Title Author Type of Media Date Published Write up
Beekeeping for Beginners Andrew Richards, revised by John Phipps Paperback 2014 Andrew Richards, a technical writer by profession and a distinguished Scottish Beekeeper, taught the craft for many years to generations of aspiring beekeepers.  His apiary, based in the Scottish lowlands, provided the inspiration for this book.  It has been updated by John Phipps a retired teacher of Rural Science.  He is the founder editor of The Beekeepers Annual (1983) and the international journal The Beekeepers Quarterly (1984) both of which are published by Northern Bee Books.  A keen beekeeper and traveller, John has kept bees for over forty years both in England and his present home in Greece.  His experiences in teaching and beekeeping were described in A Beekeepers Progress (2013).  A keen photographer, he has illustrated many books and has been the recipient of international photography awards.
Reflections on Beekeeping W S Robson Paperback 2013 The Robson family have been engaged in commercial beekeeping in the boarder country of Scotland and Northern England for three generations.  In the lowlands prime agricultural land enables their colonies to collect nectar from a wide source of plants, particularly oil seed rape, but it is late summer that the beekeepers most look forward to - hoping that the bees will bring home a rich harvest of the much-prized heather honey from the moorlands.  In this valuable book, Willie R. Obson reflects over the years his family have been keeping bees and in so doing passes on invaluable information which beekeepers of all levels will find of use - especially now that bees are finding it even more difficult to survive.  Whilst running hundreds of colonies and a successful visitors centre and shop, both Willie and his son, Stephen, nevertheless find time to indulge in their main interest - restoring vintage tractors.
Beekeeping for Dummies David Wiscombe & Howland Backiston Paperback 2012 A honey of a guide to getting started in beekeeping - from sourcing your bees to harvesting your sweet reward.  Your complete guide to beekeeping in virtually any setting - city, town or country - UK edition - gives you step-by-step instructions on all practical aspects of starting and maintaining a beehive and reaping the many rewards.
The British Beekeepers Association - Members Handbook BBKA Paperback 2012 Members Handbook
Beekeeping Study Notes for BBKA Basic Certificate, SBKA Basic Beemaster Certificate & FIBKA Preliminary Certificate JD & BD Yates Paperback 2012 Beekeeping Study Notes for BBKA Basic Certificate, SBKA Basic Beemaster Certificate & FIBKA Preliminary Certificate
From A To Bee James Dearlsey Paperback 2012 James Dearsley's wife thought he had lost his mind when he announced his intention to become a beekeeper.  But like many interested in the self-sufficient lifestyle, he loved gardening and growing vegetables on his allotment and the old romantic in him had idealistic notions of teaching his little boy where honey came from, so he set himself what seemed a reasonable goal: to get, in a year's time, just one jar of honey.
Beekeeping A Practical Guide Roger Patterson Paperback 2012 Beekeeping is fun! Its an environmentally friendly hobby that take you outdoors where you can explore the lives of these fascinating creatures and enjoy the honey that they produce but to care for your bees and responsibly you need to understand what is h
Beekeeping A Practical Guide (Donated by O St John) Roger Patterson Paperback 2012 Beekeeping is fun! Its an environmentally friendly hobby that take you outdoors where you can explore the lives of these fascinating creatures and enjoy the honey that they produce but to care for your bees and responsibly you need to understand what is happening inside the colony. Whether you're simply interested in bees, are about to start out as a beekeeper or have already kept bees for a season discover: The types of bees and where to get them; How to handle bees and inspect a colony; How to understand and care for your bees; How to deal with a colony that swarms; How to harvest honey; How to create a bee friendly garden
Haynes Bee Manual. The complete step-by-step guide to keeping bees Claire & Adrian Waring Hardback 2011 The Bee Manual provides a complete and easy to follow reference to the intriguing world of the honey bee and the addictive craft of beekeeping.  Aimed at the novice but also containing plenty to interest the experienced beekeeper, the Bee Manual presents no-nonsense advice, facts and step by step sequences as well as plenty of relevant photographs and diagrams.  Find out how to work with these fascinating insects to enable them to thrive, carry out their pollination activities and produce a satisfying hone crop and you could also play a part in reversing the decline in the number of bee colonies.
