UF/IFAS Extension Bookstore News – March 7-13

Where is IFASBOOKS this week?

Spring Bee College

March 11 & 12

9 am – 4 pm

UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research & Extension Lab

Gainesville, FL


Marion County Master Gardener Spring Festival

March 12 & 13

8 am – 4 pm

2232 NE Jacksonville Rd

Ocala, FL

New & Noteworthy

Storey’s Guide to Keeping Honey Bees

Malcom T. Sanford and Richard E. Bonney

Storey Publishing

These 200+ pages overflow with full color pictures, illustrations, detailed advice and even some recipes.  Whether you are a beginner or experienced beekeeper, this book places at your fingertips the history of honey bee evolution and beekeeping, necessary and recommended equipment, and techniques to manage a colony, including population cycles and harvesting.  Learn to protect your colony from diseases and pests, as well as write a pollination contract and a model beekeeping ordinance for your community.

212 pp.




Native Plant Gardening for Birds, Bees & Butterflies

Jaret C. Daniels

Adventure Press

Pollinators are the matchmakers of the plant world, and without them, life on earth would barely be possible. Every gardener can play a part in strengthening the web of life by planting a garden that attracts pollinators and provides a food source for their larvae, without the use of pesticides.

Native Plant Gardening for Birds, Bees  & Butterflies features 110 plants native to Southeastern U.S., including their hardiness zones, bloom periods, optimum growing conditions and the pollinator species they attract. It also includes an overview of pollinator biology, tips for setting up a garden, and landscape plans that suit your specific interests.

Visually stunning and packed with useful information, this guide contains everything you need to know about how to plan, plant and grow a beautiful garden that will draw birds, bees and butterflies to your landscape.

280 pp.



Month-by-Month Gardening in Florida

Tom MacCubbin

Cool Springs Press

If you garden in Florida, this is the resource you need. Well-known horticulturist and garden communicator Tom MacCubbin has written a comprehensive guide just for Florida gardeners. From annuals to vines, each chapter covers what you need to know each month of the year about planning, planting, care, watering, fertilizing, and solving problems in your Florida garden. Revised in 2014, this is the definitive “when-to” guide every gardener should have.

240 pp.


For more, visit ifasbooks.ifas.ufl.edu


Posted: March 9, 2022

Category: EVENTS, HOME LANDSCAPES, UF/IFAS Communications, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Bee College, UF IFAS Bookstore

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