Worcester Beekeepers

WBKA Library

Welcome to our bee library

We hold a range of books about all things bee keeping. Some are very old, but still make for an interesting read.
To loan a book please contact John Summers on 01905 452555 or email web@worcesterbeekeepers.co.uk

Toby and the Bees loaned by Kevin Oliver
Toby and the Bees
Author: Bayer
Paperback 12pp
Published 2013 by Bayer Bee Care Centre
Beekeeping – A practical guide
Beekeeping – A practical guide
Author: Roger Patterson
Paperback 176pp
ISBN 978 0 7160 2285 5 Published 2012 by Right Way
A world without bees
A world without bees
Authors: Alison Benjamin and Brian McCallum
Hardback 298pp
ISBN 978 0 85265 092 9 Published 2008 by Guardian Books
Beekeeper Kim
Beekeeper Kim
Author: Ken Stevens
Paperback 258pp
ISBN 0 9 5325447 0 9 Published 1998 by Ken Stevens
Bee boles and bee houses
Bee boles and bee houses
Author: A.M. Foster
Paperback 32pp
ISBN 0 85263 903 1 Published 1988 by Shire Publications
30th International Congress of Apiculture of Apimondia
30th International Congress of Apiculture of Apimondia
Program and abstracts report
Author: International Federation of Beekeepers’ Associations Apimondia
Paperback 157pp
Published 1985 by Apimondia Publishing House
30th International Congress of Apiculture of Apimondia
30th International Congress of Apiculture of Apimondia
Author: International Federation of Beekeepers’ Associations Apimondia
Hardback 580pp
Published 1985 by Apimondia Publishing House
Bees and mankind
Bees and mankind
This book describes the natural history of the bees of the world and the part they have played in the history of man.
Author: John B. Free
Hardback 155pp
ISBN 0 04 638001 9 Published 1982 by George Allen & Unwin
Beeswax
Beeswax
Author: Ron Brown
Paperback 74pp
ISBN 0 905652 06 1 Published 1981 by Bee books new and old
28th International Congress of Apiculture of Apimondia
28th International Congress of Apiculture of Apimondia
Author: International Federation of Beekeepers’ Associations Apimondia
Hardback 568pp
Published 1981 by Apimondia Publishing House
Beekeeping in the swarming season
Beekeeping in the swarming season
Author: George Davis
Paperback 53pp
Published 1980 by George Davis
27th International Congress of Apiculture of Apimondia
27th International Congress of Apiculture of Apimondia
Author: International Federation of Beekeepers’ Associations Apimondia
Hardback 599pp
Published 1979 by Apimondia Publishing House
The miracle of propolis
The miracle of propolis
A fascinating story that follows the Jugoslavian Church painter Rado Siefert who inherits two hives, and his experiments with propolis as medicine. 
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Author: Mitja Vosnjak
Paperback 93pp
ISBN 0 7225 0408 X Published 1978 by Thorsons Publishers Limited
Bee Keepers I have known
Bee Keepers I have known
Author John L. Guilfoyle
Paperback 44pp
Published 1977 by John L. Guilfoyle
Down to the grass roots of beekeeping
Down to the grass roots of beekeeping
The management of honey bees in the swarming season
Author: G.H. Davis
Paperback 32pp
Published 1976 by G H Davis
The complete handbook of bee-keeping
The complete handbook of bee-keeping
Great book, lots of information for the budding bee keeper, obviously it's an old book so not up to date on new / current bee diseases.
Author: Herbert Mace
Hardback 190pp
ISBN 0 7063 1615 0 Published 1976 by Ward Lock Limited
The art of bee keeping
The art of bee keeping
Author: Paul Marshall Allen
Booklet 32pp
Published 1975 by The Bio-Dynamic Farming and Gardening Association Inc.
25th International Apicultural Congress of Apimondia
25th International Apicultural Congress of Apimondia