Haynes Bee Manual. The complete step-by-step guide to keeping bees - Second Copy Claire & Adrian Waring Hardback 2011 The Bee Manual provides a complete and easy to follow reference to the intriguing world of the honey bee and the addictive craft of beekeeping.  Aimed at the novice but also containing plenty to interest the experienced beekeeper, the Bee Manual presents no-nonsense advice, facts and step by step sequences as well as plenty of relevant photographs and diagrams.  Find out how to work with these fascinating insects to enable them to thrive, carry out their pollination activities and produce a satisfying hone crop and you could also play a part in reversing the decline in the number of bee colonies.
Bees In The City Alison Benjamin and Brian McCallum Paperback 2011 Beekeeping once seen as an old fashioned country pursuit is increasingly attracting young metropolitan professionals and new hives are spring up all over our cities.  Whether you are attracted to beekeeping because you want to produce your own honey, do your bit to combat threats that the honey bee colonies face today or simply reconnect with nature, Bees In The City provides a comprehensive guide to this subject.
Practical Queen Rearing Frank C Pellett Paperback 2011 A practical guide to queen rearing.
Queen Bee: Biology, Rearing and Breeding David Woodward Paperback 2010 This book is the culmination of the queen been rearing course David developed in 1999.
Getting Started in Beekeeping Teach Yourself Paperback 2010 The ultimate guide to setting up and maintaining your colonies, with practical advice on all aspects of beekeeping.  With tips and information on bee biology, collecting honey and running hives in every location and season, this is essential reading for any beginner beekeeper.
The Bad Beekeepers Club Bill Turnbull Paperback 2010 If you're thinking of keeping bees - or you're just a little bit interested - I hope this will be a handy guide as to what NOT to do.
The Barefoot Beekeeper P J Chandler Paperback 2010 The Barefoot Beekeeper is a revolutionary book about low-impact, sustainable, chemical-free beekeeping, showing how it can be simplified and made accessible to all.
Keeping Healthy Honey Bees David Aston & Sally Bucknall Paperback 2010 Many of the reasons why bees die before they reach their full potential can be ameliorated or prevented by competent and experienced beekeepers through Integrated Bee Health Management.  The purpose of this book is to describe and explain the elements that are essential to developing IBHM and how to use them and to encourage those new to the craft to start their beekeeping well informed and with the knowledge of practical and proven methods to help our honey bees.
Queen Rearing Essentials Lawrence John Connor Paperback 2009 In the post-varroa, post-Colony Collapse Syndrome era, beekeepers everywhere are developing localized, mite-resistant bee stocks.  Key to this is they ability to raise queen cells and queens.  Bee Culture/American Bee Journal author Dr Larry Connor describes a very successful queen rearing method using Starter and Finisher colonies.
Plan Bee Susan Brackney Paperback 2009 Humble, hardworking and matriarchal, bees are the unsung heroes of the food chain.  Yet they are now disappearing in alarming numbers, putting at risk their essential role in pollinating apples, oranges, blueberries and 90 other essential crops we eat.  Overtaxed and under-recognised, the humble bee finally gets her due in this engaging, fascinating and expertly written guided tour of the world of bees.
Guide to Bees & Honey (Fourth Edition) Ted Hooper Paperback 2008 The ideal guide for anyone wanting to start beekeeping and a revered reference book for experienced beekeepers. Information on all you need to know, including how to avoid warms, plan requeening or provide the colony with winter stores. Key information on Varroa. Illustrated throughout.
A Practical Manual of Beekeeping David Cramp Paperback 2008 This book strips away all the mystery and explains step by step how - from day one - you can start beekeeping as a bobby; how you can progress to running a beekeeping business; or how you can start a career as a beekeeper which can quite easily take you all over the world.  no other guide explains in such detail the true potential and accessibility of beekeeping or of being a beekeeper.
