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Another "bee book" thread. Just wondering what other's have in their "Bee Library." No place but to start with mine, I suppose.

Hardcover:
The Hive and the Honey Bee, Edited by Joe M. Graham, A Dadant Publication, 2000 Edition

Paperback:
Beekeeping: A Practical Guide, Richard E. Bonney, Storey Publishing, 1993

Increase Essentials, Lawrence John Connor, Wicwas Press, 2006

Beekeeping at Buckfast Abbey, Brother Adam, Northern Bee Books, Reprinted 1987

In Search of the Best Strains of Bees, Brother Adam, Northern Bee Books, 1983 Edition

Breeding the Honeybee, Brother Adam, Northern Bee Books, 1987 Edition

Breeding Better Bees, John E. Dews and Eric Milner, A BIBBA Publication, 3rd Edition, 2004

Swarming: Its Control & Prevention, L.E. Snelgrove, Snelgrove & Smith, 13th Edition, 1981


Electronic Versions:
Advanced Bee Culture, W.Z. Hutchinson, The A.I. Root Company, Fifth Edition, 1918

Better Queens, Jay Smith, 1949

Bee Hunting, Johh R. Lockard, A.R. Harding, 1908

Beekeeping in the South, Kennith Hawkins, American Bee Journal, 1926

Dadant System of Beekeeping, C.P. Dadant, American Bee Journal, 1920

Outapiaries, M.G. Dadant, 1919

Fifty Years Among the Bees, C.C. Miller, The A.I. Root Company, 1911

Queen Rearing Simplified, Jay Smith, The A.I. Root Company, 1923

Beekeeping for All, Abbe Warre, Translated from the 12th edition, 3rd Edition, 2007
 

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Gee Vance, Join Tailgater so we can learn how you really feel.

Not to be flippent SpclK, but my Bee Book Libarary has alot of books that I have never read. I must have about 50 books on two shelves and a box. I listed a bunch of them about 6 months ago when we ran over this theme the last time.

I have a copy of ABC of Beekeeping. It came out before it was expanded to The ABC and XYZ of Beekeeping. So, it's an oldie.
 

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One of my favorites is "Bad Beekeeping"... it is a bit dated but still fascinating. Back in the day when you could still move bees easily between the us and Canada... it seemed like quite an advantage to Canadian beeks... but then it changed.
 

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I own quite a few, a little over 300. I find each book offers one paragraph of new information.

