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Bees of Australia : A Photographic Exploration

By: James Dorey

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Australia, CSIRO Publishing: 2018

Seller ID: 9781486308491

ISBN: 148630849X

Condition: New


Discover the beauty and diversity of Australia's native bees. Bees are the darlings of the insect world. It is a great joy to see these tenacious insects hard at work, peacefully buzzing from flower to flower on warm and sunny days. Many people recognise the worth of bees, as well as that they face many threats. But very few know about the diversity and importance of our native bee species. There are an estimated 2000 to 3000 bee species in Australia, yet we know very little about the vast majority of these and there are many that are yet to be described. Bees of Australia introduces some of... View more info

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Australian Stingless Bees: A Guide to Sugarbag Beekeeping

By: John Klumpp

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Earthling Enterprises: 2007

Seller ID: 9780975713815

ISBN: 0975713817

Condition: New


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 ... View more info

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Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees

By: Malcolm T. Sanford and Richard E. Bonney

Price: $29.95

Publisher: USA, Storey Publishing: 2010

Seller ID: A1148

ISBN: 1603425500

Condition: New


Enjoy the sweet rewards of keeping your own honey bees. Learn how to plan a hive, acquire bees, install a colony, keep your bees healthy, and harvest honey. Full of practical advice on apiary equipment and tools, this comprehensive guide also includes an overview of colony life and honey bee anatomy. Whether you're just getting started or are managing dozens of hives, Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees will help you successfully manage a thriving beekeeping operation. 244 pages. View more info

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More Than Honey: The Survival of Bees and the Future of Our World

By: Markus Imhoof and Claus-Peter Lieckfeld

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Canada, Greystone Books: 2015

Seller ID: A1133

ISBN: 1771640995

Condition: New


"If 70 percent of all cattle or 30 percent of all chickens were to die annually, states of emergency would be declared everywhere. The death of bees is at least that dramatic and with even more far-reaching consequences." More Than Honey, the book based on the award-winning documentary of the same name, takes us on a global tour of the world of bees, introducing us along the way to "killer bees," Frankenbees, beekeepers, and human pollinators. Markus Imhoof and Claus-Peter Lieckfeld examine both the history and current status of our relationship to and reliance on bees, and expose the human be... View more info

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The Complete Field Guide to Butterflies of Australia Second Edition

By: Michael F. Braby

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Australia, CSIRO Publishing: 2016

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 9781486301003

ISBN: 1486301002

Condition: New


A new edition of the bestselling guide to Australian butterflies. As fascinating as they are beautiful, butterflies are a pleasure to watch and an important group of invertebrates to study. This second edition of the award-winning book The Complete Field Guide to Butterflies of Australia is a fully updated guide to all butterfly species on Australia's mainland and remote islands. Written by one of Australia's leading lepidopterists, the book is stunningly illustrated with colour photographs, many of which are new, of each of the 435 currently recognised species. There is also a distribut... View more info