HCBA Library Books

Honey Bee Pests, Predators and Disease Third edition by Roger A. Morse & Kim Flottum. A.I. Root Co., Medina, Ohio 1990

 Honey Bee Pests, Predators and Disease Third edition by Roger A. Morse & Kim Flottum. A.I. Root Co., Medina, Ohio 1990

Better Beekeeping: The Ultimate Guide to Keeping Stronger Colonies and Healthier, More Productive Bees by Kim Flottum

Better Beekeeping: The Ultimate Guide to Keeping Stronger Colonies and Healthier, More Productive Bees

"Better Beekeeping is the most lucid call to action ever written about land-based beekeeping."—Tammy Horn, author of Bees in America and Beeconomy: What Women and Bees Can Teach Us about Local Trade and the Global Market

"There are numerous beekeeping books on the shelves that instruct on 'how to,' but Better Beekeeping is a book that explores 'why to,' which is essential for this ever-changing world of beekeeping today."—Jennifer Berry, research coordinator at the University of Georgia's Honey Bee Research Lab, commercial queen and nuc producer, and columnist for Bee Culture magazine

Backyard beekeepers everywhere agree: a successful colony is a thing of beauty.

Beekeeping, a Seasonal Guide by Ron Brown

Beekeeping, a Seasonal Guide  by Ron Brown

From the stirrings of spring and summer swarms to autumn honey harvest and winter protection, this essential resource guides both the aspiring and experienced beekeeper through every season of the bee-keeping year. Learn how to rear a queen, control a swarm, protect a hive, and keep bees healthy. The book is also packed with practical tips on using beeswax and, of course, making honey.

Honey Handbook by Kim Flottum

Honey Handbook  by Kim Flottum

An intuitive follow-up to Complete and Easy Guide to Beekeeping (Apple Press, 2005), Kim Flottum's new book goes beyond the scope of a cookbook to introduce to readers the literal cornucopia of honey varieties available. In The Honey Handbook, hive hints and honey-harvesting tutorials abound, all delivered with the sound, practical and common-sense perspective of a seasoned expert. Also, an illustrated guide to honey plants explores their regional bloom dates and honey flows in unprecedented detail. A wide array of honey-handling equipment is illustrated, explained and reviewed. With this book at your side, you will be the sweetest, savviest beekeeper in the neighbourhood. About the author After receiving a degree in production horticulture from the University of Wisconsin, Kim Flottum began a career in honey bee pollination research with the USDA and a lifelong interest in the multifaceted hobby and business of beekeeping. Kim has been editor of the 132-year-old magazine, Bee Culture, since 1986; and is the author of Complete and Easy Guide to Beekeeping (Apple Press, 2005).

Successful Queen Rearing by Marla Spivak and Gary Reuter

Successful Queen Rearing by Marla Spivak and Gary Reuter

Dr. Marla Spivak and Gary Reuter have produced the definitive work on the Doolittle Method (grafting Larvae) of queen breeding. If you are going to graft larvae this 80-page manual is the book to have. It covers every aspect and does so in simplified terms with drawings, plans and even timetables in an easy to understand wheel. supplimental video also available, #338.

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Howard County Beekeepers Association Inc.

(A 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization)

Our purpose is to promote honey beekeeping in Howard County, Md by providing a forum in which current honey beekeepers may become more knowledgeable of best practices and the public can become more, and accurately, informed on the benefits of honey bees.