1634 The Feminin Monarchi, or the Histori of Bees, Butler, Charles
1722 The True Amazons or the Monarchy of the Bees, Warder, J.
1744 The Natural History of Bees Containing an Account of Their Production,…,Bazin, Gilles Augustin
1756 Collateral Bee Boxes or a New Easy and Advantageous Method, White, Rev Stephen
1765 The True Amazons or the Monarchy of the Bees, Warder, J.
1780 The Practical Bee Master, Keys, John
1814 A Treatise on the Breeding and Management of Bees to the greatest advantage, Keys, John
1817 A Treatise on the Nature, Economy and Practical Management of Bees, Huish, Robert
1829 A Pratical Treatise on the Management of Bees, Thacher, James
1830 Scenes of Industry Displayed in the Beehive and the Anthill, Johnstone, Mrs. Christian Isobel
1834 The Management of Bees with a Description of the Ladies Saftey Hive, Bagster, Samuel
1837 A Manual On A Easy Method of Managing Bees, Weeks, John M.
1838 The Management of Bees with a Description of the Ladies Saftey Hive, Bagster, Samuel
1838 The Honey Bee - It's Natural History Anatomy & Physiology and Management, Bevan, Edward
1839 Humanity to Honeybees, Nutt, Thomas
1839 The Beekeeper's Manual, Taylor, Henry
1840 A Manual or an Easy Method of Managing Bees, Weeks, John M.
1841 Observations on the Natural History of Bees, Huber, Francis
1842 Bees: Their Natural History and General Management: comprising a ful and experimental examination of the various systems of native and foreign aparians; with an analytical expostion of the errors of the thery of Huber, Huish, Robert
1843 Jardine's Naturalist's Library, Jardine
1843 A Practical Treatise on Humanity to Honeybees; or Practical Directions for the Management of Honey Bees, upon an improved and Humane Plan, by which the lives of bees may be preserved, and abundance of honey of a superior quality obtained, Townley, Edward
1844 Bees, Their Natural History and General Management, Huish, Robert
1845 The beekeeper, Chylinski Dobrogost
1849 The Beekeeper's Manual, Taylor, Henry
1850 The American Beekeepers Manual, Miner, T. B.
1851 The Hive and Its Wonders, American Sunday School
1852 The American Beekeepers Manual, Miner, T. B.
1853 Langstroth on the Hive and Honey Bee, Langstroth
1855 A Manual On A Easy Method of Managing Bees, Weeks, John M.
1856 The Cottage Bee Keeper, A Country Curate
1856 The Bee and White Ant, Lardner, D.
1857 On a True Parthenogenesis in Moths & Bee, SIEBOLD, Carl Theobold von
1858 Kidder's Guide to Apiarian Science, Being A Practical Treatise, Kidder, K.P.
1860 The Honey-bee; its natural history, habits, anatomy and microscopical beauties. Samuelson, James
1860 The Beekeeper's Manual, Taylor, Henry
1861 Mysteries of Beekeeping Explained, Quinby, M.
1863 The Honey Makers, American Tract
1864 Mysteries of Beekeeping Explained, Quinby, M.
1864 Beekeeping, The Times Bee Master
1866 The Apiary or Bees, Bee-Hives and Bee Culture, Neighbour, Alfred
1866 Mysteries of Beekeeping, Quinby, M.
1868 Secrets of Beekeeping, Kidder, K.P.
1868 The Beekeepers Textbook, King, N. H. & H. A.
1869 The Beekeepers Textbook, King, N. H. & H. A.
1869 The Beekeepers Textbook, King, N. H. & H. A.
1871 Hand-Book in Bee Culture, Wilken, R.
1872 The American Beekeepers' Guide, Kretchmer, E.
1876 A Practical Treatise on the Hive and the Honey Bee, Langstroth, L.L
1878 The Blessed Bees, Allen, John
1878 Practical Bee Keeping, Cheshire, Frank
1878 The Apiary or Bees, Bee-Hives and Bee Culture, Neighbour, Alfred
1879 A Manual of Rational Beekeeping, De Ribeaucourt, C.
1879 A Manual of Bee Keeping, Hunter, John
1879 ABC of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1879 ABC of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1880 Britsh Bee Farming its Profits and Pleasures, Robinson, James F
1880 ABC of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1881 Manual of the Apiary, Cook, A. J.
1881 The New Beekeepers Textbook, King A.J.
1881 Handy Book of Bees, Pettigrew, A.
1881 ABC of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1882 Dzierzon's Rational Beekeeping, Dzierzon, Jan Dr.
1882 Dzierzon's Rational Beekeeping, Dzierzon, Jan Dr.
1882 ABC of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1883 Modern Beekeeping - A handbook for Cottagers, British Beekeepers Assoc.
1883 A New System of Bee Management, Cotton, Mrs Lizzie
1883 ABC of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1884 The Honey-Bee Its nature, Homes, and Products, Harris, W.H.
1884 Bees and Honey, Newman, Thomas G.
1884 Dictionary of Practical Apiculture, Phin, J.
1884 ABC of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1885 The Beekeeper's Handy Book, Alley, Henry
1885 Success in Bee Culture , Heddon, James
1886 Bees and Beekeeping Volume One, Cheshire, Frank
1886 A Year Among the Bees, Miller, C.C.
1886 ABC of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1887 Burroughs' Birds And Bees Sharp Eyes and other Papers, Burroughs
1887 ABC of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1887 A Modern Bee Farm, Simmins, S.
1888 The Beekeepers Guide Manual of the Apiary, Cook, A. J.
1888 ABC of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1888 The Book of Beekeeping, Webster, W.B.
1889 Scientific Queen Rearing as Practically Applied, Doolittle, G. M.
1890 The Honey Bee - It's Natural History Anatomy & Physiology, Cowen, T.W.
