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What to Read

If you’re exploring the idea of taking up beekeeping as a hobby or profession, one of the best habits/practices you can undertake is reading and research. There are many good beekeeping books out there – on this page you’ll find a list of the best, compiled by beekeeping pros who’ve loved them.

The Best Books to Read about Beekeeping

First Lessons in Beekeeping by C.P. Dadant

The ABC-XYZ of Bee Culture


Beekeeping for Dummies

Bee Sex Essentials by Lawrence Conner

Increase Essentials by Lawrence Conner

Fifty Years Among the Bees by C.C. Miller

Natural Beekeeping by Ross Conrad and Gary Paul Nabhan

Other important beekeeping books:

How To Do It Book of Beekeeping

by Richard Taylor

The Hive and the Honeybee

by C.P. Dadant

A Year’s Work in an Out-Apiary

by G.M. Doolittle