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The Bee Friendly Garden

Author : Doug Purdie
ISBN : 9781952534706
Genre : Gardening
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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 and other good bugs to your green space. Includes: - How bees forage and why your garden needs them - A comprehensive plant guide to bee friendly plants - Simple changes anybody can make - Ideas for gardens of all sizes - Natural pest control and companion planting advice
Category: Gardening

The Bee Friendly Garden

Author : Kate Frey
ISBN : 9781607747642
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 62.49 MB
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For every gardener who cares about the planet, this guide to designing a bee garden helps you create a stunningly colorful, vibrant, healthy habitat that attracts both honeybees and native bees. In The Bee-Friendly Garden, award-winning garden designer Kate Frey and bee expert Gretchen LeBuhn provide everything you need to know to create a dazzling garden that helps both the threatened honeybee and our own native bees. No matter how small or large your space, and regardless of whether you live in the city, suburbs, or country, just a few simple changes to your garden can fight the effects of colony collapse disorder and the worldwide decline in bee population that threatens our global food chain. There are many personal benefits of having a bee garden as well! Bee gardens: · contain a gorgeous variety of flowers · bloom continuously throughout the seasons · are organic, pesticide-free, and ecologically sustainable · develop healthy and fertile soil · attract birds, butterflies, and other beneficial insects · increase the quantity of your fruit and vegetable harvest · improve the quality, flavor, and size of your produce Illustrated with spectacular full-color photos, The Bee-Friendly Garden debunks myths about bees, explains seasonal flower progression, and provides detailed instructions for nest boxes and water features. From “super blooming” flowers to regional plant lists and plants to avoid, The Bee-Friendly Garden is an essential tool for every gardener who cares about the planet and wants to make their yard a welcoming habitat for nature’s most productive pollinator. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Gardening

The Bee Friendly Garden

Author : Ted Hooper
ISBN : 1899296298
Genre : Bee culture
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A recent Stenlake acquisition, this is an ideal book for gardeners who want to encourage pollinating insects, this guide helps you choose plants that bees will love, such as lavender and hollyhock, and provides the information you need to plant and maintain a beautiful garden.
Category: Bee culture

Bee Garden

Author : Serhii Korniichuk
ISBN : 9798555288233
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Bee Garden How to Plant Bee-friendly Garden So, what's the latest buzz in the gardening world? Bee gardens! That's right. Supposing you're wondering why herb a bee yard, there's a simple answer-bees are to be thanked for one in 3 bites of the food we eat. Go to the authorТs page to see more books. (click on Follow to not miss book discounts, I have many promotions every day !) All my recipes are taken from my restaurants and adapted to homemade dishes, so you will have unforgettable dishes! As always, my Ebook has photos to compare your results with mine. And links, so you can order all online. Therefore, buying a printed version, Kindle version will be free for you! I wish you fast growth and blooming life!
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The Bee Garden

Author : Maureen Little
ISBN : 9781848035737
Genre : Gardening
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Bees play a vital and irreplaceable role in pollinating our flowers, fruits and vegetables. The more bees in your garden the healthier, more productive and more pleasant a place it will be. Yet bees are declining rapidly and many people, even if they do not wish to keep bees themselves, are asking what can be done on an individual basis to help the bee. This book is a response to that request. It will demonstrate in one accessible volume how each of us can play our part in providing a bee-friendly environment, no matter how much gardening space and/or time we may have. It includes: * How bees forage, what bees you can expect to find in your garden and what plants are best for them. * Why honey bees are so important; what they need to thrive and how they detect and access those requirements; and what varieties of plants are best suited to provide those needs. * How the gardener can offer and maintain a bee-friendly garden, followed by a season-by-season account of what beefriendly plants are in flower and when, and what jobs the gardener can be doing during these times to help bees thrive. * A gazetteer of selected bee-friendly plants, arranged by type of plant in seasonal sub-sections. * Illustrative, practical planting plans, including a culinary herb garden, a potager, a wild flower garden, and a 3 seasons traditional border.
Category: Gardening

