September 22, 2014

Library

The Beekeeper’s Handbook, Third Edition, 1998 - Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile, Cornell University Press

The Beekeeper’s Handbook, Third Edition, 1998 - Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile, Cornell University Press

The MSBA Library includes items in print and video covering the spectrum of beekeeping theory and practice. The collection has some of the latest resources to be published, as well as, items of historic interest and value. It is maintained by a MSBA volunteer. You may contact Carole for details on how to borrow items. MSBA members may use the library free of charge.

Librarian
Carole Armatis
77 Palmer Road
Newport, Maine 04953
(207) 368-4419 brocandroll@yahoo.com

Suggestions for a Beekeeper’s Library
Overview
• A Book of Bees, 1988 – Sue Hubbell, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston
• Beekeeping for Dummies, 2002 – Howland Blackistan, Hungry Minds, Inc.
• The Beekeeper’s Handbook, Third Edition, 1998 – Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile, Cornell University Press
• Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping, 1999 – Dewey M. Caron, Wicwas Press, Cheshire, CT

Getting started
• Honey Bees and Beekeeping, Second Edition, 1996 – Keith S. Delaplane, University
of Georgia
• Keeping Bees, 1986 – John Vivian, Willamson Publishing, Charlotte, VT 05445
• How to Keep Bees and Sell Honey, 13th Edition – Walter T. Kelley (13th Edition
edited by Doris Pharris), Walter T. Kelley Company, Clarkson, TN
• The New Starting Right with Bees, 21st Edition – Kim Flottam, Editor, A.I. Root
Company, Medina, OH 44256
• First Lessons in Beekeeping, Revised Edition, 1976 – C. P. Dadant, Dadant and Sons,
Hamilton, IL
• Beekeeping, A Practical Guide, 1993 – Richard E. Bonney, Storey Books, Pownal
Vermont 05261
• Begin to Keep Bees, 1982 – Franklin H. Carrier, Carrier’s Beekeeping Supplies, 601
South Baywood Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128
• The Art and Adventure of Beekeeping, 1975 – Ormond and Harry Aebi, privately published by Ormond Aebi, 710 – 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062

The Hive and the Honeybee

The Hive and the Honeybee

General reference
• The Hive and the Honeybee, Revised Edition, 1992 – Joe M. Graham, Editor, Dadant and Sons, Hamilton, IL
• ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture, 40th Edition, 1990 – Roger A. Morse, Editor, A.I. Root Company, Medina, OH 44256
• Beekeeping in California, Publication 21422, 1987 – Cooperative Extension, University
of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Oakland, CA.

Hive management
• Hive Management, A Seasonal Guide for Beekeepers, 1990 – Richard E. Bonney,
Storey Books, Pownal Vermont 05261
• The How-To-Do-It Book of Beekeeping, Fifth Edition, 1998 – Richard Taylor, Linden
Books, $15.95
• Keeping Bees, 1984 – Franklin H. Carrier, Carrier’s Beekeeping Supplies, 601 South
Baywood Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128
• Swarming – Biology, Prevention, Control and Collecting, 1997 – From the Best of Bee
Culture, A.I. Root Company, Medina, OH 44256

Queen rearing
• Contemporary Queen Rearing, 1979 – Harry H. Laidlaw, Jr., Dadant and Sons,
Hamilton, IL
• Queen Rearing and Bee Breeding, 1997 – Harry H. Laidlaw, Jr. and Robert E. Page,
Jr., Wicwas Press, P.O. Box 817, Cheshire, CT 06410
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• Rearing Queen Honey Bees, Second Edition, 1994 – Roger A. Morse, Wicwas Press,
Chesire, CT

Bee biology
• The Honey Bee, 1988 – James L. Gould and Carol Grant Gould, Scientific American
Library, distributed by W.H. Freeman and Company, New York
• The Biology of the Honeybee, 1987 – Mark L. Winston, Harvard University Press,
Cambridge, MA

Miscellaneous
• Almond Pollination Handbook, 1980 – Joe Traynor, Kovak Books, P.O. Box 1422, Bakersfield, CA 93302
• Beeswax Production, Harvesting, Processing, and Products – Coggshall and Morse, Wicwas Press, Cheshire, CT
• Honey: A Comprehensive Survey – Edited by Eva Crane. Crane, Russak, & Co., New York
• The Archaelogy of Beekeeping – Eva Crane
• The Magic School Bus Inside a Beehive, 1996 – Joanna Cole, Scholastic Press, New
York

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