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.

A personalised book that answers all your questions about all things bees. By the Craig family. Local to S.E.Queensland and published here in the Mary Valley.

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‘This practical, readable and comprehensive book contains detailed information on honeybees and on every aspect of responsible, successful beekeeping.’ By Peter Warhurst & Roger Goebel.
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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.
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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.
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The amazing book is aimed at both the novice and experienced beekeeper in Australia. By Robert Owen.
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Self-confessed ‘beevangelist’ Doug Purdie is on a mission to help cultivate the population of local bees.
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Translated from Spanish, this is a stunningly beautiful illustrative work, a real favourite and a must-read. Elena Garcia, Manuel Ángel Rosado and Juan Hernaz. Not available in print. Great Teacher’s Guide as well.

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Be still thy beating heart – this book is an absolute favourite. Brilliant! By Piotr Socha and Wojciech Grajkowski. Available at our Valley Bees meets.
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Hmm, now where did I leave that HIVE TOOL?

We reckon: what beekeeper would be complete without A Pooh Connection?
This wonderful Bee Friendly Guide is only available online.
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The ‘E-Book on Honey Bees’ by Albert Needham.
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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.
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Okay, okay. So it’s not quite a bee book, but still a favourite. Local and seasonal, a bit on seasonal honey, lotsa recipes. This is an intimate look at our foods and the role that a healthy local perspective can play. Delicious! By Lesa Bell and Glenbo.
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AG GUIDE – Australian Native Bees
Danielle Lloyd-Pritchard
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AG GUIDE – Healthy Bees – DPI
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Pot Honey – A Legacy of Stingless Bees
Extract by Aussie Megan Halcroft
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Quest for the Perfect Hive
Gene Kritsky
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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.
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The Hive.
by Bee Wilson.
Yep, that’s her real name!
British food journalist Bee Wilson investigates humans’ relationship with the honeybee.
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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.
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Bob The Bee Man Luttrell
offers some inspiring and thought-provoking free downloads on his site
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Stingless Bees: Importance, Management and Utilisation.
A Training Manual for Stingless Bee Keeping – Ghana.
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The Honey Trail : In Pursuit of Liquid Gold and Vanishing Bees Grace Pundyk.
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Letters From The Hive – Stephen Buchmann.
An enlightening look at ‘the enduring bond between bees and mankind.’
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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.
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Why Dogs Hump and Bees Get Depressed
The
 fascinating science of animal intelligence, emotions, friendship, and conservation.
Marc Bekoff.
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The Benevolent Bee
Capture the bounty of the hive through science, history, home remedies and craft.
By Bruneau, Stephanie.
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Backyard Insects of Brisbane.
A Queensland Museum Guide – A Pocket Companion.
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The Reason for Flowers.
Their history, culture, biology, and how they change our lives.
by Stephen Buchmann.
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Wisdom for Beekeepers.
500 Tips for Successful Beekeeping, by James Tew.
A real favourite, and inspiring read.
CLICK HERE  for online viewing of book.

Bad Beekeeping
‘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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Bees of the World
Christopher O’Toole and Anthony Raw
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The Sacred Bee in Ancient Times and Folklore.
By Hilda Ransome.
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The Beekeeper’s Secret – A Novel.
Josephine Moon, local Sunshine Coast author.
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Fat Bees, Skinny Bees
by Doug Somerville
RIRDC
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Native Bees of the Sydney Region
A Field Guide
Anne Dollin and Michael Batley
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The Barefoot Beekeeper
Phillip Chandler
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The Bee Tree.
by Stephen Buchmann and Diana Cohn.
Paul Mirocha illustrations.
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The Bee Tree.
by Patricia Polacco.
CLICK HERE for a review and added kids bee activities.

The Bee Friendly Garden.
Easy ways to help the bees and make your garden grow.

by Doug Purdie
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Bees : A Natural History
Christopher O’Toole
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A Beekeeper’s Guide
to Australian East Coast Leptospermum Honey

Compiled by Simon Williams at USC
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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!

Apidae Bibliomane 

Yes friends, it’s time for some Attested Apidae Archival Assemblages

All are Oldies but Goodies.

All are free PDF downloads of the full books.

All are well worth the peek!

A Thousand Answers to Beekeeping Questions
Dr C C Miller – 1917
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The Honey Bee – Its Nature, Homes and Products
by W Harris – 1884 (27 MB)
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The Bee People Margaret Warner Morley – 1899.
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The Dancing Bees – Karl von Frisch.
An account of the Life and Senses and Language of the Honey Bee – 1967.
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The Dance Language – Basic Facts  CLICK HERE

 

Nine Lectures on Bees
Rudolf Steiner – 1923
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Langstroth’s The Hive and the Honey-Bee
Langstroth and Dadant – 1888
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Starting Right with Bees
Root – 1922
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The Life of the Bee
Maurice Maeterlinck – 1912

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Warre Hives

Beekeeping for All
Abbe Warre – 1948
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The Story Of Bees.
Children Science Series – 1940.
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At The Hive Entrance – Storch – 1985
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The Apiary
or Bees, Beehives and Bee Culture – Alfred Neighbour – 1878
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First Lessons in Beekeeping
by C P Dadant – 1918
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Dadant System of Beekeeping
by C P Dadant – 1920
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Just a doodle-ish note to say lots more books to come.
Please send in your suggestions.
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