Suggested reading list for the intermediate beekeeping examination

The following reading list should be consulted in conjunction with the  Intermediate Syllabus and the on-site list of examination questions taken from previous examination papers.   The texts are among the best available and the latest edition should be studied.

Of course there will be duplication in the subject matter covered by the various texts and it is left to the reader which texts to study but as always when one is endeavouring to master any new subject, one should read as widely as possible and also consult on-line beekeeping material.

  • Bees & Honey by Ted Hooper
  • The Art of Beekeeping by William Hamilton
  • Beekeeping  A Seasonal Guide by Ron Brown
  • The Hive and the Honey Bee  A Dadant Publication
  • The Biology of the Honey Bee by Mark Winston
  • The Honey Bee Inside Out by Celia F Davis
  • The Honey Bee Around & About by Celia F Davis
  • A Book of Honey by Eva Crane
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Beekeeping edited by Roger Morse and Ted Hooper
  • Beekeeping Study Notes  (Modules 1, 2, 3, & 4) by J.D. & B. D. Yates.
  • Beekeeping Study Notes  (Modules 5, 6, 7, & 8) by J.D. & B. D. Yates.