Author: International Federation of Beekeepers’ Associations Apimondia
Hardback 618pp
Published 1975 by Apimondia Publishing House
Understanding the honey bee
Understanding the honey bee
Notes on the organic nature of the bee colony, and its relation to plant and cosmos.
Author: C.T.G. Baker
Booklet 16pp
ISBN 0 904145 01 8 Published 1974 by Camphill Press
Beekeeping in cold climate zones
Beekeeping in cold climate zones
International Symposium
Author: Apimondia
Paperback 112pp
Published 1974 Apimondia Publishing House
23rd International Apicultural Congress
23rd International Apicultural Congress
Author: International Federation of Beekeepers’ Associations Apimondia
Hardback 677pp
Published 1971 by Apimondia Publishing House
Survey of a thousand years of beekeeping in Russia
Survey of a thousand years of beekeeping in Russia
Author: Dorothy Galton
Paperback 90pp
ISBN 0 900149 00 0 Published 1971 by London Bee Research Association
22nd International beekeeping Congress
22nd International beekeeping Congress
Author: International Federation of Beekeepers’ Associations Apimondia
Hardback 671pp
Published 1969 by Apimondia Publishing House
Beekeeping in the United States
Beekeeping in the United States
Agriculture handbook no. 335
Author: United States Department of Agriculture
Paperback 147pp
Published 1967 by US Government Printing Office
21st International Apicultural Congress
21st International Apicultural Congress
Author: International Federation of Beekeepers’ Associations Apimondia
Hardback 573pp
Published 1967 by Apimondia Publishing House
Mendel as a beekeeper
Mendel as a beekeeper
Authors: V. Orel, J. Rozman, V. Vesely
Booklet 22pp
Published 1965 by Moravian Museum in Brno
20th International beekeeping jubilee congress
20th International beekeeping jubilee congress
Author: International Federation of Beekeepers’ Associations Apimondia
Hardback 823pp
Published 1965 by Apimondia Publishing House
The bee keepers encyclopedia
The bee keepers encyclopedia
Author A.S.C. Deans
Hardback 190pp
Published 1959 by Andrew George Elliot
History of beekeeping in Britain
History of beekeeping in Britain
Author: H. Malcolm Fraser
Hardback 106pp
Published 1958 by Bee Research Association Ltd.
Amateur beekeeping
Amateur beekeeping
Author: Edward Lloyd Sechrist
Hardback 156pp
Published 1958 by Robert Hale Limited
Queen breeding for amateurs
Queen breeding for amateurs
Author: C.P. Abbott
Paperback 60pp
Published 1951 by C.P. Abbott
Bee keeping
Bee keeping
Author: Kenneth Clark
Paperback 222pp
Published 1951 by Penguin Handbooks
Beekeeping in antiquity
Beekeeping in antiquity
Author: H. Malcolm Fraser
Hardback 145pp
Published 1951 by University of London Press
Producing, preparing, exhibiting and judging bee produce
Producing, preparing, exhibiting and judging bee produce
Author: W. Herod-Hempsall
Hardback 219pp
Published 1948 by The British Bee Journal
Bee keeping for all
Bee keeping for all
Author: Tickner Edwardes
Hardback 205pp
Published 1947 by Methuen & Co.
A man and his bees
A man and his bees
A bee-keeper’s chronicle
Author: Harold Lund
Hardback 156pp
Published 1947 by Sidgwick & Jackson
ABC and XYZ of bee culture
ABC and XYZ of bee culture
An encyclopedia pertaining to scientific and practical culture of bees
Author: A.I. Root
Hardback 720pp
Published 1947 by The A.I. Root Co.
The hive and the honeybee
The hive and the honeybee
Authors: Various
Hardback 633pp
Published 1946 by Dadant & Sons
Swarm control survey
Swarm control survey
Author: E.R. Bent
Hardback 87pp
Published 1946 by Gale and Polden Limited
Shining Hours
Shining Hours
Author: C.N. Buzzard
Hardback 192pp
Published 1946 by Collins
Queen rearing
Queen rearing
Author: L.E. Snelgrove
Hardback 344pp
Published 1946 by I. Snelgrove
