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Recommended Books at the Lewis Library
The Bee by
Call Number: QL568.A6 W557 2014
Bees pollinate more than 130 fruit, vegetable, and seed crops that we rely on to survive. Bees are crucial to the reproduction and diversity of flowering plants, and the economic contributions of these irreplaceable insects measure in the tens of billions of dollars each year. Yet bees are dying at an alarming rate, threatening food supplies and ecosystems around the world. Features a section on beekeeping and handy go-to guides to the identification, prevention, and treatment of honey bee diseases. Covers bee evolution, ecology, genetics, and physiology Includes a directory of notable bee species. Presents a holistic approach to bee health, including organic and integrated pest management techniques.
Natural Beekeeping by
Call Number: SF523 .C75 2013
Revised and updated with new resources and including full-color photos throughout, Natural Beekeeping offers all the latest information in a book that has already proven invaluable for organic beekeepers. The new edition offers the same holistic, sensible alternative to conventional chemical practices with a program of natural hive management, but offers new sections on a wide range of subjects, including: The basics of bee biology and anatomy, urban beekeeping, identifying and working with queens, parasitic mite control, and hive diseases.
The New Complete Guide to Beekeeping by
Call Number: SF523 .M76 1994
Covering the rearing of queens, honey-making methods, honey marketing, the benefit of pollinator rental, and everything else related to beekeeping, The New Complete Guide to Beekeeping explains step-by-step what it takes to establish a thriving hive that produces an amazing end product, and all the simple pleasures of beekeeping along the way. Whether you capture a native colony from a hollow tree (a method only for the brave!), adopt a hive from someone who has too many (a much easier method), or start from scratch by buying a queen and purchasing worker bees by the pound, this is a comprehensive guide to making your endeavor successful and even profitable.
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Suggested search terms: bee culture, honeybee, beekeeping, beekeepers, bee products
Regional Non-Profit Organizations
Eastern Apiculture Society
The Eastern Apicultural Society of North America, Inc. (EAS) is an international nonprofit educational organization founded in 1955 for the promotion of bee culture, education of beekeepers, certification of Master Beekeepers and excellence in bee research. EAS is the largest noncommercial beekeeping organization in the United States and one of the largest in the world.
Empire State Honey Producers Association
Originally founded in 1870 as the “New York State Bee-Keepers Association”. Today it is a 501(c) (5) Federal Tax exempt corporation with a governing board elected by the general membership.
Ontario Beekeepers' Association
The Ontario Beekeepers' Association (OBA) was established in 1881. It is one of the oldest established farm organizations in Ontario. The OBA will advocate for action on bee health issues and for public support of bees including honey bees and other insect pollinators.
Western New York Honey Producers Association
A NYS Not for Profit Incorporated association of beekeepers located in Western New York which includes regions as far East as Rochester, North to Lake Ontario, West to Lake Erie, and South to the Pennsylvania border. Includes hobbyists as well as commercial bee keepers.
Bee Culture was first published in 1873 by A. I. Root in Medina, Ohio. A standard in the beekeeping industry today, the editorial focus is primarily for beginning beekeepers.
American Bee Journal
The American Bee Journal was established in 1861 by Samuel Wagner and has been published continuously since that time, except for a brief period during the Civil War. The Journal has the honor of being the oldest English language beekeeping publication in the world. Readership is concentrated among hobby and commercial beekeepers.
Suggested Search Terms
- Apis mellifera
- Bee culture
Annie Cavanagh. Honey Bee. Artstor, library.artstor.org/asset/24715847
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