Plants And Planting Plans For A Bee Garden

Author : Maureen Little
ISBN : 9781848037496
Genre : Nature
File Size : 79.65 MB
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For many people gardening is predominantly about plants and choosing the right combination and balance to make beautiful borders. This book will help you achieve this - and more, because it will also help you create an ecologically sound, bee-friendly garden, showing that you can have an aesthetically pleasing garden full of beautiful flowers which at the same time will attract and nurture bees. It will enable you to select bee-friendly plants, and to plan borders which are beneficial to bees, encouraging these most valuable of insects to come to your garden over and over again, both for sustenance and to aid pollination. It contains a wide range of practical, beautiful and easy-to-follow planting plans for bee-friendly gardens of all sizes, including: - Traditional mixed, cottage, and colour themed borders - 'Designer' and 'natural' borders - Borders for acid and alkaline soils - Ideas for container planting This book will be of interest to every gardener who cares for the plight of the honeybee and other bees.
Category: Nature

Pollinator Friendly Gardening

Author : Rhonda Fleming Hayes
ISBN : 9780760349137
Genre : Gardening
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Want to do your part in helping your local pollinators flourish? Pollinator Friendly Gardening makes it easy. Are you interested in growing a naturally healthy garden? How about making sure your local environment helps bees, butterflies, and birds survive and thrive? If you are a beekeeper, are you looking for the ideal plants to keep your colony happy? Pollinators such as monarch butterflies and bees are under threat, and more and more gardeners want to do all they can to create a hospitable space for them. That's where Pollinator Friendly Gardening comes in. It identifies the most visible and beloved pollinators: bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, as well as some more unlikely candidates such as ants, wasps, and beetles. It then explains the intriguing synergy between plants and pollinators. This vital information makes it a unique sourcebook to share the ways that anyone can make a yard a more friendly place for pollinators. Plant selection, hardscape choices, habitat building (both natural and manmade), and growing practices that give pollinators their best chance in the garden are all covered in detail. Plant lists organized by category, helpful tips, and expert spotlights make it a fun and easy book to read too.
Category: Gardening

Victory Gardens For Bees

Author : Lori Weidenhammer
ISBN : 1771620536
Genre : Bees
File Size : 86.50 MB
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"This book investigates the growing problem of bee mortality and offers practical measures we can all take to help. In ecological terms, bees play a critical role in the survival of many plant communities and the continuation of life on this planet. Now that bees are facing unprecedented levels of die-off caused by a toxic mixture of environmental stresses, a community-based effort is needed to make gardens, fields and landscapes healthy sanctuaries for bees. Just as citizens banded together to produce Victory Gardens to offset the perilous food shortages of World Wars I and II, now a similarly vital level of collective effort is needed to make our gardens into lifesaving shelters for bees. Planning a bee-friendly space can provide a beautiful and bountiful selection of edible crops, native plants and fragrant ornamentals, as well as herbs that have medicinal properties for both pollinators and people. With the help of ten inspiring garden plans and planting guides, Weidenhammer shows how bee-friendly plants can be used in creative combinations for plots and pots of all sizes, and are easily grown by novices and seasoned gardeners alike. In the spirit of the history-making Victory Gardens, readers will learn how to pack optimum benefits into a limited space for the survival of hive and home, and backyard beekeepers will learn great planting strategies for making sure their honeybees are healthy and have ample food to overwinter. Victory Gardens for Bees is also buzzing with DIY projects that will provide nesting sites and essential supplies for precious pollinators"--
Category: Bees

