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Literate people wanted!
Have you read a beek book that you really like? How about one that didn't have any useful information? Well, until EDBBK has a library, we can at least share what books to get (and not get!). If you can take 10 minutes after you read a book and can write a quick review of a book you have read, and what you thought, it can help you fellow members.
Try to answer: Is this good, useful, accurate information? What is the audience (newbie, advanced, entomologist...)? Was it fun to read? Is it one you will keep as a reference or one you sucked dry in one sitting?
For a start, there are 3 or 4 books at the main ElDorado Library. Are they worth it? Jennifer Berry in the Jume 2013 issue of Bee Culture did a quick survey among beekeepers (hobbyist and commercial), honey bee academics and beekeeping supply purveyors. [She] asked them to answer a simple question: what books or beekeeping information would you recommend to 1) a beginner and 2) a more experienced beekeeper. Here is her list (in order of most nominations to least):
The Beekeepers Handbook
First Lessons in Beekeeping
The ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture
Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping
The Hive and the Honey Bee
A Book of Bees: And How to Keep Them
Beekeeping: A Practical Guide
The Wisdom of the Hive
The Biology of the Honey Bee
The Buzz About Bees
Some other ideas:
Keeping Honey Bees (This is required reading for Mich. Master Beekeeper)
So, are you a secret critic? Always wanted to help others get value from the club but don't want to train, or mentor? Here is a way to do that. Look to our Forum and start reading!!
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