Re: old online beekeeping books i found
Yes I agree, the old books that are out of copyright have more valuable information in them than most of the more modern books for beekeeping.
I have both those books and more and have found a great resource on... http://books.google.com just do a search and limit the results to full view books only. Do a search for beekeeping. or Queen rearing. or search by author. I've found many nice old PDF format books there.
20+ years, raise my own queens, feed when needed. I treat, but have not perfected varroa management yet.