Best Biology of Insects & Spiders Books
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1. The Beekeeper's Bible: Bees, Honey, Recipes & Other Home Uses
Author: by Richard Jones
Published at: Stewart, Tabori and Chang; Illustrated edition (April 1, 2011)
The Backyard Beekeeper, now in its 4th edition, makes the time-honored and complex tradition of beekeeping an enjoyable and accessible backyard pastime that will appeal to urban and rural beekeepers of all skill levels. More than a guide to beekeeping, this handbook features expert advice for:Setting up and caring for your own coloniesSelecting the best location to place your new bee colonies for their safety and yoursThe most practical and nontoxic ways to care for your beesSwarm controlUsing top bar hivesHarvesting the products of a beehive and collecting and using honeyBee problems and treatmentsWhat’s New?
Information for urban bees and beekeepersUsing your smoker the right way Better pest managementProviding consistent and abundant good food Keeping your hives healthyWith this complete resource and the expert advice of Bee Culture editor Kim Flottum, your bees will be healthy, happy, and more productive.
3. The Beekeeper's Handbook
Author: by Diana Sammataro
Published at: Comstock Publishing Associates; Fourth edition (July 15, 2011)
New and revised 5th Edition available April.Pre-order now! Since 1973, tens of thousands of first-time and experienced beekeepers alike have relied on The Beekeeper’s Handbook as the best single-volume guide to the hobby and profession of beekeeping. Featuring clear descriptions and authoritative content, this handbook provides step-by-step directions accompanied by more than 100 illustrations for setting up an apiary, handling bees, and working throughout the season to maintain a healthy colony of bees and a generous supply of honey.
This book explains the various colony care options and techniques, noting advantages and disadvantages, so that beekeepers can make the best choices for their own hives. This fourth edition has been thoroughly redesigned, expanded, updated, and revised to incorporate the latest information on Colony Collapse Disorder, green IPM methods, regional overwintering protocols, and procedures for handling bees and managing diseases and pests such as African honey bees and bee mites.
4. National Audubon Society Field Guide to Insects and Spiders: North America (National Audubon Society Field Guides)
Author: by National Audubon Society
Published at: Knopf; 1st edition (November 12, 1980)
The most comprehensive field guide available to the insects and spiders of North America-a must-have for any enthusiast’s day pack or home library-from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers. Featuring a durable vinyl binding and over 700 full-color identification photographs organized visually by color and shape, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to Insects and Spiders is the perfect companion for any outdoor excursion.
Descriptive text includes measurements, diagnostic details, and information on habitat, range, feeding habits, sounds or songs, flight period, web construction, life cycle, behaviors, folklore, and environmental impact. An illustrated key to the insect orders and detailed drawings of the parts of insects, spiders, and butterflies supplement this extensive coverage.
Author: by Christine Berrie
Published at: Laurence King Publishing; Brdgm Gam/ edition (February 25, 2014)
This beautifully illustrated bingo game features 64 species of bugs from around the world. Identify all kinds of insects from the Giant Hawker Dragonfly to the Kissing Bug and the Orchid Bee to the Sacred Scarab mark them off on your card and bingo!
Bug Bingo brings a fun and educational twist to the traditional game as players learn the names and colorings of both favorite species like the Honey Bee and more exotic bugs like the Vampire Moth. Contains 64 superbly illustrated bug tokens, one board, 12 bingo cards and brightly colored counters for you to mark up your card, as well as a leaflet containing basic information and a few quirky traits for all of the bugs featured.
6. Honeybee Democracy
Author: by Thomas D. Seeley
Published at: Princeton University Press; Illustrated edition (October 10, 2010)
Honeybees make decisions collectively-and democratically. Every year, faced with the life-or-death problem of choosing and traveling to a new home, honeybees stake everything on a process that includes collective fact-finding, vigorous debate, and consensus building. In fact, as world-renowned animal behaviorist Thomas Seeley reveals, these incredible insects have much to teach us when it comes to collective wisdom and effective decision making.
A remarkable and richly illustrated account of scientific discovery, Honeybee Democracy brings together, for the first time, decades of Seeley’s pioneering research to tell the amazing story of house hunting and democratic debate among the honeybees. In the late spring and early summer, as a bee colony becomes overcrowded, a third of the hive stays behind and rears a new queen, while a swarm of thousands departs with the old queen to produce a daughter colony.
