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The Surrey Beekeeper: Book Title Competition

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James Dearsley AKA The Surrey Beekeeper tells us about his forthcoming beekeeping book and the competition to find its title.

As some of you may know I wrote a little book during my first year as a beekeeper. It was all about my efforts to get just one jar of honey and my journey learning all about bees. I had a lovely time in that first year and wanted to tell everyone about it. I was very lucky to have been picked up by the Summersdale Publishing Company who will be publishing the book next year. However, we are all deliberating on the final title and we thought we would have some fun and open it out to everyone else to make the decision.

Therefore, put your entries in the comments box (the more entries the merrier!); the team at Summersdale will then pick their top 5 and we will then put it to the public vote to see who gets to name the title. There are some amazing prizes (!)……and I may just chuck in a jar of next years honey to add to the prize fund.

Click here to enter.

James Dearsley AKA The Surrey Beekeeper

Bee on the Comb: Kit Williams now at Bees in Art


In 1985 Kit Williams broke open a seal upon the mahogany bee-box (see title page) to reveal the title of his book. Readers were given one year after publishing to solve the book’s hidden clues and win the golden queen bee.



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Bee Books @ Bees in Art


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Some of the bee books in the Bees in Art bookshop.

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Bees In Art: Raising Awareness About Pollinators In Peril

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Beekeeping in Britain by Andrew Tyzack


Bees In Art: Raising Awareness About Pollinators In Peril
Andrew Tyzack and Debbie Grice Found Special Gallery To Celebrate Role Of Bees In Our Lives
Written By
Todd Wilkinson

As artists who together operate The Land Gallery in England in East Yorkshire, they decided to do something about it: Put out a call to other artists and open a virtual gallery with procceds from the sale of artwork going to the cause of pollinator conservation. Tyzack has a particular insight into the problem, which in many parts of the globe has manifested itself as Colony Collapse Disorder. Outbreaks of CCD have been blamed on a virulent combination of mites and a fungus killing honey bees with weakened immune systems potentially caused by exposure to pesticides. Loss of habitat also is taking a serious toll on wild bees, with several species in the U.S. now imperiled.

Tyzack himself is a third-generation beekeeper, a practitioner of the apiary arts, husbanding his domestic honey hives to make sweet honey.

More and more, artists are stepping forward to aid in the cause of conservation. This effort on behalf of pollinators is similar to one led by biologist Kerry Kriger who founded Save The Frogs and has sponsored an art contest that is open to painters of all ages.

Bees in Art celebrates Hymenoptera, the order of insect that encompasses honey bees, bumblebees and related species. He said that he and Grice welcome artists in North America to contact him if they are interested in supporting bee conservation by making works available for sale...

For complete article please visit
The Wildlife Art Journal.

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CAA: Wendy Ramshaw and The Honey Bee and the Hive

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A Church Apiary on the North York Moors

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Maeterlinck and E. J. Detmold: The Life of the Bee

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New Honeybee Drawing by Andrew Tyzack

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Links @ Bees in Art

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Pieter Breugel the Elder and Beekeeping

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Preparing Honeybees for Winter in Britain

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