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Beekeeping Resource List

Compiled by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.



Books and Periodicals

  • ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture, edited by Roger A. Morse
  • Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping, by Christy Hemenway
  • American Bee Journal
  • Bee Culture
  • Beekeeping for Dummies, by Howland Blackiston
  • Beekeeping: A Practical Guide, by Dick Bonney
  • Beekeeping Principles, by Jim Tew
  • Bees, by Rudolf Steiner
  • First Lessons in Beekeeping, by C.P. Dadant
  • Hive Management, by Dick Bonney
  • Honey Bees and Beekeeping: a year in the life of an apiary, by Keith Delaplane
  • Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping, by Dewey Caron
  • Natural Beekeeping: Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture, by Ross Conrad and Gary Paul Nabhan
  • Queen Rearing and Bee Breeding, by Harry Laidlaw and Robert Page
  • The Beekeepers’ Handbook, Third Edition, by Alphonse Avitabile and Diana Sammataro
  • The Hive and the Honeybee, edited by Joe M. Graham
  • The Thinking Beekeeper: Natural Beekeeping in Top Bar Hives, by Christy Hemenway
  • Toward Saving the Honeybee, by Gunther Hauk
  • Top Bar Hive Construction, by Daniel Garber
  • Top-Bar Beekeeping: Organic Practices for Honeybee Health, by Les Crowder and Heather Harrell 


Equipment and Supplies

Queens, Package Bees, and Nucs


This document is a partial list of resources for growers and does not imply endorsement by North Carolina State University, North Carolina A&T State University, or North Carolina Cooperative Extension of any of the companies, products, or organizations listed.

Written By

Debbie Roos, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDebbie RoosExtension Agent, Agriculture - Sustainable / Organic Production Call Debbie Email Debbie N.C. Cooperative Extension, Chatham County Center
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