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Keeping Bees and Making Honey

By: Alison Benjamin and Brian McCallum

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, David and Charles: 2013

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 001537

ISBN: 1446303551

Condition: New


Keeping Bees and Making Honey is a stunning, comprehensive and attractive lifestyle guide to beekeeping packed with images, information, practical advice, useful resources and recipes. Whether you have a tiny balcony or acres of land; live in the middle of a city or in the countryside surrounded by flowers, you can keep bees. Keeping Bees and Making Honey caters for every situation, and covers everything you will need to consider before you set up your colony--including when and how to tell the neighbours! 'Understanding your bees' introduces you to the history of bees and humans, the anatomy ... 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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Keep Chickens! Tending Small Flocks in Cities, Suburbs and Other Small Spaces

By: Barbara Kilarski

Price: $22.95

Publisher: USA, Storey Publishing: 2003

Seller ID: 9781580174916

ISBN: 1580174914

Condition: New


No matter how small your lot is, you can keep chickens and enjoy fresh eggs every morning. Barbara Kilarski shares her passion for poultry as she fills this guide with tips and techniques for successfully raising chickens in small spaces. Spotlighting the self-sufficient pleasures of tending your own flock, Kilarski offers detailed information on everything from choosing breeds that thrive in tight quarters and building coops to providing medical care for sick animals. You'll have fun as you keep happy and productive chickens. View more info

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Storey's Guide to Raising Rabbits 4th Edition

By: Bob Bennett

Price: $29.95

Publisher: USA, Storey Publishing: 2009

Edition: 4th Edition

Seller ID: A1154

ISBN: 1603424563

Condition: New


Whether you're interested in raising rabbits for show, meat, fur, or as pets, this comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know to keep your animals healthy and productive. Offering expert advice on breed selection, housing, feeding, humane handling, routine medical care, and dealing with diseases, Bob Bennett also provides tips on how to make raising rabbits a financial lucrative endeavour. Storey's Guide to Raising Rabbits will help both the commercial producer and the backyard fancier achieve their rabbit-raising goals. View more info

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Poultry Breeds : The Pocket Guide to 104 Essential Breeds

By: Carol Edarius

Price: $16.95

Publisher: USA, Storey Publishing: 2017

Edition: Pocket Edition

Seller ID: 9781612126920

ISBN: 1612126928

Condition: New


Poultry Breeds is a fresh field guide of feathered friends with stunning photos highlighting the beauty and unique attributes of 104 chicken, duck, goose, and turkey breeds. Each profile outlines the bird's history, physical characteristics, and common uses, with specially noted fun facts sprinkled throughout. This pocket-size, browsable guide is easy to use, and author Carol Ekarius knows her birds: she has been writing about livestock for nearly 20 years and has raised her own for decades. View more info

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Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds

By: Carol Ekarius

Price: $39.95

Publisher: USA, Storey Publishing: 2007

Seller ID: 9781580176675

ISBN: 1580176674

Condition: New


More than 128 birds strut their stuff across the pages of this definitive primer for intrepid poultry farmers and feather fanciers alike. From the Manx Rumpy to the Redcap and the Ancona duck to his Aylesbury cousin, each breed is profiled with a brief history, detailed descriptions of identifying characteristics, and colourful photography. Comprehensive and fun, Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds celebrates the personalities and charming good looks of North America's quirkiest barnyard birds and waterfowl. 288 pages View more info

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Pocketful of Poultry : The Pocket Book of Poultry Breeds

By: Carol Ekarius

Price: $16.95

Publisher: USA, Storey Publishing: 2007

Seller ID: 9781580176774

ISBN: 1580176771

Condition: New


Poultry in a pocket-size book? Why not, when the birds in question are neatly corralled into an appealing little volume, just right for gift giving, easy browsing, or tucking into a bag or pocket for quick reference at a poultry show or auction. More than 100 poultry pals show their amazing colours in full-page images that capture their good looks and lively personalities. Intricate feather patterns, imposing crests and wattles, and grinning beaks are just a few of their appealing features. From laying hens to heritage turkeys to adorable ducks, here are all the common barnyard favourites, plu... View more info

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Storey's Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep, Goats, Cattle and Pigs

By: Carol Ekarius

Price: $39.95

Publisher: USA, Storey Publishing: 2008

Seller ID: A1159

ISBN: 1603420363

Condition: New


From the large-tailed Karakul sheep to the floppy-eared Gloucestershire Old Spot pig, North America is home to an extraordinary array of livestock. Comprehensive, colourful, and captivating, Storey's Illustrated Breed Guide to Sheep, Goats, Cattle, and Pigs features full-colour profiles of 163 livestock breeds. Whether you're looking for a gentle domestic backyard animal or are hoping to introduce a rare heritage breed on your farm, you're sure to find an animal that's perfect for your needs. 320 pages. View more info

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The Beeswax Workshop : How to Make Your Own Natural Candles, Cosmetics, Cleaners, Soaps, Healing Balms and More

