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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: $19.00

ABC & XYZ

ABC & XYZ

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

  • Price: $66.00

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: $7.50

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: $53.00

Attracting Native Poliators

Attracting Native Poliators

Close to 75 percent of all flowering plants rely on pollinators in order to set seed or fruit, and from these plants comes a third of the planet's food. Xerces Society's Attracting Native Pollinators shows you how to encourage the activity of...

  • Price: $29.95

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: $28.00

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: $18.00

Bee-sentials, A Field Guide

Bee-sentials, A Field Guide

A must have text for any beekeeper! Written with the experienced beekeeper in mind, it is also a great book for new beekeepers. Over 270 full-color photos. Soft cover, 208 pages.

  • Price: $32.00

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: $26.00

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: $16.00

Beekeeping 101, 201 & 301

Beekeeping 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: $29.00

Beekeeping for Dummies book 4th edition

Beekeeping for Dummies book 4th edition

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: $24.00

Beekeeping Northern Climate Set

Beekeeping Northern Climate Set

Beekeeping in Northern Climates 2 Manuals and DVD

  • Price: $47.50

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: $20.95

Bees in America Book

Bees in America Book

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. (332 pages)

  • Price: $17.00

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

First Lessons in Beekeeping

First Lessons in Beekeeping

Keith Delaplane updates this classic text while honoring the tradition of sticking to the basics while fully engaging the new realities of beekeeping in the 21st century. Soft cover, 166 pages.

  • Price: $16.95

Garden Plants for Honey Bees

Garden Plants for Honey Bees

The definitive field guide for anyone who wants a thorough list of hundreds of garden plants that your bees might visit, photos for each one, and a pollen and nectar production rating guide from Peter Lindtner's decades of beekeeping and observations.

  • Price: $32.00

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: $22.00

Honey Bee Disease & Pest Book

Honey Bee Disease & Pest Book

Newly revised 3rd edition with even more informative descriptions and color photos of pests and diseases that plague the honey bee. Soft cover, 68 pages.

  • Price: $19.00

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

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: $8.50

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: $18.00

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: $8.50

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: $7.50

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: $21.00

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: $39.00

Natural Beekeeping DVD

Natural Beekeeping DVD

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

  • Price: $35.00

Observation Hive Book

Observation Hive Book

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: $25.00

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: $28.00

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: $27.00

Rearing Queen Honey Bees

Rearing Queen Honey Bees

Whether you are interested in raising a few queens or many queens, this book by Dr. Roger Morse is highly informative with step-by-step instruction. Soft cover, 128 pages.

  • Price: $21.00

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: $23.00

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: $29.00

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: $23.00

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: $27.00

The Life Cycle of the Honey Bee

The  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: $10.00

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: $26.00

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: $23.00

The Beekeeper's Bible

The Beekeeper's Bible

Part history book, part handbook, and part cookbook, this illustrated tome covers every facet of the ancient hobby of beekeeping, from how to manage hives safely to harvesting one's own honey, and ideas for how to use honey and beeswax. Detailed...

  • Price: $36.00

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: $35.00

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: $10.00

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: $53.00

The Fresh Honey Cookbook

The Fresh Honey Cookbook

Each of 12 chapters focuses on a month of the year and a specific honey varietal (such as tupelo, orange blossom, sourwood, or sage) and offers a complete seasonal menu showcasing that varietal. Not all recipes contain honey but are for dishes...

  • Price: $16.00

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: $58.00

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: $22.00

The Practical Beekeeper

The Practical Beekeeper

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: $66.00

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: $23.00

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: $27.00

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: $27.00

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: $19.00

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: $20.00

Welcome to our Honey Farm Coloring Book

Welcome to our Honey Farm 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: $1.00

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: $3.00