Bee2Bee Lending Library

Welcome to the OCBA beekeeper-to-beekeeper lending library. The purpose of the library is to provide OCBA members with an opportunity to share educational resources from their personal libraries – one beekeeper to another.

Trophallaxis – Bee2Bee

Access to the BEE2BEE Library is a benefit of OCBA membership. Please join OCBA and renew your membership annually.

If you are interested in borrowing from the Bee2Bee Library you may directly contact the Lender listed alongside the book title. Lenders and Borrowers can directly make arrangements for borrowing and returning the book.

If you have bee related books that you are willing to lend from your personal beekeeping library please consider participating as a Lender. To do so simply send a list of the books that you are willing to lend to Bee2Bee.Library @ 

DISCLAIMER: OCBA is simply serving as a central site for the listing of Bee2Bee Library books. OCBA is not responsible for lending arrangements between lenders and borrowers nor for books that may be damaged or go missing.

Book Title Author Lender
Some Important Operations in Bee Management T.S.K. & M.P. Johansson
The Beekeeper’s Lament Hannah Nordhaus
Hunting Wild Bees Robert E. Donovan
The Queen Must Die and Other Affairs of Bees and Men William Longgood
Honeybee Democracy Thomas D. Seeley
The Wisdom of the Hive Thomas D. Seeley
The Beekeeper’s Handbook Diana Sammataro
The Beekeeper’s Bible Various
Increase Essentials Lawrence John Connor
Swarm Essentials Stephen J. Repasky
The Hive and the Honey Bee Joe M. Graham, Editor
Keeping Bees in Horizontal Hives
A Complete Guide to Apiculture
George’s de Layens
Keeping Bees With A Smile
A Vision and Practice of Natural Apiculture
Fedor Lazutin
Following the Bloom
Across America with the Migratory Beekeepers
Douglas Whynott
Botany for Gardeners Brian Capon
American Honey Plants (reprint) Frank C. Pellett
Confessions of a Bad Beekeeper: What Not to Do When Keeping Bees [with Apologies to My Own] Bill Turnbull
What Do You Know? Clarence Collison
Better Beekeeping Kim Flottum
Natural Beekeeping Chelsea Green
Beekeeping For Dummies Howland Blackiston
Honey Plants of North America John Lovell
The Classroom Jerry Hayes
Honey Crafting Leeann Coleman
Queen Rearing Essentials Lawrence John Connor
First Lessons in Beekeeping Keith Delaplane
Africanized Honey Bees in the Americas Dewey Caron
The Best of Bee Talk Richard Taylor
The Joys of Beekeeping Richard Taylor
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Africanized Honey Bees and Bee Mites Edited by Erickson, Paige & Hanna