CMI Publishing Ltd

CMI Publishing Ltd: Books on pollen microscopy and bees

We have been associated with bees and beekeeping for many years, and are pleased to share some of the family interests in gadgetry, pollen, and hope you enjoy a browse, frame by frame through one of or beehives from the safety of your armchair.

You can order thee books directly from us (email us for an invoice) or through Amazon.


This second edition shares techniques on
successful microscopy accompanied by many
more (over 200)illustrations of Norman’s pollen
drawings and their source flowers.
Pollen is fascinating material for anyone
interested in looking down a microscope,
or discovering where their bees have been
foraging.  The variety of sizes and shapes
give clues as to theingenious ways plants utilise
the weather and insect behaviour to deliver pollen
to its intended destination.

26.5 cm x 22.2 cm book, 272 pages full colour.   
ISBN: 978-1-907092-11-4    £29.00 plus p&p


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A unique book on the DIY of beekeeping
by Norman Chapman, a Surrey (UK) beekeeper.
This is the book author would have really
appreciated when he started beekeeping.

A4 format, 180 pages;
over 140 B&W illustrations; over 20 projects.
ISBN: 978-0-9541700-0-4    £18.00 plus p&p


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A photographic look, in full colour,
frame by frame, through the brood box
of a south London (UK) beehive in August.
The text is given in English, French
and Spanish.
Can you see the Queen on p13?
Includes black & white photocopiable
picture to colour, & Spot the Difference activity.

Honey bees, and many plants and crops
which depend on them for pollination
and fruiting are in MAJOR trouble.
£1 from the sale of each book will be
donated to research on honey bee health
and well being currently being conducted
at the Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects,
University of Sussex, UK by
Professor Francis Ratnieks and his team.

9" x 7" book, 36 pages full colour.    
ISBN: 978-1-907092-04-6    £7.99 plus p&p

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