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Backyard Bees: A Guide for the Beginner Beekeeper

By: Doug Purdie

Price: $29.90

Publisher: Australia, Murdoch Books: 2014

Seller ID: A1132


Everything you need to know to keep bees on your rooftop, balcony or in your backyard. Just about anyone can keep bees. All you need is a bit of space in your backyard (or on your rooftop) and a little love for the creatures that pollinate the vegie patches of your neighbourhood. Once introduced to the charms of beekeeping and the taste of warm honeycomb direct from the hive, you'll be hooked. Backyard Bees is the ultimate guide to installing and maintaining a hive... View more info

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The Bee Friendly Garden: Easy Ways to Help the Bees and Make Your Garden Grow

By: Doug Purdie

Price: $34.90

Publisher: Australia, Murdoch Books: 2016

Seller ID: A1131


A grower's handbook to attracting bees and other beneficial insects. Bees are our most important pollinators and they are in decline the world over. They love to live in urban environments, where it's a short flight path from one type of plant to the next. But conventional gardens that favour lawns and pesticides over flowers and edible plants are scaring the good bugs away. The Bee Friendly Garden is a guide for all gardeners great and small to encouraging bees an... View more info

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Bees, Wasps, and Ants: The Indispensable Role of Hymenoptera in Gardens

By: Eric Grissell

Price: $34.90

Publisher: USA, Timber Press: 2010

Seller ID: 001531


Few insects are more important than bees, wasps, and ants. They maintain the garden's biological balance, fertilize vegetables, fruits, and flowers, and recycle nutrients within the soil. It's no exaggeration to say that a garden can't be understood without an understanding of its insects. "Bees, Wasps, and Ants" explores the importance of the Hymenoptera and explains how gardeners can encourage (or discourage) them in the garden. Part One includes a summary of their bi... View more info

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Australian Stingless Bees: A Guide to Sugarbag Beekeeping

By: John Klumpp

Price: $29.90

Publisher: Australia, Earthling Enterprises: 2007

Seller ID: 000089


Australian Stingless Bees: a guide to Sugarbag beekeeping by John Klumpp is a 120 page book packed with over 200 photos and illustrations. It is easy to read, whimsical, engaging, sometimes amusing, and is crammed with useful information. The topics covered are: catching the bug - John's personal perspective; the different species of native social stingless bees; differences in lifestyle between honey bees and native social stingless bees (particularly Tetragonula... View more info

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The Complete Field Guide to Butterflies of Australia

By: Michael Braby

Price: $44.90

Publisher: Australia, CSIRO Publishing: 2004

Seller ID: 003634


This is the first complete field guide to all butterfly species on Australia's mainland and its remote islands. Written by one of Australia's leading lepidopterists, it is stunningly illustrated with colour photographs of each of the 416 currently identified species. There is also a distribution map for each species on the Australian mainland. It covers the five major family groups: Hesperiidae, Paplionidae, Pieridae, Nymphalidae and Lycaenidae, as well as the family Rio... View more info

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The Australian Beekeeping Manual *** TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK ***

By: Robert Owen

Price: $44.90

Publisher: Australia, Exisle Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003001


The book is aimed at both the novice and experienced beekeeper in Australia and explains in detail the steps required to manage colonies of bees. Supported by over 350 photographs and drawings, each action to be performed is explained in detail with photographs showing the steps as well as the final result. Many potential beekeepers are unclear about the equipment they need to buy and how to obtain their first colony of bees. The first chapters in the book explain in det... View more info

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The Australian Native Bee Book: keeping stingless bee hives for pets, pollination and sugarbag honey

By: Tim Heard

Price: $29.90

Publisher: Australia, Sugarbag Bees: 2016

Seller ID: 003680


This complete guide to native stingless bees is written by Australia's foremost expert. Keeping native stingless bees is a hot topic in Australia for commercial, environmental and recreational reasons. This comprehensive guide covers bee biology, behaviour, nesting, social life and foraging; how to build a native bee hive; how to transfer a bee colony to a hive box and propagate hives; all about sugarbag honey, including how to extract it from hives, hive management; ide... View more info