Three Rivers Beekeepers
Club Library

We have an extensive library of books and DVDs on nearly every beekeeping subject! The club library is open to all members. Please review the library policy before checking out any books or DVDs.

Please contact the club via email to reserve materials at

Club Library Policy:

  • The library is for member use only.
  • Members may check out two books and/or CD’s at a time.
  • Members should contact via Email no later than 2 days before a meeting to reserve a book/DVD. Requested materials will be available for pickup at current month’s meeting.
  • Books/DVD’s may be checked out at monthly meetings for a period of one month. Materials must be returned to the librarian at the following monthly meeting.
  • If books/DVD’s are not returned at the next meeting, there is a fine of $5 each. If books/DVD’s are not returned on the second month, the member will be assessed the cost of the book/DVD. The member is responsible for knowing the cost of each item they borrow.
  • If a member is late returning an item, s/he may not take out any books/DVD’s until the late item is returned.


Title Author
The Backyard Beekeeper Kim Flottum
The Backyard Beekeeper’s Honey Handbook Kim Flottum
Bad Beekeeping Ron Miksha
The Barefoot Beekeeper PJ Chandler
Beeing Rosanne Daryl Thomas
The Bee-Friendly Beekeeper David Heaf
Bees Rudolf Steiner
Bee – Sentials, A Field Guide Lawrence John Connor with Robert Muir
Bee Sex Essentials Lawrence John Connor
The Beekeeper’s Lament Hannah Nordhaus
Beekeeping E.F. Phillips
Beekeeping – A seasonal Guide Ron Brown
Beekeeping at Buckfast Abbey Brother Adam
Beekeeping for All Abbe Warren
Bee Keeping for Dummies Howland Blackiston
Bees in America Tammy Horn
Beeswax – Production, Harvesting, Processing and Products William L. Coggshall and Roger A. Morse
The Best of Bee Talk Richard Taylor
The Biology of the Honey Bee Mark L. Winston
A Book of Bees Sue Hubbell
Breeding the Honeybee Brother Adam
The Buzz about Bees – Biology of a Superorganism Jurgen Tautz
The Classroom Jerry Hayes
Curative Properties of Honey and Bee Venom N. Yoirish
Confessions of a Bad Beekeeper Bill Turnbull
Contemporary Queen Rearing Harry H. Laidlaw, Jr.
Cooking With Honey Joanne Barrett
Cooking with Honey Hazel Berto
A Country Year – living the questions Sue Hubbell
Fifty Years Among the Bees C.C.  Miller
First Lessons in Beekeeping (2 books) Keith Delaplane
First Lessons in Beekeeping C. P. Dadant
Following the Bloom Across America with the Migratory Beekeepers Douglas Whynott
From Here to There & Back Again Sue Hubbell
From Where I Sit Mark L. Winston
A Handbook for Honey Judges and Beekeepers Exhibiting Hive Products James R. Thompson
Honey – A Selection of More than 80 Delicious Savory & Sweet Recipes recipes Hattie Ellis
Honey Bee Democracy Thomas D. Seeley
Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping Dewey M. Caron
The Honey Revolution R. Fon Fessenden and Mike McInnes
Honeybee – Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper C. Marina Marchese
In Search of the Best  Strains of Bees Brother Adams
Increase Essentials (3 books) Lawrence John Connor
The Joy of Beekeeping Richard Taylor
The Keeper of the Bees Gene Stratton-Porter
The Life of the Bee Maurice Maeterlinck
The Magic School Bus Inside the Beehive Joanna Cole and Bruce Degen
My Favorite Honey Recipes Mrs. Walter T. (IDA) Kelley
Nature’s Little Wonders Bees Candace Savage
On This Hilltop Sue Hubbell
Plan/bee Susan Brackney
Practical Queen Production in the North Carl A Jurica, PhD
Practical Queen Rearing Charles & Pauline Dublon
The Queen and I Edward A. Weiss
Queen Rearing and Bee Breeding Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. and Robert E. Page Jr.
Queen Rearing Essentials Lawrence John Connor
The Quest for the Perfect Hive Gene Kritsky
Robbing the Bees Holley Bishop
Successful Queen Rearing (2 books) Dr. Marla Spivak and Gary S. Reuter
Sweetness and Light Hattie Ellis
Top Bar Hive Construction Daniel Garber
Toward Saving the Honeybee Gunther Hauk


Title (DVD unless otherwise noted)
Back Yard Hive – Alternative Beekeeping Using the Top Bar Hive, Back Yard Hive LLC
Bee Healthy, Bee Healthy by It’s Your Life Video
Beekeeping Classes 101, 201, & 301 by Dana T. Stahlman
Beekeeping Conference 2008 (CD)
Beekeeping in Northern Climates by University of Minnesota
Bees – Tales from the Hive by NOVA
City of Bees – A Children’s Guide to Bees,  School Library Journal
Commercial Queen Breeding by H L Bee Farm
Garden Hives, A Simplified Method of Beekeeping by Brushy Mountain Bee Farm (VHS)
Getting Started in Beekeeping with the Topbar Beehive by
Health & the Hive – A Beekeeper’s Journey by A Jan Cannon
Honey Bees and Beekeeping Parts I and II,  University of Georgia
The Honey Files: A Bees’s Life – National Honey Board
Instrumental Insemination of Honeybee Queens with Susan Cobey- Ohio State University
An Introduction to Beekeeping by E. E. (Ed) Mabesoone
Keeping Bees & Producing Honey,  An Introduction by Brushy Mountain Bee Farm (VHS)
The Magic of Mead by Brushy Mountain Bee Farm
The Monk and the Honeybee by David Taylor York Films (VHS)
Organic Beekeeping 101 with Randy Sue
Nicotine Bees by Kevin Hansen
Pollen Nation by Singeli Agnew and Joshua Fish
Queen and Package Bee Production by Brushy Mountain Bee Farm
Queen of the Sun, What are the Bees Telling Us by John Betz
Queen Rearing by David Eyre of The Bee Works
Raising Northern Queens, Nucs and making Honey Without Treating for 5 years by Kirk Webster
Silence of the Bees by Nature
Sister Bee by Laura Tyler
Successful Queen Rearing by University of Minnesota (VHS)
Swarm Plus
Tales from the Hive by Nova (VHS)
Vanishing of the Bees by Ellen Page
A Visit to the Bee Farm by Brushy Mountain Bee Farm (VHS)