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  • Confessions of a Bad Beekeeperby Bill Turnbull

    The Experiment 2011; US$ 14.95

    Bill Turnbull had no intention of becoming a beekeeper. But when he saw an ad for beekeeping classes?after a swarm of bees landed in his suburban backyard?it seemed to be a sign. Despite being stung on the head?twice?at his first hands-on beekeeping class, Turnbull found himself falling in love with the fascinating, infuriating honeybee. As a new... more...

  • Keeping Bees in Towns and Citiesby Luke Dixon

    Timber Press 2012; US$ 19.95

    Keeping Bees in Towns and Cities features everything an urbanite needs to know to start keeping bees: how to select the perfect hive, how to buy bees, how to care for a colony, how to harvest honey, and what to do in the winter. Urban beekeeping has particular challenges and needs, and this book highlights the challenges and presents practices... more...

  • Wicked Bugsby Amy Stewart

    Algonquin Books 2011; US$ 18.95

    In this darkly comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world, Stewart has tracked down over one hundred of our worst entomological foes?creatures that infest, infect, and generally wreak havoc on human affairs. From the world?s most painful hornet, to the flies that transmit deadly diseases, to millipedes that stop traffic,... more...

  • Beekeepingby Richard E. Bonney

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2012; US$ 18.95

    Whether you're a beginning beekeeper or one with a season or two of experience, Richard Bonney tells you how to keep bees successfully. With this practical guide, you'll learn every step of the process, from acquiring bees to installing a colony, managing a hive, preventing and treating diseases, and taking a crop of honey. more...

  • Insect Repellents Handbook, Second Editionby Mustapha Debboun; Stephen P. Frances; Daniel Strickman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 119.95

    This book provides an update of the first edition, which is recognized as the definitive reference on insect repellents. The Second Edition reflects the current state of insect repellent science. It covers the processes involved in the development and testing of new active ingredients and formulations, and discusses the practical uses of repellents.... more...

  • Insect-fungal Associationsby Fernando E. Vega

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 74.99

    There is a significant interest in using fungi as biocontrol agents for insect pests in agricultural systems, and also in the basic biology of insect-fungal associations from the perspective of parasitism, symbiosis, and infection. This book covers important topics in this field. more...

  • Genetics, Evolution and Biological Controlby L.E. Ehler; R. Sforza; T. Mateille

    CABI 2003; US$ 120.00

    This volume has been developed from the keynote addresses delivered at the third IOBC International Symposium (co-organized with CILBA) that was held in Montpellier in October 2002, to address developments in genetics and evolutionary biology, and their relevance to biological control. more...

  • Area-wide Control of Insect Pestsby M. Vreysen

    Springer 2007; US$ 339.00

    "If major advances are to be made in coping with most of the major arthropod pest problems, then the tactics and strategies for managing such insects, ticks and mites must change. They must change from the current, limited scale, reactive, broad-spectrum measures to preventive measures that are target-pest specific and rigidly applied on an area-wide... more...

  • Caterpillars of Eastern North Americaby David L. Wagner

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    This lavishly illustrated guide will enable you to identify the caterpillars of nearly 700 butterflies and moths found east of the Mississippi. The more than 1,200 color photographs and two dozen line drawings include numerous exceptionally striking images. The giant silk moths, tiger moths, and many other species covered include forest pests, common... more...