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Bee Books and Beekeeping Books
These fall into several categories...

Beginner's 'How to' books, Encyclopaedic books
Books on specific topics, Secondhand Books
Collectors Books

All types of Beekeeping books can be purchased from the book trade, but most Beekeeping Associations have libraries of their own that members may borrow from. Please note the 'Guide prices' were 1999 or 2000 prices and may not represent today's prices very accurately.

This page contains information "borrowed" from Northern Bee Books (and Others). The Personal Library information is far from complete, but it may give you insight into my previous reading, which has probably influenced my thinking.

This is a list of beekeeping and allied books that is offered for information only I am no longer a bookseller, unfortunately many of you do not read this and still try to purchase items from this list, however you may find a very small number of books listed under

Secondhand Equipment or on eBay.

Abbreviations used are HB... Hardback, SB... Softback, PB... Paperback, OOP... Out of Print
"Status" background colours... Pink = In my personal library, Blue = Thinking about acquisition.

AuthorTITLEGuide PriceStatus
A.A.P.A.Protecting Honey Bees from Varroa£1.50
AASPPollen of the United States£28.50
AbbiwUseful Plants of Ghana£16.50
Abbott (C.P)Queen Breeding for AmateursPB
AdamBeekeeping at Buckfast Abbey£8.95
AdamBreeding the HoneybeeOOP
AdamIn Search of the Best Strains of Bees£12.00
AebiMastering the Art of beekeeping Vol 1£8.10
AebiMastering the Art of beekeeping Vol 2£9.50
AlfordProvisional Atlas of Insects (Bumble Bees)£1.40
AlstonHives and Honey Bees in Signs£7.75
AtkinsonBackground to Bee Breeding£26.00SB
BaileyHoney Bee Pathology£67.50HB
BarbosaNovel Aspects of Insect - Plant Interaction£57.5
BarrettAustralian Beekeeping Bibliography£5.50
BatesAn Introduction to Bee Houses£4.75
BattershillBeeswax Crafts£10.95
BBKAHoneybee Anatomy£4.50
BBKAHive Plan Modified National£1.20
BBKABBKA Hive Plan Smith£1.20
BBKAHive Plan Langstroth£1.20
BBKAHive Plan Sundown Floor£1.20
BBKAHive Plan WBC£1.20
BBKABees in the Curriculum£19.00
BBKALeaflet Finding and Marking the Queen£1.75
BBKALeaflet Taking a Sample of Adult Bees£1.75
BerryQueen Rearing with Simplicity£1.85
BertholdBeeswax Crafting£13.25
BertholfReactions of the Honeybee to LightPB
BeswickBritish Traditional Honey Drinks£3.00
BIBBAGuidelines for Bee BreedingSB
BIBBAVideo:- Bee Breeding and Queen Rearing£18.50
BIBBAPedigree Bee Breeding£4.90
BIBBAThe Way AheadPB
BoltonIdentification of the Ant Genera of the World£43.00
BoltonA New General Catalogue of Ants of the World£82.00
BonneyHive Management£11.75
BossomEncaustic Art£8.95
BrackenburyInsects in Flight£22.60
BBJThe Ambrose Colouring Book£1.25
BrownBees, A Seasonal Guide to Management£11.00
BrownEconomical Beekeeping£1.95
BrownManaging Mininucs£1.95
BrownGreat Masters of Beekeeping£13.00
BrownLook Listen and Learn£1.90
BrownA Simple Two Queen System£1.25
BrownHoneybee Swarms£3.75
BuckleDo you know about Honey Bees£7.75
BurtSwarm Control£0.70
ButlerThe HoneybeeHB
CalderRecipes using Beeswax Cook Book£1.50
CalderSweet and Savoury Cook Book£1.50
CalderHealth and Honey£1.50
CA/PAManaging Bees for Crop Pollination£5.00
CA/PAHoneybee Diseases and Pests£4.50
CA/PAHoneybee Diseases and Pests 2nd Edition£5.50
ClarkA Beekeeping Glossary£2.00
CONBAVideo:- Varroa£10.00
ConstableCandle Making, Beginners Guide£6.95
ConstableCandlemaking, Creative Techniques£9.50
CookHoney Prodn./Colony/Queen Cells
CooperThe Honeybees of the British Isles£7.50
