Beekeeping Guides & Books I Like (UK)
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This blog is about sorting our beekeeping heads out as much as looking after the bees, so with this in mind, I thought I would start to list and review the best beekeeping guides and other books I have read for people looking to regain their sanity.
Best Beekeeping Guides (UK)
There are many beekeeping guides. I have just chosen what I believe to be the most comprehensive, the best guide for a novice and a good natural beekeeping guide. If you have written or used a beekeeping book and want it listed please use the comment form below.
|Collins Beekeeper's Bible||Guide to Beekeeping (BBKA Guides)||The Practical Beekeeper: Beekeeping Naturally|
|Most comprehensive beekeeping book. 416 pages||Best introduction to beekeeping. 192 pages||Best guide to low intervention beekeeping. 629 pages|
Best Beekeeping Stories (Non Fiction)
The Bad Beekeepers Club From A to Bee Bad Beekeeping
Very funny book by Bill Turnbull (UK TV breakfast presenter) A first year beekeeper trying to make one jar of honey. The author buys a bee ranch and makes a million pounds of honey.
Best Books About Bees
The Buzz about Bees: Biology of a Superorganism The Bee Garden A World Without Bees
250 excellent photos and a milestone in bee literature Invaluable aid to the design of an attractive bee garden. A moving, enjoyable, well-researched homage to the honeybee.
Best Books For Regaining Some Sanity
These three books represent the best, accessible philosophy and psychology I have read. I.e. easy reads!
Status Anxiety The Romantic Movement The Road Less Travelled
If you feel inadequate, and everyone around you appears to be more successful – read this book. If you’re a romantic or a commitment phobe. Or just need some words of wisdom in matters of the heart - read this book. I had never looked inside myself, until this book! Inspirational.
Best Books With Crazy Characters
We can probably all identify a bit with the characters in these books that I love. If you need an energy and emotional boost, please read them.
A Fraction Of The Whole The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared Hector & The Search For Happiness
Three crazy characters upset an entire continent. Incorporating death, parenting (good and bad), one labyrinth, first love, a handbook for criminals, a scheme to make everyone rich and an explosive suggestion box. An inspirational 100 year old man has an adventure. A psychiatrist is very good at treating patients in real need of his help. But many people he sees have no health problems: they're just deeply dissatisfied with their lives.
I hope you enjoy some of the books above as much as I have. Some of the secrets of life can be found within the pages as well as within the beehive.