1890 ABC of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1891 Advanced Bee Culture, Hutchinson, W. Z.
1891 ABC of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1892 Bees for Pleasure and Profit, Samson, Gorden. G
1895 ABC of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1895 Bees Their Habits Management and Treatment, Wood
1895 Bees Their Habits Management and Treatment, Wood
1896 Langstroth on the Honey Bee, Dadant
1896 A What a Women Can Do, Rayne, Mrs. M.L.
1899 The Honey Makers, Morley, Margaret Warner
1899 ABC of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1901 The Life of the Bee, Maeterlinck, Maurice
1901 ABC of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1903 The Book of the Honey Bee, Harrison, Charles
1903 Forty Years Among the Bees, Miller, C.C.
1903 ABC of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1905 How to Keep Bees, Comstock, Anna
1905 ABC of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1906 Ants Bees and Wasps, Avebury, Lord
1906 The Swarm, Maeterlinck, Maurice
1907 Are Bees Reflex Machines, Buttel-Reepen, H.V.
1908 Waxcraft all about Beeswax, Cowen, T.W.
1908 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1908 ABC of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1908 Quinby's New Beekeeping The Mysteries of Beekeeping Explained, Root, L.C
1910 How to Keep Bees for Profit, Lyon, D. Everett
1910 The Habits of the Honey Bee, Phillips, E.F.
1910 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1910 Alexander's writing on Practical Bee Culture, Root, H.H.
1911 The Lore of the Honey Bee, Edwards, Tickner
1911 Advanced Bee Culture, Hutchinson, W. Z.
1912 Advanced Bee Culture, Hutchinson, W. Z.
1912 The Humble Bee, Sladen, F.W.
1912 The Value of Sweet Clover,
1913 Biggle Bee Book, Biggle, Jacob
1913 Management of Out Apiaries, Doolittle, G. M.
1913 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1914 The Townsend Bee Book or How to Make a Start in Bees, Townsend
1915 Fifty Years Among Bees, Miller, C.C.
1917 How to Keep Bees for Profit, Lyon, D. Everett
1917 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1918 Advanced Bee Culture, Hutchinson, W. Z.
1919 Langstroth on the Hive and Honey Bee, Dadant
1919 Out Apiaries, Dadant, M. G.
1919 Langstroth on the Hive and Honey Bee, Langstroth
1919 Beginner's Bee Book, Pellett, F.C.
1919 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1920 Dadant System of Beekeeping, Dadant, C.P.
1920 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1921 Bees and Beekeeping Volume One & Two, Cheshire, Frank
1921 Every step in Beekeeping, Douglass, Benjamin Wallace
1923 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1923 Queen Rearing Simplified, Smith, Jay
1924 The British Beekeeper's Guide Book, Cowen, T.W.
1925 Bee Keeping Do's And Don'ts, Edwards, Tickner
1926 Huber's Observations on Bees, Huber, Francis
1926 Huber's Observations on Bees, Huber, Francis
1926 Honey Plants of North America, Lovell, John H.
1927 Modern Beekeeping, Mace ,Herbert
1927 Starting Right with Bees ROWE HG???, Root, A.
1927 Swarm Control and Comb Honey Production, Sturges, A.M.
1927 Wilder's System of Beekeeping, Wilder J.J.
1928 Lippincott's Farm Manuals. Productive Beekeeping, Pellett, F.C.
1928 A Modern Bee Farm, Simmins, S.
1929 Practical Bee-Breeding, Gilman,A
1929 Practical Queen Rearing, Pellett, F.C.
1929 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1929 Catalogue of Bee Books, Walker, Lt. Col. H.J. O.
1930 American Honey Plants, Pellett, F.C.
1931 Beekeeping in Antiquity, Fraser H. Malcolm
1931 Bee Matters and Bee Masters, Mace ,Herbert
1931 A Thousand Answers to Beekeeping Questions, Miller, C.C.
1933 The Beeman Of Orn, Stockton, Frank R
1934 Bumblebees and their Ways,
1935 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1936 Bee Hunting, Lockard, John
1936 Honey is My Hobby, Sauriol, Charles
1936 Swarming - it's control and prevention, Snelgrove L.E.
1937 Starting Right with Bees, Root, A.
1938 Queendom of the Honey Bees, Lance, Phillip C.
1938 The History of American Beekeeping, Pellett, F.C.
1940 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1942 A Manual of Bee Keeping, Wedmore E.D.
1943 A Living from Bees, Pellett, F.C.
1943 Swarming - it's control and prevention, Snelgrove, Miss I.
1945 The Key of the Hive, Dunning, J.M.
1945 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1945 Beekeeping for Profit and Pleasure, Webb, A.
1946 Life of the Queen Bee, Sutherland, Louis
1946 Successful Beekeeping, Wedmore, E. B.
1947 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1947 The Ventilation of Bee Hives, Wedmore E.D.
1948 Producing Preparing Exhibiting Bee Produce, Harrod-Hempsall, William
1948 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1949 Philosophy and Pratice of Beekeeping, Gregg, A.L.
1949 Allen Latham's Bee Book, Lathem, Allen
1949 Beekeeper's Folly, Ratcliff
1949 Better Queens, Smith, Jay
1950 Swarm Control Survey, Bent, E.R.
1950 Queen Rearing, Laidlay, H.H. Jr.
1950 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1950 Bees, Von Frisch, Carl
1951 Honey in the Comb, Killion, Carl E.
1952 Beekeeping Up To Date, Flower, A.B.
1952 The Pollen Loads of the Honey Bee, Hodges, Dorothy
1952 Beekeeping with Twenty Hives, Sandeman, Allen A. L.
1952 The House Apiary, Spiller John
