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  • The ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture – Amos Root
  • Backyard Beekeeping – Kim Flottum
  • The Barefoot Beekeeper – by P. J. Chandler
  • Beekeeping for Dummies – Howland Blackiston
  • Honeybee Hobbyist – Norman Gary
  • Idiot’s Guide to Beekeekping – Dean Stiglitz
  • Natural Beekeeping – Ross Conrad
  • The Classic Beekeeper’s Manual – L.L. Langstroth
  • The Hive and the Honeybee – Roy Grout
Non-fiction Books that read more like novels
  • The Beekeeper’s Lament – Hannah Nordhaus
  • A Book of Bees – Sue Hubbell
  • Honeybee: Lessons From an Accidental Beekeeper – Marina Marchese
  • The Smart Swarm – Peter Miller
  • Nova: Bees – Tales From the Hive
  • PBS Nature: Silence of the Bees
  • Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?
  • Vanishing of the Bees
  • American Bee Journal
  • Bee Culture Magazine
  • Bee Supply Companies
  • Betterbee Inc.
  • Brushy Mountain
  • Dadant
  • Glorybee Beekeeping.com
  • Mann Lake 
  • Rossman Apriaries
  • Walter T. Kelley
  • National Honey/Beekeeping Organizations
  • American Beekeepers Federation
  • American Honey Producers Association
  • National Honey Board
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Why Inspect Your Beehive?
Why Inspect Your Beehive?

The hive inspection is a chance for the beekeeper to dig deeper beyond the external signs when observing the hive. Watching the bees come and go from the hive can convey important clues about the colony.

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Do Bees See Color?
Do Bees See Color?

Bees, like many insects, see from approximately 300 to 650 nm. That means they can't see the color red, but they can see in the ultraviolet spectrum (which humans cannot). Bees can also easily distinguish between dark and light – making them very good at seeing edges.

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Honeycomb Frame & Foundation
Honeycomb Frame & Foundation

Beehive frames and foundation create a space where bees build wax comb to store food and raise brood. Rectangular frames hold a wax or plastic sheet of foundation embossed with hexagonal cells serving as a base for drawing straight comb. Frames are movable for inspection, transfer, and honey extraction. Beekeepers may use frames without foundation, a practice naturally called “foundationless” beekeeping.

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