Bees and their role in forest livelihoods

a guide to the services provided by bees and the sustainable harvesting, processing and marketing of their products
Author: Nicola Bradbear,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org
ISBN: 9789251062760
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 204
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This volume provides basic information about managing wild bees and on the use of their products. It identifies and describes major bee species and their importance for nature conservation and for sustaining livelihoods of rural people. Bee products are considered at both subsistence and commercial level, and particular attention is given to the potential for further development of managing wild bee species in developing countries. The role of bees for pollination of crops and the impact of managing bees on forestry and farming are presented. Wild-bee keeping techniques, honey production and marketing, and the international trade in bee products are described with further references and sources of additional information given. Using this publication, readers will better understand the complexities and opportunities for developing apiculture by rural livelihoods.

Bumblebees


Author: Christopher O'Toole
Publisher: Twayne Publishers
ISBN: 9780953990672
Category: Bumblebees
Page: 52
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The red mason bee

taking the sting out of bee-keeping : a practical guide to managing Osmia rufa as a pollinator in gardens, allotments, and orchards
Author: Christopher O'Toole
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Osmia
Page: 26
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The new encyclopedia of insects and their allies


Author: Christopher O'Toole
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 240
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With around one million species, insects and their allies are by far the most successful, variable and bizarre group of living things to have evolved on our planet. Yet much of their biology continues to remain a mystery. This book presents an authoritative overview of all terrestrial anthropods. Written by leading experts in entomology, the entries are accessible to both scientists and general readers. Taking each group in turn, from millipedes to mantids and from spiders to scorpions, this book provides a summary of the current scientific understanding of this fascinating group of animals. Illustrated with specially commissioned artwork illuminating the text, this work is the one-stop guide to the host of largely unseen 'mini-beasts' that share our world.

Firefly Encyclopedia of Insects and Spiders


Author: Christopher O'Toole
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 9781552976128
Category: Nature
Page: 240
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Collects information about insects and arachnids, such as dragonflies, crickets, beetles, spiders, and scorpions.

Earth Eats

Real Food Green Living
Author: Annie Corrigan
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253026938
Category: Cooking
Page: 296
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Focusing on local products, sustainability, and popular farm-to-fork dining trends, Earth Eats: Real Food Green Living compiles the best recipes, tips, and tricks to plant, harvest, and prepare local food. Along with renowned chef Daniel Orr, Earth Eats radio host Annie Corrigan presents tips, grouped by season, on keeping your farm or garden in top form, finding the best in-season produce at your local farmers’ market, and stocking your kitchen effectively. The book showcases what locally produced food will be available in each season and is amply stuffed with more than 200 delicious, original, and tested recipes, reflecting the dishes that can be made with these local foods. In addition to tips and recipes, Corrigan and Orr profile individuals who are on the front lines of the changing food ecosystem, detailing the challenges they and the local food movement face. With more than 80 color photos, Earth Eats showcases local food at its finest and features everything the local grower and food enthusiast needs to know all year round, including how to cook up a healthy compost heap, nurture a failing bee colony, create an all-natural deer repellant, and ferment delicious vegetables.

