Library

The Phillip Pike memorial Library

is a vast library of beekeeping literature that is available for our members.

The library is lovingly and painstakingly maintained at the home of WCBA member Kathy DeGraaf.


Guidelines have been set to ensure fair and equal access to all WCBA members who wish to borrow library materials.

* You must be a WCBA member in good standing to borrow library books or materials.

* Articles may be requested by telephone or e-mail to be borrowed at meetings or arrangements may be made directly with the librarian.

* Articles may be borrowed from the library for a one month period.  They must be returned at the next regular meeting or they MUST be renewed through the librarian if they cannot be returned within 30 days.  See contact information below for the librarian below.

* If books are not renewed or returned, a reminder will be sent by phone or e-mail to the borrowing member.

* If articles are not returned after 2 reminders, the WCBA treasurer will be notified and will issue a request for payment for the replacement cost to the borrowing member.

* A current listing of library materials is available on the WCBA website: www.honeybeeclub.org.  A hard copy may be requested from the librarian for those that do not have e-mail access.

* Members may ask the Library Committee to purchase books or materials appropriate to the keeping of bees for addition to the library.

Thank you for your support and cooperation.

The WCBA Library Committee


Librarian:
Kathy DeGraaf
(508) 393-0140
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The elves of the world wide web will soon have an actual database with all of the libraries holdings up and running...in the meantime, an almost up to date version is available here.

 

