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Bee Movies, Magazines and Books: Resources for Beekeeping and Honey

Posted on July 08, 2014 | 0 comments


Beekeeping Resources by TheraBee: Books, Movies and Magazines

We get asked a lot to recommend bee and honey-related books, movies and other resources, so we thought we'd put together a short list of some of our favorites. Take a look and feel free to recommend any others.

Movies

All these movies we have seen on Netflix.

Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us? The film investigates multiple angles of the recent bee epidemic colony collapse disorder. It also explores the historical and contemporary relationship between bees and humans.

Vanishing of the Bees:   This movie follows a pair of US-based commercial beekeepers as they strive to keep their bees healthy and fulfill pollination contracts across the U.S. Filmed across the US, Europe, Australia and Asia, this documentary examines the alarming disappearance of honeybees and the greater meaning it holds about the relationship between mankind and mother earth.

More than Honey: A movie with incredible footage of beekepers and honeybee colonies in California, Switzerland, China and Australia.

The Secret Life of Bees 2008: Not a documentary, but a beautiful story set in 1964 about a 14-year old girl living in South Carolina, who  finds solace in their mesmerizing world of beekeeping.  Starring: Queen Latifah , Dakota Fanning , Jennifer Hudson , Alicia Keys.

 

Books

Honeybee Democracy; by Thomas Seeley (2010)
The Backyard Beekeeper’s Honey Handbook: A Guide to Creating, Harvesting, and Baking with Natural Honeys; by Kim Flottum (2012 )
The Backyard Beekeeper - Revised and Updated: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden; by Kim Flottum (2010)

Beekeeping: A Seasonal Guide; by Ron Brown (2011)
The Life of the Bee; by Maurice Maeterlinch (1901)
This is a special book for us since someone gave us an original first edition. As a side note, Maurice Maeterlinck won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1911! There is also a free eBook version here: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/4511/4511-h/4511-h.htm  

Magazines
Bee Culture
American Bee Journal


Illustration by Clifford Harper/agraphia.co.uk 

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