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    Default Good books?

    Hey all. I'm new to the beekeeping scene and am looking to fill up my library a little. I just got Practical Beekeeping by Michael Bush and Beekeeping for All (the translated Abbe Warre book). I'd like to get something with lots of nice color pictures and natural beekeeping techniques. Any suggestions?

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    Default Re: Good books?

    Hi and Welcome!

    David Heaf also has two books out, the first one is the best for having nice color pics.

    http://www.amazon.com/The-Bee-friend.../dp/1904846602

    The second one only has B/W pics and is a manual:

    http://www.dheaf.plus.com/warrebeekeeping/beeindex.htm

    Hope this helps. :-)

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    The Jay Smith collection Bush has are a great edition. Queen rearing, grafting and non-grafting methods are covered.
    Jack Moore ~ Sticky Bear Apiary
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    Default Re: Good books?

    If you are at all interested in catching swarms then

    Honeybee democracy, Seeley, is all you will ever need to know to do that and a great deal more.

    The Biology of the Honeybee, Winston, is a must have for any beekeeper.


    Stephen
    Stephen 26 hives. 3rd year. Treat. Germany.

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    Thank you! I will definitely be getting the David Heaf books, and hopefully will be expanding my library even more after some hands on experience. Happy beekeeping!

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    Quote Originally Posted by squirrel View Post
    Thank you! I will definitely be getting the David Heaf books, and hopefully will be expanding my library even more after some hands on experience. Happy beekeeping!
    Beekeeping at Buckfast Abbey and a free download of H. Storchs' " At the Hive Entrance"...these are great for a beekeeping library, too. Deb

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    Thanks, Deb. I'll check those out as well.

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    Default Re: Good books?

    Try also Beekeeping for Poets at Apple iBooks, B&N, smashwords etc.; e-book only. Mix of how-to and philosophy in natural methods, and in rethinking "modern" beekeeping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A. S. Templeton View Post
    Try also Beekeeping for Poets at Apple iBooks, B&N, smashwords etc.; e-book only. Mix of how-to and philosophy in natural methods, and in rethinking "modern" beekeeping.
    Thanks!

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