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Bee's Need Flowers...… whats more to say?
 #3649  by NigelP
 18 Jun 2019, 08:07
Try and find a copy of Plants and Beekeeping by F.N.Howes....it's a bit of a bible, although I believe there is another similar book that has pictures as well...but can't remember name of.
 #3650  by Chrisbarlow
 18 Jun 2019, 11:48
Try this... £5.99

https://www.worldofbooks.com/en-gb/books/plants-and-beekeeping/GOR004425218?keyword=&gclid=Cj0KCQjwl6LoBRDqARIsABllMSZkskTmHPI7VPGkgamrtH0Ofhp4-CGYsa_gyHzwpm9ggD3xYmcg4F4aAl3eEALw_wcB
 #3651  by NigelP
 18 Jun 2019, 12:47
Several copies around on ebay and ABE books...the one at your link seems to have gone. Maybe Jazz has already ordered his copy?
All excellent value.

Another good old 'un with major nectar plants and drawings of their pollen is by G Hayes, "Nectar producing plants and their pollen". it's only 110 pages and paperback but well worth looking out for, particularly if you are into pollen ....as it shows drawings of pollen grains before or after they have been honey...which is something all the other pollen books neglect.
 #3657  by NigelP
 18 Jun 2019, 19:10
2nd one is very old...1925, copies don't come up that often...and it measures pollen sizes in fractions of inches....like 1 1/4 of a 1000th of an inch...
 #3658  by Chrisbarlow
 18 Jun 2019, 19:14
I had a quick Google to. You ain't kidding that's a little more rare
 #3661  by Adam Bee
 18 Jun 2019, 22:01
ebook
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=b0h8CgAAQBAJ&pg=PT258&lpg=PT258&dq=Nectar+producing+plants+and+their+pollen+g+hayes

I’ve looked for it through Overdrive, the library app, and couldn’t find it to borrow. I’ve been interrupted, but if I find more links, I’ll post them.
 #3667  by Japey Edge
 19 Jun 2019, 07:09
NigelP wrote:
18 Jun 2019, 19:10
2nd one is very old...1925, copies don't come up that often...and it measures pollen sizes in fractions of inches....like 1 1/4 of a 1000th of an inch...
What's an inch? ;)

:lol:
 #3668  by Japey Edge
 19 Jun 2019, 07:14
Adam Bee wrote:
18 Jun 2019, 22:01
ebook
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=b0h8CgAAQBAJ&pg=PT258&lpg=PT258&dq=Nectar+producing+plants+and+their+pollen+g+hayes

I’ve looked for it through Overdrive, the library app, and couldn’t find it to borrow. I’ve been interrupted, but if I find more links, I’ll post them.
Cheers Adam - I've just bought the hard copy of that from ebay. The second one Nigel recommended is proving difficult to source.
A brief look on Amazon books didn't turn up with many alternatives that grabbed my attention.

I'm sure the first book will see me through. I have some bee biology books to get too so I'll be reading for a while.

Back to the main topic - bees are loving Cotoneaster and Pyracantha.
 #3706  by Chrisbarlow
 22 Jun 2019, 21:06
The brambles well and truly in flower. I've also seen thistle, white and red clover out in flower today.
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