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
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
5    Arthritis and Folk Medicine        Jarvis    1958
6    Bee Book                Root    1914
7    Beekeeping                Eckert    1960
8    Beekeeping                Phillips 1949
9    Beekeeping for Beginners and Others    James    1958
10    Cooking with Honey            Barrett    1981
11    Anatomy of The Honey Bee        Snodgrass 1956
12    Beekeeping in Antiquity            Fraser    1931
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
17    Bees Are My Business            Whitcombe    1955
18    Bees at the Bottom of the Garden    Campion    1984
19    Bees, Their Chemical Senses, Vision & Language    VonFrisch    1950
20    Bee's Ways                Curtis    1984
21    Beeswax                    Root    1951
22    Beeswax                    Brown    1981
23    Behavior & Social Life of Honeybees    Ribands    1953
24    Bumblebees & Their Ways            Plath    1934
25    City of Bees                Stuart    1949
26    Complete Guide to Beekeeping        Morse    1972
27    Composition of American Honeys (Bulletin) USDA    1962
28    Dictionary of Beekeeping Terms    Crane    1951
29    First Book of Bees    Tibbetts    1952
30    First Lessons in Beekeeping    Dadant    1924
31    Folk Medicine    Jarvis    1959
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
35    Handbook of Parliamentary Procedure    Davidson    1955
36    Beekeeping A Practical Guide    Boney    1993
37    Honey in a Comprehensive Study    Crane    1975
38    Honey & Your Health    Beck    1938
39    Honey Bee Brood Diseases    Hansen    1981
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
44    How to Raise Beautiful Comb Honey     Taylor    1977
45    Anatomy & Dissection of The Honey Bee    Dade    1977
46    Curative Properties of Honey & Bee Venom    Yoirish    1977
47    Pheromones of Social Bees    Free    1987
48    Keeper of the Bees    Porter    1925
49    Let's Build a Beehive    Miller    1976
50    The Life of the Bee    Maeteerlin    1948
51    The Life of the Queen Bee    Sutherland    1959
52    Asian Apiculture    Wicwas    1993
53    Productive Beekeeping    Lippincott Farm    1916
54    Beekeeping A Practical Guide    Boney    1993
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
58    Honey Bee Pests, Predators and Disease    Root    
59    Bee Hive Product Bible    Brown    1993
60    The New Complete Guide To Beekeeping    Morse    1994
61    What You Should Know About Honey    Hoynorac    
62    Beekeeping:  An Illustrated Handbook    Stelley    1986
63    The Joys of Beekeeping    Taylor    1984
64    How to Know the Wildflowers    Dna    1920
65    How to Keep Bees & Sell Honey    Kelley    1993
66    Beekeeping    Clark    
67    The New Complete Joy of Home Brew    Papazian    1986
68    Joy with Honey       Mech    1979
69    The Dancing Bees    Von Frisch    1955
70    Back lot Beekeeping    Pease    1949
71    Wilderness Honey    Pollock    1917
72    The Secret Life of Bees    Kidd    2002
73    Beekeeping    Phillips    1916
74    Honey Plants of North America    Lovell    1926
75    Observation Hive    Webster/Caron    1999
76    Starting Right With Bees    Root    1937
77    500 Answers to Bee Questions    Root    1947
78    The Hive and The Honeybee    Langstroth    1878/2004
79    Fundamentals of Beekeeping    Collison    1914
80    The Comb Honey Book    Taylor    1996
81    Archaeology of Beekeeping    Crain    1988
82    Mites of The Honeybee    Dadant    2001
83    Varroa Handbook    Connor    1988
84    Isle of Wright on Acarine Disease    Adams    1969
85    Honeybee Pests, Predators and Diseases    Abiee    1990
86    Do It Yourself Plans    Sunstream    
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
91    Honey Shows    Morse    1996
92    The Biology of the Honeybee    Winston    1987
93    The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Beekeeping    Morse    1985
94    23rd International Apicultural Congress    IFBA     1971
95    21st International Apicultural Congress    IFBA - Maryland    1967
96    29th International Federation of Beekeepers    IFBA - Hungary    1983
97    30 International Apicultural Congress    IFBA - Japan     1983
98    Bin-Och Biodling (Swedish)    Hansson    1980
