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A Field Guide to Honey Bees

A Field Guide to Honey Bees

This pocket-sized book is designed to assist you with recognizing the symptoms of common honeybee maladies. Compiled by students and professors at the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences, it is a product of The Mid-Atlantic Apiculture...

  • Price: $21.00

A Spring Without Bees

A Spring Without Bees

A Spring without Bees, by Michael Schacker, casts attention on Colony Collapse Disorder. Will this loss of bees lead to food shortages and political instability? Read his thoughts in this 292 page, hardcover edition.

  • Price: $20.34

ABC & XYZ 41st edition

ABC & XYZ 41st edition

Revised and updated, this 41st Edition of ABC & XYZ covers the entire field of beekeeping from A to Z. Hardcover. 911 pages

  • Price: $71.70

An Introduction to Beekeeping DVD

An Introduction to Beekeeping DVD

Beekeeper, author and lecturer, Ed Weiss, provides a visual guide in An Introduction to Beekeeping (DVD). Topics discussed: Benefits, hive location, installation, inspection, swarm prevention, harvesting, wintering, and second season start-up (58 min.)

  • Price: $36.00

Are You a Bee?

Are You a Bee?

From the perspective of a honeybee, the backyard is a busy place. A young bee faces many challenges as it takes its place in the hive and joins in the work of the bee community. This book, by Judy Allen and Tudor Humphries, introduces...

  • Price: $6.90

Art of the Sting DVD

Art of the Sting DVD

In this Art of the Sting DVD, three subjects have been condensed into a single disc which gives in-depth instructions on how to administer bee venom therapy.

  • Price: $56.34

Back Yard Hive DVD

Back Yard Hive DVD

This DVD explores a comprehensive and holistic beekeeping method using the top bar hive.  You will learn how you can promote the health and well being of the honeybee using the top bar hive alongside vital hive management techniques. 85 minutes

  • Price: $33.00

Backyard Beekeeper's Honey Handbook

Backyard Beekeeper's Honey Handbook

The Backyard Beekeeper's Honey Handbook, by Kim Flottum, is a guide to creating, harvesting, and cooking with natural honey. He introduces readers to the literal cornucopia on honey varieties available. (167 pages of photographs, illustrations, facts, and recipes).

  • Price: $29.94

Bee & Me

Bee & Me

This beautifully illustrated children's book by Elle J. McGuiness is animated and will provide children with hours of learning pleasure. 28 Pages.

  • Price: $21.00

Bee Essentials, A Field Guide

Bee Essentials, A Field Guide

Highly educational and contains colorful, vivid pictures of plants and everything related to beekeeping. Starting with beekeeping basics, this book goes into detail about understanding what It takes for you and your bees to be successful. 208 pages.

  • Price: $30.00

Bee Sex Essentials Book

Bee Sex Essentials Book

Bee Sex Essentials by Dr. Lawrence John Connor clearly and concisely shows how the sex life of bees directly impacts the fate of the colony and, in turn, the success of the beekeeper in this very informative 152 page book.

  • Price: $24.00

Beekeeper Training DVD

Beekeeper Training DVD

This series is comprised of 34 detailed training videos that address practical aspects of elementary beeekeeping. The video clips are short, 3-9 minutes in length, but provide concise information on the subject matter. The videos may be used...

  • Price: $29.94

Beekeepers Log Book

Beekeepers Log Book

This is a handy way to track the progress of your hives and note the variables between them. A thoughtfully written log book by Woody Woodfill.

  • Price: $10.80

Beekeeping 101 Book

Beekeeping 101 Book

Beekeeping 101, by Dana T. Stahlman is a valuable, easy to understand read for the beginning beekeeper. (105 pages)

  • Price: $16.50

Beekeeping at Buckfast Abbey

Beekeeping at Buckfast Abbey

This book details the principles that Brother Adam Kehrle used during the 73 years as the head beekeeper at Buckfast Abbey, part of an active Benedictine monastery, near Buckfastleigh, Devon, England. This well written book covers seasonal...

