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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: A1131

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 an... 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... 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,... 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 bi... 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 c... View more info

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The Complete Field Guide to Butterflies of Australia *** OUT OF STOCK - SEE LATEST EDITION ISBN 9781486301003 ***

By: Michael F. Braby

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Australia, CSIRO Publishing: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 003634

ISBN: 0643090274

Condition: New


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 Rio... View more info

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The Australian Beekeeping Manual

By: Robert Owen

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Australia, Exisle Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003001

ISBN: 1921966882

Condition: New


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 det... View more info

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The Australian Native Bee Book: keeping stingless bee hives for pets, pollination and sugarbag honey

By: Tim Heard

Price: $34.95  $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Sugarbag Bees: 2016

Seller ID: 9780646939971

ISBN: 0646939971

Condition: New


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 be... View more info