158 pages, 117 colour photos, 31 b/w illustrations
This is a companion volume to Celia's first book The Honey Bee Inside Out which covered the anatomy and physiology of the honey bee. It begins by looking at the origin of honey bees and continues with a description of the different subspecies.
Disease is often a neglected topic but it is an important factor for the beekeeper to bear in mind. Celia details the major diseases affecting honey bees as well as other pests including the mite, Varroa destructor. The honey bee's major function is as a pollinator of flowers, both in agriculture and the wider environment, and the final chapters look at the relationship between bees and flowers and the resultant products of the hive.
Also included are an appendix giving the background to scientific terminology, a wide-ranging glossary including phonetic spellings and suggestions for further reading. This is a book that will inform anybody who is interested in this fascinating insect. It is based on the examination modules set by the British Beekeepers' Association, but The Honey Bee Around and About will prove interesting for anyone wanting to know more about our honey bees.
The Honey Bee Around and About concludes with a glossary including phonetic spellings and suggestions for further reading. It is a book for anyone wanting to know more about our fascinating honey bees as well as those studying for the British Beekeepers' Association examination modules.
If you are considering or are currently working towards your Beekeeping Examinations, The Honey Bee Around and About is recommended reading to cover the following modules:
- Module 2: Honeybee Products and Forage
- Module 3: Honeybee Pests, Diseases and Poisoning
- Module 7: Selection and Breeding of Honeybees
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