There are loads of bee books available. The links below are to Amazon, but there a loads of IRL places to get books. One of my favourites is Scarthin Books in Cromford. You can spend hours there.. You also need to visit Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales. It’s book shops are legendary and the annual Hay Literary Festival is also well worth a visit. Online book shops include World of Books, Northern Bee Books.
Here’s some of the bee books I’ve picked up (no particular order) :
The honey bee inside out, Celia F Davis
(2015) : Very technical. Everything
you wanted to know about honey bee anatomy. Not a light read, but brilliantly written and incredibly detailed. Celia’s companion book, The Honey Bee Around & About, is on my list after I’ve finished this one.
The Haynes Bee Manual, Claire and Adrian Waring
(2011) : A definite for the beginner beekeeper. Loads of pictures and very informative. The Waring’s are an integral part of British beekeeping, Claire is editor of Bee Craft. This book is well worth getting if you’re just starting out.
The Beekeepers Annual
(1985) : Great articles, yearly beekeeping necessities, fantastic beards and arran sweater adverts from 1985. Fascinating reading.
The Sacred Bee, Hilda M. Ransome
(1937) : Just started reading this but so far it’s been fascinating. Well worth a read from an historical point of view, and ignore the Amazon comment about the quality of the paper..
Here’s some books I haven’t got yet but aim to get..
Online books what I have found
At the Hive Entrance Paperback by H Storch (1985?) : An observation, explanation of various beekeeping scenarios. Different…
Biobees Library (various) : Loads to look through here.