Bethany’s Favorite Honey Bee Books

Reading books is not only a great way to learn about bees but is also quite fun. The best time to read is in the winter when you aren’t in the hives and when you aren’t harvesting honey. Here are some of my favorite books that I have read so far.


First Lessons in Beekeeping is one of my favorite books. It is good if you are interested in beekeeping and don’t know much about it. It teaches you what to do and what not to do when starting beekeeping. It teaches you about the tools and what they are there for. This book teaches the basics of beekeeping and is an excellent choice of bee books.


Beekeeping for Dummies  is a good book even though it is very controversial. Even if you don’t agree with every thing in this book there is plenty to learn from it. It teaches about basics about the good and the bad of beekeeping. It is a book that will make you afraid of beekeeping or want to run right into beekeeping. If you are not sure about beekeeping I suggest you read this book.


Keeping Bees and Making Honey is a book that revolves around the steps towards making honey. It gives suggestions to help your bees make more honey. It goes over the basics of beekeeping, also, but the focus is on the honey. If you want to go into beekeeping for making honey I would suggest you read this book and at least one other book. If you like food there are recipes for different honey related dishes.



2 Replies to “Bethany’s Favorite Honey Bee Books”

  1. What a smart thing to do. Grandpa and I were wondering how you keep engaged in the beekeeping when it is cold and snowy. Such a simple thing–read. Congratulations to you and Abigail for really investing time in your project. We’re proud of both of you.


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