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All Things Bees
Athol and Skaidra Craig 2016 (AUS)
This lusciously photographed Australian book is a fantastic starting place for anyone who has an interest to know more about the 'European' honey bee and native bees.
Chapters include everything you need to know about the basics of beekeeping: housing, bee pests and parasites, what to plant in a bee garden, beekeeping equipment, and the seasonal management and lifecycle of bees. Also includes cooking and brewing with honey, function and importance of pollination and habitat and identification of native bees. Includes an appendix of useful websites and publications from Australia. 129pp, full colour throughout
Flowers and herbs provide a food source for honey bees: more information on growing bee forage.
Australian Stingless Bees: A Guide to Sugarbag Beekeeping
John Klumpp 2007 (AUS)
The 2000 or more species of Australian native bees go largely unrecognized and ignored by most people: this book aims to help change this lack of recognition. The focus of this book is on the social Stingless or sugarbag bees of which Australia has a dozen species. They are important pollinators and producers of honey and wax. Here is a thorough reference covering identification, hive structure, behaviour and much more. Included are instructions for making a hive, finding hives in bushland, keeping stingless bees and extracting wax and honey. Illustrated throughout with full-colour photographs. 110pp
Grow Your Own Bushfoods
Keith and Irene Smith 2013 (AUS)
This is a comprehensive and practical guide to growing and harvesting more than 140 kinds of Australian bush foods, right in your own back yard. Detailed plant profiles describe ideal growing conditions and characteristics. Divided into five plant sections (leaf flavours, fruits, vegetables, seed and nuts, and nectar plants) with a sixth section on growing, management and design specifics. Includes: Aboriginal uses, recipes and directory of suppliers. 139pp
Wild Food Plants of Australia
Tim Low 1991 (AUS)
Learn to identify and use 180 edible native Australian plants.
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