Hive Management

Richard Bonney's essential hive management book provides up-to-date information from a beekeeper's perspective.


Broaden your scope of integrated year-round hive management for maximum production from a professional beekeeper’s perspective. This hive management book offers concise, up-to-date information on the whole range of beekeeping tasks, including:

How to prevent, control, and capture swarms
What you can tell from an outside inspection of your hives
When and how to “take the crop” and harvest honey
How to successfully requeen – from handling and marking queens to methods of introducing one into a hive
The problem signs to look for when you open up a hive
Richard E. Bonney has been a beekeeper for over 13 years and is the author of two books, Hive Management: A Seasonal Guide for Beekeepers and Beekeeping: A Practical Guide and co-author of Storey’s Guide to Keeping Honey Bees with Malcolm Sanford. He currently teaches students about his life’s passion in Amherst at the University of Massachusetts.