Queen Rearing Simplified Vince Cook Paperback 2008 A system of queen rearing developed by the author in the commercial field of beekeeping whilst in New Zealand but with a practical application for all beekeepers. x2
Keeping Bees and Making Honey Alison Benjamin and Brian McCallum Paperback 2008 You don't need acres of secluded garden to be able to keep bees - hives can be found on many an urban rooftop, inner-city balcony or mounted on walls in the strangest of places.  Keeping Bees and Making Honey covers everything you will need to consider before you set up your colony - including when and how to tell the neighbours. Packed with images, information, practical advice, recipes and gardening tips, Keeping Bees and Making Honey is the ideal companion for every aspiring beekeeper.
Keeping Bees Paul Peacock Paperback 2008 Keeping bees is a wonderfully relaxing and rewarding pursuit. Whether you have a large garden, small backyard or roof terrace there is enough room for a hive or two and that is all you need to produce delicious honey. Suitable for both the beginner and the experienced beekeeper, this practical guide covers everything from setting up and locating a hive to harvesting honey and wax. Step-by-step photographs on how to handle and check your bees. Seasonal tasks and checklists tell you what you need to do and when. Delicious recipes using your homemade honey.
Gardening for Bumblebees David Goulson Paperback 2008 Everything you could need to know about Bumblebees
Field Note on Queen Rearing Oliver S Field Paperback 2008 Oliver Field has been involved with honey bees since boyhood.  He has written two books on the subject and has been interested in Queen rearing since the early 1970s.  Today he and his son produce all their own queens at Purbeck in Dorset.
Apicultural Research on Varroa IBRA Paperback 2007 This is the first book in a series that will build new bridges between bee science and beekeeping practice.  Forthcoming titles will include Pollination, Bee Breeding and Hive Products.
Queen Bee: Biology, Rearing and Breeding David Woodward Paperback 2007 This book is the culmination of the queen been rearing course David developed in 1999.
The Honey Bee Around and About Celia F Davis Paperback 2007 This is a companion volume to Celia's first book The Honey Bee Inside Out which cover the anatomy and physiology of the honey been. The Honey Bee Around and About begins by looking at the origin of honey bees and continues with a description of the different subspecies. Disease if often a neglected topic but it is an important factor for the beekeeper to bear in mind. Celia details the major diseases affecting honey bees as well as other pest including the mite, Varroa destructor. The honey bee's major function is a pollinator of flowers, both in agriculture and the wider environment and the final chapters look at the relationship between bees and flowers and the resultant products of the hive.
Natural Beekeeping Ross Conrad Paperback 2007 Natural Beekeeping offers a holistic, sensible alternative to conventional chemical practices with a program of natural hive management.
A Colour Guide to Pollen Loads of the Honey Bee William Kirk Paperback 2006 Beekeeper everywhere are fascinated by the sources of pollen brought back to the hive by their bees.  Being able to identify the plants producing this pollen is the key to unlocking important information about been forage in your area. Dr Kirk and his team have painstakingly collected pollen ads from bees from Britain and Germany - given us surprising evidence of the natural variation in the colours seen at the hive entrance. The guide contains a key of 500 colours and describes the pollen loads of 268 plant species found in Europe.  There is also an account of how this book is useful as a practical guide to pollen identification.
The Bee Friendly Garden Ted Hooper & Mike Taylor Paperback 2006 Colour Photography alongside practical information on over 300 plants.  The only A-Z of plants that list those specifically attractive to bees.  Beekeeping facts and figures by leading specialist Ted Hooper.
The Hive Bee Wilson Paperback 2005 The Story of the Honeybee and Us.  The honeybee has always been viewed as one of nature's wonder, inspiring weird and wonderful ideas and passions.  In this gem of a book, Bee Wilson explores our magical relationship with the bee over centuries.  From the hive to honey, from beekeepers to honey-mooners, via Aristotle, Shakespeare, Napoleon and Sherlock Holmes, here is a book that delights and surprises at every turn.
Bee Propolis - Natural Healing from the Hive James Fearnley Paperback 2005 Bees manufacture propolis from plant resins to keep their hives free of harmful bacteria and it has been hailed as a natural product with vast potential for human health.  Its antiseptic qualities have been known since the Egyptians but science is increasingly finding that it can be used in treating a wide range of conditions.
