The bee book: Beekeeping
in Australia by Peter Warhurst & Roger
“The bee book” has been written and compiled by beekeepers
who are also apiary officers of the Dept of Primary Industries
& Fisheries, Queensland. It draws on their personal experience
and that of other beekeepers, as well as over 100 years of departmental
research and experience.
This practical, readable and comprehensive book contains detailed
information on honeybees and on every aspect of responsible, successful
beekeeping – whether as a hobby, a part-time occupation
or a commercial operation.
It also covers the special requirements of managing hives in
Australia where, in contrast to cooler areas, bees often continue
to breed and gather honey throughout winter. This 3rd edition
also deals with palletisation and the small hive beetle, and provides
an expanded list of agricultural chemicals, with information on
their known toxicities to bees.
Contents include: introduction to bees and beekeeping, the honeybee
colony, begining in bees, hive construction & preservation,
general management, flora, feeding & watering bees, queen
bees and package bees, swarming, removing the honey crop, honey
extracting, useful machinery, products of the hive, pollination,
pests of bees, endemic diseases of bees, chemical poisoning of
bees, exotic diseases and pests, Australian native bees, contact
details for apiary officers in Australia, glossary of terms, further
reading, alphabetical index, 137 illustrations in black &
white and 61 in colour.
Postage within Australia for this book is $16.50 a total of $71.50
"The Australian Beekeeping Manual" by Robert Owen -
344 Pages - published 2015 - hardcover
Contents include: basic equipment, constructing hives & frames, locating your bees, spring & summer management, autumn & winter management, extracting, rearing queens, sustainable beekeeping, native bees, diseases of the honey bee, other parasites & pests. Includes over 350 detailed instructional photographs and illustrations. This manual is the most comprehensive reference for both novice and experienced beekeepers in Australia. Covers all key areas, including equipment, colony management, extracting, pests and diseases, rearing queens etc. Robert, a professional beekeeper, spent several years researching and preparing this unique manual that clearly explains everything the Australian beekeeper needs to know in a practical, highly illustrated volume.
All our parcels are shipped by Australia Post. This allows you to track your parcel yourself, and requires a signature upon delivery, for your added security.
Postage within Australia for this book is $20 a total of $70