By: Christine Dalziel

Price: $22.95

Publisher: USA, Ulysses Press: 2017

Seller ID: 9781612436487

ISBN: 161243648X

Condition: New


Transform miraculous beeswax into environmentally friendly household cleaners, personal care products, candles and crafts Features over 100 step-by-step recipes, this book presents easy-to-follow recipes that utilize the amazing flexibility of beeswax for crafting safe, highly effective home products. From lotions and salves to candles and cleaners, The Beeswax Workshop shows you how to make organic alternatives to chemically-laden store bought items. You will love stocking first aid kits with natural sunburn salve and antimicrobial ointment; making beeswax-based beauty products like lip balm,... View more info

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How To Raise Chickens : Everything You Need To Know

By: Christine Heinrichs

Price: $34.95  $19.95

Publisher: USA, Voyageur Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9780760328286

ISBN: 0760328285

Condition: New


Whichever comes first for you, the chicken or the egg, this book shows you what to do next. In this hands-on, easy-to-use guidebook, longtime chicken breeder and poultry expert Christine Heinrichs tells you everything you need to know to raise chickens in your backyard--from laying out the yard and designing a coop to choosing breeds, caring for chicks, egging, sexing, and butchering. Whether you're interested in rare breeds or the garden variety; whether you want to show your chickens or serve them, this brightly illustrated, clearly written guide will prove an indispensable resource. View more info

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How to Raise Chickens : Everything You Need to Know Third Edition

By: Christine Heinrichs

Price: $27.95

Publisher: USA, Voyageur Press: 2019

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 9780760364130

ISBN: 0760364133

Condition: New


Whether you want to raise 5 chickens or 50, have a 40-foot city lot or a 40-acre farm, the expert advice in Future Farmers of America (FFA)-endorsed How to Raise Chickens makes it easy for young readers and beginners to get started raising a healthy flock. Whichever comes first for you, the chicken or the egg, this book shows what to do next with the help of longtime chicken breeder Christine Heinrichs, who explains all the helpful dos and important don'ts. Easy-to-follow advice helps readers Choose breeds and obtain stock; House and feed chickens; Manage your flock and keep it healthy; Select... View more info

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Manuka: The Biography of an Extraordinary Honey

By: Cliff Van Eaton

Price: $29.95

Publisher: New Zealand, Exisle Publishing: 2014

Seller ID: A1093

ISBN: 1775591638

Condition: New


Not so long ago, in a small island nation in the South Pacific, beekeepers produced a most peculiar honey. It was much darker than the clover honey everyone put on their toast in the morning, and it tasted very different. In fact, the honey was a problem: it was hard to get out of the combs, and even harder for beekeepers to sell. Today that honey, manuka from New Zealand, is known around the world. It fetches high prices, and beekeepers do everything in their power to produce as much of it as possible. Wound dressings containing manuka honey are used in leading hospitals, and it has saved ... View more info

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Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks 2nd Edition

By: Dave Holderread

Price: $29.95

Publisher: USA, Storey Publishing: 2011

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: A1152

ISBN: 1603426922

Condition: New


Covering everything from breeding to butchering, Dave Holderread provides all the information you need to know to successfully raise your own ducks. With in-depth information on feeding, housing, behaviour, and health care, this comprehensive guide also provides proven strategies for creating a profitable business plan and marketing your products. Whether you're about to acquire your first ducks or are interested in experimenting with rare breeds, Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks will help you achieve your duck-raising goals. View more info

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Earthworms in Australia: A Blueprint for a Better Environment

By: David Murphy

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Australia, Hyland House Publishing: 1995

Seller ID: 003105

ISBN: 1875657096

Condition: New


With over 30,000 copies in print, this is Australia's most popular guide to worm farming by far. Convert your household compost heap into a constant supply of nutrient-rich vermicast for your garden, and minimise the need for manufactured fertilisers and deep ploughing. Drawing on information from the world's leading agricultural research centres (including the CSIRO), this is a comprehensive and easily understood guide. View more info

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Storey's Guide to Raising Turkeys 3rd Edition

By: Don Schrider

Price: $29.95

Publisher: USA, Storey Publishing: 2013

Edition: 3rd Edition

Seller ID: A1149

ISBN: 1612121497

Condition: New


Turkeys are an excellent source of succulent meat, rich eggs, and nutrient-dense manure, and raising them is a rewarding and profitable activity for many farmers. Storey's Guide to Raising Turkeys provides expert information on breed selection, facilities management, health care, and slaughtering. With helpful tips on acquiring organic certification, processing both meat and eggs, and marketing your products, you'll have all the information you need to successfully raise your own healthy and productive turkeys. 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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Remedies and Memories [used book]

By: Dr. Harry Cooper

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 2001

Seller ID: 0732911079

ISBN: 0732911079

Condition: Good


Dr Harry Cooper, Australia's favourite vet and the star of one of Australia's most popular television shows 'Dr Harry's Practice', has followed up on the best-selling success of 'Anecdotes & Antidotes' with another book full of stories about the animals and people he's encountered in his career as a vet. Humorous or sad but always heartwarming, these tales are invested with Dr Harry's unique personality and his fascinating knowledge of animals and their behaviour. 'Remedies & Reveries' is the perfect gift for Dr Harry's millions of fans around Australia. View more info