Book #           Title:     Author     Year of Print     Category
1           ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture     Root     1945      
2           Adventures in Beekeeping     Oglesby     1954      
3           Allen Latham's Bee Book     Latham     1949      
4           American Honey Plants     Pellet     1947     Plants
5           Arthritis and Folk Medicine     Jarvis     1958     Apitherapy
6           Bee Book     Root     1914     Historical
7           Beekeeping     Eckert     1960      
8           Beekeeping     Phillips     1949      
9           Beekeeping for Beginners and Others     James     1958     Beginner
10           Cooking with Honey     Barrett     1981     Recipes
11           Anatomy of The Honey Bee     Snodgrass     1956      
12           Beekeeping in Antiquity     Fraser     1931     Historical
13           Beekeeping in Britain     Manley     1948      
14           Beekeeping in the U.S. (Handbook #335)     U.S.D.A.     1981      
15           Beekeeping Tips and Topics     Jaycor     1982      
16           Beekeeping Questions and Answers     Dadant     1978     Intermediate
17           Bees Are My Business     Whitcombe     1955      
18           Bees at the Bottom of the Garden     Campion     1984     Plants
19           Bees, Their Chemical Senses, Vision & Language     VonFrisch     1950     Intermediate
20           Bee's Ways     Curtis     1984      
21           Beeswax     Root     1951     Crafts
22           Beeswax     Brown     1981     Crafts
23           Behavior & Social Life of Honeybees     Ribands     1953     Beginner
24           Bumblebees & Their Ways     Plath     1934      
25           City of Bees     Stuart     1949     Bumblebees
26           Complete Guide to Beekeeping     Morse     1972     Beginner
27           Composition of American Honeys (Bulletin)     USDA     1962      
28           Dictionary of Beekeeping Terms     Crane     1951      
29           First Book of Bees     Tibbetts     1952     Childrens
30           First Lessons in Beekeeping     Dadant     1924     Beginner
31           Folk Medicine     Jarvis     1959     Apitherapy
32           Following the Bee Line     Morse     1941      
33           The Fragrant City of Wax     Graffam     1954      
34           Garden Guide:  The Amateur Gardener's Handbook     DeLaMare     1949     Plants
35           Handbook of Parlimentary Procedure     Davidson     1955     Reference
36           Beekeeping A Practical Guide     Boney     1993     Beginner
37           Honey in a Comprehensive Study     Crane     1975      
38           Honey & Your Health     Beck     1938     Apitherapy
39           Honey Bee Brood Diseases     Hansen     1981     Disease
40           Honey Getting     Sechrist     1947      
41           Honey Guide to Efficient Production     Gojmerac            
42           Honey in the Comb     Killion     1951      
43           How To Do It Book of Beekeeping     Taylor     1974     Beginner
44           How to Raise Beautiful Comb Honey      Taylor     1977     Intermediate
45           Anatomy & Dissecion of The Honey Bee     Dade     1977     Disease
46           Curative Properties of Honey & Bee Venom     Yoirish     1977      
46           Isle of Wright on Acarine Disease     Adams     1968     Disease
47           Pheromones of Social Bees     Free     1987      
47           The Joys of Beekeeping     Taylor     1974      
48           Keeper of the Bees     Porter     1925     Beginner
49           Let's Build a Behive     Miller     1976     Beginner
50           The Life of the Bee     Maeteerlin     1948      
51           The Life of th Queen Bee     Sutherland     1959     Queens
52           Asian Apiculure     Wicwas     1993     Apitherapy
53           Productive Beekeeping     Lippincott Farm     1916     Historical
54           Beekeeping A Practical Guide     Boney     1993     Intermediate
55           The Life Cycle of The Honey Bee     Hogan     1979      
56           The Pollen Loads of the Honeybee     Hodges     1952      
57           Rearing Queen Honey Bees     Morse     1979     Queens
58           Honey Bee Pests, Predators and Disease     Root           Disease
59           Bee Hive Product Bible     Brown     1993     Crafts
60           The New Complete Guide To Beekeeping     Morse     1994     Beginner
61           What You Should Know About Honey     Hoynorac           Beginner
62           Beekeeping:  An Illustrated Handbook     Stelley     1986     Beginner
63           The Joys of Beekeeping     Taylor     1984      
64           How to Know the Wildflowers     Dna     1920     Plants
65           How to Keep Bees & Sell Honey     Kelley     1993      
66           Beekeeping     Clark            
67           The New Complete Joy of Home Brew     Papazian     1986     Mead
68           Joy with Honey        Mech     1979     Recipes
69           The Dancing Bees     Von Frisch     1955      
70           Backlot Beekeeping     Pease     1949      
71           Wilderness Honey     Pollock     1917      
72           The Secret Life of Bees     Kidd     2002     Novel
73           Beekeeping     Phillips     1916     Historical
74           Honey Plants of North America     Lovell     1926     Plants
75           Observation Hive     Webster/Caron     1999     Intermediate
76           Starting Right With Bees     Root     1937     Historical
77           500 Answers to Bee Questions     Root     1947     Beginner
78           The Hive and The Honeybee     Langstroth     1878/2004     Research
79           Fundamentals of Beekeeping     Collison     1914     Historical
80           The Comb Honey Book     Taylor     1996     Intermediate
81           Archaeloglogy of Beekeeping     Crain     1988      
82           Mites of The Honeybee     Dadant     2001     Disease
83           Varroa Handbook     Connor     1988     Disease
84           Isle of Wright on Acarine Disease     Adams     1969     Disease
85           Honeybee Pests, Predators and Diseases     Abiee     1990     Disease
86           Do It Yourself Plans     Sunstream           Crafts
87           Beekeepers and Their Neighbors     Caron            
88           Following the Bloom     Whynott     1991      
89           The Art & Adventure of Beekeeping     Aebi     1975      
90           Practical Queen Rearing     Dublon     1987     Queens
91           Honey Shows     Morse     1996      
92           The Biology of the Honeybee     Winston     1987     Research
93           The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Beekeeping     Morse     1985      
94           23rd International Apicultural Congress     IFBA      1971     Research
95           21st International Apicultural Congress     IFBA - Maryland     1967     Research
96           29th International Federation of Beekeepers     IFBA - Hungary     1983     Research
97           30 International Apicultural Congress     IFBA - Japan      1983     Research
98           Bin-Och Biodling (Swedish)     Hansson     1980     Research
99           The Hardworking Bee     Bohatta     1981     Childrens
100           The Reason for a Flower     Heller     1983     Childrens
101           First Lessons in Beekeeping     Dadant     1990     Beginner
102           Honey Plants Manual     Lovell     1966     Plants
103           Making Aromatherapy Creams & Lotions     Maria     2000     Crafts
104           For the Love of Bees (story of Brother Adam)     Bill     1989     Beginner
