Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees
By Malcolm T. Sanford & Richard E. Bonney.
For anyone giving thought to owning & raising a particular species, the "Storey" Guide books should be the first book to buy. Why? Because they focus on fundamentals, have many illustrations and data, are not so long that they're offputting and are written in "laymen's language" (I dislike the phrase) for USA conditions by authors respected in their industry. Once you have a "Storey" sense of a species you can move other books that address more specific aspects.
- Beginning Beekeeping
- Origin and History of Beekeeping
- A Bee's Life
- Choosing Hive Location
- Getting Equipped
- Enter the Bees
- Managing Honey Bee Colonies
- Taking the Crop
- Diseases and Pests of the Honey Bee