CottonA Manual for New Zealand Bee KeepersHB
CottonBuzz a Buzz£8.85
CottonMy Bee BookHB
CoustonPrinciples of Practical Beekeeping£9.75
CoustonFly with the Beeman£9.25
CrampThe Beekeepers Field Guide£14.45
CraneWorld History of Beekeeping£90.00
CraneBee Hives of the Ancient World£4.50
CroftCuriosities of Beekeeping£4.25
CroftProfitable Beekeeping£5.75
DadantThe Hive and the Honeybee£38.00
DadeAnatomy and Dissection£21.45
DalbyHoney Microwave Cookery Recipes£1.50
DargA Guide to Swarm Control£2.50
DargDarg A Hive of Industry£2.50
DargLiving with Varroa Jacobsoni£2.50
DargQueen Rearing£2.50
DargSeasonal Management£2.50
DargThe Beeway Code£2.50
DargThe Selection of Apiary Sites£2.50
DartingtonEquipment for New Beekeeping£12Spiral
DartingtonNew Beekeeping in Long Deep Hive£4.50SB
DartingtonManagement of a Honeybee ColonyPB
DavisBeekeeping in Swarming Season£5.00SB
DavisThe Honey Bee Inside Out£??SB
De BruynPractical Beekeeping£27.00
DelaplaneHoney Bees and Beekeeping£16.00
Dews/MilnerBreeding Better Bees£3.70SB
DonovanHunting Wild Bees£9.15
DrescherTech. Co-op Activities£5.00
DublonPractical Queen Rearing£12.50
DugatThe Skyscraper HiveHB
EdwardsThe Bee-Master of Warrilow£4.30
EvansThe Complete Guide to Beekeeping£18.65
FAOValue Added Products from Beekeeping£35.00
FatigatiBzz - A Beekeepers Primer£4.25
FertBreeding Queens£12.50SB
FIBKABees, Hives and HoneySB
FieldHoney Days£16.75HB
FieldHoney Days£11.75
FieldHoney by the Ton£8.95
FieldBeautiful Queens and Honey Too£1.95
FosterBee Boles and Bee Houses£3.65SB
FreeHoneybee Biology£11.50
FreeKeeping Bees£11.50
FreeThe Social Organization of Honey Bees£5.75
Frisch (Von)Bees£5.00
FurnessHoney Wines and Beers£4.00
FurzeyVideo:- Beekeeping£19.50
GaltonThe Bee Hive£3.75
GessThe Pollen Wasps£36.00
GoodwinElimination of AFB without Drugs£8.75
GreggThe Philosophy and Practice£5.00
HardingBritish Books, The Definitive Bibliography£22.50
HawcockBouncing Bee£2.50
HealeyMicroscopes £amp; Microscopic LifePB
HeathA Case of Hives£6.75
HepburnHoneybees and Wax£47.00
HillVirtues of Honey£1.00
HodgesThe Pollen Loads of the Honeybee£37.50
HooperGuide to Bees and Honey£17.95HB
HooperGuide to Bees and Honey£10.95SB
HowePractical Beekeeping£5.00
HullI want to Dance£6.50
IoyrishBees and People£6.00
JacksonSmoking Allowed£5.95
JaycoxBeekeeping Tips and Topics£6.75
JenkinsQueen Raising the Jenkins Way£2.30SB
JohansenPollinator Protection£15.00
JohanssonApiculture Lit. Published in USA£6.70
JohanssonSome Important Operations£7.95
JohnstonA Nomad Amongst the Bees£5.50
KirkThe Colour Guide to Pollen Loads£14.00
KirkInsects on Cabbage £amp; Oilseed Rape£9.60
LaidlawInstrumental Insemination or Honey Bee QueensSpiral
Laidlaw/PageQueen Rearing and Bee Breeding
LawesThe Bee Book Book£9.25
LawesThe Bee Book Book£19.25HB
Manch. Micro Soc.First Steps in a Secret World£3.00
MacePractical BeekeepingSB
ManleyHoney Farming£8.95
MathesonPractical Beekeeping in New Zealand£15.00
MathesonLiving with Varroa£15.75
MathesonBumble Bees£9.00
MathesonForaging for Bees/Agricultural Landscapes£15.75
MathesonNew Perspectives on Varroa£16.50
Mc ArthurSwarm Trigger Discovered£5.50
Mc GreggorInsect Poll. of Cult. Crop Plants£18.15
MeadHoney Cookery Cook Book£1.50
MenzelNeurobiology and Behavior of Honeybees£50.00
MeyerMicroscopy on a ShoestringHB
MesquidaElements of Genetics£4.00
MichenerThe Social Behavior of the Bee£33.00
MilnerBeekeeping in Britain£1.95
MobleyMake Your Own Glass QuiltPB
MobusThe New Varroa Handbook£9.50
MobusPedigree Bee Breeding£5.90
MoffettJustice in Nowata£6.00
MoreThe Bee Book£8.45
MoreDiscovering Beekeeping£3.50PB
MorseA Year in the Bee yard£7.95