1953 Bees, Khalifman I
1954 First Lessons in Beekeeping, Dadant, C.P.
1954 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1958 History of Beekeeping in Britain, Fraser, Malcolm
1958 The Wonders of the Hive, Lavine, Sigmund A.
1959 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1961 Beekeeping A Beekeepers Calendar,
1962 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1963 Wasp Farm, Evans, Howard Ensign
1964 How to Keep Bees & Sell Honey, Kelly Walter T,
1966 The Hive and the Honey Bee, Dadant
1966 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1966 Queen Rearing, Snelgrove L.E.
1970 500 Answers to Bee Questions, Root, A
1971 Honey and Your Health, Beck, Bodog F.
1971 The Art of Beekeeping, Hamilton, William
1972 Principles of Practical Beekeeping, Couston, Robert
1972 Apiculture Literature Published in Canada and U.S., Johansson
1972 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1974 Bees and People, Ioyrish, Naum
1974 The Complete Guide to Beekeeping, Morse, Roger
1974 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1974 The How to do it book of Beekeeping, Taylor, Richard
1974 The Joys of Beekeeping , Taylor, Richard
1975 Beekeeping at Buckfast Abbey, Adam, Brother
1975 The Art and Adventure of Beekeeping, Aebi, Ormond & Harry
1975 Bees and Beekeeping, Morse, Roger
1975 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1976 America's Master of Bee Culture, Naile, F
1977 About Pollen, Binding, G. J.
1977 Swarming Biology, Prevention, Control & Collecting, Root Company
1977 How to Raise Beautiful Comb Honey, Taylor, Richard
1978 Bees, Beekeeping and Honey, Gojmerac, W. J.
1978 Comb Honey Production, Morse, Roger
1978 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1978 The Beekeepers Handbook, Sammataro, Diana
1979 The Hive and the Honey Bee, Dadant
1979 British Bee Books, IBRA
1979 Practical Bee Keeping, Tompkins, Enoch H.
1979 Swarm Prevention, Werner, Herman E
1980 Beekeeping at Buckfast Abbey, Adam, Brother
1980 A Book of Honey, Crane, Eva
1980 First Lessons in Beekeeping, Dadant
1980 Beekeeping in the Swarming Season, Davis, George
1980 Hunting Wild Bees, Donovan, Robert E.
1980 The Complete Handbook of Beekeeping, Mace, Herbert
1980 Fifty Years Among Bees, Miller, C.C.
1980 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1980 The How to do it book of Beekeeping, Taylor, Richard
1981 Beeswax, Brown, Ron
1981 Beekeeping in the Mid West, Jay Cox, Albert
1981 Honey in the Comb, Killion, Eugene
1981 Contempory Queen Rearing, Laidlay, H.H.
1981 Honey, Mellor, Isha
1981 Beekeeping for Gardeners, Taylor, Richard
1981 The New Comb Honey Book, Taylor, Richard
1982 Mastering The Art of Beekeeping Volume 2, Aebi, Ormond & Harry
1982 Beekeeping Tips and topics, Jaycox, E.R
1982 Bee Medicine, Uccusic, Paul
1983 Guide to Bees and Honey, Hooper, Ted
1983 A Year in the Bee Yard, Morse, Roger
1983 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1983 Bees Their Vision Chemical Sense and Language, Von Frisch, Carl
1984 Beeswax, Coggshall, William L
1984 Beeswax, Coggshall, William L
1984 The Complete Handbook of Beekeeping, Mace, Herbert
1984 Practical Bee Keeping in New Zealand, Matheson, Andrew
1984 An Eye witness account of Early American Beekeeping, Root, A.
1984 A Bee Man Journey, Sauriol, Charles
1984 Anatomy of the Honey Bee, Snodgrass, R.E.
1984 The Joys of Beekeeping , Taylor, Richard
1984 Bees Their Vision Chemical Sense and Language, Von Frisch, Carl
1984 Untitled Childrens Story, Williams, Kit
1985 The Queen Must Die, Longgood, William
1985 Honey Farming, Manley, R.O.B.
1985 The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Beekeeping, Morse, Roger
1986 Beewax and it's many uses, Berthold, Robert Jr.
1986 Oilseed Rape and Bees, Calder, Allen
1986 The Beekeepers Handbook, Sammataro, Diana
1986 Keeping Bees, Vivian, John
1987 Breeding Super Bees, Taper, Steve
1987 Beekeeping In California, Univ. of California
1988 A Book of Bees, Hubbell, Sue
1988 Two For The Honey, Tontz, Clay
1989 Contempory Queen Rearing, Laidlay, H.H.
1989 The Healing Power of Pollen with Propolis and Royal Jelly, Thorsons Editorial Board
1990 Honey Bee Pests, Predators and Diseases, Morse, Roger
1990 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1990 Practical Bee Keeping, Tompkins, Enoch H.
1990 The Honey Bee, Vickery, V. R.
1991 The Bee Book Book, Lawes, Geoffrey
1993 Bees Wax Crafting, Berthold, Robert Jr.
1993 Beehive Product Bible, Brown, Royden
1994 Bee, Hawcock, David
1995 Hive Management, Bonney, Richard E.
1996 A Taste of Honey, Charlton, Jane
1996 Beekeeping and Honey Production 1580-1660, Stuart, Rob
1996 The Comb Honey Book, Taylor, Richard
1998 A Recipe for Bees, Dargatz Gail
1998 The New Complete Guide to Beekeeping, Morse, Roger
1999 The Hive and the Honey Bee, Dadant
2002 Beekeeping for Dummies, Blackiston, Howland
2006 History of Beekeeping in Ontario, Townsend, Gordon F.
2007 Natural Beekeeping, Conrad, Ross
2007 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
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The Beekeepers Encyclopedia, Deans, A.S. C.
The Bee, American Tract
Honey by the Ton, Field, Oliver
The Elimination of Foulbrood Without the Use of Drugs, Goodwin, Mark
All About Mead,
Beekeeping for Recreation and Profit ,
Dr. Schamu Beekeeping Booklet ,

