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Metamorphosis 

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I have the following publications which I have read, can not honestly say I understand all of the permutations of certain methods, but I'm willing to listen and learn.
I have read the following;
Hive & the Honeybee by Dadent
Bees & Honey by Hooper
Wisdom of the Hive by Seeley

What other publications would members recommend?

I have read the thread on books for beginners but could not come to any definitive answer.

Thank you.
 

Nellie 

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I like a "Practical manual of Beekeeping" by David Cramp. While I think Ted Hooper's book is a valuable bible of information, Cramp's book is far more accessible (for a newbie) and easier for a chapter of bedtime reading than Hooper's. It will almost certainly introduce yet more alternatives into the mix, but I do think it's nicely laid out, clearly explains what he's trying to achieve and nicely laid out into sensible chapters for a quick reference when needed.

While i have advocated "Beekeeping for Dummies" for people interested in getting a flavour of what's involved in beekeeping, I don't think it is worth the money as an ongoing reference if you've already got bees or decided that beekeeping is definitely for you.
 

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My books are

Starting with bees
by Peter Gordon
very basic book
not reccomended if you allready have bees

Giude to bees & honey
by Ted Hooper
excellent book

Honey farming
by R.O.B Manley
very interesting book

The complete handbook of beekeeping
by Herbert Mace
another good book.
 

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A few of the good books that I have found useful and enjoyed reading, are:

a) The Complete and Easy Guide to Beekeeping by Kim Flottum. Apple-Press.
ISBN: 978-1-84543-021-4

b) Hive Management (A seasonal Guide for Beekeepers) by Richard E. Bonney.
Storey Publishing. ISBN: 978-0-88266-637-2

c) All About Honey Bees. By Albert W. Needham. Free to download from Lulu Books.
http://www.lulu.com/content/561895
 

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This is in my top 3:
 
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