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A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens

By: Melissa Caughey

Price: $24.95

Publisher: USA, Storey Publishing, 2015


Melissa Caughey shares her advice in an engaging way so that kids understand what it means to keep chickens and what kind of housing, food, equipment, and care the chickens will need to thrive. She also includes ideas for lots of creative activities sure to spark enthusiasm and imagination, such as speaking chicken, creating a veggie pinata for the flock, and making a chicken fort in the backyard. She even offers ten egg-centric recipes that kids will love to make and ea... View more info

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Animal Healing with Australian Bush Flower Essences

By: Marie Matthews

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Australian Bush Flower Essences, 2007


A must read book for animal lovers everywhere, ANIMAL HEALING with AUSTRALIAN BUSH FLOWER ESSENCES gives very practical hints for keeping your animals fit and happy as well as dealing with their problems of health and behaviour. This carefully researched book gives extraordinary insights into the emotional world of your animals and explores the healing powers of Australian Bush Flower Essences. The topics covered in this book include: Animals and Their Humans Australi... View more info

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Australian Stingless Bees: A Guide to Sugarbag Beekeeping

By: John Klumpp

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Earthling Enterprises, 2007


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 c... View more info

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Backyard Bees: A Guide for the Beginner Beekeeper

By: Doug Purdie

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Murdoch Books, 2014


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

By: Eric Grissell

Price: $39.95

Publisher: USA, Timber Press, 2010


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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Beginning Beekeeping: Everything You Need to Make Your Hive Thrive

By: Tanya Phillips

Price: $34.95

Publisher: USA, Alpha, 2017


Beginning Beekeeping is a simple, straightforward approach that gives you the basics to get started with beekeeping, while following a balanced, objective approach that weighs the pros and cons of conventional and organic methodologies. Featuring more than 120 beautiful color photos, this guide will help you will learn how to foster and maintain healthy, vibrant hive colonies, as well as to incorporate the various techniques and practices for keeping bees using conventio... View more info

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Build Your Own Beekeeping Equipment

By: Tony Pisano

Price: $29.95

Publisher: USA, Storey Publishing, 2013


Beekeepers keep bees for three reasons: bees are pollinators and their presence increases a garden's productivity; there is a fascination with how they live, collect food and colonise; and they produce honey. Build Your Own Beekeeping Equipment offers 35 building projects for everything from hive components to frames to swarm catchers, all illustrated with step-by-step instructions. Many require only simple hand tools and can be made using recycled materials at a fractio... View more info

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Earthworms in Australia: A Blueprint for a Better Environment

By: David Murphy

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Australia, Hyland House Publishing, 1995


With over 30,000 copies in print, this is Australia's most popular guide to worm farming by far. Convert your household compost heap into a constant supply of nutrient-rich vermicast for your garden, and minimise the need for manufactured fertilisers and deep ploughing. Drawing on information from the world's leading agricultural research centres (including the CSIRO), this is a comprehensive and easily understood guide. View more info

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Keeping Bees and Making Honey

By: Alison Benjamin and Brian McCallum

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, David and Charles, 2013

Edition: 2


Keeping Bees and Making Honey is a stunning, comprehensive and attractive lifestyle guide to beekeeping packed with images, information, practical advice, useful resources and recipes. Whether you have a tiny balcony or acres of land; live in the middle of a city or in the countryside surrounded by flowers, you can keep bees. Keeping Bees and Making Honey caters for every situation, and covers everything you will need to consider before you set up your colony--including ... View more info

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Keeping Bees in Towns and Cities

By: Luke Dixon

Price: $29.95

Publisher: USA, Timber Press, 2012


Luke Dixon argues the case for urban beekeeping and then tells the reader everything they need to know about how to do it. From siting hives and reassuring the neighbours, to combating interference from wind, artificial light and predators, this is a one-stop reference to take the urban beekeeper from set-up to first honey harvest. Advice on equipment, planting, swarm prevention and management, and selling honey are all included. In 2010, bee colonies in Britain grew by ... View more info

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Manuka: The Biography of an Extraordinary Honey

By: Cliff Van Eaton

Price: $29.95

Publisher: New Zealand, Exisle Publishing, 2014


Not so long ago, in a small island nation in the South Pacific, beekeepers produced a most peculiar honey. It was much darker than the clover honey everyone put on their toast in the morning, and it tasted very different. In fact, the honey was a problem: it was hard to get out of the combs, and even harder for beekeepers to sell. Today that honey, manuka from New Zealand, is known around the world. It fetches high prices, and beekeepers do everything in their power t... View more info

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More Than Honey: The Survival of Bees and the Future of Our World

By: Markus Imhoof and Claus-Peter Lieckfeld

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Canada, Greystone Books, 2015


"If 70 percent of all cattle or 30 percent of all chickens were to die annually, states of emergency would be declared everywhere. The death of bees is at least that dramatic and with even more far-reaching consequences." More Than Honey, the book based on the award-winning documentary of the same name, takes us on a global tour of the world of bees, introducing us along the way to "killer bees," Frankenbees, beekeepers, and human pollinators. Markus Imhoof and Claus-Pet... View more info

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Nature's Gifts: Answers to Questions about Honey, Pollen and all things Bees

By: Athol Craig and Skaidra Craig

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Athol Craig, 2016

Edition: 2nd Edition


UPDATED REPRINT 2016 Did you know that to collect a kilo of honey, bees need to visit one million plants? In going about their daily lives, bees provide plants with pollination necessary for reproduction and biodiversity, and they provide food for many species from ants to insects to birds. They are also an integral part of the self-sufficiency approach to sustainable production. The authors look after over 100 honey and native bee hives. They have run bee works... View more info

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Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees

By: Malcolm T. Sanford and Richard E. Bonney

Price: $29.95

Publisher: USA, Storey Publishing, 2010


Enjoy the sweet rewards of keeping your own honey bees. Learn how to plan a hive, acquire bees, install a colony, keep your bees healthy, and harvest honey. Full of practical advice on apiary equipment and tools, this comprehensive guide also includes an overview of colony life and honey bee anatomy. 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. ... View more info

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Storey's Guide to Raising Beef Cattle 3rd Edition

By: Heather Smith Thomas

Price: $29.95

Publisher: USA, Storey Publishing, 2009

Edition: 3rd Edition


Whether you're raising one cow or a herd, this comprehensive guide shows you everything you need to know to successfully manage your beef cattle operation. Heather Smith Thomas stresses the importance of understanding bovine behaviour while covering breed selection, calving, feeding, housing, medical care, and humane slaughter practices. Along with in-depth information on raising grass-fed animals and dealing with toxic pasture plants, you'll also find advice on creating... View more info