Results of February’s Poll on Must-Have Books


In last month’s poll, I asked two questions.

  1. What are the 1-3 beekeeping books that every beginner should read?
  2. What are the 1-3 beekeeping books that every advanced beekeeper should have on their bookshelf?

Two people, both of whom have over 5 years of experience keeping bees, responded. Their answers are below. Thank you to the two beekeepers who responded.

Books every beginner should read:

  • How to Keep Bees and Sell Honey, by:Walter T Kelley
  • Langstroth’s Hive and the Honey Bee
  • The Joys of Beekeeping by Richard Taylor
  • Bee Master of Warrilow
  • First Lessons in Beekeeping

Books every advanced beekeeper should have on his or her bookshelf:

  • Honey Bee Democracy, by: Tom Seeley
  • Dadant Hive and the Honey bee
  • Fifty Years Among the Bees, by:C C Miller
  • ABC and XYZ of Beekeeping
  • Honey Farming, by: R.O.B. Manley
  • Increase Essentials