Listed below are major references that will be used by the committee in preparing the written exam. We feel that the following books should be in the library of "Master Beekeepers" or they should have ready access since they are important and accurate references. This list, however, should not be considered complete. There are many other excellent written resources available to beekeepers.
Individuals preparing to take the exams are not expected to read all of the books listed here however, those wishing to taking the exam will find it helpful to have a working knowledge of the subject material represented by these texts.
Honey Bee Pests, Predators and Disease Third edition by Roger A. Morse & Kim Flottum. A.I. Root Co., Medina, Ohio 1990.
Bees: Their Vision, Chemical Senses and Language by K. von Frisch. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY 14853. Revised edition. 157 pages. 1971.
ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture edited by Roger A. Morse & Kim Flottum. 40th edition. A.I. Root Co., Medina, Ohio 1990. 516 pages. 1990.
The Hive and Honey, Bee edited by Joe Graham. Dadant and Sons, Inc., Hamilton, IL 62341. 1,324 pages. 1992.
Successful Queen Rearing by Marla Spivak and Gary Reuter. Department of Entomology & Minnesota Extension Service, St. Paul, Minnesota. University of Minnesota. 80 pages. 1994.
Mites of the Honey Bee, edited by Webster & Delaplane. Dadant and Sons, Inc., Hamilton, IL 62341.
Hive Management by Dick Bonney. Garden Way Press, at most book stores.
Biology of the Honey Bee by Mark Winston. Harvard University Press.
Wisdom of the Hive by Tom Seeley. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY.
Rearing Queen Honey Bees by Roger A. Morse. Wicwas Press, Cheshire, CT.
Dance Language of the Bees by Karl Von Frisch. Harvard University Press.
Queen Rearing and Bee Breeding by Harry H. Laidlow Jr. and Rogert E. Page, Jr. Wicwas Press, Cheshire, CT.
Mad About Mead by Pam Spence. Llewellyn Worldwide, POB 64383, St. Paul, MN 55164.
Weeds of the Northeast by Cornell University Press, Ithaca,NY.
Observation Hives by Tom Webster and Dewey Caron. A.I. Root Co., Medina, Ohio.
Honey Bee Biology by Dewey Caron. Wicwas Press, Cheshire, CT.
1926 American Honey Plants Reprint by Harvey Lovell. A.I. Root Co., Medina, Ohio.
Honey Shows by Roger A. Morse and Mary Lou Morse. Wicwas Press, Cheshire, CT.
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