Library & Links

Asian Hornet Identification Leaflet (APHA)

The National Bee Unit how to make our Asian hornet monitoring trap is now available on Youtube to view:


SWINDON BEEKEEPERS LIBRARY TITLES– If you would like to borrow one of these books then contact Stephen  Greenaway – [email protected]

Wiltshire Honey Show Lecture 2015   The Role of Pollen by Celia Davis

Wilts Honey Show lecture 2015 -The Sex Life of Plants – Celia Davis

Yates JD & BD, (1999) Beekeeping Study Notes (For: BBKA Basic Certificate), BBNO (The ‘brown’book)

All beekeepers should have a copy of this very useful book.

Yates JD & BD, (1996) Beekeeping Study Notes (Modules 1, 2, 3 & 4), BBNO (The ‘green’book)

Yates JD & BD (2010) Beekeeping Study Notes (Modules 5, 6, 7 & 8), BBNO (The ‘orange’ book)

Modern Illustrated: Blackiston H. (2002) Beekeeping for Dummies, Hungry Minds. Brown R. (1998) Honey Bees: A Guide to Management, Crowood. De Bruin C. (1999) Practical Beekeeping, Crowood. Campion A. (2000) Bees at the Bottom of the Garden, Trafford Delaplane K. (1996) Honeybees and Beekeeping, Geogia Uni. Evans J. (1989) The Complete Guide to Beekeeping, Unwin Hyman ~

A good book for beginners Nutshells: An extensive series of booklets on individual beekeeping topics is available from Bee Books New & Old and from Northern Bee Books (see below). Some of these are downloadable free from There are many other books that should interest the novice and established beekeeper. For example, the BBKA Examination Board has a list of books for recommended reading. Most of these are available from the websites given below; alternatively, phone or email the suppliers of bee books and ask them to send you their current stock list

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEES  – An informative resource that gives an overview of beekeeping and how bees influence our fruits and vegetables.

MAGAZINES & JOURNALS Bee Craft, published monthly.  Postal Address, Bee Craft Limited, PO Box 484, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 9NB,  Tel. 07429 266096;

The Beekeepers Quarterly, published quarterly by Northern Bee Books, subscription £24 pa.

Bee Improvement and Conservation, 3 to 4 issues a year published by Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders’ Association for members of BIBBA, UK Charity No. 273827:,

Journal of Apicultural Research, published by International Bee Research Association, subscription £40 pa. Apis-UK: sponsored by Northern Bee Books and downloadable free from Other interesting publications are also produced, for example, by The Central Association, Devon BKA, Welsh BKA, Irish BKA and Scottish BKA, besides those produced in other English-speaking countries