Three Rivers Beekeepers Library Policy

Library is for member use only.

Members may check out two books and/or CD’s at a time.

Members should contact the club librarian via email Bob Leslie no later than 2 days before a meeting to reserve a book/CD. Requested materials will be available for pickup at current months’ meeting.

Books/CD’s may be checked out at monthly meetings for period of one month. Materials must be returned to the librarian at following monthly meeting.

If books/CD’s are not returned at the next meeting, there is a fine of $5 each. If books/CD’s are not returned on the second month, the member will be assessed the cost of the book/CD.

If a member is late returning an item, s/he may not take out any books/CD’s until the late item is returned.


Three Rivers Beekeepers Media Available



The Backyard Beekeeper by Kim Flottum ($24.99)

Fresh, modern look at traditional beekeeping…photos, diagrams and supportive tips…instructions for candle making and soap making


The Backyard Beekeeper’s Honey Handbook  ($24.95)


Bad Beekeeping by Ron Miksha   ($23.50)

True story of a Pennsylvania man who travels from Saskatchewan to Florida…exemplifying the harsh reality of a man working with and against the physical environment


The Barefoot of Beekeeper by P. U. Chandler


Beeing by Rosanne Daryl Thomas ($14.95)

A warm and engaging memoir of beekeeping…a relationship with nature that mingles science with mythology, wonder with humility and motherly devotion with a search for new ways of seeing


The Bee-friendly Beekeeper  by David Heaf   ($37.00)

Examines practices to identify an approach to keeping bees that is more bee-appropriate…presents the top bar hive of Emile Warre as a practical and economical alternative to frame hives


Bees by Rudolf Steiner

Lectures describe the unconscious wisdom of the beehive and its connection to our experience…essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the true nature of the honeybee.


Bee – Sentials, A Field Guide by Lawrence John Connor with Robert Muir  ($35.95)

The basic “meat on its bones” book.  There is a strong “natural focus for beekeepers who want to avoid or minimize pesticides


Bee Sex Essentials by Lawrence John Connor 2008    ($28.00)

Reviews the latest and essential knowledge of drone and queen production, mating and genetics.


The Beekeeper’s Lament by Hannah Nordhaus ($14.99)

The story of John Miller and how bees keep food on our table.


Beekeeping by E.F. Phillips

Classic 1915 work covering all aspects of the complex subject of beekeeping


Beekeeping – A seasonal Guide by Ron Brown ($19.95)

In-depth but simple instructions for all techniques you need, from choosing and siting your hive to controlling swarms, rearing queens and harvesting honey


Beekeeping at Buckfast Abbey by Brother Adam ($9.95)

Advice from the  Brother Adam, renowned for English beekeeper who started working the abbeys’ hives in 1915.


Beekeeping for All by Abbe Warren   ($16.50)

French beekeeper recounts his experiments with various have designs


Bee Keeping for Dummies by Howland Blackiston ($19.99)

The name says it all


Bees in America by Tammy Horn ($27.50)

Traces the many paths of the honey bee and human interaction and weaves them together for a colorful, intimate and in-depth tale


Beeswax – Production, Harvesting, Processing and Products by William L. Coggshall and Roger A. Morse ($17.95)


The Best of Bee Talk by Richard Taylor   ($32.99)

Taken for over 200 columns Taylor has submitted to Gleanings in Bee Culture over nearly 200 years


The Biology of the Honey Bee by Mark L. Winston   ($21.73)


A Book of Bees by Sue Hubbell ($13.00)

“about bees to be sure, but also about other things:  the important difference between loneliness and solitude…the accommodating oneself to nature”


Breeding the Honeybee by Brother Adam ($11.00)

The monks of Buckfast Abbey are famous for obtaining the maximum yields of honey with a minimum of time and effort.  Their secrets of apiculture are explained by the most famous of beekeepers.


The Buzz about Bees – Biology of a Superorganism by Jurgen Tautz   ($34.43)

Beautiful photos and easy understandable text… tells the story of honey bees in a new perspective


The Classroom by Jerry Hayes   ($14.93)

Curative Properties of Honey and Bee Venom by N. Yoirish   ($27.93)

Confessions of a Bad Beekeeper by Bill Turnbull ($13.98)

Contemporary Queen Rearing by Harry H. Laidlaw, Jr.  ($24.95)

Cooking With Honey by Joanne Barrett ($3.95)

Cooking with Honey by Hazel Berto    ($4.63)

A Country Year – living the questions by Sue Hubbell ($13.00)

Fifty Years Among the Bees
by C.C.  Miller ($14.95)

First Lessons in Beekeeping by Keith Delaplane (2 books)   ($9.78 each)

First Lessons in Beekeeping
by C. P. Dadant   ($6.96)

Following the bloom across America with the Migratory Beekeepers by Douglas Whynott ($16.95)

From Here to There & Back Again by Sue Hubbell   ($26.00)

From Where I Sit by Mark L. Winston  ($27.95)

A Handbook for Honey Judges and Beekeepers Exhibiting Hive Products by James R. Thompson ($19.99)

