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Bees

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...


Spiders

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."...


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

by Tickner Edwardes

Originally published in 1908, this is one of the earliest books on bee keeping and the natural history of the honey bee, with information on its natural history, bee society, anatomy, bee keeping, and much more....


The Insect Cookbook

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 of...


Top-Bar Beekeeping

by Les Crowder & Heather Harrell

In recent years beekeepers have had to face tremendous challenges, from pests such as varroa and tracheal mites and from the mysterious but even more devastating phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder...


Natural Beekeeping

by Ross Conrad & Gary Paul Nabhan

Whether you are a novice looking to get started with bees, an experienced apiculturist looking for ideas to develop an integrated pest-management approach, or someone who wants to sell honey at a premium price,...


Rebugging the Planet

by Vicki Hird & Gillian Burke

"This is a lovely little book that could and should have a big impact...Let’s all get rebugging right away!"—Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Meet the intelligent insects, marvelous minibeasts, and inspirational...


Love Bees

by Vanessa Amaral-Rogers

'If you're keen to get your children or grandchildren interested in the natural world, Love Bees could be just what you need to fire their imaginations.' - Waitrose Weekend

‘A great introduction to bees worldwide,...


The Tarantula Keeper's Guide

by Stanley A. Schultz & Marguerite J. Schultz

Terrarium hobbyists interested in acquiring a truly exotic pet as well as life science students will find virtually everything they need to know about keeping a tarantula in captivity. This book includes detailed...


The Backyard Beekeeper - Revised and Updated

by Kim Flottum

The Backyard Beekeeper, now revised and expanded, makes the time-honored and complex tradition of beekeeping an enjoyable and accessible backyard pastime that will appeal to gardeners, crafters, and cooks everywhere....


Good Garden Bugs

by Mary Gardiner

Your guide to the beneficial insects in your garden!

Good Garden Bugs is an easy-to-follow reference to beneficial insects that provide pest control, allowing your garden to grow full and bountiful.

Aphids, caterpillars,...


Bee People and the Bugs They Love

by Frank Mortimer

“A successful and funny book that is sure to swell the ranks of the world’s beekeepers.”

New York Times 

A fascinating foray into the obsessions, friendships, scientific curiosity, misfortunes and...


The Story of the Fly

by Jason Drew

The Story of the Fly explores how a humble insect, with its fascinating history and manifold talents, holds the answer to profitably solving some of the most significant environmental challenges we face today....


The Book of Beetles

by Patrice Bouchard & Yves Bousquet

More than one fifth of all known life forms on this planet are beetles. They are extraordinarily visually diverse: renowned British geneticist JBS Haldane, when asked what could be inferred about God from a...


The Insectarium - Collecting, Arranging and Preserving Bugs, Beetles, Butterflies and More - With Practical Instructions to Assist the Amateur Home Naturalist

by Harland Coultas

?The Insectarium? is a vintage guide to setting up and maintaining an insectarium, originally written for entomologists and naturalists. An insectarium is an artificial habitat for insects where they can be...


The Mosquito Book

by Brett Ortler

Everyone's had a summer evening ruined by mosquitoes. This book can help prevent that from happening again! It contains everything you need to understand and avoid mosquitoes. From the science of mosquitoes...


The Backyard Beekeeper, 4th Edition

by Kim Flottum

The Backyard Beekeeper, now in its 4th edition, makes the time-honored and complex tradition of beekeeping an enjoyable and accessible backyard pastime that will appeal to urban and rural beekeepers of all skill...


Bee a Good Human

by Ali Beckman

Combining inspiration, humor, and entomology, Instagram artist Ali Beckman (@SoFlyTaxidermy) is the internet's go-to gal for bug-related content that makes you a happier human.

Beckman's witty comics, which...


The Bee

by Noah Wilson-Rich & Kelly Allin

Eyes with more than 6,000 separate lenses; bodies so hairy that they attract pollen by static; the ability to communicate by dancing... bee stats are endlessly engrossing. And the bee is as important to the...


Everyday Doings of Insects - With Illustrations by Hugh Main, Dr Herbert Shirley, Peter Scott, the Author and Others

by Evelyn Cheesman

?Everyday Doing's of Insects? is a fantastic guide to all things insects, looking at a variety of subjects from why insects are certain colours, to how they fly, breathe, and much more. This timeless guide is...