A collection of interesting and informative books about beekeeping

The Association library is currently held by our Secretary, Mick Johnston. Books are available to members on loan by request.
Mick may be contacted by telephone on 01723 850041 or by email.
This is the list of books available. Up-to-date editions of many of the books are available to buy on the internet.


  • 500 Answers to Bee Questions by AI Root
  • A Book of Honey by Eva Crane
  • A Murmur of Bees by Amoret Scott
  • ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture (1944) by AI Root
  • All about Mead by S W Andrews
  • Alphabetical Guide for Bee-Keepers Vol 1 by K Stevens
  • Anatomy and Dissection of the Honeybee (1962) by Dade
  • Art of Beekeeping by Hamilton
  • Background to Beekeeping by AC Waine
  • Bee Boles and Bee Houses by AM Foster
  • Beekeepers Annual (1984) by Northern Bee Books
  • Beekeepers Annual (1985) by Northern Bee Books
  • Beekeepers Manual by L Stephens-Potter
  • Beekeeping and Senior Study Notes by YD and BD Yates
  • Beekeeping and the Law by D Frinston and D Smith
  • Beekeeping at Buckfast Abbey by Brother Adam
  • Beekeeping Bulletin No 9 by MAFF
  • Beekeeping for All by Edward Tickner Edwardes
  • Beekeeping in Antiquity by H Malcolm Fraser
  • Beekeeping New and Old (1930) by Herrod Hempsall
  • Beekeeping Practice by FS Stuart
  • Beekeeping A Seasonal Guide by R Brown
  • Beekeeping Tips and Topics by Elbert R Jaycox
  • Bees and Mankind by J Free
  • Bees are my Business by Whitcombe and Douglas
  • Bees at the Bottom of my Garden by Alan Campion
  • Beeswax by Ron Brown
  • Behaviour of Bees and Beekeeping by HJ Wadey
  • Border Bees by Colin Weightman
  • Build your own Honey Extractor by Gardenway
  • Carniolan Bee in Slovenia by J Gregori, J Polokar and J Michelie
  • Complete Guide to Beekeeping by Jeremy Evans
  • Complete handbook of beekeeping (1952) by Mace
  • Comprehensive survey of Honey by Eva Crane
  • Dance Language and Orientation of Bees by Karl von Frisch
  • Dancing Bees by Karl von Frisch
  • Dark European Honeybee by F Rother, E Milner and J Dews
  • Diseases of Bees by AD Betts
  • Diseases of Bees by HMSO
  • Granulated or Crystallised Honey and Wax for Shows by F Pashmore
  • Guide for Judges and Exhibitors of Honey and Bee Produce by BBKA
  • Guide to Bees and Honey by Ted Hooper
  • Honey Bee Pathology by L Bailey
  • Honey Days by Olivia Field
  • Honey Farming by Manley
  • Honey for Health by C Tersley
  • Honey from Source to Sale and Showbench by Jeff Rounce
  • Honey in the Comb by EE Killion
  • Honey Marketing by Harry Riches
  • Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Beekeeping by Morse and Hooper
  • Infectious Diseases of the Honeybee by L Bailey
  • Life of the Bee by Maurice Maeterlinck
  • Lore of the Honeybee by T Edwards
  • Make your own Glass Quilt by J K Mobley
  • Make your own Skep (1969) by Rev E Nobbs
  • Making Mead by Acton and Duncan
  • Management, Production and Exhibiting of Heather Honey by G Vickery
  • Manual of Beekeeping (1946) by Wedmore
  • Mead by Brother Adam
  • Milestones in Beekeeping and the Swarm Trigger discovered by IBRA
  • New Varroa Handbook by B Mobus and C DeBruyn
  • Oil Seed Rape and Bees by Calder
  • Philosophy and Practice of Beekeeping by AL Gregg
  • Plants and Beekeeping by Howes
  • Pollen and the Honeybee by Dorothy Hodges
  • Pollen Loads of the Honeybee by Dorothy Hodges
  • Practical Bee Guide by Digges
  • Preparation of liquid Honey by C Tonsley
  • Principles of Practical Beekeeping by Couston
  • Propolis by R Hill
  • Pure Honey by H Inglescent and D Wise
  • Sixty Years with Bees by D Sims
  • Some Important Operations in Beekeeping by TSK and MP Johansson
  • Swarming Control and Prevention (1945) by Snelgrove
  • The Golden Throng (1942) by EM Teale
  • Treatise on the Management of Bees 1770 by Wildman