Book List for Beginner Beekeepers

by Seth Steward on February 09, 2021

I'm often asked, "What is a good beekeeping book for beginners?"  I reply, "There are several."  The book that I started reading while my mother was living with me in her last months  was the Beekeeper's Bible. Later, after becoming a 4-H advisor and mentor, I resolved that the my recommendation is Beekeeping for Dummies.  You can do well with any or all of these reads.  I recommend them all. There are many other great beekeeping books, however I wanted to narrow this list to four favorites. Happy Beekeeping!

           Beekeeping for Dummies            

Beekeeping For Dummies, September 1, 2020 by Howland Blackiston 

Beekeeping For Dummies, 5th Edition, is one of the most popular titles in the For Dummies series available today. Including the latest information regarding every aspect of backyard beekeeping and honey production, this book describes how to get started, how to care for and safely handle bees, and how to maintain healthy and productive colonies. This book is loaded with up-to-date, practical examples and helpful illustrations of proven techniques and strategies for both new and seasoned hobbyist beekeepers.  

The Backyard Beekeeper

The Backyard Beekeeper - Revised and Updated, 3rd Edition Third Edition, Kindle Edition

The ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture: An Encyclopedia Pertaining to the Scientific and Practical Culture of Honey Bees Hardcover – May 1, 2007

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