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Field Guide to Insects of South Africa

by Mike Picker & Charles Griffiths

This is the first comprehensive field guide to the insects of South Africa, with descriptions of over 1 200 of the region's insects. The easy-to-read accounts cover identification, biology, distribution and...


Bees: A Natural History

by Christopher O'Toole

The vital role of bees in human ecology is underlined by the estimate that every third mouthful of human food is dependent on the pollinating services of bees.

Only recently have biologists discovered that...


Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army & Other Diabolical Insects

by Amy Stewart

In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world,

Stewart has tracked down over one hundred of our worst entomological foes-creatures

that infest, infect, and generally...


Bugs Up Close: A Magnified Look at the Incredible World of Insects

by John Hallmén & Lars-Åke Janzon

Bugs are usually so small that we hardly notice them, let alone think of them as living beings. But call upon the magnifying glass, and a shapeless jumble of legs, wings, and antennae suddenly start staring...


Spiders: The Ultimate Predators

by Stephen Dalton

"I have never warmed much to spiders ... [they] are too creepy ... Well, I'm wrong and this book has changed my mind. Spiders are tops. ... One is tempted to think there is no such thing as a dull spider." --...


Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees: Honey Production, Pollination, Bee Health

by RichardE. Bonney & MalcolmT. Sanford

Whether you’re just getting started or are managing dozens of hives, Storey’s Guide to Keeping Honey Bees will help you successfully manage a thriving beekeeping operation.


Damselflies of Texas: A Field Guide

by John C. Abbott & Barrett Anthony Klein

On any warm summer day, you can easily observe damselflies around a vegetated pond or the rocks along the banks of a stream. Like the more familiar dragonfly, damselflies are among the most remarkably distinctive...


Attracting Native Pollinators: The Xerces Society Guide to Conserving North American Bees and Butterflies and Their Habitat

by TheXercesSociety

A complete action plan to protect bees, wasps, butterflies, moths, flies, and some beetles by providing flowering habitat and nesting sites.

 


Starting Right with Bees: Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin A-36

by StoreyPublishingLLC

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles...


Lemon Trees and Bumblebees

by Diane Sherrouse

Lemon Trees and Bumblebees presents the magic of pollination, the dance of bees and flowers, to a young audience. With engaging wit and charm, using just the right combination of creative descriptions and fanciful...


The Lore of the Honey Bee - Natural History and Bee-Keeping

by Tickner Edwardes

Originally published in 1908. One of the earliest books on bee keeping and the natural history of the honey bee. Contents Include: The Ancients and the Honey Bee The Isle of Honey Bee Masters in the Middle Ages...


First Lessons in Beekeeping

by C. P. Dadant

Originally published in 1917, this is a wonderful early work on beekeeping and contains much information and many photos. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are...


Beekeeping: A Practical Beekeeping Guide to Keeping & Managing Bees Properly

by Bowe Packer

"Are you ready to learn about Beekeeping?" "Does the idea of keeping bees intrigue you?" "Interested in raising bees?" This Practical Guide Is Designed For Those That Might Not Really Understand The Science...


The Insect Cookbook: Food for a Sustainable Planet

by Arnold van Huis, Henk van Gurp, Marcel Dicke & Françoise Takken-Kaminker et al.

The Definitive Guide to Insects as a Sustainable Food Source In The Insect Cookbook, two entomologists and a chef make the case for insects as a sustainable source of protein for humans and a necessary part...


Robbing the Bees

by Holley Bishop

"Honey has been waiting almost ten million years for a good biography," writes Holley Bishop. Bees have been making this food on Earth for hundreds of millennia, but we humans started recording our fascination...


Spiders and Their Kin

by Herbert W. Levi, Lorna R. Levi & Nicholas Strekalovsky

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This introduction to the diverse yet little known world of spiders is packed with concise, accurate information. With...


Insects

by Clarence Cottam & Herbert S. Zim

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This handy guide to the most common, important and showy North American insects will help the novice begin a fascinating...


Fabre's Book of Insects

by Jean Henri Fabre

Beautiful, simply written observations about the beetle, cicada, praying mantis, glow-worm, wasp, grub, cricket, locust and other creatures, describing how they hunt, build nests, feed families, and more.


Fifty Years Among the Bees

by C. C. Miller

Practical, endlessly charming handbook on all aspects of this romantic, arcane pursuit offers advice, observations, and information on hive management and the practices and principles of efficient, effective...


The Complete Guide to Beekeeping for Fun & Profit: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

by Cindy Belknap

The beekeeping business has been abuzz recently with an increase of people interested in tapping into valuable natural resources. The costs to starting a beekeeping business are not high, and an effectively...