A - Z Listing of Books and Other Media
Comb Honey Production (DVD)
Author: Ed Buchanan
Publisher: Brushy Mountain Bee Farm, 2012
Ed Buchanan has been raising bees a long time and producing comb honey just as long. Enjoy the conversation between Ed and Shane Gebauer as they explore the topic of producing and packaging comb honey. They cover numerous tips and tricks to get your hive to create beautiful comb honey and then the best method of packaging it for sale or gifts. 1 hour duration.
The Compleat Meadmaker
Home Production of Honey Wine From Your First Batch to Award-winning Fruit and Herb Variations
Author: Ken Schramm
Publisher: Brewers Publications, 212 pages
As one of the most ancient of human beverages, mead arose in part because it was easy to make. Today’s hobbyists rediscover the simplicity of making mead while reveling in the range of flavors that can result. In The Compleat Meadmaker, veteran beverage hobbyist and meadmaker, Ken Schramm, introduces the novice to the wonders of mead. With easy-to-follow procedures and simple recipes, he shows how you can quickly and painlessly make your own mead at home. In later chapters he introduces flavorful variations on the basic theme that lead to meads flavored with spice, fruits, grapes and even malt.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Beekeeping
Everything the Budding Beekeeper Needs for a Healthy, Productive Hive
Author: Dean Stiglitz, Laurie Herboldsheimer
Publisher: Penguin, 224 pages
The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Beekeeping has all the information a beginning beekeeper needs to know to start a hive and keep it buzzing. Expert beekeepers Dean Stiglitz and Laurie Herboldsheimer, owners of Golden Rule Honey, take readers step by step through the entire process-from information on the inhabitants of a hive and how it works to collecting bees, keeping them healthy, raising a queen, harvesting honey and wax, and storing hives for the off- season.
The Classic Guide for the Practical Beekeeper
Author: Ed H. Clark
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
From the Author, Ed. H. Clark: “What you will get from a good understanding of the following pages is that the beekeeper who takes advantage of the laws relating to condensation of vapor, and follows where the bees have been leading will have advanced one step nearer the swarm less bee. Instead of going to the hive and telling the bees (by manipulations) "don't do this"; say to them "keep all your brood, keep your queen, keep the cold damp air out of the hive and I will make your hive so perfect a condenser of water vapor that the work of evaporating water from the nectar will be done quickly." We will bring team-work into play, and each get the benefit of every advantage gained. Constructive beekeeping helps by getting the honey ripened quickly each night and stored out of the way of the queen. The hive will then be maintained in such a condition that the bees have the greatest amount of comfort in relation to the results produced.”
Cooking with Honey
Author: Hazel Berto
Publisher: Gramercy Publishing Co., 234 pages
For honey lovers, there are lots of stories in this book about the health benefits of honey, as well as numerous recipes for a variety of things - including dressings, baked things, etc. An inspiring book for those looking to use less sugar. Honey is healthful, and this is a great reference book describing it.
A Country Year
Living the Questions
Author: Sue Hubbell
Publisher: Random House 1986, 240 pages
When her thirty-year marriage broke up, Sue Hubbell found herself alone and broke on a small Ozarks farm. Keeping bees, she found solace in the natural world. She began to write, challenging herself to tell the absolute truth about her life and the things that she cared about. The result is one of the best-loved books ever written about life on the land, about a woman finding her way in middle age.—Random House
Dr. Jamoke's Little Book of Hitherto Uncompiled Facts and Curiosities about Bees
Author: Hezekiah Jamoke, Glenn Alan Cheney
Publisher: New London Librarium, 114 pa
An odd collection of interesting facts about bees, including religious beliefs, myths, history, biology, sayings, health, and beekeeping.
Author: Brushy Mountain Bee Farm
Publisher: Brushy Mountain Bee Farm
We extract a Spring honey crop with our Compact Deluxe (basket style), 9 Frame Hand Radial, and our 20 Frame Deluxe extractor. Uncapping is done with a cold knife, hot electric knife, uncapping plane, and our sideline uncapper. We even explain and use a capping scratcher. Don't understand extracting? You will!
