Our library

The association maintains a library for the benefit of members.

The Association Library has 216 books and is an extremely valuable resource of the Association.  It has been built up by the generosity of past and present members who have donated most of the books.

Members may borrow or donate books  by contacting Orla, our Librarian, at orladevane ‘at’ gmail.com.

Rules governing the borrowing of books

  1. Only paid up members, whose names appear on the list of members, may borrow books.
  2. A €20 deposit will be taken on your first visit to the Library – you may need photo identification.
  3. Borrowing is for a maximum period of one month during busy times but you may extend by prior arrangement with the Librarian.
  4. The borrower is liable for any expense incurred in retrieving late books.
  5. In the event of loss or damage, the borrower is liable for the replacement cost of the books.
  6. Some more valuable books are available for reference only, during meetings. Members should contact the librarian for further details.
  7. All books may only be borrowed at the discretion of the Librarian and Committee.
Title Author Date Published Catalogue No.
1986 Beekeepers Annual 129
1986 Beekeepers Annual 137
1991 Beekeepers Annual 147
A Book of Honey Crane Eva 1980 127
A Book of Honey Crane Eva 1980 132
A Manual of Beekeeping E.B. Wedmore 1932 ’79 ed 163
A Murmur of Bees Scott Amoret 1980 145
ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture Root A.I. 37th Edition/ 1978 1
ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture A.I. Root & E.R. Root 1908 189
Advice to Intending Beekeepers –Advisory Leaflet H.M.S.O. 1966 47
Advice to Intending Beekeepers –Advisory Leaflet H.M.S.O. 1966 48
Advice to Intending Beekeepers –Advisory Leaflet H.M.S.O 1966 49
Advice to Intending Beekeepers –Advisory Leaflet H.M.S.O. 1966 50
Advice to Intending Beekeepers –Advisory Leaflet H.M.S.O. 1971 51
An Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping Scottish Beekeepers Assoc. 130
An Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping Scottish Beekeepers Assoc. 131
An Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping Scottish Beekeepers Assoc. 132
An Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping Scottish Beekeepers Assoc. 133
An Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping Scottish Beekeepers Assoc. 134
Anatomy and Dissection of the Honeybee Dade W.E. 1977 37
Apimondia XXVII 1979 188
Bee Boles & Bee Houses Foster A.M. 1988 92
Bee Book Laytham Alan 1945 3
Bee Hives & Honey F.I.B.A. 2000 78
Bee Journal of the U.S 1977 154
Beehives and Beekeepers Appliances Cassel & CO 1912 7
Beekeeping Clarke K.K. 1951 8
Beekeeping Clarke K.K. 1951 9
Beekeeping Riches M.R.C 1976 10
Beekeeping Riches M.R.C 1976 11
Beekeeping Riches M.R.C 1976 12
Beekeeping Frank Vernon 1976 200
Beekeeping Kenneth K. Clarke 1951 201
Beekeeping a Seasonal Guide 126
Beekeeping at Buckfast Abbey Bro. Adam 1987 155
BeeKeeping at Buckfast Abbey Bro. Adam 1974 182
Beekeeping Bulletin No 9 H.M.S.O. 1943 45
Beekeeping Bulletin No 9 H.M.S.O. 1944 46
BeeKeeping for All Tickner Edwardes 1939 208
Beekeeping for Pleasure and Profit Armitt J.H. 1952 110
Beekeeping in Britain Manley R.D.B. 1948 38
Bee-keeping in Ireland, a History Watson J.K. 1981 122
Beekeeping Practice Stuart F.S. 1946 14
Beekeeping Practice Stuart F.S. 1946 15
Beekeeping Practice Stuart F.S. 1946 16
Beekeeping Practice Frank S. Stuart 1946 195
Beekeeping Techniques Deans A.S.C. 1963 17
Beekeeping Techniques Alex. S.C. Deans 1963 166
Beekeeping up to Date Flower A.B. 1952 18
Bees Kahlifnan I. 1953 21
Bees Karl von Frisch 1950 168
Bees and Beekeeping Pavord A.V. 1975 4
Bees and Beekeeping Pavord A.V. 1975 5
Bees and Beekeeping Pavord A.V. 1975 6
Bees and Beekeeping Pavord A.V. 1970 113
Bees and Beekeeping Diemer Irmgard 1988 138
Bees and Beekeeping A. V. Pavord 1975 177
Bees and Honey Carter G.A. 1945 19
Bees and Honey Hooper Ted 1976/83 135
Bees and People Io Naum 1974 22
