Recommended Reading

Key: * Strongly Recommended , ** Natural Beekeepig

 

Introductory

Title

Author

Published

Supplier example

ISBN

(may vary)

A Practical Manual of Beekeeping

David Cramp

2008

Spring Hill

978-1-905862-23-8

*

Bees at The Bottom of the Garden


Alan Campion

1984

Revised 2001

Abe Book

860 1200 432 190

Teach Yourself : Get Started in Beekeeping

Adrian and Claire Waring

2015

World of Books

978 14736 118 32

Beginners

Title

Author

Published

Supplier example

ISBN

(may vary)

* BBKA Practical Guide to Beekeeping

Ivor Davis & Roger Cullum Kenyon

2012

2nd Ed 2016

Abe Books

10:1408154587

13:9781408154588

A Manual of Beekeeping

EB Wedmore

3rd Revised Ed. 1975

Abe Books

9780 5652191

Teach Yourself: Get Started in Beekeeping

Adrian and Claire Waring

2015

World of Books

978 14736 118 32

A Manual of Beekeeping

EB Wedmore

3rd Revised Ed. 1975

Abe Books

3rd Revised Ed. 1975

* Beekeeping a Seasonal Guide

Ron Brown

1985

Pavilion

978 0713444896

Better Beginnings for Beekeepers

Adrian Waring

2011

Writers

Print Shop

13: 9781 780182148/10:1780 182147

Collins Beekeeper's Bible

Modern Text:

Phillip et al McCabe

2010

Collins

978 -0-00-727989-0

Complete Handbook Of Beekeeping

Herbert Mace & Owen Meyer

2011

World of Books

9780 706316155

* Guide to Bees and Honey,

Classic text but little on Varroa

Ted Hooper

5th Ed. 2010

Northern Bee Books

978-1-904846-51-2

Haynes Bee Manual

Claire & Adrian Waring

2011

Haynes

978 0 85733 057 4

* Practical Beekeeping

Clive De Bruyn

2011

Crowood

978 -1-86126-049-9

The Complete Guide To Beekeeping

Roger A Morse

1996

World of Books

9780881503159

** Natural Beekeeping: Organic Approaches To Modern Apiculture

Ross Conrad

2007

Chelsea Green

933392080

** The Barefoot Beekeeper: a simple, sustainable approach to small-scale beekeeping in top bar hives.

P. J. Chandler

Originally publ. 2007

4th Edition

2014

Amazon

9781 409271147

Keeping Bees :

Looking After an Apiary

Vivian Head

2010

Arcturus

978-1-90723-106-3

* The Beekeeper Field Guide

David Cramp

2011

Spring Hill

978 1905862 511

Intermediate Onwards

Title

Author

Published

Supplier Example

ISBN

(may vary)

A Background to Bee Breeding,

John H Atkinson

1999

Northern Bee Books

9780907908906

ABC To XYZ Of Bee Culture

A & E.R. Root Reprinted 2010

1879 Revised 1910 + 1917

Kessinger Legacy Press Re-prints

9780936028224

A Colour Guide to Pollen Loads of the Honey Bee

William D.J. Kirk

2nd Ed 2006

International Bee Research Association

9780860982487

Anatomy and Dissection of the Honey Bee

H.A. Dade

1962 Reprinted 1977

International Bee Research Association

900

At the Hive Entrance

H Storch

1985 Re-print 2014

Northern Bee Books

Not available

Bee Farming

R. O. B. Manley

3rd Ed 1948 Re-printed 2012

Northern Bee Books

978-908904-24-9

Bee Keeping in Britain

R.O.B Manley

1948

Abe

Not available

Honeybee Ecology: A Study Of Adaptation In Social Life

Thomas D Seeley

??

Princeton

97806916393919

Honey Farming

R.O.B Manley

1946

Abe

9781908904249

The Introduction of Queen Bees

L.E. Snelgrove

1940

Northern Bee Books

9780905652221

Plants & Beekeeping

F N Howes

1945

Abe

9781406745238

Pollen Loads of the Honeybee

Dorothy Hodges

1952

Abe

978099900149504

Pollen, its Collection and Preparation for the Microscope

John White

1999 2nd Edition

Northern Bee Books

Not available

Queen Rearing

L. E. Snelgrove

1946

Abe

1904846211

Queen Rearing Essential

Lawrence John Connor

2009

Northern Bee Books

9781878075413

Queen Rearing Simplified

Vince Cook Fres

2012

Northern Bee Books

9781904846222

Queen Bee: Biology, Rearing and Breeding

David Woodward

2010

Northern Bee Books

1904846351

Sixty Years With Bees

Donald Sims

1997

Northern Bee Books

9780907908746

Swarming and its Control and Prevention

L.E. Snelgrove

1934 15th ed. 2007

Northern Bee Books

9780905652899

The Buzz about Bees: biology of a superorganism

Jürgen Tautz

2008

Springer Verlag

9783540787273

The Dances of the Honey Bee

Robert B. Park: based on the research of Karl Von Frisch 1953

1996

Northern Bee Books

Not available.

The Honeybees of The British Isles

Beowulf A Cooper

1986

British Isles Bee Breeding Association

9780907908333

The Superorganism: the beauty, elegance, and strangeness of insect societies

Bert Holldobler & E.O.Wilson

2008

W.W. Norton

978039367040

Mating In Miniature: the rationale, design and use of mininucs

Berhard Mobus

1983

1st Ed.

0905369017/9780905369013

Other Publications

MANAGEMENT of DISEASES & PESTS:

Guidance issued by Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) which can be downloaded from www.nationalbeeunit.com / advisory leaflets

*Managing Varroa (2017)
*Common Pests, Diseases and Disorders of the Adult Honey Bee (2017)
*Foulbrood Disease of Honey Bees and other common brood disorders. (2017)
*Tropilaelaps :parasitic mites of the honey bee (2017)
*The Small Hive Beetle: a serious threat to European apiculture (2010: Food and Environment Research Agency)
BBKA Healthy Hive Guide : a pocket book introduction to all areas of pests and diseases and how to deal with them. (2019)

ISBN 978-1-9162398-0-7

JOURNALS/ NEWSLETTERS : Appropriate for all levels of experience
BBKA NEWS Newsletter of the British Beekeepers Association

(Available to BBKA members)

Bee Craft www.bee-craft.com (Available by subscription)
The Beekeepers Quarterly International English Language Beekeeping Journal publ. since 1984 by Northern Bee Books