Sweetness and Light Hattie Ellis Hardback 2004 Did you know that Abraham Lincoln and Muhammaad Ali both consumed bee pollen to boost energy, or that beekeepers in nineteenth-century Europe viewed their bees as part of the family?  Or that after man, the honeybee, Apis mellifera, is the most studied creature on the planet?  And that throughout history, honey has been highly valued by the ancient Egyptians (the first known beekeepers), the Greek and European monarchs, as well as Winnie the Pooh?  in Sweetness and Light, Hattie Ellis leads us into the hive, revealing the fascinating story of bees and honey from the Stone Age to the present, from Nepalese honey hunters to urban hives on the rooftops of New York City.  Uncovering the secrets of the honeybee one by one, Ellis show how this small insect, with a collective significance so much greater than its individual size, can carry us through past and present to tell us more about ourselves than any other liver creature.
Sweetness and Light (signed by the author) Hattie Ellis Paperback 2004 Did you know that Abraham Lincoln and Muhammaad Ali both consumed bee pollen to boost energy, or that beekeepers in nineteenth-century Europe viewed their bees as part of the family?  Or that after man, the honeybee, Apis mellifera, is the most studied creature on the planet?  And that throughout history, honey has been highly valued by the ancient Egyptians (the first known beekeepers), the Greek and European monarchs, as well as Winnie the Pooh?  in Sweetness and Light, Hattie Ellis leads us into the hive, revealing the fascinating story of bees and honey from the Stone Age to the present, from Nepalese honey hunters to urban hives on the rooftops of New York City.  Uncovering the secrets of the honeybee one by one, Ellis show how this small insect, with a collective significance so much greater than its individual size, can carry us through past and present to tell us more about ourselves than any other liver creature.
The Honey Bee Inside Out Celia F Davis Paperback 2004 This book is designed to present detailed information about the anatomy and physiology of the honey bee in a clear and concise format.  Each of the eight chapters covers an aspect of bee biology and all are copiously illustrated.  The author has drawn most of the diagrams from her own dissections, giving a realistic rather than idealistic impression of the part involved.
Beekeeping Study Notes - Microscopy Certificate Second Edition JD & BD Yates Paperback 2004 The book follows the same style and approach as all the other popular Beekeeping Study Notes for the BBKA Examinations.
The Beekeeper's Pupil Sara George Paperback 2002 Fiction ~ A novel of scientific discovery, obsession and friendship.
Control of Varroa. A Guide for New Zealand Beekeepers MAF Paperback 2001 This guide aims to give beekeepers the practical tools the will need to minimise the effects of varroa while continuing to product wholesome bee products and provide vital pollination services.
Bees at the bottom of the garden (Revised Edition) Alan Campion Paperback 2001 Beekeeping is a hobby any interested amateur could explore - that's the message of this book which aims to take the mystique out of keeping bees.  Alan Campion uses his own experiences to describe in plain terms how to go about setting up a hive, what to do during the first few years and what to expect from your bees.  The text is beautifully illustrated with line drawings by Gay Hodgson who is also an enthusiast of small-scale beekeeping.
Guide to Bees and Honey (Varroa Update) Ted Hooper Paperback 1997 If there is one book that should be on the shelf of every beekeeper it is Ted Hoopers Classic.  It contains four sections.  The first is a very full description of the honeybee, its behaviour and its colony; the second is an introduction to the craft of beekeeping, which the third deals with in far more detail.  The last section covers flowers and harvesting honey.
Practical Beekeeping Clive de Bruyn Hardback 1997 Beekeeping is a fascinating and rewarding hobby, practised the world over.  However, there are many factors involved in successfully producing a jar of honey; the bees themselves, the weather, available forage, the hives and their management.  Hever Clive de Bruyn, a beekeeper of over twenty years' experience, covers everything the beekeeper need to know.  Starting with a study of bees and their natural history, he goes on to look at the effects of the weather, the plants bees require, and hive and frames.  The qualities required in the beekeeper are then examined, along with colony management, record keeping and swarm control.  There is an extensive section on pests and diseases, and finally advise on processing and packaging hive products.  Illustrated throughout with photographs and diagrams, this comprehensive guide to all aspects of bees and their management will be an invaluable source of instruction and information for all beekeepers.
Sixty Years With Bees Donald Sims Paperback 1997 A review of the lessons learned, the practices adopted and the equipment used by a 40-colony spare time beekeeper in diverse part of England during sixty years with bees.