A Field Guide to Honey Bees and Their Maladies
Author: Maryann Frazier
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University, 86 pages
Featuring more than 100 full-color photographs, A Field Guide to Honey Bees and Their Maladies is designed to assist beekeepers in recognizing the symptoms of common honey bee maladies. Sections on varroa and tracheal mites, hive beetles, bee lice, bears, and skunks, as well as diseases such as American and European foulbrood, nosema, and Colony Collapse Disorder. Simple cultural control methods are also provided. Spiral bound and printed on durable 4-by-8 stock, this reference will prove indispensable in the field
You will learn about normal honey bee development; honey bee parasites; honey bee diseases (brood diseases, adult diseases, disease-like conditions, and Colony Collapse Disorder); predators of honey bees; pests of honey bees (African/Africanized honey bees); pests currently not found in North America.
First Lessons in Beekeeping, 1947
Author: C. P. Dadant
Publisher: American Bee Journal 1947, 127 pages
This 1947 revised edition of First Lessons in Beekeeping (originally published in 1917) contains a comprehensive guide to beekeeping, with information on starting a hive, hive management, swarming, harvesting honey, seasonal preparations, and much more. Illustrated and full of valuable information, this timeless volume is recommended for the modern beekeeper. Contents include: “Beekeeping As An Occupation”, “How The Colony Is Organized”, “The Complete Hive”, “Accessory Equipment”, “Establishing The Colony”, “Spring In the Apiary”, “Summer In The Apiary”, “Fall And Winter Preparation”, “Queen Management”, “Diseases And Enemies”, “Honey Plants”, “Packaging Honey For Market”.
First Lessons in Beekeeping, 1976
Author: C. P. Dadant
Publisher: Dadent & Sons 1976, 130 pages
This version shows a reorganization and new titles for some chapters with the addition of two more. Contains black and white photography.
Following the Bloom
Across America with the Migratory Beekeepers
Author: Douglas Whynott
Publisher: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 246 pages
Twelve months on the road with America's last cowboys: the migratory beekeepers.
In this absorbing work of literary journalism, Douglas Whynott introduces us to the world of migratory beekeeping, a world composed of clandestine state-border crossings, dodgy rigs, and unforgettable characters.
An updated edition of Whynott's classic account of his twelve months spent chasing the nectar flow with a few good men and women-and millions of honeybees; Following the Bloom tells the story of America's "last real cowboys." Overcoming catastrophic mechanical breakdowns, escaped bees that wreak havoc in suburban neighborhoods, and unfriendly state bee inspectors who threaten to burn entire bee colonies, these beekeepers truck hundreds of thousands of hives from state to state. From the cranberry bogs of Cape Cod and the blueberry fields of Maine to the clover fields of North Dakota and the orange groves of Florida, beekeeper and bee alike pursue the bloom.
Seamlessly combining the remarkable physics of the beehive, the political realities of commercial beekeeping, and the compelling adventures of America's migratory beekeepers, Following the Bloom pays homage to the hive, the honey, and the beekeeping cowboy.
Following the Wild Bees
The Craft and Science of Bee Hunting
Author: Thomas D. Seeley
Publisher: Princeton University Press, 164 pages
Following the Wild Bees is a delightful foray into the pastime of bee hunting, an exhilarating outdoor activity that used to be practiced widely but which few people know about today. Thomas Seeley, a world authority on honey bees, vividly describes the history and science behind this lost pastime and how anyone can do it. Following the Wild Bees is both a unique meditation on the pleasures of the natural world and a guide to the ingenious methods that compose the craft of the bee hunter. Seeley explains how one finds a patch of flowers humming with honey bees, captures and sumptuously feeds the bees, and then releases and follows them, step-by-step in whatever direction they fly, back to their secret residence in a hollow tree, old building, or abandoned hive. The bee hunter's reward is a thrilling encounter with nature that challenges mind and body while also giving new insights into the remarkable behavior of honey bees living in the wild.
Drawing on decades of experience as a bee hunter and bee biologist, Seeley weaves informative discussions of the biology of wild honey bees with colorful historical anecdotes, personal insights, and beautiful photos. Whether you're a bee enthusiast or just curious about the natural world, Following the Wild Bees is the ideal companion for newcomers to bee hunting and a rare treat for armchair naturalists.
Free Bees for You! (DVD)
Author: Brushy Mountain Bee Farm
Publisher: Brushy Mountain Bee Farm
Bee-lining, harvesting a bee tree, and trapping bees out of houses are covered in this 77 minute DVD. Learn how to get bees for free!