THE NEW ROYAL ENCYCLOPAEDIA; OR, COMPLETE MODERN UNIVERSAL DICTIONARY OF ARTS & SCIENCES, ON A NEW AND IMPROVED PLAN

IN WHICH ALL THE RESPECTIVE SCIENCES, ARE ARRANGED INTO COMPLETE SYSTEMS, AND THE ARTS DIGESTED INTO DISTINCT TREATISES. ALSO THE DETACHED PARTS OF KNOWLEDGE, Alphabetically Arranged and Fully Explained, According to the BEST AUTHORITIES. Containing a Digest and Display of the Whole Theory and Practice of the Liberal and Mechanical Arts. Comprising a General REPOSITORY of ANCIENT AND MODERN LITERATURE, FROM THE EARLIEST AGES, DOWN TO THE PRESENT TIME: Containing All the New IMPROVEMENTS and Latest DISCOVERIES Made in the ARTS and SCIENCES, Particularly Acoustic ... Zoology, &c. Including All the Material Information that is Contained in CHAMBER's CYCLOPAEDIA, THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, AND THE FRENCH ENCYCLOPAEDIE. By Introducing and Incorporating Complete Systems on the Sciences, and Distinct Treatises on the Respective Arts, this Work Comprises, Independent of the Alphabetical Arrangement, A GENERAL CIRCLE OF SCIENCE, AND FORMS THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE LIBRARY OF UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE, That was Ever Published in the ENGLISH LANGUAGE. The Whole Entirely Freed from the Errors, Obscurities, and Superfluities of Other DICTIONARIES. Illustrated with Upwards of 150 Large Superb COPPER PLATES, Accurately Descriptive of the Subjects to which They Refer. IN THREE VOLUMES.
Author: William Henry Hall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Kiss the Ground

How the Food You Eat Can Reverse Climate Change, Heal Your Body & Ultimately Save Our World
Author: Josh Tickell,Terry Tamminen
Publisher: Atria/Enliven Books
ISBN: 1501170260
Category: Nature
Page: 352
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From Josh Tickell, one of America’s most celebrated documentary filmmakers, comes a “fascinating, easy-to-follow blueprint for how eating in ways that nourish and regenerate the soil can not only help reverse global warming, but also bring greater vitality to our lives” (Wolfgang Puck). “A must read for anyone committed to healing our bodies and our Earth” (Deepak Chopra), Kiss the Ground explains an incredible truth: by changing our diets to a soil-nourishing, regenerative agriculture diet, we can reverse global warming, harvest healthy, abundant food, and eliminate the poisonous substances that are harming our children, pets, bodies, and ultimately our planet. This “richly visual” (Kirkus Reviews) look at the impact of an underappreciated but essential resource—the very ground that feeds us—features fascinating and accessible interviews with celebrity chefs, ranchers, farmers, and top scientists. Kiss the Ground teaches you how to become an agent in humanity’s single most important and time-sensitive mission: reverse climate change and effectively save the world—all through the choices you make in how and what to eat. Also a full-length documentary executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and narrated by Woody Harrelson, “Kiss the Ground both informs and inspires” (Marianne Williamson, #1 New York Times bestselling author).

Summer Capricorn


Author: Terry Row
Publisher: Clifton Edwin Publishing
ISBN: 0978603656
Category: Fiction
Page: 236
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Adam Nicholas abandoned classical music as a way of life in favour of a real job in computers, but the early 80's recession in the Silicon Valley interfered with his plans. Before he can lead the life he wants, there are two other experiences he must first live, two other directions he must choose, directions for which his new diploma leaves him completely unprepared.

Die Bienenhüterin

Roman
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Publisher: btb Verlag
ISBN: 3641024730
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Lilys Mutter ist vor zehn Jahren umgekommen. Ihr Vater herrscht wie ein grausamer Rachegott über die inzwischen 14-jährige. Eines Tages flieht Lily aus der bedrückenden Atmosphäre ihres Elternhauses, wandert über die staubigen Straßen der Südstaaten, um ein neues Zuhause zu finden. Sie begegnet wunderbaren Menschen, rettet mit Mut und Klugheit ein Leben und findet bei drei Frauen Unterschlupf, die, wie im Märchen, in großer Eintracht zusammenwohnen. Die drei Schwestern geben dem Mädchen alles, was es braucht: Liebe, Halt, und Geborgenheit. Sie nehmen Lily in ihre Familie auf und weihen sie in die Geheimnisse weiblichen Wissens ein. Lily lernt alles über die Bienenzucht. Sie erfährt, wer ihre Mutter, die sie so schmerzlich vermisst, wirklich war, und sie verliebt sich. Doch eines Tages steht ihr Vater am Gartentor ...