The Bee Kind Garden

Author : David Squire
ISBN : 0857842161
Genre : Nature
File Size : 36.5 MB
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Bees are vital for the future of the planet, for without their dedicated pollinating skills many crops would eventually fail. This delightfully illustrated book is a homage to bees, revealing many facets of their lives, including homes, flight patterns and defence. It also describes how to attract bees to your garden and, essentially, the art of talking to them! The lives of bees are interwoven with our own, but how much do you know about them? Which scents do bees prefer? How do bees transport pollen? How far can bees fly? Do specific colours attract bees? Do bees prefer native flowers? Then there is honey – a near-miraculous elixir that in earlier generations was an integral part of life as a sweetener and food preserver. It can be fermented with water and yeast to create mead, a drink that has been enjoyed for thousands of years. This book is dedicated to bees and to ensuring that they continue to live in harmony with humans in bee-friendly gardens. Click on the image to look inside:
Category: Nature

Bees In The City

Author : Brian McCallum
ISBN : 9780852652534
Genre : Nature
File Size : 74.16 MB
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Beekeeping - once seen as an old-fashioned country pursuit - is increasingly attracting young metropolitan professionals, and new hives are springing up all over our cities. Whether you're attracted to beekeeping because you want to produce your own honey, do your bit to combat the threats that honeybee colonies face today, or simply reconnect with nature, Bees in the City provides a comprehensive guide to the subject. Written by the authors of the bestselling A World Without Bees, it: - introduces you to the school teachers, inner-city youngsters, City professionals and budding entrepreneurs who are at the forefront of this exciting new movement - suggests creative ways you can help bees in your own back garden without keeping a hive - provides extensive, practical information for the novice urban beekeeper, including tips on getting started and a month-by-month job guide Packed with invaluable advice on how to understand and support these extraordinary creatures, Bees in the City will inspire you to join this new urban revolution.
Category: Nature

The Bee Book

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781465454522
Genre : Nature
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The Bee Book shows you step-by-step how to create a bee-friendly garden, get started in beekeeping, and harness the power of honey for well-being. Fully illustrated with full-color photographs throughout, this beautiful guide covers everything you need to know to start your own backyard hive, from setup to harvest. Practical beekeeping techniques are explained with clear step-by-step sequences, photos, and diagrams so you'll be prepared to establish your own colony, deal with diseases, collect a swarm, and much more. A comprehensive gardening chapter features planting plans to fill container and border gardens, bee "hotel" and habitat projects, and an at-a-glance flower gallery of bees' favorite plants. The Bee Book also shows you how to harvest honey, beeswax, and propolis from the hive and use these ingredients in 38 recipes for home remedies, beauty treatments, and candle-making. Discover the wonder of bees in nature, in your garden, and in the hive with The Bee Book.
Category: Nature

Rspb Gardening For Wildlife

Author : Adrian Thomas
ISBN :
Genre : Gardening
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This new book busts the myths that wildlife gardens have to be ‘wild', or that you can only garden for wildlife in a ‘wildlife garden'. You can easily fit in wildlife gardening alongside everything else you want from your garden.
Category: Gardening

A Sting In The Tale

Author : Dave Goulson
ISBN : 9781250048387
Genre : Nature
File Size : 53.11 MB
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FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GREAT NATURE WRITERS SUCH AS E.O. WILSON AND CHARMING MEMOIRS LIKE GERALD DURRELL'S MY FAMILY AND OTHER ANIMALS, THIS FASCINATING BOOK WILL ALTER THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT BUMBLEBEES. Dave Goulson became obsessed with wildlife as a small boy growing up in rural Shropshire, starting with an increasingly exotic menagerie of pets. When his interest turned to the anatomical, there were even some ill-fated experiments with taxidermy. But bees are where Goulson's true passion lies—the humble bumblebee in particular. Once commonly found in the marshes of Kent, the English short-haired bumblebee went extinct in the United Kingdom, but by a twist of fate still exists in the wilds of New Zealand, the descendants of a few pairs shipped over in the nineteenth century. Dave Goulson's passionate quest to reintroduce it to its native land is one of the highlights of a book that includes original research into the habits of these mysterious creatures, history's relationship with the bumblebee, and advice on how to protect the bumblebee for future generations. One of the United Kingdom's most respected conservationists and the founder of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Goulson combines lighthearted tales of a child's growing passion for nature with a deep insight into the crucial importance of the bumblebee. He details the minutiae of life in the nest, sharing fascinating research into the effects intensive farming has had on our bee population and the potential dangers if we are to continue down this path.
Category: Nature

