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Borrow books and DVDs from our lending library
Members are eligible to borrow up to three books and DVDs from the TCBA lending library at one time. Please pick your titles and fill out the form below.
The club also gratefully accepts donations of bee-related books and DVDs, (but no magazines or journals). If you wish to make a donation, please contact us using the form below.
Bees of the World
by Charles D. Michener
A comprehensive look at the thousands of species of bees, including the honey bee. Beautifully illustrated.
How-to-do-it Book of Beekeeping
by Richard Taylor
A practical, hands-on guide from the 1970s.
First Lessons in Beekeeping
by Keith S. Deleplane
As the name implies, this is a good resource for new beekeepers by the first family of beekeeping.
Following the Bloom:
Across America with the Migratory Beekeepers
By Doulgas Whynott
In what may be the hardest job in beekeeping, migratory beekeepers follow the crops with their truckloads of bees to help farmers pollinate their crops.
The Joys of Beekeeping
by Richard Taylor
If you are not a beekeeper this book may convince you to take up the hobby. One of the few beekeeping books that is more inspirational than instructional.
Natural Beekeeping: Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture
by Ross Conrad
Discusses organic, natural methods for raising and breeding bees, including non-toxic methods for controlling mites.
The Practical Beekeeper
by Michael Bush
Need to know if this is all three volumes or the beekeeping naturally edition
Garden’s Way Practical Beekeeping
by Herbert Mace
An introduction to the basic techniques of beekeeping. A good book for beginners.
The New Starting Right with Bees
by Kathy Summers and the Editorial Staff of Bee Culture Magazine
40 years of the collective wisdom from the staff of Bee Culture magazine. Includes everything you need to get started right with bees.
Africanized Honey Bees in NC
Bees: Tales from the Hive
Produced by and first seen on NOVA
Follow bees into their hive and get a first-hand glimpse at the inner workings of their lives. includes amazing up-close footage.
City of Bees: A Children’s Guide to Bees
Follow young Oliver and his friends as they help a beekeeper care for his hives, learning a tremendous amount along the way.
Who knew Peter Fonda played beekeeper or that a teenage Jessica Biel was so talented? Add a little action, lots of bees, tupulo honey, and some personal angst and you’ve got a movie.
Bienenhaltung in der Rotation
Translates as Beekeeping in Rotation
Vanishing of the Bees
An investigative look at the economic, political and ecological implications of the vanishing honey bee. A must watch for anyone who wants to help Save the Bees.
Beekeeping Classes, 101, 102 and 103
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You may borrow up to three items at a time