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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 bee population.

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.