Beehive ExperimentsRegular price $19.95 Save $-19.95
What a promise! Actually, promises. First, here’s a book that teaches kids all about the fascinating world of bees. Second, fun exercises, activities, and illustrations engage the imagination and offer a deeper understanding of bee life and bee behavior. Third, by following a few simple steps including removing the book’s cover and taping it together, readers can transform the book into an actual living home for backyard bees. Fourth, added all together, Turn This Book Into a Beehive! lets kids make a difference in the world—building a home where bees can thrive is one small but critical step in reversing the alarming trend of dwindling bee populations.
Twenty experiments and activities reveal even more about bees—how to smell like a bee, understand the role of flowers and pollen, learn how bees communicate with each other through “dance,” and more. It’s the real buzz on bees, delivered in the most ingenious and interactive way.
Swarm EssentialsRegular price $24.99 Save $-24.99
Another great book from the "Essentials" series, authored by EAS Master Beekeeper Stephen Repasky and Lawrence Connor. 128 pages of concise and valuable information, along with excellent color photographs.
"Swarm Essentials is THE complete book on a topic that has and continues to befuddle many beekeepers. The authors "deconstruct" the entire swarming process, the myriad methods beekeepers have devised to manage swarming, the impact of swarms in our environment and how to capture and manage new swarms. A delightful and informative read." - Maryann Frazier, Senior Extension Associate, Pennsylvania State University
Queen Rearing EssentialsRegular price $27.99 Save $-27.99
At the request of readers and instructors, Dr. Connor has added sixty more pages of techniques and queen management ideas. He has expanded the concept of the queenless builder colony for use by those beekeepers who want to graft more frequently. This book will help you if you only need a few queens a year, or if you want to produce hundreds or thousands. The concepts are basic, the photographs “astounding”, and the book comes “Highly Recommended” by reviewers. If you save the cost of one queen, you have paid for the book and learned a great deal about bees and queens.
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100 Plants to Feed The BeesRegular price $16.95 Save $-16.95
The international bee crisis is threatening our global food supply, but this user-friendly field guide shows what you can do to help protect our pollinators. The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation offers browsable profiles of 100 common flowers, herbs, shrubs, and trees that attract bees, butterflies, moths, and hummingbirds. The recommendations are simple: plant the things bees like. protect them from pesticides, and don’t mow down abundant native species. 100 Plants to Feed the Bees will empower homeowners, landscapers, apartment dwellers — anyone with a scrap of yard or a window box — to protect our pollinators.
Paperback, 239 pages.
Fresh Honey CookbookRegular price $16.95 Save $-16.95
Bee HotelRegular price $16.99 Save $-16.99
Build Your Own Beekeeping EquipmentRegular price $19.95 Save $-19.95
35 Building Projects for All Your Beekeeping Needs
With Tony Pisano's step-by-step instructions, a table saw, and a few other common tools and materials, you can build everything you need to house and protect your bees -- from hive bodies to supers and covers. You'll even find a section on installing electric fencing and plans for building jigs that make assembling frames and installing foundations a snap.
Sweet Remedies - Healing Herbal HoneysRegular price $19.95 Save $-19.95
Beehive AlchemyRegular price $26.99 Save $-26.99
Package EssentialsRegular price $27.99 Save $-27.99
Package bees and nucleus colonies are an alternative to those rare life-changing moments when a swarm unexpectedly enters our lives. If we start with the purchase of a nucleus hive or a package of bees, our first beekeeping work will be easier to manage. It has been extremely rewarding that one of my most popular books, Increase Essentials, is now in its second edition.
While I prefer to start with a nucleus colony, they are not always available. In fact, most new beekeepers have just one option: package bees. Starting with one to four package colonies is a relatively easy thing to do. While not inexpensive, packages are a cost-effective method of obtaining colonies. So, if you are new to beekeeping, this book provides an overview of how package bees and queens
are produced, how to install them, and how to manage them until they are fully established in your apiary.
Beekeepers LabRegular price $24.99 Save $-24.99
Beekeeping's popularity as a hobby continues to skyrocket. Beekeeper's Lab gives you 52 bee-inspired labs to do all year long, and are accessible enough to share with the family.
Fill the year ahead with weekly activities from around and about the hive, including art projects, recipes, experiments, garden activities, and more!
Bees are important to local ecosystems, now more than ever. Whether you're already a beekeeper, or are still considering getting your first hive, Beekeeper'sLab has projects perfect for you. This extensive guide book features 52 beekeeping and hive-inspired projects to keep you involved with your bees and hive all year long.
The tutorials are brief, accomplishable, rewarding, and best of all, they are presented in a friendly lab-style format. Try a new technique each week with how-tos and sidebars with tips that are perfect for including the whole family. Beekeeping is a fun hobby for the whole family to enjoy, plus, who doesn't want their own supply of honey?
Keeping Bees AliveRegular price $33.99 Save $-33.99
Comb Honey ProductionRegular price $24.99 Save $-24.99
Increase EssentialsRegular price $27.99 Save $-27.99
The essential book on making new bee colonies and using nuclei as a means of varroa mite control and keeping spare queens available for use to replace failed queens in full-sized colonies. One of the most successful and influential books at Wicwas Press, this book is widely used in introductory beekeeping courses. Emphasis on use of local queens and local bees for successful beekeeping.
This second edition contains updated materials as well as full color photos and diagrams.
The Observation Hive Hand BookRegular price $24.95 Save $-24.95
This book will guide you in selecting an observation hive and choosing a site for it, modifying the hive and the site as needed, installing the hive, working with the hive, and maintaining the hive. It will prepare you to take a temporary portable observation hive to a market, fair, or school. Most important, it describes and illustrates the many ways you can use your observation hive to learn more about honey bees and how to care for them.
Paperback | 110 pages
178 x 254 x 8mm | 276.69g
Cornell University Press, Sep 15, 2017
Attractive Native PollinatorsRegular price $29.95 Save $-29.95
Bee GardenRegular price $16.95 Save $-16.95
Bee Equipment EssentialsRegular price $19.99 Save $-19.99