The following is a list of books that may be of interest. The short review reflects the view of the member(s)
who read it, not necessarily the Association.
Guide to Bees and Honey - Ted Hooper - Northern Bee Books
A good all round guide to beekeeping (especially for the beginner) but as the last edition was published in 1997, it is
lacking the latest information on varroa and disease control measures.
The Buzz about Bees - Jürgen Tautz - Springer
A excellent book about bees and their biology. Contains superb photographs. Limited information on beekeeping. A bit pricey.
A World Without Bees - Alison Benjamin and Brian McCallum - Guardian Books
An easy read about the problems presently facing bees and beekeepers around the world, and the consequences of losing the
Practical Beekeeping - Clive de Bruyn - Crowood Press
An excellent guide to beekeeping and management - especially for the beginner.
The Bee-friendly Beekeeper - David Heaf - Northern Bee Books
A comprehensive investigation on a sustainable approach to beekeeping. Focuses on the Warré
hive as a practical and economical means of keeping bees as an alternative to frame hives. The book contains some
excellent photography and is very thought provoking.
Did you know ...
Bees have been producing honey for at least 150 million years.
The honeycomb is composed of hexagonal cells with walls that are only 2/1000 inch thick, but support 25 times their own weight.
In the course of her lifetime, a worker bee will produce 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey.
To make one pound of honey, workers in a hive fly 55,000 miles and tap two million flowers.
A queen can lay 3,000 eggs in a day.
Theoretically, the energy in one ounce of honey would provide one bee with enough energy to fly around the world.
Honey is nectar that bees have repeatedly regurgitated and dehydrated.
Bees cannot recognize the color red.