Ukraine's most famous novelist dramatises the conflict raging in his country through the adventures of a mild-mannered beekeeper. From the author of the bestselling Death and the Penguin. "A latter-day Bulgakov . . . A Ukrainian Murakami" - Phoebe Taplin, Guardian Little Starhorodivka, a village of three streets, lies in Ukraine's Grey Zone, the no-man's-land between loyalist and separatist forces. Thanks to the lukewarm war of sporadic violence and constant propaganda that has been dragging on for years, only two residents remain: retired safety inspector turned beekeeper Sergey Sergeyich and Pashka, a "frenemy" from his schooldays. With little food and no electricity, under ever-present threat of bombardment, Sergeyich's one remaining pleasure is his bees. As spring approaches, he knows he must take them far from the Grey Zone so they can collect their pollen in peace. This simple mission on their behalf introduces him to combatants and civilians on both sides of the battle lines: loyalists, separatists, Russian occupiers and Crimean Tatars. Wherever he goes, Sergeyich's childlike simplicity and strong moral compass disarm everyone he meets. But could these qualities be manipulated to serve an unworthy cause, spelling disaster for him, his bees and his country? Grey Bees is as timely as the author's Ukraine Diaries were in 2014, but treats the unfolding crisis in a more imaginative way, with a pinch of Kurkov's signature humour. Who better than Ukraine's most famous novelist - who writes in Russian - to illuminate and present a balanced portrait of this most bewildering of modern conflicts? Translated from the Russian by Boris Dralyuk
The updated bestselling guide to laid-back beekeeping for all, naturally! Are you a beginner beekeeper curious about bees or a practicing beekeeper looking for natural alternatives that work? Then this book is for you! In the second edition of the bestselling beekeeping guide Keeping Bees with a Smile, Fedor Lazutin, one of Europe's most successful natural beekeepers, shares the bee-friendly approach to apiculture that is fun, healthful, rewarding, and accessible to all. This new edition includes dozens of color photographs, new hive management techniques, and an updated version of "Lazutin hive" plans. Additional coverage includes: Keeping bees naturally without interfering in their lives Starting an apiary for free by attracting local bee swarms Building low-maintenance hives that mimic how bees live in nature Keeping colonies healthy and strong without any drugs, sugar, or gimmickry Helping bees to overwinter successfully even in harsh climates Enhancing local nectar plant resources Producing truly natural honey without robbing the bees Reversing the global bee decline... right in your backyard! Keeping Bees with a Smile is an invaluable resource for apiculture beginners and professionals alike, complete with plans for making bee-friendly, well-insulated horizontal hives with extra-deep frames, plus other fascinating beekeeping advice you won't find anywhere else.
A naturalist’s passionate dive into the world of bees of all stripes--what she has learned about them, and what we can learn from them Brigit Strawbridge Howard was shocked the day she realised she knew more about the French Revolution than she did about her native trees. And birds. And wildflowers. And bees. The thought stopped her—quite literally—in her tracks. But that day was also the start of a journey, one filled with silver birches and hairy-footed flower bees, skylarks, and rosebay willow herb, and the joy that comes with deepening one’s relationship with place. Dancing with Bees is Strawbridge Howard’s charming and eloquent account of a return to noticing, to rediscovering a perspective on the world that had somehow been lost to her for decades and to reconnecting with the natural world. With special care and attention to the plight of pollinators, including honeybees, bumblebees, and solitary bees, and what we can do to help them, Strawbridge Howard shares fascinating details of the lives of flora and fauna that have filled her days with ever-increasing wonder and delight.
The most celebrated author of classic western literature, Zane Grey created a large body of fiction, featuring exciting tales of the American frontier and sporting heroes. This comprehensive eBook presents the largest collection of Zane Grey’s works ever compiled in a single edition, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time and concise introductions. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Grey’s life and works * 45 novels, all with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Includes Grey’s complete baseball stories * Rare novels appearing here for the first time in digital publishing * Excellent formatting of the texts * Includes a selection of Grey’s non-fiction writings * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: Historical Novels BETTY ZANE SPIRIT OF THE BORDER The Westerns THE LAST OF THE PLAINSMEN THE LAST TRAIL THE YOUNG FORESTER THE HERITAGE OF THE DESERT THE YOUNG LION HUNTER RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE KEN WARD IN THE JUNGLE DESERT GOLD THE LIGHT OF WESTERN STARS THE RAINBOW TRAIL THE LONE STAR RANGER THE BORDER LEGION WILDFIRE THE UP TRAIL THE DESERT OF WHEAT THE MAN OF THE FOREST TO THE LAST MAN THE MYSTERIOUS RIDER WANDERER OF THE WASTELAND TAPPAN’S BURRO THE CALL OF THE CANYON THE VANISHING AMERICAN THE THUNDERING HERD UNDER THE TONTO RIM FORLORN RIVER NEVADA FIGHTING CARAVANS THE SHEPHERD OF GUADALOUPE SUNSET PASS ROBBERS’ ROOST THE HASH KNIFE OUTFIT THE DRIFT FENCE THUNDER MOUNTAIN KNIGHTS OF THE RANGE TWIN SOMBREROS THIRTY THOUSAND ON THE HOOF THE WILDERNESS TREK VALLEY OF WILD HORSES The Baseball Stories THE SHORTSTOP THE YOUNG PITCHER THE REDHEADED OUTFIELD AND OTHER BASEBALL STORIES Adventure Novels TALES OF LONELY TRAILS ROPING LIONS IN THE GRAND CANYON The Social Novel THE DAY OF THE BEAST The Non-Fiction TALES OF FISHES TALES OF THE ANGLER’S ELDORADO, NEW ZEALAND AN AMERICAN ANGLER IN AUSTRALIA Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles
