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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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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 110 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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Reed Concise Guide : Insects of Australia

By: Paul Zborowski

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2020

Seller ID: 9781925546446

ISBN: 1925546446

Condition: New


A new addition to our exciting series of concise field guides. It is the ultimate keep-in-your-pocket guide to Australian bugs. It may be diminutive in size but it punches well above its weight in terms of usefulness, being packed with more than 200 images covering many of the species most likely to be encountered in Australia. For each of the 175 species accounts there is at least one photograph for identification and a brief written account listing key ID features, ecology and behaviour. The book covers all of the most common and widespread species likely to be encountered in Australia, incl... View more info

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Australian Geographic : A Naturalist's Guide to the Insects of Australia

By: Peter Rowland and Rachel Whitlock

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, John Beaufoy Publishing: 2019

Seller ID: 9781912081806

ISBN: 1912081806

Condition: New


This easy-to-use identification guide to the 292 species of insect most commonly seen in Australia is perfect for resident and visitor alike. High quality photographs from Australia’s top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions, which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habitat and habits. The user-friendly introduction covers modern Australian insects, non-insect hexapods and life cycles. Also included is a checklist of the insect families of Australia listing the number of genera, species and subspecies in each family. About the Author: Peter Rowland is... View more info

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The Australian Beekeeping Manual

By: Robert Owen

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Australia, Exisle Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 9781921966880

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 detail the equipment needed as well as equipment that may be useful later on as their confidence and experience grows. The chapt... View more info

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Green Guide : Spiders of Australia

By: Terence Lindsey

Price: $18.99

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2001

Edition: Australian Green Guides

Seller ID: 9781864363326

ISBN: 1864363320

Condition: New


This text is intended as an introduction to the habitats of the spiders of Australia, and to those Australian groups that are particularly common, interesting or significant to humans. Organized into behavioural categories, the five sections cover ancient spiders, roving spiders, "sit-and-wait" spiders, snare makers and web-weavers. The individual species or group entries describe key characteristics such as where they are found, food requirements and behavioural habits, and each entry is accompanied by a colour photograph. A key feature is the "gee whiz" spread which aims to answer many of th... 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: 2018

Edition: Updated Edition

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 bee hive; how to transfer a bee colony to a hive box and propagate hives; all about sugarbag honey, including how to extract it... View more info