First Lessons In Beekeeping - Keith S. Delaplane, Dadant & Sons

Honeybee Democracy - Thomas D. Seeley, Princeton Univ. Press

The Barefoot Beekeeper - P.J. Chandler, Chelsea Green Publishing

Honey Bee Biology - Caron & Connor, Wicwas Press

Fruitless Fall - Rowan Jacobsen - Bloomsbury USA

Telling the Bees - Peggy Hesketh, G.P. Putnam's Sons

From Where I Sit - Mark L. Winston, Comstock Publish. Associates

Robbing Bees - Holly Bishop, Free Press

Bees In America - Tammy Horn, Univ. Press of Kentucky

Contemporary Queen Rearing - Harry S. Laidlaw, Jr., Dadant & Sons

Rearing Queen Honey Bees - Roger A. Morse, Wicws Press

Successful Queen Rearing - Spivak & Reuter, Univ. of Minnesota



      The Small Bee Steward

                    Honey Bee Husbandry
About The Small Bee Steward


Constant emphasis is on the health and well being of honey bees, primarily apis mellifera ligustica, the Italian strain.  My commitment is to remove only excess honey, when available, and to keep the hives as chemical-free as possible.   



- Backyard Small Cell Beekeeping
- Homeowner Hive Management
- Workshop Presentations
- Warre Hive & Nuc Sales





New Jersey Beekeepers Association

Central Jersey Beekeepers Association

Eastern Apiculture Society


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