The New Complete Guide to Beekeeping Roger A Morse Paperback 1994 This revised and expanded version of The Complete Guide to Beekeeping will tell you all you need to know to start and maintain a healthy bee colony.  If you're already an experienced beekeeper, it will lead you into new areas of the business, answer new questions or help you refine your skills.
The New Varroa Handbook Bernhard Mobus and Clive de Bruyn Paperback 1993 Learning to live with the parasitic mite - varroa.
The Biology of the Honey Bee Mark L Winston Paperback 1991 Mark L Wintson probes the dynamics of the honey bee's social organization. He recreates for us the complex infrastructure of the nest, describes the highly specialized behaviour of works, queens and drones and examines the remarkable ability of the honey bee colony to regulate its functions according to events within and outside the nest.
The Complete Guide to Beekeeping Jeremy Evans Hardback 1989 A comprehensive guide to bees and beekeeping, starting with the novice and  ending with the semi-expert!  It tells you all you need to know about taking up beekeeping on a small scale.
Bees and Wasps Anne Smith Hardback 1989 There are about 100,000 different kinds of bee and wasp.  They are found all over the world.  Some bees and wasps live in colonies, while others live alone.  They make their nests in trees, in the soil and even in leaves.  This book will tell you all about bees and wasps - what they look like, what they eat and where they live.  It will also explain how bees make their delicious honey.
The Beekeepers' Garden Ted Hooper & Mike Taylor Hardback 1988 Most gardeners are well aware of the role the honey bee plays in their garden, fertilizing flowers to provide fruit, vegetables and see, and money would like to increase such crops by keeping bees themselves and get a crop of honey into the bargain.  Similarly, most beekeepers are gardeners and will appreciate that this book will help them to grow those flowering plants which will not only enhance their gardens visually but will provide nectar and pollen at those times of year when forage for bees is scarce.  A useful key to size and shape, planting distance, nectar or pollen sources, flowering period, soil requirements, etc helps the read to assess easily the suitability of the various plants to his or her garden.
Breeding the Honeybee Brother Adam Hardback 1987 Patiently awaited by an eager readership, Brother Adam's latest book more than rewards that virtue.  It follows in the wake of the successful In Search of the Best Strains of Bees and is a painstaking unravelling of a unique genetic enigma.  A lifetime spent perfecting the Buckfast strain enables Brother Adam to speak authoritatively on every aspect of bee breeding.  Being the distillate of 60 years of study, experimentation and observation, it offers a rare opportunity for the average beekeeper to extend his knowledge of the subject.
The Honey bees of the British Isles Beowulf A Cooper Hardback 1986 This book is written for beekeepers, and it is assumed that readers will have at least some basic knowledge of bees and beekeeping.  It should also appeal to those concerned with genetics, inheritance and animal behaviour.
Royal Jelly Irene Stein Paperback 1986 Produced by bees specifically to feed their Queen, royal jelly has been used for years as a dietary supplement to aid general health and vitality.  This is not the whole story, for royal jelly can be used in numerous other ways.  It helps to keep the mind at its best, increasing alertness, vivacity, calmness and efficient, and helps to keep the body in top form, conditioning the complexion, hair and nails, and aids in keeping minor infections at bay.  using the most up-to-date research available, health and beauty expert Irene Stein provides fascinating evidence as to the efficacy of this truly remarkable compound and show why personalities such as Barbara Cartland, Sebastian Coe and Cliff Richard find it invaluable.
The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Beekeeping Roger Morse and Ted Hooper Hardback 1985 Beginner and experienced beekeepers alike will find this comprehensive volume indispensable.
Beekeeping - A Seasonal Guide Ron Brown Hardback 1985 Here for the first time is a season-by-season approach to the subject, describing what goes on in a beehive throughout the year and offering management techniques appropriate to the various seasons.  Approaching the subject at three levels of expertise - beginner, improver and experienced beekeeper - the book contains many tips for the old hand as well as step-by-step guidance for the complete novice.
At the Hive Entrance H Storch Paperback 1985 Observation Handbook.  How to know what happens in side the hive by observations on the outside.