  • Price: $33.00

Beekeeping Classes 101, 201 & 301

Beekeeping Classes 101, 201 & 301

This series of lessons is all new and improved by author Dana T. Stahlman. It can be used as a series of stand-alone lessons or you can use the Beekeeping 101 handbook (#685) as a guide with the CD. It does go into more depth than the book alone.

  • Price: $29.40

Beekeeping for Dummies book

Beekeeping for Dummies book

In Beekeeping for Dummies, author Howland Blackiston answers many frequently-asked-questions as well as takes you throughout the beekeeping season from setting up a hive to harvesting your own honey.

  • Price: $19.95

Beekeeping For Fun & Profit

Beekeeping For Fun & Profit

The Complete Guide to Beekeeping For Fun and Profit will walk you through the process of building and operating your beekeeping business from the ground up. You'll learn what materials you'll need and what kinds of bees are best for making honey...

  • Price: $29.94

Beekeeping: "A Personal Journey"

Beekeeping: "A Personal Journey"

Author Dennis Brown takes you on a personal journey through life and beekeeping. He shares his personal reflections of lessons on life among his hives. 190 pages.

  • Price: $23.94

Beekeeping: A Practical Guide

Beekeeping: A Practical Guide

Richard Bonney explains how to begin the adventure of beekeeping using simple and practical methods the beginner can easily grasp. 192 pages. 

  • Price: $22.74

Bees in America Book (Hard Cover)

Bees in America Book (Hard Cover)

In Bees in America, Kentucky beekeeper and author Tammy Horn offers a varied social and technological history of how honeybees have influenced American values for the past four centuries. Hardcover. (332 pages)

  • Price: $33.30

Bees-Tales from the Hive DVD

Bees-Tales from the Hive DVD

Amazingly up-close footage brings you the most intimate, most spectacular portrayal of a working bee colony ever filmed. See things you never imagined; hear things only bees hear. 54 minutes.

  • Price: $36.00

Beeswax

Beeswax

Beeswax is a substance secreted by worker honeybees from four pairs of glands on the underside of their abdomens, and used by them for construction of honeycomb. Beeswax is not one material but a mixture of many long chain molecules. This book,...

  • Price: $21.00

Better Bee Keeping

Better Bee Keeping

This book, by Kim Flottum, takes serious beekeepers past the beginning stages and learning curves and offers solutions and rewards for keeping bees a better way. Better queens, better winters, better food, and better bees await any beekeeper...

  • Price: $29.99

Candlemaker's Companion

Candlemaker's Companion

In Candlemaker's Companion, author Betty Oppenheimer features illustrated, step-by-step instructions and complete source lists for creating exquisite, hand crafted candles at home.

  • Price: $19.00

Coloring Book

Coloring Book

This coloring book has many fun pages to color each featuring educational information on the honeybee and hive activity. Written by Mary Weber, illustrations by Lance Raichert and Pail E. Nunn.

  • Price: $2.95

Complete Guide to Beekeeping

Complete Guide to Beekeeping

The New Complete Guide to Beekeeping was written by Professor of Apiculture, Roger A. Morse, an enthusiastic beekeeper for more than 50 years.  Product no. 349

  • Price: $21.00

Folk Medicine

Folk Medicine

The Folk Medicine book, by D.C. Jarvis, M.D., promotes health using natural products. This book is packed full of folk remedies such as using honey and vinegar as a healthy drink.  Product no. 266

  • Price: $8.39

Haynes Bee Manual

Haynes Bee Manual

The Haynes Bee Manual, by Claire and Adrian Waring, offers a clear and concise introduction into the fascinating world of the honey bee and the addictive craft of beekeeping. Anyone wanting to keep bees needs to learn about the individuals, how...

  • Price: $35.94

Health and the Honeybee

Health and the Honeybee

Author Charles Mraz has pioneered the use of bee venom to treat auto-immune diseases, particularly Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis. His book, Health and the Honeybee, is based on his experiences as a practitioner of bee venom therapy.