Honey – A Selection of More than 80 Delicios Savory & Sweet Recipes recipes by Hattie Ellis ($19.95)

Honey Bee Democracy
by Thomas D. Seeley ($29.95)

Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping by Dewey M. Caron   ($79.95)

The Honey Revolution by R. Fon Fessenden, MD, MPH & Mike McInnes, MRPS ($4.95)

Honeybee – Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper by C. Marina Marchese($12.98)
In Search of the Best  Strains of Bees by Brother Adams ($11.00)

Increase Essentials by Lawrence John Connor – First Edition 2006 (3 books)  ($34.00 each)
The Joy of Beekeeping by Richard Taylor   ($16.49)

The Keeper of the Bees by Gene Stratton-Porter ($15.00)

The Life of the Bee by Maurice Maeterlinck ($9.95)

The Magic School Bus inside the Beehive by Joanna Cole & Bruce Degen ($6.99)

My Favorite Honey Recipes by Mrs. Walter T. (IDA) Kelley   ($.75)
Nature’s Little Wonders Bees by Candace Savage ($28.00)
On This Hilltop by Sue Hubbell   ($3.70)

Plan/bee by Susan Brackney ($21.95)

Practical Queen Production in the North by Carl A Jurica, PhD   ($14.95)

Practical Queen Rearing by Charles & Pauline Dublon

The Queen and I by Edward A. Weiss   ($24.26)

Queen Rearing and Bee Breeding by Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. and Robert E. Page Jr.   ($50.00)

Queen Rearing Essentials by Lawrence John Connor – 2009  ($42.99)

The Quest for the Perfect Hive by Gene Kritsky ($24.95)

Robbing the Bees by Holley Bishop ($24.00)

Successful Queen Rearing by Dr. Marla Spivak and Gary S. Reuter (2 books)

Sweetness and Light by Hattie Ellis ($13.95)

Top Bar Hive Construction by Daniel Garber   ($74.18)

Toward Saving the Honeybee by Gunther Hauk   ($15.13)


CDs, DVD’s and Tapes

Back Yard Hive – Alternative Beekeeping Using the Top Bar Hive, Back Yard Hive LLC, DVD   ($19.95)

Bee Healthy, Bee Healthy by It’s Your Life Video – DVD    ?

Beekeeping Classes 101, 201, & 301 by Dana T. Stahlman- DVD  ?

Beekeeping Conference 2008, CD    ?

Beekeeping in Northern Climates by University of Minnesota   ?

Bees – Tales from the Hive by NOVA DVDs   ($12.07


City of Bees – A Children’s Guide to Bees,  School Library Journal , DVD 30 minutes   ($8.99)

Commercial Queen Breeding by H L Bee Farm – DVD    ?


Garden Hives, A Simplified Method of Beekeeping by Brushy Mountain Bee Farm, Inc – VHS   ($18.95)

Getting Started in Beekeeping with the Topbar Beehive by – DVD   ($19.95)


Health & the Hive – A Beekeeper’s Journey by A Jan Cannon Film – DVD   ($19.95)

Honey Bees and Beekeeping Parts I and II,  University of Georgia, DVD    ?

The Honey Files: A Bes’s Life – National Honey Board DVD , 20 minutes   $13.98)


Instrumental Insemination of Honeybee Queens with Susan Cobey- Ohio State University, 30 minutes DVD   ($15.00)

An Introduction to Beekeeping by E. E. (Ed) Mabesoone copyright 1995 – 2006, cd or DVD   ?


Keeping Bees & Producing Honey,  An Introduction by Brushy Mountain Bee Farm, Inc. – VHS   ($18.95)


The Magic of Mead by Brushy Mountain Bee Farm – DVD   ($16.95)

The Monk and the Honeybee by David Taylor York Films – VHS , 90 minutes  ($14.84)


Organic Beekeeping 101 with Randy Sue – DVD  115 minutes    ($19.95)


Nicotine Bees by Kevin Hansen – DVD 53 minutes   ($12.99)


Pollen Nation Singeli Agnew and Joshua Fish – DVD   ?


Queen and Package Bee Production by Brushy Mountain Bee Farm – DVD      ($18.95

Queen of the Sun, What are the Bees Telling Us by John Betz – DVD, 82 minutes   ($19.95

Queen Rearing by David Eyre of The Bee Works – DVD, 90 Minutes   $29.90)


Raising Northern Queens, Nucs and making Honey Without Treating for 5 years / Kirk Webster, National


Silence of the Bees by Nature- DVD   ($19.99)

Sister Bee by Laura Tyler – DVD, 29 Minutes   ?

Successful Queen Rearing by University of Minnesota – VHS   ?

Swarm Plus

Tales from the Hive by Nova – VHS, 60 minutes  ($12.07)


Vanishing of the Bees by Ellen Page – DVD 90 Minutes   ($15.00)

A Visit to the Bee Farm by Brushy Mountain Bee Farm, Inc. – VHS about 10 minutes   ?

Please email the librarian at Bob Leslie to reserve material.