• A collection of Tasmanian honey stories, producers & recipes.
  • A beautifully illustrated book by children, for children, which tells the story of pollination. Featuring bees, butterflies, flowers, fruit, and trees, and including lots of fun facts about our natural world, The Pollination Book is a sequel to the immensely popular The Bee Book (now in its fourth print run), and directed by beekeeper, educator, and consultant, Jenni McLeod, of The Bee Collective based in Tasmania’s South West.
  • A Bee Literate Tasmania project - a book by children for children regarding the importance of bees The Bee Literate project started in 2017 following the death of Mr Fred House, a long-term Goodwood resident. Prior to his death Fred, a beekeeper for 93 of his 99 years, had started writing a book, My Life with the Honeybees. This project, which developed as a way to remember Fred and carry on his legacy, has brought together children from the Goodwood community to learn about bees and to create a book. Funds raised through sales will be put towards safeguarding the survival of bees and pollinators. * Bee Literate Tasmania is a partnership between Beautiful Girls Honey, Goodwood Community Centre, the Tasmanian Junior Beekeepers and Story Island Project.
  • Suzi P is a little swift parrot who struggles to find a place to raise her family in peace on Bruny Island. But the creative scientists find a way to protect Suzi P and her family, so they can grow up safe and sound from hunters and loggers. Suitable for children in middle to upper primary school.
  • Little Spot is a forty-spotted pardalote - one of Australia’s rarest birds. Little Spot lives high in the tree canopy in small pockets of bush in Tasmania. He must survive all the threats to his young life so he can live happily in the white gums of Bruny Island.
  • Quentin the quoll is a small Australian marsupial who lives on Bruny Island. Like all wild and endangered animals, he has to deal with extreme climate events like floods, fires and drought. Suitable for children in early primary school.
  • Margie Kirk’s fantastic artwork and beautiful words combine to take readers on a tour of 14 Tasmanian towns where thylacines make friends with the native wildlife - from wombats in Waratah, echidnas in Eddystone, wedge-tails over Wineglass Bay to possums in Port Arthur, quolls in Queenstown and swans in Strahan.
  • Bicheno locals Hannah Coates and Claire Neyland needed a "maternity leave project" and came up with the idea of creating a book starring an iconic Bicheno resident. The story tells of a Little Penguin who needs to find a new home. On his journey, he encounters other Tasmanian animals who offer him a place to live. Hannah’s engaging text is brought to life by Claire’s beautiful watercolour illustrations, which showcase Tasmania’s East Coast. Those familiar with the area will no doubt be able to recognise a few key locations. Hannah and Claire have included a map of penguin viewing sites in Tasmania and viewing guidelines that ensure the safety of these shy little creatures.
  • Beehive Alchemy is every beekeeper's (and bee lover's) guide to transforming the bounty of bees into practical and beautiful products for health and home. From crayons to cough drops, cookies to candles, Beehive Alchemy offers a comprehensive entree to incorporating the miracle of bees into everyday life. Beehive Alchemy is a continuation of Petra Ahnert's best-selling Beeswax Alchemy. With this new book, beekeepers (and bee lovers) will learn about the benefits and attributes of beeswax, honey, propolis and more as they're introduced to a full range of projects and techniques to process and harness the amazing gifts of bees.
  • Dive into the captivating world of one of nature's most extraordinary creatures: the unassuming bee.
    • How do bees communicate?
    • How many millennia have they graced our planet?
    • What precisely does a beekeeper's role entail?
    • Who survived being stung by 2,443 bees?
    Within the pages of this extensive volume, these questions and more are answered. Packed with an abundance of knowledge, it combines a lighthearted, humorous tone with an array of vivid illustrations. Piotr Socha embarks on a journey through time, tracing the bee's history from the era of dinosaurs to their contemporary predicament. Along this voyage, he unravels the pivotal role bees have played in both human history and the broader natural world.
  • Bees are our most important pollinators and they are in decline the world over. They love to live in urban environments, where it's a short flight path from one type of plant to the next. But conventional gardens that favour lawns and pesticides over flowers and edible plants are scaring the good bugs away. The Bee Friendly Garden is a guide for all gardeners great and small to encouraging bees and other good bugs to your green space.
  • Just a stone's throw from Hobart lies the picturesque Huon Valley, a region of abundant producers that ranks among Australia's most multifarious culinary landscapes. Historically, it holds a place of prominence in Tasmania's narrative, contributing significantly to the island's international recognition as "The Apple Isle." Elaine Reeves, a prominent Tasmanian gastronomic scribe, shares the compelling narratives of over 50 producers, both small and large, who have weathered trials and celebrated triumphs while nourishing the community festivals they support. Within these pages, you'll also find a delectable array of seasonal recipes that make the most of Huon's bounty, thoughtfully crafted by the renowned chef Steve Cumper. These recipes have been expertly presented and artfully captured by the talented local photographer Nick Osborne, accompanied by a treasure trove of exquisite imagery showcasing the stunning Huon landscape.
  • The Australian Beekeeping Manual stands as the ultimate go-to resource, catering to both novice and seasoned beekeepers across Australia. Within its pages, you'll find an approachable yet comprehensive narrative, complemented by an impressive array of over 350 full-color photographs and illustrations. It delves into every essential aspect, from the necessary beekeeping gear and the art of acquiring bees to the fundamentals of colony administration, challenges posed by pests and diseases, insights into native bees, and the intricacies of queen rearing. In this 3rd edition, we've thoughtfully incorporated the most recent advancements in pest and disease management, ensuring you have access to the latest insights and techniques.
  • Explore the fascinating world of beekeeping in a cool temperate climate, with a special focus on Tasmania, our beloved island home, in Beekeeping at the Edge of the World. In the realm of beekeeping, there exist a hundred beekeepers, each with their unique approach to tending these remarkable creatures. Beekeeping at the Edge of the World offers a practical glimpse into the art of beekeeping in a cool climate, with Tasmania taking center stage. This book is generously adorned with distinctive diagrams, a floral calendar, helpful tables, and vivid images, all working harmoniously to narrate this captivating story. While championing the idea that children are the torchbearers of the future in beekeeping, it also pays homage to our seasoned beekeeping masters. Beekeeping at the Edge of the World stands as an invaluable resource, a lifelong companion on your journey of learning. Tasmania, our cherished island abode, presents a paradise of untamed wilderness, majestic mountains, and pristine beaches—an adventurer's haven and a gourmet's delight. Our apiaries, gardens, farms, fisheries, and vineyards produce world-class culinary treasures, gracing the menus of our renowned restaurants and cafes. Honey, a gift from nature, holds a special place in this culinary landscape, with our globally sought-after leatherwood honey taking the lead and anchoring our thriving industry. Tasmania also boasts the presence of Leptospermum scoparium, or Manuka, a name made famous by our beekeeping friends in New Zealand. Whether you're contemplating the art of beekeeping, taking your first steps, or already a seasoned practitioner, Beekeeping at the Edge of the World offers valuable insights into cool climate beekeeping, regardless of your location on this magnificent planet. The chapters provide a glimpse of what awaits you within these pages:
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