And probably 2 or 3 dozen more that aren't on my list.
I am always looking for more.
I have read 95% of them, most more than once.


Thanks
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Everyone's just got to read "Honey Bee Democracy" by Dr. Thomas D. Seeley. Probably the most fascinating book I've read so far regarding honey bees, swarming and their decisions on their new home. I think I'm in love with this guy.
 

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Tia,

Did you read "Wisdom of the Hive"?

I had mine autographed ;)

TS has a number of fans...
 

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What cool lists.

When I started out, I read books and got really confused because I read a lot of conflicting advice. Now that I have more of a handle on bees, I think I am now more open to reading more.

Thanks, I've requested a couple books from the library.
 

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BeeCurious, no, I haven't read it, but it's on my list and highlighted in my copy of Honey Bee Democracy! As soon as I saw he'd written another book, I just knew I had to read it! Lucky you, having an autographed copy! I believe he'll be speaking at NCSBA's 2012 spring meeting. . .wish it were this year.
 

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Yikes! Just went on Amazon and they want $85.99 for "Wisdom of the Hive." And that's on sale! Afraid that's out of my price range. I'll have to find someone who's got it and borrow it I guess.
 

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Honey Bee Hobbyist by Norman Gary, PhD
is my latest. He came to our club, spoke and was so good I purchased a copy. The guy has been beekeeping for close to 70 years. He was 7 when he found his first feral colony and hived it, eventually becoming an entomologist and working at the university level here in California. During his talk he told us that there is much information that is flat out wrong but he distilled his entire (and vast) knowledge and experience into this beautiful, easily read book. I found that to be true!
I am not connected in any way to the book, but only as a reader and hobbyist and cannot recommend it highly enough! Best $15 bee book I've ever got, and will post all the other books in my library later. SWMBO is stirring!
 

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I own quite a few, a little over 300. I find each book offers one paragraph of new information.