Bee Garden

Author : Elke Schwarzer
ISBN : 1785216961
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 77.4 MB
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It is becoming more and more important to address the decline in our native bee populations, not only on a national level but also in our own back gardens and other outdoor spaces. Amateur bee keeping is one way to help bees recover their numbers, but a simpler way is to create an environment in which they can thrive. Honey bees, bumblebees or wild bees all love a garden full of flowers. Some wild bees may even take up residence in your garden if they find nesting opportunities as well as their favourite flowers. Bee Garden offers everything you need to plant and nurture a garden that will invite these vital pollinators in, creating spaces bursting with vibrant colour and giving off heady, bee-friendly scents from the right kinds of plants. In doing so you will cultivate an environment in which beneficial insects thrive, and pests are controlled, meaning that your gardens, balconies and containers create a delightful environment for people as well as bees. Containing a wealth of information about different bees and vibrant planting plans, Bee Garden will help you support and grow a happy garden that is buzzing with life and fruitfulness.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Australian Beekeeping Manual

Author : Robert Owen
ISBN : 9781775592471
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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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 detail the equipment needed as well as equipment that may be useful later on as their confidence and experience grows. The chapter ‘Your First Bees’ explains how to obtain bees, where to locate them in the garden, and the basics of colony management. In addition to chapters on keeping bees, there are detailed chapters on the life cycle of the honey bee, extracting honey, the bee-friendly garden, entering honey in competitions, native bees and rearing queens. The result is a comprehensive manual that includes material not available in other Australian, North American or European books and is the ultimate Australian reference source.
Category: Technology & Engineering

California Agriculture

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ISBN : UCBK:C106223693
Genre : Agriculture
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Category: Agriculture

The Secret Lives Of Garden Bees

Author : Jean Vernon
ISBN : 9781526711885
Genre : Nature
File Size : 87.66 MB
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A friendly, accessible insight into the weird, but wonderful world of bees in your garden From the common or garden bumblebees that nest in bird boxes, compost heaps and old mouse holes, making ‘Winnie the Pooh’ style honey pots to feed their babes, to the quirky wool carder bee; a solitary bee that combs the fluff from garden plants to line her brood cells and the amazing leaf cutter bee that carves chunks out of plant foliage to seal it’s egg chambers. This book will reveal the secrets and fascinating lives of the bees that live and breed in your garden, from buzz pollination, to the bee robbers that cheat the plants and steal nectar by stealth. With a chapter per season to explore what you are likely to see in your garden, great plants to grow to help them, plus other fascinating information on these secretive creatures, this book is designed to bring alive the world of garden before your very eyes.
Category: Nature

Insect Pollinators

Author : Jennifer Boothroyd
ISBN : 9781467762250
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Many insects drink nectar and collect pollen from flowers, and in the process they help plants reproduce. Readers will investigate how bees, butterflies, ants, and other insects assist in pollination.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Plant Trees Sow Seeds Save The Bees

Author : Nicola Bradbear
ISBN : 9781473586550
Genre : Nature
File Size : 29.64 MB
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Our stripey friends need you! Bees, wasps, hoverflies and other stripey insects are essential to keeping us, and our planet, alive. Discover the simple ways you can help them thrive in all green spaces - from gardens to window boxes and pots - with insect champion Nicola Bradbear, from Bees for Development charity. There are lots of fun things you can do whatever space you have. And these acts of kindness will all make a big difference. With every book sold, proceeds will be donated to Bees for Development (www.beesfordevelopment.org)
Category: Nature

Agriscope

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ISBN : UCSD:31822020580809
Genre : Agricultural industries
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Category: Agricultural industries