This unique collection of "Western Classics: Zane Grey Collection (27 Novels in One Edition)” has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Table of Contents: Betty Zane The Spirit of the Border: A Romance of the Early Settlers in the Ohio Valley The Last of the Plainsmen The Last Trail The Heritage of the Desert The Young Forester The Young Lion Hunter Riders of the Purple Sage Desert Gold The Light of the Western Stars The Rustlers of Pecos County The Lone Star Ranger: A Romance of the Border Rainbow Trail The Border Legion Wildfire The UP Trail The Desert of Wheat The Man of the Forest The Mysterious Rider To the Last Man The Day of the Beast Wanderer of the Wasteland Tappan's Burro Roping Lions in the Grand Canyon The Code of the West Valley of Wild Horses The Fugitive Trail Tales of Lonely Trails (Author's Account of American Wild West Trails) Zane Grey (1872-1939) was an American author best known for his popular adventure novels and stories that were a basis for the Western genre in literature and the arts. With his veracity and emotional intensity, he connected with millions of readers worldwide, during peacetime and war, and inspired many Western writers who followed him. Grey was a major force in shaping the myths of the Old West; his books and stories were adapted into other media, such as film and TV productions. He was the author of more than 90 books, some published posthumously and/or based on serials originally published in magazines.
The rationale behind a bee breeding programme for improvement of honeybee colonies is given together with a detailed description of simplified morphometric techniques which can be used to identify honeybee races or sub species. These techniques also indicate whether the breeder queen bee will breed true. The new edition includes an introduction to bee breeding as a means of controlling Varroa and a guide to computer-based record keeping.
This collection contains the greatest western stories such as Riders of the Purple Sage, The Last Trail, The Mysterious Rider, The Border Legion, Desert Gold, The Last of the Plainsmen and many more. The edition also includes historical novels such as "Betty Zane" (a historical novel about Elizabeth "Betty" Zane McLaughlin Clark - a heroine of the Revolutionary War on the American frontier), "The Day of the Beast" (the story from World War I) and many other historical novels. You will find here are the exciting adventure novels such as "Ken Ward in the Jungle", "The UP Trail", "The Young Lion Hunter" and many more. The collection as well contains numerous baseball and fishing stories since the author Zane Grey vas very passionate about these sports. Table of Contents: Betty Zane The Spirit of the Border: A Romance of the Early Settlers in the Ohio Valley The Last of the Plainsmen The Last Trail The Short Stop The Heritage of the Desert The Young Forester The Young Pitcher The Young Lion Hunter Riders of the Purple Sage Ken Ward in the Jungle Desert Gold The Light of the Western Stars The Rustlers of Pecos County The Lone Star Ranger Rainbow Trail The Border Legion Wildfire The UP Trail The Desert of Wheat Tales of Fishes The Man of the Forest The Mysterious Rider To the Last Man The Day of the Beast Tales of Lonely Trails Wanderer of the Wasteland Tappan's Burro The Call of the Canyon Roping Lions in the Grand Canyon The Thundering Herd The Vanishing American Under the Tonto Rim Tales of the Angler's Eldorado, New Zealand Forlorn River Nevada Sunset Pass Arizona Ames The Drift Fence The Hash Knife Outfit The Code of the West Thunder Mountain The Trail Driver The Wilderness Trek Arizona Clan Raiders of Spanish Peaks ...
The Second Zane Grey MEGAPACK® collects 6 more classic Zane Grey stories. Included are: WANDERER OF THE WASTELAND TAPPAN’S BURRO THE GREAT SLAVE YAQUI TIGRE THE RUBBER HUNTER If you enjoy this ebook, check out the more than 350 other volumes in the MEGAPACK® series, which include classic and modern tales of fantasy, science fiction, mystery, adventure, and much, much more! Search for "Wildside Megapack" in your favorite ebook store to see the complete list of available titles.
A friendly, accessible guide into the weird, but wonderful world of bees in the gardens of the UK. From the common or garden bumblebees that nest in bird boxes, compost heaps, and old mouse holes making “Winnie the Pooh” style honey pots to feed their babes; to the quirky wool carder bee, a solitary bee that combs the fluff from garden plants to line her brood cells; and the amazing leaf cutter bee that carves chunks out of plant foliage to seal its egg chambers . . . This book will reveal the secrets and fascinating lives of the bees that live and breed in your garden, from buzz pollination, to the bee robbers that cheat the plants and steal nectar by stealth. With a chapter per season to explore what you are likely to see in your garden, great plants to grow to help them, plus other fascinating information on these secretive creatures, this book is designed to bring alive the world of garden before your very eyes. “The colorful narrative radiates the authors love for bees and is punctuated with heaps of beautiful photographs. Easily read from cover to cover or dipped in to when in need of bee identification.” —Sunday Express (UK)