Seeley describes how these bees evaluate potential nest sites, advertise their discoveries to one another, engage in open deliberation, choose a final site, and navigate together-as a swirling cloud of bees-to their new home. Seeley investigates how evolution has honed the decision-making methods of honeybees over millions of years, and he considers similarities between the ways that bee swarms and primate brains process information.
7. Wasps: The Astonishing Diversity of a Misunderstood Insect
Author: by Eric R. Eaton
Published at: Princeton University Press; Illustrated edition (March 9, 2021)
The ultimate visual journey into the beautiful and complex world of waspsWasps are far more diverse than the familiar yellowjackets and hornets that harass picnickers and build nests under the eaves of our homes. These amazing, mostly solitary creatures thrive in nearly every habitat on Earth, and their influence on our lives is overwhelmingly beneficial.
Wasps are agents of pest control in agriculture and gardens. They are subjects of study in medicine, engineering, and other important fields. Wasps pollinate flowers, engage in symbiotic relationships with other organisms, and create architectural masterpieces in the form of their nests.
This richly illustrated book introduces you to some of the most spectacular members of the wasp realm, colorful in both appearance and lifestyle. From minute fairyflies to gargantuan tarantula hawks, wasps exploit almost every niche on the planet. So successful are they at survival that other organisms emulate their appearance and behavior.
8. The Bees in Your Backyard: A Guide to North America's Bees
Author: by Joseph S. Wilson
Published at: Princeton University Press (November 24, 2015)
The ultimate bee book for bee enthusiasts and experts alikeThe Bees in Your Backyard provides an engaging introduction to the roughly 4,000 different bee species found in the United States and Canada, dispelling common myths about bees while offering essential tips for telling them apart in the field.
The book features more than 900 stunning color photos of the bees living all around usin our gardens and parks, along nature trails, and in the wild spaces between. It describes their natural history, including where they live, how they gather food, their role as pollinators, and even how to attract them to your own backyard.
Ideal for amateur naturalists and experts alike, it gives detailed accounts of every bee family and genus in North America, describing key identification features, distributions, diets, nesting habits, and more. Provides the most comprehensive and accessible guide to all bees in the United States and CanadaFeatures more than 900 full-color photosOffers helpful identification tips and pointers for studying beesIncludes a full chapter on how to attract bees to your backyard
9. Worms Eat My Garbage, 35th Anniversary Edition: How to Set Up and Maintain a Worm Composting System: Compost Food Waste, Produce Fertilizer for Houseplants and Garden, and Educate Your Kids and Family
Author: by Mary Appelhof
Published at: Storey Publishing, LLC; 3rd edition (December 26, 2017)
For more than three decades, this best-selling guide to the practice of vermicomposting has taught people how to use worms to recycle food waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer for houseplants or gardens. Small-scale, self-contained worm bins can be kept indoors, in a basement, or even under the kitchen sink in an apartment making vermicomposting a great option for city dwellers and anyone who doesn’t want or can’t have an outdoor compost pile.
The fully revised 35th anniversary edition features the original’s same friendly tone, with up-to-date information on the entire process, from building or purchasing a bin (readily available at garden supply stores) to maintaining the worms and harvesting the finished compost.
10. The Worm Farmer’s Handbook: Mid- to Large-Scale Vermicomposting for Farms, Businesses, Municipalities, Schools, and Institutions
Author: by Rhonda Sherman
Published at: Chelsea Green Publishing; Illustrated edition (November 8, 2018)
Choice Reviews, Outstanding Academic Title Techniques and systems for processing food scraps, manure, yard debris, paper, and more Turning waste into wealth sounds too good to be true, but many worm farmers are finding that vermicomposting is a reliable way to do just that.
Vermicasta biologically active, nutrient-rich mix of earthworm castings and decomposed organic mattersells for $400 or more per cubic yard. Compare that to regular compost, sold at about $30 a cubic yard, and you’ll see why vermicomposting has taken root in most countries and on every continent but Antarctica.