The Beekeepers' Manual L A Stevens-Potter Hardback 1984 An increasing number of people are keen to participate in the fascinating and productive hobby of beekeeping.  One of the oldest crafts known to man, it is often presented to the uninitiated as a curious mixture of superstition and legend.  This book, illustrated throughout with many useful line drawings and black-and-white photographs, dispels many myths and provides factual, up-to-date information for the enthusiastic beginner.
Guide to Beeds and Honey - Second Edition Ted Hooper Hardback 1983 The ideal guide for anyone wanting to start beekeeping and a revered reference book for experienced beekeepers. Information on all you need to know, including how to avoid warms, plan requeening or provide the colony with winter stores. Key information on
In Search of the Best Strains of Bees Brother Adam Hardback 1983 Publishing the whole series of reports relating to Brother Adam's final journey in search of breeding material.
Beemasters of the Past Victor Dodd Paperback 1983 Comparatively little has been written about the people who have devoted their time to the study of bees and the development of the craft.  The aim of this book in not so much to trace the development of men's knowledge of bees and beekeeping but more to highlight some of the men who have concerned themselves in this field.
The Archaeology of Beekeeping Eva Crane Paperback 1983 This book deals with our association with bees and honey since the Stone Age.
Honeybee Biology John B Free Paperback 1982 First volume of published lectures from members of the British Beekeepers' Association and Central Association of Beekeepers.  Comprises lectures on the behaviour and physiology of the honeybee and the development of the honeybee colony throughout the year.
Mastering the Art of Beekeeping - Volume 1 Ormond & Harry Aebi Paperback 1982 Explaining not only  the how and the when of beekeeping, guaranteeing the greatest honey yield, the Aebis from a lifetime of experience offer amazing insights into the inner life of the hive, the language of bees, gathering and gentling wild swarms as well as methods for preparing and maintaining healthy hives.  Two personable bee-masters, whose name means "honeybee" describe how they earn a living from beekeeping and how they broke the world's records for wildflower honey from a single hive.
Contemporary Queen Rearing Harry H Laidlaw, Jr Hardback 1981 The purpose of this book is to instruct the beekeeping in rearing the best possible queens: as a hobby or on a commercial scale.
The Golden Throng Edwin Way Teale Hardback 1981 A fascinating study of the world of the bee.  Edwin Way Teale has a way of communicating his understanding and enthusiasm for nature which is uncommon today and makes this book one of the best loved of bee books - both for beekeepers and naturalists.
Oilseed Rape Book Cambridge Agricultural Publishing Paperback 1981 A manual for Growers, Farmers and Advisers.
Beeswax Ron Brown Hardback 1981 Beeswax is the first book on the subject for nearly 73 years - since Cowan's Wax-craft appeared  - and has been published by popular request.  It contains details on the history, chemical contents and the many uses of beeswax.  The 20 illustrations are carefully chosen to make this an essentially practical book for beekeeper, wax candle and polish maker as well as for the interested reader, who may have often wondered what produced the shine on his dining-room table.
Honey Bee Pathology Leslie Bailey Hardback 1981 -
A Book of Honey Eva Crane Hardback 1980 The book has a exposition of the instinctive behaviour of bees, the composition and properties of honey and its uses.
Guide to Bees & Honey Ted Hooper  Hardback 1979 A complete handbook for the beginner and experienced beekeeper.
Background to Beekeeping Allan C Waine Hardback 1979 This is probably the clearest textbook on beekeeping that has ever been written.  Although primarily for the beginner and for those who have not yet started to keep bees, there is no doubt that the more experienced beekeeper will find much to interest him for Dr Waine writes about his hobby with great authority and a quiet humour.
Plants and Beekeeping F N Howes Hardback 1979 An account of those plants, Wild and Cultivated, of value to the Hive Bee and for Honey Production in the British Isles.
Honey in the Kitchen Joyce White Hardback 1978 Honey Recipes
The Observation Hive Karl Showler Hardback 1978 When first published, this was the only book on the observation hive.  Since then there have been others but Karl Showler has written one which will stand the test of time.