  • Price: $14.90

Hive Management

Hive Management

Richard Bonney offers concise, up to date information on beekeeping tasks such as capturing swarms, inspecting hives, re-queening and harvesting honey in the book Hive Management. (152 pages.)

  • Price: $19.95

Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping

Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping

Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping was written by Dr. Dewey M. Caron about the "why's" of beekeeping so that one could successfully manage bee colonies. This book is in an easy to read format for beekeepers of all levels. Hardcover (354 pages).

  • Price: $52.00

Honey Bee Disease & Pest Book

Honey Bee Disease & Pest Book

Honey Bee Disease and Pests, 2nd Edition Revised features photos and information to help beekeepers identify diseases and pests that can invade the hive. Published by the Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists

  • Price: $14.40

Honey Recipe Book

Honey Recipe Book

A collection of practical and delicious recipes substituting honey for sugar. Compiled by Mrs. Walter T. Kelley.Product no. 278

  • Price: $2.70

HoneyBee Democracy

HoneyBee Democracy

Written by Thomas D. Seeley, this book takes the reader from the honeybee hive to the houses of government as he compares the bees' democratic procedure to our own. 280 pages. 

  • Price: $32.00

HoneyBee Inside Out

HoneyBee Inside Out

Honey Bee Inside Out, by Celia F. Davis, gives detailed information on the anatomy and physiology of the honey bee in a clear and concise format. Each of the eight copiously illustrated chapters covers a different aspect of bee biology. (150 pages)

  • Price: $50.40

Honeybees & Beekeeping Book

Honeybees & Beekeeping Book

In Honeybees and Beekeeping, Third Edition, a book by Keith Delaplane, you'll learn how to ready your equipment, install your bees, and proceed on through to winter management. This book is a great companion to our #552-DVD of the same title.

  • Price: $25.20

Honeybees & Beekeeping DVD

Honeybees & Beekeeping DVD

Honeybees and Beekeeping DVD contains a total of 8 half hour sessions. They'll take you through an entire year of beekeeping from installing bees to winter management. In Honeybees and Beekeeping, Third Edition, a book by Keith Delaplane, you'll...

  • Price: $37.20

How to Keep Bees and Sell Honey

How to Keep Bees and Sell Honey

 Mr. Walter T. Kelley has been recognized world-wide as one of the most knowledgeable beekeeping experts. This is an excellent beginner's book with simple, practical information. 148 pages

  • Price: $8.40

How Well are you Willing to Bee

How Well are you Willing to Bee

In How Well Are You Willing to Bee?, Pat Wagner explains the use of bee stings to boost the auto-immune system as well as treat other health conditions. This book is full of great diagrams and charts.

  • Price: $39.60

In the Trees, Honey Bees

In the Trees, Honey Bees

This book is great for small children! It gives a simple view of the bees and how the colony works. In the Trees, Honeybees has beautiful illustration that will capture a young one's interest. 32 pages. 

  • Price: $14.40

Increase Essentials Book

Increase Essentials Book

Increase Essentials by Dr. Lawrence Connor draws on the concepts of Langstroth, Doolittle and Brother Adam, as he explains his unique academic and commercial experience with bees, beekeeping, queen rearing and colony management. (128 pages)

  • Price: $18.90

Keeping Bees in Towns and Cities

Keeping Bees in Towns and Cities

By Luke Dixon (paperback) This book details encounters from real beekeepers around the world of keeping bees in urban environments. Also includes important information for keeping bees the first year. 184 pages.

  • Price: $23.94

Life and Times of the Honeybee Book

Life and Times of the Honeybee Book

Life and Times of the Honeybee, by C. Micucci, is a beautifully illustrated book for children ages 6-12 that depicts the activity in a working hive.

  • Price: $7.50

Life Cycle of the Honey Bee

Life Cycle of the Honey Bee

 Life Cycle of the Honeybee, a Bobbi Kalman book with beautiful, full color photos of honeybees from egg to adult. See their activity while they forage, store, and produce honey. Ages 4-12.