105           Scent Talk Among Animals     Winter     1977     Childrens
106           Beekeeping:  The Gentle Craft     Adams     1972      
107           Amateur Beekeeping     Sechrist     1974     Beginner
108           Beeswax Crafting     Berthold     2002     Crafts
109           Swarm Prevention     Werner     1979      
110           Candle Craft     Marko/Davis     1998     Crafts
111           Wick, Wax and Talk     Wilhel     1983      
112           Natural Cosmetics     Krockmal     1993     Crafts
113           Pests Control Methods Not Harmfjul to Bees     Krockmal     1993     Disease
114           The Hive and The Honeybee     Dadant     1992      
115           The Beekeeper's Garden     Hooper     1988     Plants
116           Hive Management     Bonney     1991      
117           How Well Are You Willing To Bee     Wagner     1998     Apitherapy
118           The Queen and I     Weiss     1978     Intermediate
119           Bees Wax     Coggshall/Morse     1995     Crafts
120           Life of a Honeybee     Fischer - Na     1986      
121           The Art  and Adventure of Beekeeping     Aebi     1983     Reference
122           The Soapmakers Companion     Cavitch     1997     Crafts
123           Bees, A First Discovery Book     Scolastic Inc.           Childrens
124           Homebrew Favorites     Lutzen     1994     Mead
125           The Soap Book     Maine     1995     Crafts
126           Honey Bee Diseases & Pests     Canadian APA     1993     Disease
127           Making Craftwax Candles     Root     1992     Crafts
128           Honey Bees & Beekeeping     Delaplane     1993     Intermediate
129           Honey is my Hobby     Sauriol     1936      
130           Apitherapy     Babnick           Apitherapy
131           Beekeeping:  A Complete Owners Manual     Melzer     1989     Beginner
132           Honeybees at Home     Harwood     1994     Childrens
133           Elimination of American Foolbrood w/o The Use of Drugs     Goodwin & Van Eaton     1999     Disease
133           Starting Right With Bees     Root     1927     Beginner
134           Composition of American Honeys(Bulleting #1261_     USDA           Research
135           Bees, Bugs and Beetles     Rood     1972      
136           ABC & XYZ OF Bee Culture     Root     2007     Research
137           Golden Book of Bees and Ants     Disney     1969     Childrens
138           Beekeeping Principles     Tew     2001      
139           Bees & Beekeeping      Morse     1975      
140           About Honey:  Nature's Elixir for Health & Energy     Norris     1959     Apitherapy
141           Queen Rearing     Laidlaw     1950     Queens
142           Beekeeping For Dummies     Blackiston     2002      
143           Beeekeeping in the Midwest     Jaycox     1981      
144           Honeybees and their Management     Whitehead     1951      
145           The Magic of Honey     Perlmen     1971      
146           Dadant System of Beekeeping     Dadant     1932     Historical
147           The Life of the Bumblebee     Alford     1978      
148           Honey Farming     Manley     1945     Historical
149           Busy Bees      Cowley     1993     Childrens
150           Bees Besieged     Mares     2005     Disease
151           Making Herbal Hand Creams & Slaves     Weingburg     2000     Crafts
152           How To Manage The Blue Orchard Bee     Bosch & Kemp     2001      
153           Selling Honey     Bee Culture     1994      
154           Honey, The Gormet Medicine     Traynor     2002     Apitherapy
155           Bees in Balance     Rose     1994      
156           The Berenstain Bears & the Wild Honey      Berenstain     1983     Childrens
157           Purple Loostrife     MA Agriculture     1995     Research
158           At the Hive Entrance     Storch           Plants
159           Two for the Honey     Tontz     1988      
160           Breeding Super Bees     Hanson           Intermediate
161           Bees Wax                  
162           Making Mead     Morse     1980     Mead
163           Do You Know About Honey Bees?     Buckle            
164           Pumpkin Production Guide     Co-Op     2003     Plants
165           New Perspectives on Varroa     Matheson     1994     Disease
166           Supper Formulas                  
167           A Guide For Managing Bees for Crop Pollination                  
168           The Complete Guide to Beekeeping     Evans            
169           The Big Honey Hunt     Berenstein     1962     Childrens
170           Bumble Bees for Pleasure & Profit     Matheson     1996      
171           The Backyard Beekeeper     Flottum     2005     Apitherapy
172           Bee Science           1996      
173           Practical Queen Rearing     Pellett     1918      
174           National Geografhic                  
175           500 Answers to Bee Questions           1975      
176           The Adventures of Billy Bee     Thomas     1995     Childrens
177           Basic Steps to Candles     Frantz           Crafts
178           Candles, Naturally - A Guide To     Edmonds     1994     Crafts
179           Honey - Bee Candles     McNeill     1995     Crafts
180           Honey Bees & Their Managemnt     Shaw     1951      
181           Beesway     Brown     1995      
182           Sweetness & Light     Ellis     2004     Novel
183           Bees     Time Life     2005     Childrens
184           Making Candles & Soaps for Dumimes     Ewing     2005     Crafts
185           Gardening With Native Wildflowers                 Plants
186           Varroa, Fight the Mite           1997     Disease
187           Apicultre for the 21st Century     Connor     1999     Apitherapy
188           The Honey Files     National Honey Board           Childrens
189           Honey Bee Biology & Beekeeing     Caron     1996     Disease
190           Beekeeping for Beginners     Richard     1991     Beginners
191           Honey In the Comb     Killion     1981      
192           How To Bees Make Honey?                  
193           Building a Hive                 Beginners
194           The Classroom     Hayes     1998      
195           Honey, A Book of Recipes           1997     Recipes
196           Bees     Reasoner     2001     Childrens
197           The Complete Meadmaker     Schramm     2003     Recipes
198           ABC&XYZ of Bee Culture     Root     2007      
199           Honey Bees     Lecht     1973      
200           Honey From The Table     Rosenbaum     2002     Recipes
201           Super Formulas With Honey & Besseswas     White     1993     Crafts
202           Swarming Its Control and Prevention     Snelgrove     1998     Intermediate
203           Natural Beekeeping     Conrad     2007      
204           The Hibernation Diet     McInnes     2007     Apitherapy
205           One Bear With Bees in His Hair     Wood           Childrens
206           The Healthy Taste of Honey     Lonik     1981     Recipes
207           Backyard Beekeeping     Tew     2004      
208           Honey In The Hive     Rockwell     2005     Childrens
209           Fifty Years Among the Bees     Omiller     2006      
210           Keeping Bees and Making Honey     Benjamin     2008      
211           Honey Handbook     Flottum     1999     Reference
212           Furitless Fall     Jacobsen     2008      
213           What Do you Know     Collison     2003     Intermediate
                               