MorseComplete Guide to Beekeeping£7.75
MorseMaking Mead (Honey Wine)£7.95
MorseRearing Queen Honey Bees£10.75
MorseHoney Bee Pests, Predators and Diseases£23.00
Morse/HooperEncyclopedia of Beekeeping (Illustrated)OOPHB
MrazHealth and the Honeybee£10.00
Munn(ed)Beeswax and Propolis£5.75
NBBYorkshire Honey Cookbook£1.50
NijhoutInsect Hormones£37.50
OwsiankaThe Legend of the Hive£9.50
PamVarroa Mesh Floors£4.50
ParkDance of the Honeybee-Precis£5.50
PellettA Living From BeesHB
PellettProductive Bee-keepingHB
PopescuThe Honey Cookbook£7.99
PosthumusDe Bij en Imker (The Bee and Beekeeper)£13.50
ProctorThe Natural History of Pollination£18.45
Prys. JonesBumblebees£9.75
RansomeThe Sacred Bee£12.00
RiceQueens' land£10.95
Richards £amp; DaviesImms General Textbook£25.00
RichesBee Keeping£4.00
RichesA Handbook of Beekeeping£14.25
RichesHoney Marketing£7.95
RobertsM B V Biology-A Functional Approach£16.50
RootABC and XYZ of Bee Culture£32.00
RootThe New Starting Right£4.50
RootQueen Management£5.95
RootSelling Honey£5.95
RussellSpray Liaison£3.75
RuttnerBiogeography and Taxonomy of Honeybees£68.00
RuttnerBreeding Techniques and Selection£5.00
RuttnerThe Dark European Honey Bee£4.75SB
SaywerHoney Identification£17.25
SBABees and Beekeeping£2.50
ScottA Murmur of Bees£4.65
SeeleyWisdom of the Hive£36.25
Sheffield UniversityVideo:- Dancing for their Supper£19.50
ShowlerThe Observation Hive£9.85
SimminsA Modern Bee FarmHB
SimsSixty Years with Bees£21.85HB
SimsSixty Years with Bees£15.00
SkillingSixty Years with Smoker and Veil£5.75
SladenThe Humble Bee£16.95
SmailesRaise Your Own QueensSB
Smith £amp; FrimstonBeekeeping and the Law£11.55
SnelgroveThe Introduction of Queen BeesHB
SnodgrassAnatomy of the Honey Bee£37.95HB
SnodgrassAnatomy of the Honey Bee£16.60
SteinRoyal JellyPB
Stephens-PotterThe Beekeepers Manual£9.50
StuartBeekeeping 1580-1660£5.50
StyleHoney, From Hive to Honeypot£11.45
Susan CobeyVideo:- Instrumental Insemination of Honeybee Queens£26.50
TaberBreeding Super Bees£13.45
TaylorMake Yourself a Nucleus Hive£1.95
TaylorThe Best of Bee Talk£10.25
TaylorMake yourself a Honey Warming Cabinet£4.50
TealeThe Golden Throng£11.95
ThorneVideo:- Search for Varroa in UK£16.50
ThorneVideo:- Living with Varroa£16.40
TinsleyThat Year at Cornborough £6.95
TompkinsPractical Beekeeping£7.00
TonsleyHoney for Health£5.25
TonzTwo for the Honey£9.95
ValliHunting for Honey£36.95
VermaBeekeeping in Integrated Dev.£27.25
VernonHogs at the Honeypot£4.75
WaineBackground to Beekeeping£13.45
WalkerCatalogue of Bee Books£5.85
WardleHoney Cakes and Biscuits£2.75
Waring (Adrian)Better Beginnings for Beekeepers£6.00
Waring (Claire)Video:- Nepal, its Bees £amp; Beekeeping£17.50
WatsonThe Bee Man of County Clare£7.50
WatsonBeekeeping in Ireland£13.00
WeatherheadBoxes to bar hivesUnknownSB
WedmoreA Manual of Beekeeping£16.95
WeightmanThe Border BeesHB
WennerAnatomy of a Controversy£36.00
WhitePollen, its Collection for the Microscope£3.00
WhiteMore Honey in the Kitchen£7.75
WhiteSoap Recipes£13.50
WhiteSuper Formulas£9.95
WhiteheadHoney Bees & their ManagementHB
WildmanA Treatise on the Management of Bees£5.00
WilliamsBeekeeping Potential/Oilseed Rape£0.50
WilsonThe Insect Societies£19.25
WinstonBiology of the Honey Bee£15.25
YatesBeekeeping Study Notes£12.75
YatesNudge Nudge Hint Hint£6.75
YatesSenior Study Notes£8.25
YatesBeekeeping Study Notes (Modules 1,2,3,4)£28.00
YatesBeekeeping Study Notes (Modules 5,6,7,8)£28.00
YatesBeekeeping Study Notes (Module 9) Microscopy Cert.£9.00
YatesBeekeeping Study Notes (Basic Exams)£12.50
YeoSolitary Wasps£9.70

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