Beekeeping Library

Books and DVD’s are available to members: when attending meetings items can be checked out for one month.  Contact Merry Luskin at or Elinor Levine at to request a book be brought to the general meeting if it is not checked out to another member.

Book Title Author
African Queen Godfrey, Richard
American Honey Plants Pellet, Frank C.
The Art and Adventure of Beekeeping Aebi, Ormond and Harry
At the Hive Entrance Storch, H.
Attracting Native Pollinators. The Xerces Society Guide with a forward by Marla Spivak The Xerces Society
Backyard Beekeeper, 3rd edition Flottum, Kim
The Barefoot Beekeeper: Low Cost, Low Impact, Natural Beekeeping for Everyone Chandler, P.J.
The Bee Book Chadwick, et al
The Bee Genera of North and Central America Smithsonian Institution Press
Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive Winston, Mark
Beeing: Life, Motherhood, and 180,000 Honeybees Thomas, Rosanne Daryl
The Beekeeper: Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq Mikhail, Dunya
The Beekeeper of Aleppo Lefteri, Christy
The Beekeeper’s Handbook Sammataro, D.; Avitable, A.
The Beekeeper’s Lament Nordhaus, Hannah
Beekeeping: A Practical Guide Bonney, Richard
Beekeeping at Buckfast Abbey with a section on mead making Brother Adam
Beekeeping for Dummies Blackiston, Howland
Beekeeping in Antiquity Fraser, H. Malcolm
Beekeeping in Coastal California Rose, Jeremy
The Bees Paull, Laline
Bees Make the Best Pets Mingo, Jack
Bees Sex Essentials Connor, Lawrence John
BeeSentials: A Field Guide Connor, Lawrence John; Muir, Robert
Beeswax Alchemy Ahnert, Petra
The Beeswax Workshop: How to Make Your Own Natural Candles, Cosmetics, Cleaners, Soaps, Healing Balms and More Dalziel, Christine
Better Beekeeping: The Ultimate Guide to Keeping Stronger Colonies and Healthier, More Productive Bees Flottum, Kim
A Book of Bees Hubbell, Sue
Bumblebees. Gardens Need Bees; Bees Need Homes O’Toole, Christopher
Buzz: Urban Beekeeping and the Power of the Bee Moore, Lisa Jean; Kosut, Mary
A Buzz in the Meadow Gorlson
The Classroom: Beekeeping Questions and Answers Hayes, Jerry
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Beekeeping Stiglistz, Dean
Confessions of a Bad Beekeeper Turnbull, Bill
A Country Year Hubbell, Sue
Elimination of American Foulbrood Disease Without the Use of Drugs Goodwin, Mark
First Lessons in Beekeeping Dadant, C.P.
Following the Bloom: Across America with the Migratory Beekeepers Whynott, Douglas
Fruitless Fall Jacobsen, R.
The Healthy Taste of Honey: Bee People’s Recipes, Anecdotes, & Lore Lonik, Larry J.
The Hive and the Honey Bee A Dadant Publication
The Hive and the Honey Bee Graham, Joe
Hive Inspection Basics for Northwest Beekeepers Ruhl Bee Supply
Homegrown Honey Bees Morrison, Alethea
Honey: A Connoisseurs Guide with Recipes Opton, Gene
Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping Caron, Dewey M.
Honey Bee Democracy Seeley, Tom
The Honey Bus May, Meredith
The Honey Farm Lye, Harriet Alida
Honey Getting Sechrist, Edward Lloyd
Honeybee: Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper Marchese, Marina
How to Manage the Blue Orchard Bee as an Orchard Pollinator Bosch, Jodi;Kemp, William
Huber’s Observations on Bees Translated by C.P. Dadant
Increase Essentials Connor, Larry
Insectopedia Raffles, Hugh
Insects and Flowers: The Biology of a Partnership Barth, Friedrich G.
Keeping Bees Vivian, John
Keeping the Bees Packer, Lawrence
Keeping Bees and Making Honey Benjamin, Alison
Keeping Bees with a Smile Lazutin, Fedor
Keeping Honey Bees and Swarm Trapping: A Better Way to Collect Free Bees Gillard, Grant
The Life of the Bee Maeterlinck, Maurice
Natural Beekeeping Conrad, Ross
New Complete Guide to Beekeeping Morse, Roger
The New Starting Right with Bees Root Publishing
The Observation Hive Handbook: Studying Honey Bees at Home Linton, Frank
Plan B Brackney, Susan
Plants & Honey Bees, Their Relationships Aston, David;Bucknall, Sally
Practical Beekeeping Bush, Michael
Primera Lecciones en Apicultura Delaplane (in Spanish)
The Queen Must Die Longwood
Queen of the Sun Siegel
Queen Rearing Essentials Connor, Larry
The Red Mason Bee Osmia Rufa: All you need to know O’Toole, Christopher
Robbing the Bees Bishop, Holley
The Secret Life of Bees Kidd, Sue Monk
Song of Increase: Listening to the Wisdom of Honeybees for Kinder Beekeeping and a Better World Freeman, Jacqueline
A Sting in the Tail: My Adventures with Honeybees Goulson, Dave
Swarm Traps and Bait Hives Taylor, McCartney
Swarming: Biology, Prevention, Control and Collecting The Best of Bee Culture
Telling the Bees Hesketh, Peggy
The Thinking Beekeeper: A Guide to Natural Beekeeping in Top Bar Hives Hemenway, Christy
Top-Bar Beekeeping Crowder, Les


Title Author
Beekeeper Training: Increase Your Knowledge and Skills Ohio State Beekeepers Association
Beekeeping 101-201-301 Dana Stahlman
Colony Division and Requeening Brushy Mountain
Honey Bees and Beekeeping: Parts I and II University of Georgia
Extracting Honey Brushy Mountain Brushy Mountain
Keeping Bees and Producing Honey Brushy Mountain
Making Comb Honey Brushy Mountain
Mastering the Art of Beekeeping Aebi, Ormond and Harry
Natural Beekeeping Ross Conrad
Packaged Bee Installation Brushy Mountain
Queen Rearing David Eyre
Swarm plus!  Kelley Beekeeping
Top-Bar Beekeeping Les Crowder and Heather Harrell
Vanishing of the Bees Ellen Page