Our Fave Bee Books (and others!)
Right at the base, you’ll find some wonderful old / antique bee books,
available here in their entirety as free downloads.
‘This practical, readable and comprehensive book contains detailed information on honeybees and on every aspect of responsible, successful beekeeping.’ By Peter Warhurst & Roger Goebel.
Tim Heard’s award-winning book, a fabulous read, an absolute must to any Native Bee enthusiast or newbee – if you have one hive, two hives or 52 hives.
This compact, easy-to-read book guides you through all aspects of our native stingless bees, from understanding the inner workings of the nest to caring for your own stingless bee or ‘sugarbag’ colony. John Klumpp.
The amazing book is aimed at both the novice and experienced beekeeper in Australia. By Robert Owen.
Self-confessed ‘beevangelist’ Doug Purdie is on a mission to help cultivate the population of local bees.
Mark Magill weaves observations about the remarkable roles bees play in keeping wildlife thriving and cultivated crops blooming, together with personal experiences and practical insights gleaned from his years as a beekeeper.
An adventure story of two young brothers, Jimmy and Max, who are on their way to visit their grandfather. On the way, they encounter a tiny native bee and hope it will lead them to some delicious sugarbag. Nola Turner-Jensen and Dub Leffler.
by Bee Wilson.
Yep, that’s her real name!
British food journalist Bee Wilson investigates humans’ relationship with the honeybee.
The Honey Hunter Join one of India’s finest poets and one of France’s best-loved illustrators on a visual and poetic journey to the bee-heart of the Sundarban.
Stingless Bees: Importance, Management and Utilisation.
A Training Manual for Stingless Bee Keeping – Ghana.
VIEW PDF HERE
Letters From The Hive – Stephen Buchmann.
An enlightening look at ‘the enduring bond between bees and mankind.’
The Untitled Book.
This Kit Williams book, featuring bees and a plethora of stunning illustrations, appeared in 1984 as a nameless book. The game was to come up with the name, hidden by clues and cryptics. Creative, challenging, mysterious and downright fabulous.
Why Dogs Hump and Bees Get Depressed
The fascinating science of animal intelligence, emotions, friendship, and conservation.
The Benevolent Bee
Capture the bounty of the hive through science, history, home remedies and craft.
By Bruneau, Stephanie.
Wisdom for Beekeepers.
500 Tips for Successful Beekeeping, by James Tew.
A real favourite, and inspiring read.
CLICK HERE for online viewing of book.
‘This beekeeper’s memoir follows the life of a young man from Pennsylvania as he drops into the bald prairie badlands of Saskatchewan. He buys a bee ranch, keeps a billion bees and makes a million pounds of honey. And then he quits.’
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The Beekeeper’s Secret – A Novel.
Josephine Moon, local Sunshine Coast author.
Or click on book cover.
Voice of the Hive
by Jason Nelson.
A great compilation of Bee Stories and Bee Info, very much recommended.
CLICK HERE for a PDF download. Well worth the read!
The Hidden Life of Trees.
by Peter Wohlleben.
Are trees social beings? In this international bestseller, forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network.
The Wisdom of Trees.
by Max Adams.
A passionate and informative celebration of trees and of man’s ingenuity in exploiting their resources. Trees are marvels of nature, still-standing giants of extraordinary longevity. A must-read!