1634 The Feminin Monarchi, or the Histori of Bees, Butler, Charles
1722 The True Amazons or the Monarchy of the Bees, Warder, J.
1744 The Natural History of Bees Containing an Account of Their Production,…,Bazin, Gilles Augustin
1756 Collateral Bee Boxes or a New Easy and Advantageous Method, White, Rev Stephen
1765 The True Amazons or the Monarchy of the Bees, Warder, J.
1780 The Practical Bee Master, Keys, John
1814 A Treatise on the Breeding and Management of Bees to the greatest advantage, Keys, John
1817 A Treatise on the Nature, Economy and Practical Management of Bees, Huish, Robert
1829 A Pratical Treatise on the Management of Bees, Thacher, James
1830 Scenes of Industry Displayed in the Beehive and the Anthill, Johnstone, Mrs. Christian Isobel
1834 The Management of Bees with a Description of the Ladies Saftey Hive, Bagster, Samuel
1837 A Manual On A Easy Method of Managing Bees, Weeks, John M.
1838 The Management of Bees with a Description of the Ladies Saftey Hive, Bagster, Samuel
1838 The Honey Bee - It's Natural History Anatomy & Physiology and Management, Bevan, Edward
1839 Humanity to Honeybees, Nutt, Thomas
1839 The Beekeeper's Manual, Taylor, Henry
1840 A Manual or an Easy Method of Managing Bees, Weeks, John M.
1841 Observations on the Natural History of Bees, Huber, Francis
1842 Bees: Their Natural History and General Management: comprising a ful and experimental examination of the various systems of native and foreign aparians; with an analytical expostion of the errors of the thery of Huber, Huish, Robert
1843 Jardine's Naturalist's Library, Jardine
1843 A Practical Treatise on Humanity to Honeybees; or Practical Directions for the Management of Honey Bees, upon an improved and Humane Plan, by which the lives of bees may be preserved, and abundance of honey of a superior quality obtained, Townley, Edward
1844 Bees, Their Natural History and General Management, Huish, Robert
1845 The beekeeper, Chylinski Dobrogost
1849 The Beekeeper's Manual, Taylor, Henry
1850 The American Beekeepers Manual, Miner, T. B.
1851 The Hive and Its Wonders, American Sunday School
1852 The American Beekeepers Manual, Miner, T. B.
1853 Langstroth on the Hive and Honey Bee, Langstroth
1855 A Manual On A Easy Method of Managing Bees, Weeks, John M.
1856 The Cottage Bee Keeper, A Country Curate
1856 The Bee and White Ant, Lardner, D.
1857 On a True Parthenogenesis in Moths & Bee, SIEBOLD, Carl Theobold von
1858 Kidder's Guide to Apiarian Science, Being A Practical Treatise, Kidder, K.P.
1860 The Honey-bee; its natural history, habits, anatomy and microscopical beauties. Samuelson, James
1860 The Beekeeper's Manual, Taylor, Henry
1861 Mysteries of Beekeeping Explained, Quinby, M.
1863 The Honey Makers, American Tract
1864 Mysteries of Beekeeping Explained, Quinby, M.
1864 Beekeeping, The Times Bee Master
1866 The Apiary or Bees, Bee-Hives and Bee Culture, Neighbour, Alfred
1866 Mysteries of Beekeeping, Quinby, M.
1868 Secrets of Beekeeping, Kidder, K.P.
1868 The Beekeepers Textbook, King, N. H. & H. A.
1869 The Beekeepers Textbook, King, N. H. & H. A.
1869 The Beekeepers Textbook, King, N. H. & H. A.
1871 Hand-Book in Bee Culture, Wilken, R.
1872 The American Beekeepers' Guide, Kretchmer, E.
1876 A Practical Treatise on the Hive and the Honey Bee, Langstroth, L.L
1878 The Blessed Bees, Allen, John
1878 Practical Bee Keeping, Cheshire, Frank
1878 The Apiary or Bees, Bee-Hives and Bee Culture, Neighbour, Alfred
1879 A Manual of Rational Beekeeping, De Ribeaucourt, C.
1879 A Manual of Bee Keeping, Hunter, John
1879 ABC of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1879 ABC of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1880 Britsh Bee Farming its Profits and Pleasures, Robinson, James F
1880 ABC of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1881 Manual of the Apiary, Cook, A. J.
1881 The New Beekeepers Textbook, King A.J.
1881 Handy Book of Bees, Pettigrew, A.
1881 ABC of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1882 Dzierzon's Rational Beekeeping, Dzierzon, Jan Dr.
1882 Dzierzon's Rational Beekeeping, Dzierzon, Jan Dr.
1882 ABC of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1883 Modern Beekeeping - A handbook for Cottagers, British Beekeepers Assoc.
1883 A New System of Bee Management, Cotton, Mrs Lizzie
1883 ABC of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1884 The Honey-Bee Its nature, Homes, and Products, Harris, W.H.
1884 Bees and Honey, Newman, Thomas G.
1884 Dictionary of Practical Apiculture, Phin, J.
1884 ABC of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1885 The Beekeeper's Handy Book, Alley, Henry
1885 Success in Bee Culture , Heddon, James
1886 Bees and Beekeeping Volume One, Cheshire, Frank
1886 A Year Among the Bees, Miller, C.C.
1886 ABC of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1887 Burroughs' Birds And Bees Sharp Eyes and other Papers, Burroughs
1887 ABC of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1887 A Modern Bee Farm, Simmins, S.
1888 The Beekeepers Guide Manual of the Apiary, Cook, A. J.
1888 ABC of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1888 The Book of Beekeeping, Webster, W.B.
1889 Scientific Queen Rearing as Practically Applied, Doolittle, G. M.
1890 The Honey Bee - It's Natural History Anatomy & Physiology, Cowen, T.W.
1890 ABC of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1891 Advanced Bee Culture, Hutchinson, W. Z.
1891 ABC of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1892 Bees for Pleasure and Profit, Samson, Gorden. G
1895 ABC of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1895 Bees Their Habits Management and Treatment, Wood
1895 Bees Their Habits Management and Treatment, Wood
1896 Langstroth on the Honey Bee, Dadant
1896 A What a Women Can Do, Rayne, Mrs. M.L.
