The Marion County Beekeepers Association is excited to present the Library Loaner Program available to all card carrying MCBA Members. You may browse the collection here online and then be ready to check out your choice at the beginning of any monthly meeting.
We are confident you will be able to find relevant and up-to-date educational materials to enhance your beekeeping and apiary needs.
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Author: R.E. Snodgrass
“As a world authority on insect anatomy, Snodgrass has given us in this book a brilliant account of the anatomy of the honey bee and how it relates to the way that bees develop and how and why they function as they do in their interesting communal life. This book should be in the library of every student of the honey bee and bee behavior—beekeepers as well as scientists. The book is delightfully written and is enjoyable reading.”—American Bee Journal
Author: Ed Weis
As a professional television producer, I know quality video when I see it. And this is without any doubt the most professionally produced video on beekeeping that I have ever seen. Professional Beekeeper Ed Weiss takes you step by step through your first year of beekeeping. Watch Ed as he shows you how to introduce your bees into their new hive; look over Ed's shoulder as he finds eggs, larvae, pollen and honey in the honeycomb cells. Learn how to capture a swarm of bees. And many, many more informative steps that take you through your first season of beekeeping.
Author: University of Georgia
New to beekeeping? Been at it for decades but still eager to learn more? Let this video series take you through the development of ten honey bee colonies at the University of Georgia, managed by one of the nation's leading entomologists, Keith Delaplane. You'll have access to every step of the way, from start-up to year's end.
Approx. 240 min. (8 30-min. sessions)
Covers topics such as swarming, pest management, and package bee production
Invaluable ability to view every step of management and the techniques used throughout a year of keeping bees
Learn from one of the nation's top entomologists
Author: Lela Dowling
Uncle Buzzy s Big Fat Book is a collection of the contribution to Bee Culture magazine made by Lela Dowling, a well know freelance cartoonist who has worked for Hasbro, Mattel, Electronic Arts, LucasARts and others over the years. She was a beekeeper for a time, and coupled with some of her somewhat unwired friends, came up with hundreds of off the wall cartoons to entertain the readers of Bee Culture.
Author: Kim Flottum
The Backyard Beekeeper, now revised and expanded, makes the time-honored and complex tradition of beekeeping an enjoyable and accessible backyard pastime that will appeal to gardeners, crafters, and cooks everywhere. This expanded edition gives you even more information on "greening" your beekeeping with sustainable practices, pesticide-resistant bees, and urban and suburban beekeeping.
Author: GM Doolittle
G. M. Doolittle is often called the Father of Modern Queen Rearing, having developed the method of transferring young larvae from worker brood cells to special wax cups he fashioned from the rods of wooden rakes.
Author: Keith Delaplane
Beekeeping is enjoyable and satisfying, whether you're a professional or a novice. With a bit of ingenuity and a little knowledge, anyone can successfully raise honey bees. Learn how to set up and maintain your own honey bee colony from Keith Delaplane, Ph.D., one of the nation's foremost entomologists as he guides you through each step, from buying tools and selecting healthy bees, to havesting and selling honey.
Author: Charles Mraz
The therapeutic application of bee products, or apitherapy, is an ancient practice soon to find its place in modern medicine. History reveals that Greek and Roman civilizations benefited from the fruits of the hive, and that the first Chinese acupuncture needle may have been the sting of a bee. (from back cover)
Author: Lauren Masterton
Indulge your sweet tooth all year long with honey’s many seasonal flavors. Use avocado honey to add depth to April’s baby carrots; spice up your July peaches with sourwood honey; and add some cranberry honey to November’s Thanksgiving spread. This delightful book is filled with bits of honey lore and beekeeping history to sweeten your exploration of the varied and delicious ways you can use honey every day.
Authors: Roger A. Morse &William L. Coggshall
Beeswax is a substance secreted by worker honey bees from four pairs of glands on the underside of their abdomens, and used by them for constuction of honeycomb. Beeswax is not on material but a mixture of many long chain molecules. This book reviews the production of beeswax by all honey bee species, the methods used by beekeepers to harvest beeswax, the way beeswax is process, and how it may be made into useful products like candles, creams and count.