Bee Keeping Resources

The following are quality sources of information that we use.

  • Langstroth, L. L., Rev. (1853). Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-Bee, A Bee Keeper's Manual. Greenfield: Northampton: Hopkins, bridgman & Company.  

This is available free from or Dadant sells an updated version. The 1853 version does have some outdated material, but it is still a very good resource.

  • Caron, D. M., & Connor, L. J. (2013). Honey bee biology and beekeeping. Kalamazoo, MI: Wicwas Press.  

  A text book of beekeeping. Great resource for those who have kept bees for a couple years. 

  •  Connor, L. J. (2015). Queen rearing essentials (2nd ed.). Kalamazoo, MI: Wicwas Press 

  For anyone interested in rearing their own queens.  Very good.   

  • Manley, R. O. (1946). Honey farming. London: Faber and Faber.

This is a very well written book about running a Honey business. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has the faintest idea of start a legitimate business with Honey Bees.

  • Smith, J. (1923). Queen rearing simplified. Medina, OH: A.I. Root Company.

An excellent read on how commercial queen rearing has been done by Jay Smith. Although the publication date is almost 100 years old this book still has an incredible amount of useful information for queen rearing today. There is a reprint version or you can find this version for free at "".


Innumerable topics can be found here from hobbyist to commercial and DIY plans.

  • American Bee Journal

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