Bees are my Business Whitcombe H.J. 1956 20
Bees at the Bottom of the Garden Campion Alan 1990 79
Bees at the Bottom of the Garden Alan Campion 2001 187
Bees Flowers and Fruit Mace Herbert 1949 23
Bees for Profit and Pleasure Geary.H. Archive 2
Bees Hives and Honey F.I.B.A. 2000 158
Bees in the Curriculum Brit. Beekeepers Assoc 160
Bees in the Curriculum Brit. Beekeepers Assoc 161
Bees in the Curriculum Brit. Beekeepers Assoc 162
Bees, Hives and Honey Fed. Of Irish BKA 2000 165
Bees, Hives and Honey FIBKA 2nd Edition/ 2000 185
Bees, their Vision, Chemical Senses & Language (autographed by author) von Frisch K. 1950 24
Beeswax Browne Ron 1981 125
Beeswax Candles Furness Clara 153
Beeswax Crafting Berhol Robt. Jnr 1993 152
British Beekeepers Guide Book THCS. WM. Cowan 11th Edition/ 202
City of the Bees Frank S. Stuart 1947 194
City of the Bees Frank S. Stuart 1947 209
Common Sense Beekeeping Hooper M.M. 2nd edition 116
Contemporary Queen Rearing Laidlaw H.H. 1978 120
Co-operative Honey Handling and Extracting Techniques Coustan Robert 139
Down among the Beefolk Smith V.J. 1946 26
Guide to Bees and Honey Hooper Ted 1983 124
Guide to Bees and Honey Hooper Ted 1976/83 141
Guide to Bees and Honey Hooper Ted 1976/83 142
Guide to Bees and Honey Ted Hooper 4th Edition/ 2008 184
Henry’s Bee Herbal Henry Rowsell & Helen McFarlene 1974 174
Honey Crane Eva 1976 28
Honey Bee Pests, Predators and Diseases Morse R.A. 1978 117
Honey Bees & Their Management Whitehead S.B. 1945 115
Honey Bees & Their Management S.B. Whitehead 1946 210
Honey Cookery Stadtlaender Chris 1976/83 140
Honey Cookery Chris Staedtlaender 1972 176
Honey Craft Lawson J.A. 1948 29
Honey Farming R.O.B Manley 193
Honey for Pleasure and Profit Armitt J.H. 1952 30
Honey from your Gaden Brett W. 1940 31
Honey Getting Sechrist E.Lloyd 1947 32
Honey Handling and Extracting Coustan Robert 128
Honey in the Kitchen Joyce White 1978 164
Honey Marketing Riches 1989 129
Honey– Natural Food & Healer Janet Boyd 1974 175
Honey Plants Manual Harvey B. Cordl 1966 180
How to Keep Bees for Profit Lyon D.E. 1913 33
How to Succeed with Bees Atkins E.W.&Hawkins K. 1924 34
Hunting for Honey Eric Wall 2005 170
In Praise of Honey Jane Charlton & Jane 1995 171
In Search of the best Strains of Bees Adam Bro. 1966 134
In Search of the best Strains of Bees Brother Adam 1983 203
Insect Pollination of Crops Free John B. 1976 35
Instruction in Bee-keeping for the use of Irish Bee-Keepers Brown & Nolan Publishers 1912 190
Instructions in Beekeeping for Irish Beekeepeers H.M.S.O. 1912 36
Instructions in Beekeeping for Irish Beekeepeers H.M.S.O. 1912 109
Irish Bee-Keepers Manual The Stationery Office, Dublin 1958 192
Keeping Honeybees Urquhart J. 1978 39
Keeping Honeybees Judy Urquhart 178
Keeping Honeybees J.G. Digges 9th Edition/ 1941 197
Killer Bees Potter Anthony 1977 150
La na gCrann – Tree Day- DVD- and Resource Pack for Primary Schools Tree Council of Ireland 1999 25
Life of the Honeybee (Ladybird) Sinclair W. 1969 41
Life of the Honeybee (Ladybird) Sinclair W. 1969 42
Life of the Honeybee (Ladybird) Sinclair W. 1969 44
Mead Riches Harry R.C. 1997 151
Natural History of the Honeybee Huber 1841 52
Observation Hives 1999 167
One Thousand Years of Devon Beekeeping BrownR.H. 1975 156
Pest Control. Safe for Bees F.I.B.A. 2000 60
Plants and Beekeeping Howes F.N. 1945 53
Plants and Beekeeping F.N. Howes 1945 211
Practical Beekeeping Mace H. 1977 55
Practical Beekeeping Mace H. 1977 56
Practical Beekeeping & Honey Production Macfie D.T. Archive 54
Principles of Practical Beekeeping Couston Robt. 1972 58
Principles of Practical Beekeeping Couston Robt. 1972 59
Principles of Practical Beekeeping Couston Robt. 1972 112
Principles of Practical Beekeeping Hooper Ted 1990 143
Principles of Practical Beekeeping Hooper Ted 1990 144
Profitable Beekeeping Crofts Dr. Laurie 1986 131
Queen Breeding for Amateurs Abbott C.P. 1947 62
Queen Breeding for Amateurs Abbott C.P. 1947 63
Queen Breeding for Amateurs Abbott C.P. 1947 64
Queen Breeding for Amateurs Abbott C.F. 1951 108
