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Secrets of Great Botanists

AUD $39.99 Tax Included

And What They Teach Us About Gardening

Due for release  in October 2024  


Welcome to the lives of 35 botanists from our past and present, driven by an insatiable desire to learn and discover, whose study of plants revolutionised the scientific world and increased our understanding of the importance plants have on our survival. Illustrated with beautiful period botanical watercolours and vibrant photographs, this inspiring and practical guide delves into the qualities that brought them success and shows what ordinary gardeners can learn from their legacies

Specifications: Paperback | 230 x 170mm  | 224 Pages

Urban Beekeeping

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The city as a hive

Due for release  in October 2024  


Urban Beekeeping is both an in-depth instruction manual for creating hives in urban spaces, and an exploration of why reshaping our cities to make space for nature is vital. Written by the Head Beekeeper for the Australian Parliament, it is informed by extensive experience in beekeeping, instruction and honey production. Readers will learn step by step how to set up a thriving urban hive, and the wider importance of this as sustainable local food production and creating space for native species.

Specifications: Hardback | 242 x 184mm  | 256 Pages

Honey Bee Pests and Diseases

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The authors of Honey Bee Pests and Diseases have been keen beekeepers for over twenty years, and have a professional interest in bees through their university research. The diseases honey bees currently face can be better managed when beekeepers, eager to learn about the identification and treatment of diseases, have access to the latest information. Beekeeping techniques vary in different countries, and this book enables beekeepers to take the best from each country’s practices.

Specifications: Hardback | 229 x 152mm / 9 x 6 in | 240 Pages | Full Colour

The Australian Beekeeping Manual (3rd Edition)

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The Australian Beekeeping Manual is the most comprehensive reference for both novice and experienced beekeepers in Australia. The accessible yet detailed text, supported by over 350 full-colour photographs and illustrations, covers all the key areas, from the beekeeping equipment needed and how to obtain bees to the basics of colony management, pests and diseases, native bees, and rearing queens. This 3rd edition has been updated to include the latest developments in pest and disease management.

Specifications: Hardback | 242 x 184mm / 9.5 x 7.25in | 368 Pages | Full Colour

The Secret of Sapling Green

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Sapling Green is a gentle, quiet girl with a secret she is scared to show the world. Wynn Farthing is funny and noisy, and the best at climbing high into the branches of the old schoolyard tree. One terrible day, after a storm, the gardener says the tree has to come down. Can Sapling use her secret to save the day?

This beautifully illustrated, heart-warming and relatable story is an important reminder that our differences are our strengths, and we should always accept each other for who we are.

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SPECIFICATIONS: 245mm x 255mm | Hardback | 32 pages | Full Colour | EK Books

Manuka: The Biography of an extraordinary honey

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Dr. Peter Molan, MBE, the discoverer of the unique antibacterial activity in manuka honey.
“There are things in this book even I didn’t know about manuka. I literally couldn’t put it down.”

Manuka: The Biography of an Extraordinary Honey chronicles the remarkable ‘rags-to-riches’ story of manuka honey, as seen through the eyes of a New Zealand beekeeping specialist who watched it unfold from the very beginning. It’s a great tale of science, in which an inquisitive university lecturer found something totally unexpected in a product everyone had written off.

It’s also an entertaining account of the way that seemingly simple discovery caught the international media’s attention, helping enterprising New Zealanders to develop manuka honey-based products and take them all around the globe. But above all else it’s a story of hope for the future, sounding a note of optimism in a world that for good reason feels saddened and sometimes even afraid about the future of the special relationship we humans have always had with those marvellous creatures, the honey bees.

 


 

SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | Colour Photographs Throughout | 256 Pages |9781775591634

The Australian Beekeeping Manual (2nd Edition) (eBook)

AUD $39.99

The Australian Beekeeping Manual is the most comprehensive reference for both novice and experienced beekeepers in Australia. The accessible yet detailed text, supported by over 350 full-colour photographs and illustrations, covers all the key areas, including the beekeeping equipment needed, how to obtain bees, where to locate them in the garden, and the basics of colony management. There are also in-depth chapters on the lifecycle of the honey bee, extracting honey, creating a bee-friendly garden, entering honey in competitions, pests and diseases, native bees, and rearing queens.

A feature of this 2nd edition is the addition of a new chapter on the Flow Hive. The result is an invaluable beekeeping resource that will be referred to time and again, and which can be taken out to the hive for use as an immediate step-by-step guide or read at leisure.

Specifications: eBook | 368 Pages | Full Colour

Gardener’s Quiz and Puzzle Book

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100 Brainteasers for Gardeners Who Know Their Onions

Test your botanical knowledge with over 100 puzzles and quizzes cultivated by garden expert Simon Arkeroyd and quiz-master Dr Gareth Moore. Show off by solving challenging anagrams of Latin species names and challenge yourself with stimulating activities aimed at improving your horticultural and botanical knowledge. Breathtaking botanical illustrations throughout and a wide range of quizzes and puzzles will ensnare and delight any gardener who thinks they know their onions

SPECIFICATIONS: 9781925820423| Paperback | 230 x 170mm | 224 Pages | Colour

Practical Beekeeping in New Zealand (5th Edition) (eBook)

AUD $19.99

The Definitive Guide

More and more kiwis are falling in love with bees; as of 2017, 8000 people are now registered beekeepers in New Zealand. Some are professional apiarists, while many enjoy beekeeping as a hobby. Whether you already have experience, or are looking for help getting started, Practical Beekeeping in New Zealand is the trusted bible for everything apiculture.

Now available in full colour, this comprehensive manual provides information, practical advice and expert guidance on all aspects of honeybee management. With it, learn all you need to know about this fascinating, rewarding pastime, and experience for yourself the satisfaction of nurturing your hives.

SPECIFICATIONS: eBook Download | 288 Pages |

Practical Beekeeping in New Zealand (5th Edition)

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The Definitive Guide

More and more kiwis are falling in love with bees; as of 2017, 8000 people are now registered beekeepers in New Zealand. Some are professional apiarists, while many enjoy beekeeping as a hobby. Whether you already have experience, or are looking for help getting started, Practical Beekeeping in New Zealand is the trusted bible for everything apiculture.

Now available in full colour, this comprehensive manual provides information, practical advice and expert guidance on all aspects of honeybee management. With it, learn all you need to know about this fascinating, rewarding pastime, and experience for yourself the satisfaction of nurturing your hives.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardcover | 242 x 184 mm | 200+ Colour Illustrations | 288 Pages

Lessons from Great Gardeners

Gardening is continually transformed and enhanced by great gardeners. This book profiles 40 of these remarkable figures — including Australia’s own Jeremy Francis and New Zealand’s Bev McConnell — and explores how their work can be used to inspire and instruct. Stories of their life and work are revealed together with practical hints and tips. Packed with botanical illustrations of their signature plants, the book also includes stunning photographs of twelve of the world’s most iconic gardens.

SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 227 x 170 mm | Colour | 224 Pages |