This annotated bibliography of American books on bees and beekeeping is the first of its kind. Interest in bees and beekeeping continues to grow in the world. Approximately 3,750 entries are recorded, through which can be traced not only the growth of bee science and beekeeping methods, but also the history of beekeeping in America.
The task of locating and examining these .. books, recording these bibliographic entries, and preparing annotations has taken twenty years. The goal of the bibliography is to provide the holder of a bee book a way to know which book he or she has in his or her hands, and to further identify the seminal works.
The Appendices provide a valuable research tool: each book is identified as falling into one or more of forty-five categories. Categories include, for example, Are Honey Bees Native to America, Women in Beekeeping, and Honey Production. This bibliography will be of great use to librarians, book collectors and booksellers, as well as beekeepers and those interested in agricultural history and innovation.