Practical Beekeeping Herbert Mace Paperback 1977 This book has been based on Herbert Mace's The Complete Handbook of Bee-keeping, which has been printed in several editions, the first of which appeared in 1952.  This compact version is intended to act as an introduction to the basic techniques and skills of beekeeping for the beginner, and the material extracted from The Complete Handbook has been selected with that aim in view.
The World of the Honey Bee Colin G Butler Hardback 1977 For many years head of the Entomology Department of the research station at Rothamsted, Dr butlers own discoveries (particularly the existence of "queen substance") are truly remarkable and readers will find the mysteries of bee life wonderfully illuminated by the simple and compelling manner in which he marshals his facts and theories.
The Social Organisation of the Honey Bee. John B Free Paperback 1977 The honeybee is one of the most intensively studied insects and many of the findings have wide implications and have stimulated research on other organisms.  Recent study of the honeybee colony has greatly advanced our knowledge of its organization and of how the behavioural and physiological repertoires of the individual members of a colony interact, and how the individuals communicate with each other and coordinate their activities, so that the colony functions as a coherent whole.  The latest finding, many of which have only previously appeared in scientific journals, have been incorporated into an objective, concise, yet readily readable account of the social organization of the honeybee colony.  Topics discussed include: colony structure and organization, physiological mechanisms of caste determination, the activities and adaptability of work bees, temperature regulation, reproduction, seasonal cycle of activities, the special part that pheromones play in regulating colony activities, communication of the location of forage, and the principles of foraging behaviour.
Home Honey Production W B Bielby Paperback 1977 Since medieval times, the keeping of Bees for honey has been a hobby practised in both Town and Country.  However, in recent years the cost of a conventional hive has become expensive but by using this book, which includes the inexpensive Catenary Hive, patented by the author, beekeeping can be once again a relatively inexpensive hobby. x2
Beekeeping for Beginners Penelope Hands Paperback 1977 From her pair of squared off, white painted hives, Penny Hands' bees set off to work in a paradise of blossom promising Early Rivers and Merryweather plums, Portugal quinces and Norfolk Beefin apples.  They suck high-climbing white ramblers which mingle with pale clematis not far from honeysuckle above lavender adjoining blue borage and such luscious rose-pinks as Old Blush, Aloha and Mme.  Isaac Pereire.  From these fortunate bees, plus one mentor, Penny has learned to extract the most delectable honey.  Her book, as inviting and specific as it is vivid, startles each of us into unsuspected yearnings to keep bees and to feast on their yield.
Backyard Beekeeping William Scott Paperback 1977 A basic introduction to the art of beeping which removes much of the mystique that surrounds it.  Unlike most other books on beekeeping Bill Scott's does not overburden the beginner with unnecessary information.  The approach is quiet, straightforward and logical in the way that readers of 'Backyard Books' have come to expect.
The Complete Guide to Beekeeping Roger A Morse Hardback 1976 This will tell you all you need to know to start and maintain a healthy bee colony.  If you're already an experienced beekeeper, it will lead you into new areas of the business, answer new questions or help you refine your skills.
The Complete Handbook of Bee-Keeping Herbert Mace Hardback 1976 A new, completely revised edition of a classic handbook for all bee-keepers.  Whether you are contemplating setting up one or two hives in your back garden, or looking forward to the time when you can expand your beekeeping activities into the sphere of big business, you will find sound advice and a wealth of knowledge in The Complete Handbook of Bee-keeping.
Beekeeping (Teach Yourself Books) Frank Vernon Paperback 1976 Written for both the newcomer and for those with limited experience with bees, this book provides a comprehensive account of all important aspects of beekeeping - ranging from an examination of different hives available to the art of handling bees and the production of honey.  Presenting both a background knowledge of bees and the practical information needed for successful beekeeping, this book should help increase the pleasure and profit to be gained by all beekeepers from their craft.
Beekeeping H R C Riches Hardback 1976 It is hopes that this small book will serve as an introduction to an ancient craft which can be a life-long interest and as such, a helpful and refreshing diversion from the pressures of modern life.
Bees and Beekeeping A V Pavord Hardback 1975 Will appeal to both beginner and professional.  Each is written by an expert and the information is detailed, informative and clear.
