Recommended Reading

The Evolution of the Honey Bee Colony as a Superorganism

  • The Buzz About Bees: Biology of a Superorganism (2008), by J├╝rgen Tautz
  • The World History of Beekeeping and Honey Hunting (1999), by Eva Crane
  • Honey Bee Ecology (1985), by Thomas Seeley
  • The Social Behavior of the Bees (1974), by Charles Michener

Wild Bees

  • Bees: An Up-Close Look at Pollinators Around the World (2015), by Sam Droege and Lawrence Packer
  • A Sting in The Tale: My Adventures with Bumble Bees (2013), by Dave Goulson
  • The Bees of the World (2000), by Charles Michener

How Honey Bees Communicate

  • Honey Bee Democracy (2010), by Thomas Seeley
  • Pheromones of Social Bees (2000), by J.B. Free
  • The Dancing Bees (1953), by Karl von Frisch

Honey Bee Biology

  • The Hive and the Honey Bee (2015), by L.L. Langstroth et al.
  • Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping (2013), by Dewey Caron and Lawrence Connor
  • Bees and Beekeeping: Science, Practice, and World Resources (1990), by Eva Crane
  • The Biology of the Honey Bee (1987), by Mark Winston