99    The Hardworking Bee    Bohatta    1981
100    The Reason for a Flower    Heller    1983
101    First Lessons in Beekeeping (Second Printing)    Dadant    1990
102    Honey Plants Manual    Lovell    1966
103    Making Aromatherapy Creams & Lotions    Maria    2000
104    For the Love of Bees (story of Brother Adam)    Bill    1989
105    Scent Talk Among Animals    Winter    1977
106    Beekeeping:  The Gentle Craft    Adams    1972
107    Amateur Beekeeping    Sechrist    1974
108    Beeswax Crafting    Berthold    2002
109    Swarm Prevention    Werner    1979
110    Candle Craft    Marko/Davis    1998
111    Wick, Wax and Talk    Wilhel    1983
112    Natural Cosmetics    Krockmal    1993
113    Pests Control Methods Not Harmful to Bees    Krockmal    1993
114    The Hive and The Honeybee    Dadant    1992
115    The Beekeeper's Garden    Hooper    1988
116    Hive Management    Bonney    1991
117    How Well Are You Willing To Bee    Wagner    1998
118    The Queen and I    Weiss    1978
119    Bees Wax    Coggshall/Morse    1995
120    Life of a Honeybee    Fischer - Na    1986
121    The Art  and Adventure of Beekeeping    Aebi    1983
122    The Soap makers Companion    Cavitch    1997
123    Bees, A First Discovery Book    Scolastic Inc.    
124    Homebrew Favorites    Lutzen    1994
125    The Soap Book    Maine    1995
126    Honey Bee Diseases & Pests    Canadian APA    1993
127    Making Craft wax Candles    Root    1992
128    Honey Bees & Beekeeping    Delaplane    1993
129    Honey is my Hobby    Sauriol    1936
130    Apitherapy    Babnick    
131    Beekeeping:  A Complete Owners Manual    Melzer    1989
132    Honeybees at Home    Harwood    1994
133    Elimination of American Foulbrood w/o The Use of Drugs    Goodwin & Van Eaton    1999
133    Starting Right With Bees    Root    1927
134    Composition of American Honeys(Bulleting #1261_    USDA    
135    Bees, Bugs and Beetles    Rood    1972
136    ABC & XYZ OF Bee Culture    Root    2007
137    Golden Book of Bees and Ants    Disney    1969
138    Beekeeping Principles    Tew    2001
139    Bees & Beekeeping     Morse    1975
140    About Honey:  Nature's Elixir for Health & Energy    Norris    1959
141    Queen Rearing    Laidlaw    1950
142    Beekeeping For Dummies    Blackiston    2002
143    Beekeeping 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
147    The Life of the Bumblebee    Alford    1978
148    Honey Farming    Manley    1945
149    Busy Bees     Cowley    1993
150    Bees Besieged    Mares    2005
151    Making Herbal Hand Creams & Slaves    Weingburg    2000
152    How To Manage The Blue Orchard Bee    Bosch & Kemp    2001
153    Selling Honey    Bee Culture    1994
154    Honey, The Gourmet Medicine    Traynor    2002
155    Bees in Balance    Rose    1994
156    The Bernstein Bears & the Wild Honey     Berenstain    1983
157    Purple Loostrife    MA Agriculture    1995
158    At the Hive Entrance    Storch    
159    Two for the Honey    Tontz    1988
160    Breeding Super Bees    Hanson    
161    Bees Wax        
162    Making Mead    Morse    1980
163    Do You Know About Honey Bees?    Buckle    
164    Pumpkin Production Guide    Co-Op    2003
165    New Perspectives on Varroa    Matheson    1994
166    Super Formulas - Arts & Crafts    White    1993
167    A Guide For Managing Bees for Crop Pollination        
168    The Complete Guide to Beekeeping    Evans    
169    The Big Honey Hunt    Berenstein    1962
170    Bumble Bees for Pleasure & Profit    Matheson    1996
171    The Backyard Beekeeper    Flottum    2005
172    Bee Science        1996
173    Practical Queen Rearing    Pellett    1918
174    National Geographic        
175    500 Answers to Bee Questions         1975
176    The Adventures of Billy Bee    Thomas    1995
177    Basic Steps to Candles    Frantz    
178    Candles, Naturally - A Guide To    Edmonds    1994
179    Honey - Bee Candles    McNeill    1995
180    Honey Bees & Their Management    Shaw    1951
181    Beeswax    Brown    1995
182    Sweetness & Light    Ellis    2004
183    Bees    Time Life    2005
184    Making Candles & Soaps for Dummies    Ewing    2005
185    Gardening With Native Wildflowers        
186    Varroa, Fight the Mite        1997
187    Apiculture for the 21st Century    Hoopingarner & Connor    1999
188    The Honey Files    National Honey Board    