 
           
                                                             
     
DVD     Title:     Length:
D-001     A Day In The Life Of A Virgin Queen & Practical Aspects Of Queen Rearing     1 hr 53 min
D-002     A Look At Queen And Package Bee Production     1 hr
D-003     All About Honeybees (India 2005)      
D-004     All About Mason Bees     47 min
D-005     An Introduction To Beekeeping     58 min
D-006     Aphis Mellifera aka Honeybees      
D-007     Assembling Hive Bodies & Frames     54 min
D-008     Bee Cultures Beekeeping Workshops     1 hr 30 min
D-009     Bee Sting Therapy - I Want To Tell The World     3 hr's 15 min
D-010     Bee Tales From The Hive     54 min
D-011     Beginning Beekeeping     2 hr's
D-012     Candle Making For Everyone:  Rolled, round and tapers.     1 hr 12 min
D-013     Channel 3 - Worcester Interview:  Bob & Grace Deboer      
D-014     Chunk Honey "A Tribute to Al Delacata" EAS - Oreno, Maine     43 min
D-015     City Of Bees ( K - 6 )     30 min
D-016     Finding The Queen      
D-017     Garden Hives - A Simplified Method of Beekeeping      
D-018     Getting Started With The Top Bar Hive      
D-019     Health And The Hive - A Beekeepers Journal      
D-020     Hive Splitting      
D-021     Honey And Beeswax Processing     56 min
D-022     Honey Extracting and Bottling     58 min
D-023     Honey In The Comb      
D-024     Keeping Bees And Producing Honey     2 hr's 33 min
D-025     Ken Warchol:  Bee Inspector     30 min
D-026     Know - How about Beekeeping (Serbia, 2005)     1 hr 31 min
D-027     Leeches, Maggots And Bees     45 min
D-028     Living With Bugs - Close Encounters     42 min
D-029     Nepal "The High Mountain Home of The Honeybee"     33 min
D-030     Northern VT Beekeeping (Mass Bee, Oct 2005)      
D-031     Preventing Swarms & Hive Splits (5 frame nuc's & 2 Queen Systems)      
D-032     Queens -  Problems and Solutions     1 hr 15 min
D-033     Requeening And Colony Division      
D-034     Safely Removing Wild Honeybee Colonies     30 min
D-035     Slaves To The "Queen"     52 min
D-036     Silence of Bees      
D-037     Spring Management     29 min
D-038     Swarm Boxes - A Revolutionary Management Tool      
D-039     The Discovery Channel Presents:  "Killer Bees"     42 min
D-040     The Honey Harvest     47 min
D-041     The Magic Of Mead      
D-042     The Monk And The Honeybee      
D-043     The Mysterious Bee     46 min
D-044     The Private Life Of Plants:  The Birds & The Bees     48 min
D-045     The Swarm:  India's Killer Bees     53 min
D-046     Twenty First Century Complete Guide To Bees - Progressive Management      
D-047     Ulee's Gold (Movie - Entertainment)     1 hr 52 min
D-048     US Department of Agriculture - Africanized Bees     1 hr 10 min
D-049     What's Buzzen - The national Honey Files     30 min
D-050     Why Honeybees?     20 min
D-051     World of Bees     20 min
D-052     Worlds Biggest And Baddest Bugs     1 hr 20 min
D-053     Your Smoker & Reading Frames     1 hr 2 min
D-054     Production of Nucleus Hives In Louisiana (Andy Card)