  • Price: $10.74

Magic School Bus Book

Magic School Bus Book

In the Magical School Bus book by Scholastic Press, Miss Frizzle takes the class on a trip inside a busy bee hive.

  • Price: $8.00

Making Mead

Making Mead

In this book, Roger A. Morse will teach you about honey, equipment for making mead, yeasts and fermentation, recipes and formulas. A long time mead judge, Mr. Morse also discusses bottling mead, home analysis and judging mead. 127 pages. 

  • Price: $21.54

Natural Beekeeping Book

Natural Beekeeping Book

 Natural Beekeeping, by Ross Conrad, captures an organic approach to modern apiculture, clearly detailing holistic methods aimed at maintaining hive health. (246 pages).

  • Price: $42.00

Natural Beekeeping DVD

Natural Beekeeping DVD

This video presents a comprehensive survey of natural beekeeping. 3 hours & 13 minutes

  • Price: $29.94

Observation Hives

Observation Hives

Observation Hives by Thomas Webster and Dewey Caron tells you how to set up, maintain and use an observation hive. Many of the chapters in this book were originally produced as a monthly series in Bee Culture magazine and compiled by the authors for the book.

  • Price: $27.60

Queen Rearing DVD

Queen Rearing DVD

Presented by The Bee Works, Apiarist David Eyre takes you through the steps of raising quality queens using three different methods: simple splits, Nicot system and grafting in this wonderful presentation. Run time 90 minutes.

  • Price: $30.00

Queen Rearing Essentials Book

Queen Rearing Essentials Book

Dr. Lawrence John Connor provides readers with detailed information on raising queens and improving their existing colonies. An easy-to-read format with numerous photographs. 100 pages. 

  • Price: $25.20

Scientific Queen Rearing Book

Scientific Queen Rearing Book

An informative book by G.M. Doolittle that guides amateur and veteran beekeepers through the queen-rearing process according to the ways of nature. 132 pages.

  • Price: $23.94

Setting Up a Package Swarm DVD

Setting Up a Package Swarm DVD

Setting Up a Package Swarm-DVD is designed for the novice who has never worked a hive. This 45-minute video details how to turn a package swarm into an established colony of bees.

  • Price: $28.80

Some Beekeepers & Associates

Some Beekeepers & Associates

Joseph O. Moffett remembers many of the beekeepers he met during his life as a beekeeper. This is a discontinued item, so when it's gone, it's gone.

  • Price: $6.00

Super Formulas Book

Super Formulas Book

Contains recipes and directions for making and using more than 36 useful products containing honey and beeswax, written by Elaine C. White. 120 pages. 

  • Price: $22.80

Swarm Plus DVD

Swarm Plus DVD

Swarm Plus by Meisse Productions, Inc. shows you how to recover swarms from 9 different locations and what to do with a swarm once you've captured it. Available in DVD only. Approximate run time: 58 min.

  • Price: $28.80

The Backyard Beekeeper

The Backyard Beekeeper

In The Backyard Beekeeper, author Kim Flottum provides a beginner's guide to keeping bees in your yard or garden. Photos and diagrams provide a wealth of information for subjects from "going green" to cooking with honey. (208 pages).

  • Price: $23.95

The Backyard Homestead

The Backyard Homestead

Put your backyard to work! Enjoy fresher, organic, better-tasting food all the time. The solution is as close as your own backyard. Grow the vegetables and fruits your family loves; keep bees; raise chickens, goats, or even a cow. The Backyard...

  • Price: $22.74

The Beekeeper's Handbook

The Beekeeper's Handbook

The Beekeeper's Handbook, by Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitable, is a comprehensive, well illustrated introduction for beginners and a valuable reference for the experienced beekeeper.  Product no. 268

  • Price: $35.40

The Beeman

The Beeman

Discover an adventure with a young boy as he learns about his grandpa's bees. Learn about what to wear, tending to the bees, and about extracting honey. 40 pages. 