The art of bee keeping
The art of bee keeping
Author William Hamilton
Hardback 182pp
Published 1945 by Herald Printing works
Beekeeping up-to-date
Beekeeping up-to-date
Author: Joseph Tinsley
Hardback 94pp
Published 1945 by Aird & Coghill Ltd.
Bee-keeping
Bee-keeping
New and Revised Edition
Author: E.F. Phillips
Hardback 490pp
Published 1945 by The Macmillan Company
A honey bee and her master
A honey bee and her master
Author: A.D’Arcy Chapman
Hardback 228pp
Published 1944 by Oxford Basil Blackwell
Swarming – Its control & prevention
Swarming – Its control & prevention
Author: L.E. Snelgrove
Hardback 100pp
Published 1943 by I. Snelgrove
A manual of beekeeping for English-speaking beekeepers
A manual of beekeeping for English-speaking beekeepers
Author: E.B. Wedmore
Hardback 413pp
Published 1943 by Edward Arnold & Co.
The bee keeper’s guide
The bee keeper’s guide
Author: William Herrod
Paperback 169pp
Published 1941 by British Bee Journal Office
The mind of the bees
The mind of the bees
Author: Julien Francon
Hardback 143pp
Published 1939 by Methuen & Co. Ltd.
The book of bee keeping
The book of bee keeping
Author: W.B. Webster
Paperback 104pp
Published 1933 by The Bazaar, Exchange and Mart Office
The bee garden
The bee garden
Author: Dorothy Phythian
Hardback 311pp
Published 1933 by Herbert Jenkins
Bee keeping new and old described with pen and camera
Bee keeping new and old described with pen and camera
Author: W. Herrod-Hempsall
Hardback 772pp
Published 1930 by The British Bee Journal
The lore of the honey bee
The lore of the honey bee
Author: Tickner Edwardes
Hardback 196pp
Published 1929 by Methuen & Co. Ltd.
The honey bee
The honey bee
Its natural history, anatomy, and physiology
Author: T.W. Cowan
Hardback 220pp
Published 1928 by Houlston and sons
Productive bee keeping
Productive bee keeping
Author: Frank Pellett
Hardback 302pp
Published 1925 by McGraw-Hill Book Company
Anatomy and physiology of the honey bee
Anatomy and physiology of the honey bee
Author: R.E. Snodgrass
Hardback 327pp
Published 1925 by McGraw-Hill Book Company
A bee melody
A bee melody
Author: Herbert Brown
Hardback 274pp
Published 1923 by Andrew Melrose
The practical bee guide
The practical bee guide
History, anatomy, appliances, management.
Author: J.G. Digges
Paperback 229pp
Published 1921 by The Talbot Press
Producing, preparing, exhibiting, and judging bee produce
Producing, preparing, exhibiting, and judging bee produce
Author: William Herrod
Paperback 168pp
Published 1912 by British Bee Journal Office
The British bee-keeper's guidebook
The British bee-keeper's guidebook
Management of bees in moveable-comb hives.
Author: T. W. Cowen
Hardback 226 pages
Published 1907 by Madgewick, Houlston, and Co., Ltd.
The life of the bee
The life of the bee
Author: Maurice Maeterlinck
Hardback 353pp
Published 1901 by Ballantyne, Hanson & Co.
An introduction to entomology on elements of the natural history of insects
An introduction to entomology on elements of the natural history of insects
Authors: W. Kirby and W. Spence
Hardback 607pp
Published 1857 by Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts

Hive inspection record

This form will help you to keep accurate records of your hive.

Bee ID guide

A short guide to identifying honeybees, bumblebees, wasps/hornets and overflies.

Membership form

Become a member. Complete this form for year commencing 1st November 2016/2017

Sting Information

It is inevitable as a beekeeper or just being around bees that you will at sometime or another get stung!

Branch equipment

Please call Vicky Jones on 01905 423246 to check availability or to reserve equipment.

Glossary

Glossary of bee keeping terms for reference.