189    Honey Bee Biology & Beekeeping    Caron    1996
190    Beekeeping for Beginners    Richard    1991
191    Honey In the Comb (Second Edition)    Killion    1981
192    How To Bees Make Honey?        
193    Building a Hive        
194    The Classroom    Hayes    1998
195    Honey, A Book of Recipes        1997
196    Bees    Reasoner    2001
197    The Complete Mead maker    Schramm    2003
198    Increase Essentials    Connor    
199    Honey Bees    Lecht    1973
200    Honey From The Table    Rosenbaum    2002
201    Super Formulas With Honey & Beeswax    White    1993
202    Swarming Its Control and Prevention    Snelgrove    1998
203    Natural Beekeeping    Conrad    2007
204    The Hibernation Diet    McInnes    2007
205    One Bear With Bees in His Hair    Wood    
206    The Healthy Taste of Honey    Lonik    1981
207    Backyard Beekeeping    Tew    2004
208    Honey In The Hive    Rockwell    2005
209    Fifty Years Among the Bees    Omiller    2006
210    Keeping Bees and Making Honey    Benjamin    2008
211    Honey Handbook    Flottum    1999
212    Fruitless Fall    Jacobsen    2008
213    What Do You Know    Collison    2003
214    The Natural Soap Book    Cavetch    1995
215    The Quest For The Perfect Hive    Kritsky    2010
216    A Spring Without Bees (Colony Collapse Disorder)    Schacker    2008
217    The Buzz About Bees    Tautz    2009
218    Honeybee - Lessons from an accidental beekeeper.    Marchese    2009
219    Robbing the Bees    Bishop    2005
220    The Sacred Bee - In ancient times & folklore    Ransome    2004
221    Bees    Steiner    1998
222    The Queen Must Die    Longgood    1985
223    Sweetness and Light    Ellis    2004
224    Wisdom of the Bees (Principles of Biodynamic Beekeeping)    Berrenoets    2009
225    A World Without Bees (A Short History)    Benjamin & McCallum    2009
226    The Complete Guide to Beekeeping for Fun & Profit    Belknap    2010
227    Bad Beekeeping    Miksha    2004
228    The Complete Idiots Guide to BeeKeeping    Stiglitz & Herboldsheimer    2010
229    A Short History of the Honey Bee    Readicker & Henderson    2009
230    The World History of Beekeeping (and Honey Hunting)    Crane    1994
231    Beekeeping In Northern Climates & Bee Diseases & Pests    Furgala, Spivak & Reuter    2008/2009
232    Barefoot Beekeeper - Third edition    Chandler    2009
233    Honey Hunters of Nepal    Valli & Summers    1988
234    The Buzz on Bees: Why are They Disappearing?    Rotner & Woodhull    2010
235    The Success of the Longbox Beehive in America    Adams    2010
236    Honeybee Democracy    Seeley    2010
237    The Beekeeper's Lament    Nordhaus    2011
238    The Beekeeper's Bible    Jones & Sweeney-Lynch    2011
239    Honey Bee Removal    Bee & Owens    2010
240    The Beekeeper's Handbook, Fourth Edition    Sammataro & Avitabile    2011
241    Better Beekeeping    Flottum    2011
242    Bait Hives for Honey Bees    Seeley, Morse, Nowogrodzki    1989
243    Bee Skit (Heifer Project)    Rose & Jo    2010
244    Keeping Bees With a Smile    Lazutin    2013
245    Breeding the Honeybee    Brother Adam    1982
 
           
                                                             
DVD#    Title    Author or other info    Year    Length
D-001    A Day in the Life of a Virgin Queen & Practical Aspects of Queen Rearing    Dr. David Tarpy    2005    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    Rick Green    2002    
D-007    Assembling Hive Bodies & Frames            54 min
D-008    Bee Cultures Beekeeping Workshops    Bee Culture        1 hr 30 min
D-009    Bee Sting Therapy - I Want to Tell the World            
D-010    Bee Tales From The Hive    Nova        54 min
D-011    Beginning Beekeeping            2 hrs
D-012    Candle Making For Everyone:  Rolled, round and tapers.            1 hr 12 min
D-013    Channel 3 - Worcester Interview:  Bob & Grace Deboer    DeBoer    2006    
D-014    Chunk Honey "A Tribute to Al Delacata" EAS - Oreno, Maine    EAS        43 min
D-015    City Of Bees ( K - 6 )    Hodell, Olsen    2005    30 min
D-016    Finding The Queen    James Tew        56 min
D-017    Garden Hives - A Simplified Method of Beekeeping    Brushy Mountain        
D-018    Getting Started with Beekeeping with the Topbar Beehive            