  • Price: $10.79

The Buzz About Bees

The Buzz About Bees

The Buzz About Bees, by Jurgen Tautz, provides wonderful insight into the realms of bees with remarkable action photographs, as he describes the entire range of astonishing bee activities. Hard cover edition. 284 pages

  • Price: $59.95

The Hive and the Honey Bee Book

The Hive and the Honey Bee Book

 The Hive and the Honey Bee book, published by the Dadant Co., is an excellent reference book on honeybees and beekeeping, with hundreds of photos and drawings.

  • Price: $48.00

The Hive Detectives

The Hive Detectives

Loree Griffin Burns explores Colony Collapse Disorder and beekeepers who have been hit hardest. The book will draw you into the honeybees' world with beautiful pictures. 80 pages. 

  • Price: $21.00

The Honey Revolution

The Honey Revolution

Written by Ron Fessenden, MD, MPH and Mike McInnes, MRPS, this book gives insight to the positive effects honey can have on your health. A very informative book for those looking for some alternatives to sugar. 240 pages. 

  • Price: $23.94

The Practical Beekeeper (Volumes I, II, and III)

The Practical Beekeeper (Volumes I, II, and III)

How to keep bees in a natural and practical system where they do not require treatment for pests or diseases and only minimal interventions. Many of the concepts are contrary to "conventional" beekeeping. Divided into three volumes and this...

  • Price: $72.00

The Quest for the Perfect Hive

The Quest for the Perfect Hive

The Quest for the Perfect Hive is a history of innovations in bee culture by Gene Kritsky. This book is a beautifully illustrated history of beekeeping, tracing the evolution of hive design from ancient Egypt to the present. 198 pages

  • Price: $32.00

The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees

Sue Monk Kidd's New York Times bestseller of one motherless daughter's discovery of what family really means and of the strange and wondrous places we find love. 302 pages. 

  • Price: $18.00

The Soapmaker's Companion

The Soapmaker's Companion

By Susan Miller Cavitch (paperback). An illustrated guide to making many varieties of soaps. Includes step-by-step directions, ideas for blending oils and colors, and lessons on the chemical aspects of soap making. 288 pages. 

  • Price: $22.74

The Thinking Beekeeper

The Thinking Beekeeper

The definitive do-it yourself guide to natural beekeeping in top bar hives. Based on the concept of understanding and working with bees' natural systems as opposed to trying to subvert them, the advantages of this approach includes simple,...

  • Price: $29.94

Top-Bar Beekeeping

Top-Bar Beekeeping

This book will guide you through the holistic approach to hive management, including queen rearing, harvesting, and pollinating. 192 pages.

  • Price: $29.94

Uncle Buzzy's Big Fat Book O'Bee Cartoons

Uncle Buzzy's Big Fat Book O'Bee Cartoons

Uncle Buzzy's Big Fat Book O'Bee Cartoons gathers ten years of apicultural humor into one volume for your entertainment. Lela Dowling's cartoons have appeared in and on the cover of Bee Culture Magazine.

  • Price: $18.90

Vanishing of the Bees DVD

Vanishing of the Bees DVD

As Colony Collapse Disorder threatens the bee populations, learn in this DVD what beekeepers and scientists are doing in the fight to preserve the honeybee. This award-winning documentary will captivate even experienced beekeepers. 87 minutes. 

  • Price: $23.94

What if There Were No Bees

What if There Were No Bees

Follow the food chain reaction of what would happen if there were no bees. Find out how important bees are to the grassland ecosystem. Full of information and striking illustrations. 24 pages. 

  • Price: $10.74

Wick, Wax, and Talk

Wick, Wax, and Talk

A tried and true guide to making dipped and poured candles. Wick, Wax, and Talk, by Maxine Wilhelm, discusses the importance of correct wax temperatures, wick sizes, and much more.

  • Price: $2.60