1899 The Honey Makers, Morley, Margaret Warner
1899 ABC of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1901 The Life of the Bee, Maeterlinck, Maurice
1901 ABC of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1903 The Book of the Honey Bee, Harrison, Charles
1903 Forty Years Among the Bees, Miller, C.C.
1903 ABC of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1905 How to Keep Bees, Comstock, Anna
1905 ABC of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1906 Ants Bees and Wasps, Avebury, Lord
1906 The Swarm, Maeterlinck, Maurice
1907 Are Bees Reflex Machines, Buttel-Reepen, H.V.
1908 Waxcraft all about Beeswax, Cowen, T.W.
1908 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1908 ABC of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1908 Quinby's New Beekeeping The Mysteries of Beekeeping Explained, Root, L.C
1910 How to Keep Bees for Profit, Lyon, D. Everett
1910 The Habits of the Honey Bee, Phillips, E.F.
1910 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1910 Alexander's writing on Practical Bee Culture, Root, H.H.
1911 The Lore of the Honey Bee, Edwards, Tickner
1911 Advanced Bee Culture, Hutchinson, W. Z.
1912 Advanced Bee Culture, Hutchinson, W. Z.
1912 The Humble Bee, Sladen, F.W.
1912 The Value of Sweet Clover,
1913 Biggle Bee Book, Biggle, Jacob
1913 Management of Out Apiaries, Doolittle, G. M.
1913 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1914 The Townsend Bee Book or How to Make a Start in Bees, Townsend
1915 Fifty Years Among Bees, Miller, C.C.
1917 How to Keep Bees for Profit, Lyon, D. Everett
1917 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1918 Advanced Bee Culture, Hutchinson, W. Z.
1919 Langstroth on the Hive and Honey Bee, Dadant
1919 Out Apiaries, Dadant, M. G.
1919 Langstroth on the Hive and Honey Bee, Langstroth
1919 Beginner's Bee Book, Pellett, F.C.
1919 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1920 Dadant System of Beekeeping, Dadant, C.P.
1920 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1921 Bees and Beekeeping Volume One & Two, Cheshire, Frank
1921 Every step in Beekeeping, Douglass, Benjamin Wallace
1923 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1923 Queen Rearing Simplified, Smith, Jay
1924 The British Beekeeper's Guide Book, Cowen, T.W.
1925 Bee Keeping Do's And Don'ts, Edwards, Tickner
1926 Huber's Observations on Bees, Huber, Francis
1926 Huber's Observations on Bees, Huber, Francis
1926 Honey Plants of North America, Lovell, John H.
1927 Modern Beekeeping, Mace ,Herbert
1927 Starting Right with Bees ROWE HG???, Root, A.
1927 Swarm Control and Comb Honey Production, Sturges, A.M.
1927 Wilder's System of Beekeeping, Wilder J.J.
1928 Lippincott's Farm Manuals. Productive Beekeeping, Pellett, F.C.
1928 A Modern Bee Farm, Simmins, S.
1929 Practical Bee-Breeding, Gilman,A
1929 Practical Queen Rearing, Pellett, F.C.
1929 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1929 Catalogue of Bee Books, Walker, Lt. Col. H.J. O.
1930 American Honey Plants, Pellett, F.C.
1931 Beekeeping in Antiquity, Fraser H. Malcolm
1931 Bee Matters and Bee Masters, Mace ,Herbert
1931 A Thousand Answers to Beekeeping Questions, Miller, C.C.
1933 The Beeman Of Orn, Stockton, Frank R
1934 Bumblebees and their Ways,
1935 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1936 Bee Hunting, Lockard, John
1936 Honey is My Hobby, Sauriol, Charles
1936 Swarming - it's control and prevention, Snelgrove L.E.
1937 Starting Right with Bees, Root, A.
1938 Queendom of the Honey Bees, Lance, Phillip C.
1938 The History of American Beekeeping, Pellett, F.C.
1940 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1942 A Manual of Bee Keeping, Wedmore E.D.
1943 A Living from Bees, Pellett, F.C.
1943 Swarming - it's control and prevention, Snelgrove, Miss I.
1945 The Key of the Hive, Dunning, J.M.
1945 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1945 Beekeeping for Profit and Pleasure, Webb, A.
1946 Life of the Queen Bee, Sutherland, Louis
1946 Successful Beekeeping, Wedmore, E. B.
1947 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1947 The Ventilation of Bee Hives, Wedmore E.D.
1948 Producing Preparing Exhibiting Bee Produce, Harrod-Hempsall, William
1948 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1949 Philosophy and Pratice of Beekeeping, Gregg, A.L.
1949 Allen Latham's Bee Book, Lathem, Allen
1949 Beekeeper's Folly, Ratcliff
1949 Better Queens, Smith, Jay
1950 Swarm Control Survey, Bent, E.R.
1950 Queen Rearing, Laidlay, H.H. Jr.
1950 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1950 Bees, Von Frisch, Carl
1951 Honey in the Comb, Killion, Carl E.
1952 Beekeeping Up To Date, Flower, A.B.
1952 The Pollen Loads of the Honey Bee, Hodges, Dorothy
1952 Beekeeping with Twenty Hives, Sandeman, Allen A. L.
1952 The House Apiary, Spiller John
1953 Bees, Khalifman I
1954 First Lessons in Beekeeping, Dadant, C.P.
1954 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1958 History of Beekeeping in Britain, Fraser, Malcolm
1958 The Wonders of the Hive, Lavine, Sigmund A.
1959 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1961 Beekeeping A Beekeepers Calendar,
1962 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1963 Wasp Farm, Evans, Howard Ensign
1964 How to Keep Bees & Sell Honey, Kelly Walter T,
1966 The Hive and the Honey Bee, Dadant
1966 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1966 Queen Rearing, Snelgrove L.E.
1970 500 Answers to Bee Questions, Root, A
1971 Honey and Your Health, Beck, Bodog F.
1971 The Art of Beekeeping, Hamilton, William
1972 Principles of Practical Beekeeping, Couston, Robert
1972 Apiculture Literature Published in Canada and U.S., Johansson
1972 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1974 Bees and People, Ioyrish, Naum
