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One of the best ways to learn about honey bees is to attend HLBA monthly meetings. Many beekeeping practices depend on your local region, and Head of the Lakes Beekeeping Association shares experiences and helpful tips each month.

Educational Web Sites


Books    ***Members receive 15% discount when purchasing through Zenith Book Store!!


  • Zenith Book Store Link (15% Discount with HLBA Membership)

  • Honey Bees — Letters from the Hive by Stephen Buchmann , Random House 2005

  • ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture by A.I. Root

  • Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey Bee: A Bee Keeper’s Manual by L. L. Langstroth

  • Honeybee Democracy by Thomas D. Seeley

  • Natural Beekeeping — Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture by Ross Conrad

  • The Practical Beekeeper — Beekeeping Naturally by Michael Bush

  • The Anatomy of the Honey Bee by R.E. Snodgrass

  • The Backyard Beekeeper — An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden by Kim Flottum

  • Beekeeping for Dummies by Holland Blackiston and Kim Flottum

  • The Beekeeper’s Handbook fourth edition by Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile

  • The Beekeeper’s Field Guide — A pocket guide to the health and care of bees by David Cramp

  • The Beekeeper’s Bible — Bees, Honey, Recipes & Other Home Uses by Abrams, New York

  • The Thinking Beekeeper — A Guide to Natural Beekeeping in Top Bar Hives by Christy Hemenway

  • Top Bar Beekeeping — Organic Practices for Honeybee Health by Les Crowder and Heather Harrell

  • Common Sense Natural Beekeeping

  • The Benevolent Bee 








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