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RECOMMENDED READING

Sifting through websites, videos, and blogs (probably how you came to find this website) you may struggle to find information that has fluid break downs of content, management, and utility in a pinch. Having a selection of books about beekeeping is useful to keep you on your toes and your eyes on the seasonal prize. Here is a listing of books broken down by:

  1. Top 2 Beginner Beekeeping Books
  2. Beekeeping Reference Books
  3. Advanced Management in Beekeeping
  4. Biographical Beekeeping Books
  5. Historical Treasures
  6. All About Other Bees
  7. Excellent Children's Books
TOP 2 BEEKEEPING BOOKS FOR BEGINNERS
  1.  THE BEEKEEPERS HANDBOOK
    by Diana Sammataro, Alphonse Avitabile
    Foreword by Dewey M. Caron
    "The Beekeeper's Handbook has guided thousands of beginning and advanced beekeepers in the how-tos of this entertaining and profitable pastime. Simply put, it is the best of the best of beekeeping books."-Roger A. Morse (reviewing the third edition)
  2.  THE BACKYARD BEEKEEPER
    by Kim Flottum
    The Backyard Beekeeper is Quarry’s comprehensive, hands-on guide to beekeeping for hobbyists, first published in 2005 and revised in 2009. It features how-to advice on setting up colonies, caring for the bees, and harvesting honey. The reader learns how to choose the right location for their bees, from fresh water availability to protection from the elements, and how to include organic/nontoxic options. New to this edition are an expanded section on urban beekeeping, a guide to using top bar hives, and an overview of the latest techniques in the ongoing battle against invasive mites.
BEEKEEPING REFERENCE BOOKS
  1. ABC XYZ OF BEEKEEPING: AN ENCYCLOPEDIA PERTAINING TO THE SCIENTIFIC AND PRACTICAL STUDY OF HONEY BEES
    The 41st Edition of The ABC & XYZ Of Bee Culture has over 900 pages and more than 1,000 photos. Most photos are color, but many are black and white because of the extensive array of historical topics, people and events that are covered...here and nowhere else.
ADVANCED MANAGEMENT OF HONEY BEES

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NATURAL & TOP BAR HIVE BEEKEEPING

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BIOGRAPHICAL BEEKEEPING BOOKS

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HISTORICAL TREASURES

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ALL ABOUT OTHER BEES

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EXCELLENT CHILDREN'S BOOKS

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