Mary Workman's Honey Recipes - Booklet 1 Mary Workman Paperback 1974 78 recipes using honey.
Beekeeping at Buckfast Abbey Brother Adam Hardback 1974 Looking back at the long tradition of bee-keeping at Buckfast Abbey.
Beekeeping A N Schofield Paperback 1974 This book has been written as a clear and concise guide to the fascinating art of keeping bees.  Complete with helpful illustrations, the text thoroughly covers the many aspects of apiarism, ranging from the setting up of a hive to the diseases of the bees.  The result is both a practical guide for the beginner and a working handbook for the experienced beekeeper.
The Principles of Practical Beekeeping Robert Couston Hardback 1972 In chapter one, Mr Couston, Beekeeping Adviser for the East of Scotland, introduces the hive inmates briefly, yet sufficiently, in a manner indicative of the concise, racy style of the fourteen chapters yet to come.  The title of the book leaves no-one in doubt; we are to be given a "practical" guide to beekeeping and such as it is, a guide written by an expert with many years experience in handling hives and watching beekeepers at work. x2
The Art of Beekeeping William Hamilton Hardback 1971 The best practical book ever written on the subject of beekeeping.
The Dancing Bees Karl Von Frisch Paperback 1970 The Dancing Bees is a classic and pioneering study in the field of the scientific analysis of animal behaviour.
Honey Bees - A Guide to Management Ron Brown Hardback 1968 A complete guide to small-scale beekeeping: Construction and setting up of hives.  Swarm management and control.  Marketing and presentation of hive products.  Dealing with pests and diseases.
Swarming - It's Control and Prevention L E Snelgrove Hardback 1963 Methods of Swarm Prevention from 1930
The Beekeepers Encyclopedia Alexander S C Deans Hardback 1949 An encyclopaedia on bee keeping with black & white photos and illustrations.
Beekeeping Practice F S Stuart Hardback 1947 This is the first handbook to be written for the man who wants to make money even from a few bees.  It is unromantic, terse and every page deals only in hard fact.  The book is laid out in the same order as a year's work in an apiary and covers everything of general beekeeping practice that it is necessary to know to make a profit.
Introducing Beekeeping H J Wadey Hardback 1945 Pocket sized practical beekeeping guide.
Beekeeping Up-to-date Joseph Tinsley Hardback 1945 This book is written with the object of assisting the beekeeper to manage his or her bees in such a manner that the maximum amount of profit and pleasure may be secured.
Introducing Beekeeping H J Wadey Hardback 1943 In undertaking an introduction to the science and craft of bee-keeping it is easy to spotlight the deep interest, the charm, the romance, yes and the sense of adventure and exploration that may be experienced.  In embarking on an enterprise which has an element of possible personal hardship, of risk, in seeking as a prize the most perfect of Nature's foods - honey, we find the absorbing interest of seeing unfolded the multitude of marvels that the man next door has never dreamed of probing.
Beek-Keeping For All Tickner Edwardes Hardback 1943 A book directed at those whose interest in beekeeping is mainly concerned with its possibilities as a profitable calling.
The Bee Craftsman H J Wadey Hardback 1943 A new publication to British beekeepers during wartime.
Beekeeping for All Tickner Edwardes Hardback 1941 Representing beekeeping as a profitable sideline rather than a sole means of subsistence.
The Introduction of the Queen Bees L E Snelgrove Hardback 1940 A summary of methods of queen introduction.
The Lore of the Honey Bee Tickner Edwardes Hardback 1937 -
The Life of the Bee Maurice Maeterlinck Hardback 1902 -
         
Vanishing Varroa - biotech alternatives Devon Beekeepers Association VHS Video - Demonstrating the use of Shook Swarm technique, non-pyrethroid anti-Varroa medication, The purpose and use of Varroa Floors, Drone Culling, The search for mites, Varroa Mites' behaviour pattern, the effect of Deformed Wing Virus on Honeybees and discusses other anti-Varroa measures.
An Introduction to Bee Keeping Farming Press VHS Video - If you are considering keeping bees then this is the film for you.  Not only does it present you with a fascinating overview of the subject, it will also give you the confidence to get started.  Experts explain how beekeeping does not have to be difficult or dangerous and advice is given.