1974 The Complete Guide to Beekeeping, Morse, Roger
1974 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1974 The How to do it book of Beekeeping, Taylor, Richard
1974 The Joys of Beekeeping , Taylor, Richard
1975 Beekeeping at Buckfast Abbey, Adam, Brother
1975 The Art and Adventure of Beekeeping, Aebi, Ormond & Harry
1975 Bees and Beekeeping, Morse, Roger
1975 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1976 America's Master of Bee Culture, Naile, F
1977 About Pollen, Binding, G. J.
1977 Swarming Biology, Prevention, Control & Collecting, Root Company
1977 How to Raise Beautiful Comb Honey, Taylor, Richard
1978 Bees, Beekeeping and Honey, Gojmerac, W. J.
1978 Comb Honey Production, Morse, Roger
1978 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1978 The Beekeepers Handbook, Sammataro, Diana
1979 The Hive and the Honey Bee, Dadant
1979 British Bee Books, IBRA
1979 Practical Bee Keeping, Tompkins, Enoch H.
1979 Swarm Prevention, Werner, Herman E
1980 Beekeeping at Buckfast Abbey, Adam, Brother
1980 A Book of Honey, Crane, Eva
1980 First Lessons in Beekeeping, Dadant
1980 Beekeeping in the Swarming Season, Davis, George
1980 Hunting Wild Bees, Donovan, Robert E.
1980 The Complete Handbook of Beekeeping, Mace, Herbert
1980 Fifty Years Among Bees, Miller, C.C.
1980 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1980 The How to do it book of Beekeeping, Taylor, Richard
1981 Beeswax, Brown, Ron
1981 Beekeeping in the Mid West, Jay Cox, Albert
1981 Honey in the Comb, Killion, Eugene
1981 Contempory Queen Rearing, Laidlay, H.H.
1981 Honey, Mellor, Isha
1981 Beekeeping for Gardeners, Taylor, Richard
1981 The New Comb Honey Book, Taylor, Richard
1982 Mastering The Art of Beekeeping Volume 2, Aebi, Ormond & Harry
1982 Beekeeping Tips and topics, Jaycox, E.R
1982 Bee Medicine, Uccusic, Paul
1983 Guide to Bees and Honey, Hooper, Ted
1983 A Year in the Bee Yard, Morse, Roger
1983 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1983 Bees Their Vision Chemical Sense and Language, Von Frisch, Carl
1984 Beeswax, Coggshall, William L
1984 Beeswax, Coggshall, William L
1984 The Complete Handbook of Beekeeping, Mace, Herbert
1984 Practical Bee Keeping in New Zealand, Matheson, Andrew
1984 An Eye witness account of Early American Beekeeping, Root, A.
1984 A Bee Man Journey, Sauriol, Charles
1984 Anatomy of the Honey Bee, Snodgrass, R.E.
1984 The Joys of Beekeeping , Taylor, Richard
1984 Bees Their Vision Chemical Sense and Language, Von Frisch, Carl
1984 Untitled Childrens Story, Williams, Kit
1985 The Queen Must Die, Longgood, William
1985 Honey Farming, Manley, R.O.B.
1985 The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Beekeeping, Morse, Roger
1986 Beewax and it's many uses, Berthold, Robert Jr.
1986 Oilseed Rape and Bees, Calder, Allen
1986 The Beekeepers Handbook, Sammataro, Diana
1986 Keeping Bees, Vivian, John
1987 Breeding Super Bees, Taper, Steve
1987 Beekeeping In California, Univ. of California
1988 A Book of Bees, Hubbell, Sue
1988 Two For The Honey, Tontz, Clay
1989 Contempory Queen Rearing, Laidlay, H.H.
1989 The Healing Power of Pollen with Propolis and Royal Jelly, Thorsons Editorial Board
1990 Honey Bee Pests, Predators and Diseases, Morse, Roger
1990 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
1990 Practical Bee Keeping, Tompkins, Enoch H.
1990 The Honey Bee, Vickery, V. R.
1991 The Bee Book Book, Lawes, Geoffrey
1993 Bees Wax Crafting, Berthold, Robert Jr.
1993 Beehive Product Bible, Brown, Royden
1994 Bee, Hawcock, David
1995 Hive Management, Bonney, Richard E.
1996 A Taste of Honey, Charlton, Jane
1996 Beekeeping and Honey Production 1580-1660, Stuart, Rob
1996 The Comb Honey Book, Taylor, Richard
1998 A Recipe for Bees, Dargatz Gail
1998 The New Complete Guide to Beekeeping, Morse, Roger
1999 The Hive and the Honey Bee, Dadant
2002 Beekeeping for Dummies, Blackiston, Howland
2006 History of Beekeeping in Ontario, Townsend, Gordon F.
2007 Natural Beekeeping, Conrad, Ross
2007 ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, Root, A.I.
no date
The Beekeepers Encyclopedia, Deans, A.S. C.
The Bee, American Tract
Honey by the Ton, Field, Oliver
The Elimination of Foulbrood Without the Use of Drugs, Goodwin, Mark
All About Mead,
Beekeeping for Recreation and Profit ,
Dr. Schamu Beekeeping Booklet ,

And probably 2 or 3 dozen more that aren't on my list.
I am always looking for more.
I have read 95% of them, most more than once.


Thanks
whixen
Hello, you have the most amazing library! I am the historian for the Michigan Beekeepers Association and I work with MSU’s rare bee book special collections and I was wondering if I can know who you are?
 

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Hello, you have the most amazing library! I am the historian for the Michigan Beekeepers Association and I work with MSU’s rare bee book special collections and I was wondering if I can know who you are?
Thanks.
My bee book collection has grown since I posted that list 10 years ago.
I'm just another beekeeper, no one special.
 

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I am delighted you responded to my inquiry! Thank you so much.
Most of my work is through university archives and rare book rooms, or sifting through piles of materials I receive in boxes and envelopes from beekeepers and their families--a true challenge of primary source navigation. But when I saw your list of books, my heart stopped. Your passion for this literature eclipses even the most professionally curated collections I explore. Besides reading the books--as you say, more than once--what do you do with them?
I promise not to bother you, I'm just curious. Thank you again for responding to my question about a 10yrold post of yours.
Best regards--Cecilia
 
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