Vermicomposting is also one of the best sustainable solutions for organic waste management. Vermicomposting manure and crop wastes on farms improves crop yields while reducing demand for off-farm inputs. Vermicast has higher nutrient levels and lower soluble salt content than regular compost, and it improves soil aeration, porosity, and water retention.
Plus, vermicast suppresses plant diseases and insect attacks. Municipalities, businesses, community gardens, schools, and universities can set up vermicomposting operations to process food residuals and other waste materials. The Worm Farmer’s Handbook details the ins and outs of vermicomposting for mid- to large-scale operations, including how to recycle organic materials ranging from food wastes and yard trimmings to manure and shredded office paper.
11. The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees
Author: by Meredith May
Published at: Park Row; Reissue edition (March 17, 2020)
An unforgettable story about finding home in the most unusual of places, and how a tiny, little-understood insect could save a life. Meredith May recalls the first time a honeybee crawled on her arm. She was five years old, her parents had recently split and suddenly she found herself in the care of her grandfather, an eccentric beekeeper who made honey in a rusty old military bus in the yard.
That first close encounter was at once terrifying and exhilarating for May. Everything she needed to know about life and family was right before her eyes, in the secret world of bees. May turned to her grandfather and the art of beekeeping as an escape from her troubled reality.
The bees became a guiding force in May’s life, teaching her about family and survival, and it was during this pivotal time in May’s childhood that she learned to take care of herself. Part family story, part beekeeping odyssey, The Honey Bus is a rich and lyrical memoir of a girl who journeyed into the hiveand found herself.
12. Beginning Beekeeping: Everything You Need to Make Your Hive Thrive!
Author: by Tanya Phillips
Published at: Alpha; Illustrated edition (March 14, 2017)
The national media regularly features dire stories on honeybee colony collapse and its danger to our food supply. But there’s another, unsung bee that has the potential to save the planetthe mason bee. Mason Bee Revolution explains how docile, hard-working, solitary mason bees (and their compatriots, the leafcutter bees) are even more productive pollinators than honeybees, and keeping them can be a fun, easy, backyard hobby for gardeners, conservationists, foodies, and families everywhere.Why these bees?
Bee pollination is critical for about 80 percent of US agricultural crops, increasing crop value by an estimated $15 billion annually. Since 2006, nearly a third of all honeybee hives have been lost each year, due to parasites, pesticides, habitat loss, climate change, and a newer malady called Colony Collapse Disorder.
While scientists search for answers to save the honeybee, Dave Hunter and his company, Crown Bees, are leading the effort to increase the population of other highly efficient pollinators: One mason bee can produce twelve pounds of cherries, via pollination, where it would take sixty honey bees to achieve the same.
14. Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees, 2nd Edition: Honey Production, Pollination, Health (Storey’s Guide to Raising)
Author: by Malcolm T. Sanford
Published at: Storey Publishing, LLC; Reprint edition (July 10, 2018)
This trusted handbook is a must-have for novice and seasoned beekeepers alike. Now totally redesigned and featuring color photos and graphics, the second edition also includes up-to-date information on honey bee health. The go-to reference presents comprehensive yet accessible information on everything from planning hives and installing a colony to preventing disease and managing productive hives that will bear bountiful honey harvests year after year.
15. Periodical Cicadas: The Brood X Edition: Black and White edition
Author: by Gene Kritsky
Published at: Ohio Biological Survey (February 26, 2021)
Every seventeen years, millions of cicadas rise from the soil of the eastern United States to fly, mate, and fill the air with their noisy song. Periodical Cicadas: The Brood X Edition Black and White edition provides a less costly examination of how the study of Brood X cicadas shaped our understanding of these bugs of history.
First documented in Philadelphia in 1715, Brood X was and is the largest of the 17-year cicada broods, occurring in 15 states that include several major cities. Periodical Cicadas: The Brood X Edition Black and White discusses the natural history, evolution, behavior, and distribution of periodical cicadas and provides an overview of the eighteen emergences that have occurred since the brood was first reported.
It offers a perfect starting point to learn about these insects and to enjoy them as one of the wonders of our natural world.Gene Kritsky, Ph.D., is Dean of the School of Behavioral and Natural Sciences at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Ohio.