Queen Rearing Snelgrove L.E. 1946 27
Reprinted papers on bee Husbandry Mollan R.C. 1980 40
Reprinted papers on bee Husbandry Mollan R.C. 1980 118
Social Behaviour of Insects Imms A.D. 1938 65
Swarming Control and Prevention Snelgrove L.E. 1943 66
Swarming Control and Prevention Snelgrove L.E. 1943 67
Swarming Control and Prevention Snelgrove L.E. 1943 68
Sweetness and Light Hattie Ellis 2004 169
Teach Yourself Beekeeping Schofield N. 1943 101
Teach Yourself Beekeeping Schofield N. 1958 102
Teach Yourself Beekeeping Vernon F. 1976 103
The Alberta Beekeeping Manual 136
The Art of Beekeeping Hamilton W. 1945 61
The Art of Beekeeping Hamilton W. 1951 69
The Art of Beekeeping Hamilton W. 1975 111
The Bee Craftsman H. J. Wadey 3rd Edition/1945 199
The Bee Walk Lisney A.F.E. 1953 74
The Beekeepers Encyclopaedia2nd Edition Deans Alex.S.C. F.R.F.S. 137
The Beekeepers Garden Hooper Ted & Taylor Mike 1988 86
The Beekeepers Guide Herrod-Hempsall W. 1944 73
The Beemaster A Warrilow Edwards Tickner 1983 146
The Behaviour and Social Life of Honeybees Ribbands R. 1953 70
The Behaviour and Social Life of Honeybees Ribbands R. 1953 71
The Behaviour of Bees Wadey H.J. 1948 72
The Biology of Flowers Holm E. 1979 119
The Boo Bees Silvey-Jex 1990 198
The Complete Guide to Beekeeping Morse R.A. 1972 75
The Complete Guide to Beekeeping Evans Jeremy 1989 157
The Complete Handbook of Beekeeping Mace Herbert 1976 43
The Dance Language and Orientation of Bees von Frisch K. 1967 1967 76
The Dancing Bees von Frisch K. 1954 106
The Golden Throng Teale E.W. 1946 77
The Healing Power of Honey Mmaurice Haussen 1980 172
The Historie of Bees Charles Butler reprinted 1983 from original 1623 204
The Hive and the Honeybee Dadant 1947 80
The Hive and the Honeybee Dadant and Sons 1975 173
The Honeyand Yoghurt Cookbook Rena Cross 1974 181
The Honeybee Wright W.D. 1913 81
The Honeybee Butler C.G. 1949 82
The Honeybee Butler C.G. 1949 83
The Honeybee, Natural History, Anatomy and Physiology (Autographed) Cowan C.W. 1891 84
The Hunting Wasp John Crompton 1948 207
The Joys of Beekeeping Richard Taylor 1974 179
The Life of the Bee Maeterlinck M. 1930 85
The Lore of the Honeybee Edwards T. 1925 87
The Lore of the Honeybee Edwards T. 1925 88
The Lore of the Honeybee Edwards T. 1925 107
The Lore of the Honeybee Edwards Tickner 1908 147
The Lore of the Honeybee Tickner Edwardes 1946 205
The Mind of the Bees Francon J. 1939 89
The Mind of the Bees Francon J. 1939 90
The Mind of the Bees Julien Francon 1939 206
The Mystery of the Hive Everard E. 1923 91
The New Varroa Handbook Mobus B.& deBruyn C. 1993 159
The Observation Hive Showler Karl 1978 148
The Practical Bee Guide Digges Rev.J.G. 1941 57
The Practical Bee Guide Digges J.G. 1950 94
The Practical Bee Guide Digges J.G. 1950 95
The Practical Bee Guide Digges J.G. 1947 104
The Practical Bee Guide Digges J.G. 1947 105
The Practical Bee Guide Digges J.G. 1943 114
The Practical Bee Guide J.G. Digges 2nd Edition/1910 196
The Principles of Practical Beekeeping Couston R. 1972 123
The Secret Live of Bees Sue Monk Kidd 2001 186
The Shorter British Flora Prime C.T. & Deacock R.J. 1948 96
The Skyscraper Hive Dugat M. 1947 97
The Social Organisation of the Honeybee FreeJohn B. 1977 98
The Social Organisation of the Honeybee Free John B. 1977 149
The Spell of the Honey Bee Kelsey W. Eric 1947 13
The Ventilation of Beehives Wedmore E.B. 1947 99
The World of Bees Hoyt M. 1965 100
The World of the Honeybee Colin Butler 1976 183
Varroa Addendum & Index for the 2nd Edition of Beekeeping Study Notes J.D & B.D Yates 1993 191
XXVIIth Congress of Apiculture of Apimondia 121

Library catalogue last updated May 2013.

We are grateful to the following donors:

  • M. Connolly Mr J Hoban Mr M Shaw
  • Ms B Cotter Mr T Kehoe Mr S Sheridan
  • Mr G Coyle Mr J Kelly Mrs N Smyth
  • Mrs Delap Mr J Kerney Mr Tweedy
  • Mr J Dowds Mr & Mrs Poulton Mr & Mrs Shackleton
  • Dr Fitzpatrick Dr Quigley Devon Beekeepers Assoc.

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