The “Honey Bee Illustrated” is described as an absolute ‘must’ for anyone taking the British Beekeepers’ Association (BBKA) Module 5 examination, Honey Bee Biology.
Produced by Margaret Cowley, MSc, and first published as separate articles in Bee Craft magazine between 2011 and 2014, these have been re-printed as a complete volume in response to readers’ requests.
“The Honey Bee Illustrated” is a series of annotated diagrams of honey bee anatomy following the format of the BBKA Module 5. These diagrams have been kept as simple as possible to allow readers to practise reproducing them for their examination, and the annotations to the drawings give details of the important points to know about the structures shown.
Margaret has kept bees for over 30 years and holds the Advanced Theory Certificate. She keeps eight colonies in Derbyshire. Margaret has been deputy editor of Bee Craft since 2005 and runs beekeeping training courses at her apiary.
The second addition to the Bee Craft publications list, “Bee Plants” is also recommended for those studying the BBKA Basic and Husbandry Modules.
In January 2013, Bridget Beattie, PhD, NDB, began a monthly series for Bee Craft magazine highlighting a Bee Plant. This not only gives beekeepers a guide to the plants that are flowering at a particular time of year but also gives help with their cultivation. A collection of 24 is presented here, two for each month of the year.
Lavishly illustrated, this ongoing series also includes interesting facts about the origins of the plant’s name and folklore associated with it.
If you enjoy this book, by taking out a subscription to Bee Craft you can continue to read Bridget’s articles in each monthly issue.
Bridget began beekeeping with Kenya top-bar hives while working in Montserrat in 1979. In 2008, she was awarded the National Diploma in Beekeeping, the highest UK beekeeping qualification. A chemist and computer scientist by profession, she is passionate about the natural world.
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