D-019    Health And The Hive - A Beekeepers Journal    Jan Cannon    2008    53 min
D-020    Hive Splitting            50 min
D-021    Honey and Beeswax Processing            56 min
D-022    Honey Extracting and Bottling    missing        58 min
D-023    Honey In The Comb            
D-024    Keeping Bees And Producing Honey    distorted picture        2 hr 33 min
D-025    Ken Warchol:  Bee Inspector    Worcester Today    2007    30 min
D-026    Know - How about Beekeeping (Apimondia)    Apimondia    2005    
D-027    Leeches, Maggots And Bees     Learning Channel        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    2005    
D-031    Preventing Swarms & Hive Splits (5 frame nuc's & 2 Queen Systems)    Roland Sevigney    2005    
D-032    Queens -  Problems and Solutions            1 hr 15 min
D-033    Requeening and Colony Division            
D-033    Requeening and Colony Division            
D-034    Safely Removing Wild Honey Bee 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    missing        
D-042    The Monk And The Honeybee    missing 4/1/2009        
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    Nat'l Geographic    1999    53 min
D-046    Twenty First Century Complete Guide To Bees    Progressive Management        
D-047    Ulee's Gold    Movie        1 hr 52 min
D-048    US Department of Agriculture - Africanized Bees    USDA Extension        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            62 min
D-052    Worlds Biggest And Baddest Bugs            1 hr 20 min
D-053    Your Smoker and Reading Frames            1 hr 2 min
D-054    Production of Nucleus Hives In Louisiana (Andy Card)    Andy Card        
D-055    Vanishing of the Bees            
D-056    Colony    Hackenberg/Mendes    2009    1 hr 23 min
D-057    Back Yard Hive:  Alternative Beekeeping Using the Top Bar Hive and The Bee Guardian Methods    Corwin Bell    2012    1 hr 25 min

DVD# Title Author or other info Year Length
D-001 A Day in the Life of a Virgin Queen & Practical Aspects of Queen Rearing Dr. David Tarpy 2005 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 Rick Green 2002
D-007 Assembling Hive Bodies & Frames 54 min
D-008 Bee Cultures Beekeeping Workshops Bee Culture 1 hr 30 min
D-009 Bee Sting Therapy - I Want to Tell the World
D-010 Bee Tales From The Hive Nova 54 min
D-011 Beginning Beekeeping 2 hrs
D-012 Candle Making For Everyone:  Rolled, round and tapers. 1 hr 12 min
D-013 Channel 3 - Worcester Interview:  Bob & Grace Deboer DeBoer 2006
D-014 Chunk Honey "A Tribute to Al Delacata" EAS - Oreno, Maine EAS 43 min
D-015 City Of Bees ( K - 6 ) Hodell, Olsen 2005 30 min
D-016 Finding The Queen James Tew 56 min
D-017 Garden Hives - A Simplified Method of Beekeeping Brushy Mountain
D-018 Getting Started with Beekeeping with the Topbar Beehive
D-019 Health And The Hive - A Beekeepers Journal Jan Cannon 2008 53 min
D-020 Hive Splitting 50 min
D-021 Honey and Beeswax Processing 56 min
D-022 Honey Extracting and Bottling missing 58 min
D-023 Honey In The Comb
D-024 Keeping Bees And Producing Honey distorted picture 2 hr 33 min
D-025 Ken Warchol:  Bee Inspector Worcester Today 2007 30 min
D-026 Know - How about Beekeeping (Apimondia) Apimondia 2005
D-027 Leeches, Maggots And Bees  Learning Channel 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 2005
D-031 Preventing Swarms & Hive Splits (5 frame nuc's & 2 Queen Systems) Roland Sevigney 2005
D-032 Queens -  Problems and Solutions 1 hr 15 min
D-033 Requeening and Colony Division
D-033 Requeening and Colony Division
D-034 Safely Removing Wild Honey Bee 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 missing
D-042 The Monk And The Honeybee missing 4/1/2009
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 Nat'l Geographic 1999 53 min
D-046 Twenty First Century Complete Guide To Bees Progressive Management
D-047 Ulee's Gold Movie 1 hr 52 min
D-048 US Department of Agriculture - Africanized Bees USDA Extension 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 62 min
D-052 Worlds Biggest And Baddest Bugs 1 hr 20 min
D-053 Your Smoker and Reading Frames 1 hr 2 min
D-054 Production of Nucleus Hives In Louisiana (Andy Card) Andy Card
D-055 Vanishing of the Bees
D-056 Colony Hackenberg/Mendes 2009 1 hr 23 min
D-057 Back Yard Hive:  Alternative Beekeeping Using the Top Bar Hive and The Bee Guardian Methods Corwin Bell 2012 1 hr 25 min