Successful beekeeping requires a lot of research and experimentation. These beekeeping books are the perfect resources for beginner beekeepers to start collecting information for this journey!
The Best Beginner Beekeeping Books
These are the best beekeeping books for beginners! Read through to determine which ones will help you the most on your beekeeping journey.
- The Backyard Beekeeper: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden by Kim Flottum
This was the first beekeeping book that I purchased. If you can’t get your hands on any other beginner beekeeping books, I suggest at least grabbing this one! It is an excellent book packed full of important information, tips, and even honey recipes for new beekeepers.
This book is a valuable addition to any practical beekeeper’s library- beginners and seasoned beekeepers alike. The Beekeeper’s Bible is one of the most popular beekeeping books for good reason.
It is an ultimate guide to beekeeping from the history of beekeeping to managing hives to using honey and beeswax for value-added products.
This book is by Hilary Kearney of Beekeeping Like a Girl. Inside you will learn all about the queen bee and how the hive revolves around her.
If you want to know the basics of beekeeping, this book is a good one! It is full of practical beekeeping information in a format perfect for beginners!
This book was written by Amber Bradshaw of My Homestead Life. Inside you will find beekeeping basics, modern beekeeping practices, beekeeping terminology explained, and more! It can be purchased on Amazon and at many Tractor Supply locations.
This beekeeping book is another amazing comprehensive resource for beginning beekeepers. It has information about starting a hive, swarming bees, how to choose your bees, proper equipment harvesting honey, and so much more!
There is even a section about creating a bee house… How cool! You can find this book on Amazon and at many Tractor Supply locations!
This book is packed full of recipes that use honey and herbs to create healing infusions, oxymels, electuaries, and tinctures. Grab it on Amazon or at your local Tractor Supply store.