Fiction, non-fiction, feature films and documentaries about the hardest-working creature on the planet!

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Little Bee: A Novel
Chris Cleave

FICTION CLEAVE

A haunting novel about the tenuous friendship that blooms between two disparate strangers—one an illegal Nigerian refugee, the other a recent widow from suburban London.


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Telling the Bees
Peggy Hesketh

FICTION HESKETH

An 80 year-old, third-generation beekeeper who relates better to the constant companions in his hives than most people must come to terms with the loss of his long-time friend, Claire, who was killed during a burglary gone awry.


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The Secret Life of Bees
Sue Monk Kidd

FICTION KIDD

After her “stand-in mother,” a bold black woman named Rosaleen, insults the three biggest racists in town, Lily Owens joins Rosaleen on a journey to Tiburon, South Carolina, where they are taken in by three black, bee-keeping sisters.


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Plan Bee (A Queen Bee Mystery)
Hannah Reed

MYS PB REED

When her mother begins dating the prime suspect in a murder investigation and a visiting twelve-year-old scientific genius goes missing, beekeeper Story Fischer must get to the bottom of things before they all get stung by a clever killer.


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Mind Your Own Beeswax (A Queen Bee Mystery)
Hannah Reed

MYS REED

Things are going well for beekeeper Story Fischer, whose hands are full with a successful local market, her Queen Bee Honey business, and a new boyfriend. But when she finds the dead body of local woman with a checkered past right near her hive, she’s in a sticky situation indeed.


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Buzz Off (A Queen Bee Mystery)
Hannah Reed

MYS REED

After her mentor in the honey business is found suspiciously stung to death in his apiary, beekeeper Story Fischer must sort through a swarm of suspects, including her ex-husband.


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The Bee Balm Murders: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery (Martha's Vineyard Mysteries)
Cynthia Riggs

MYS RIGGS

Offering a room to the man at the head of a project to lay fiber optic cable across Martha’s Vineyard, Victoria is hired by a grieving family to investigate the murder of a man her new boarder identifies as a potential investor.


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Plan Bee: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Hardest-Working Creatures on thePlanet
Susan Brackney

ANIMALS BUGS BRA

Overtaxed and underrecognized-and now disappearing in alarming numbers- bees are the unsung heroes of the food chain, essential for the pollination of more than ninety of the crops we eat. The hardworking, humble, and matriarchal bee finally gets her due in this engaging and expertly written guide that will appeal to anyone who’s ever been curious about the mysterious and always-buzzing world of bees.


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Honey Bees: Letters from the Hive
Stephen Buchmann

ANIMALS BUGS BUC

A professor of entomology and bee expert introduces readers to the intricate world of honeybees, revealing the myriad functions of hives, the fundamental link between bees and humans, and pressing environmental concerns.


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The Bees: Poems
Carol Ann Duffy

POETRY DUF

Presenting her first collection of new poems as British poet laureate, the author, displaying her full poetic range in this highly anticipated successor to the T. S. Eliot Prize-winning Rapture, uses the bee to symbolize the book’s presiding spirit.


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Honey Bee Hobbyist: The Care and Keeping of Bees (Hobby Farm)
Norman Gary

FARMING GAR

A honey-bee expert offers an full-color illustrated resource that covers the history of bees and the current methods and techniques of amateur beekeeping.


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Bird, Bee & Bug Houses: Simple Projects for Your Garden
Derek Jones

GARDEN JON

Transform any garden into a wildlife haven by creating perfect nesting places for birds, bats, bees, butterflies, lacewings, and ladybugs. All that’s needed are a few basic woodworking techniques, tools, and materials (some recycled or scavenged) to complete these 18 projects. Every project comes with an exploded diagram and cutting list, and there’s information on choosing locations, maintenance, species habits, and nesting requirements.


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Confessions of a Bad Beekeeper: What Not to Do When Keeping Bees (with Apologies to My Own)
Bill Turnbull

FARMING TUR

As a new beekeeper, Turnbull misplaced equipment for months, got stung more times–and in more places–than he cares to remember, and once even lost some bees up a chimney. But he kept at it, with a ready sense of humor and Zen-like acceptance of every mishap. And somehow, along the way, he learned a great deal about himself and the world around him.


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Bee Movie
Seinfeld, Jerry

COM DVD BEE

Having just graduated from college, a bee by the name of Barry B. Benson (Jerry Seinfeld) finds himself disillusioned with the prospect of having only one career choice—honey. As he ventures outside of the hive for the first time, he breaks one of the cardinal rules of the bee world and talks to a human, a New York City florist named Vanessa (Renee Zellweger).


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Bees - Tales From the Hive
Thaler, Wolfgang

ANIMALS BUGS DVD BEE

Amazingly up-close footage filmed with specially developed macro lenses brings you the most intimate- and most spectacular- portrayal of a working bee colony ever filmed.


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Colony: The Endangered World of Bees
Bushe, Morgan

ANIMALS BUGS DVD COL

Few people realize that honey bees pollinate one-third of our fruits and vegetables. In fact, these incredible insects play a vital role in producing our food and ensuring our survival. Investigated are the circumstances and the impacts of ‘colony collapse disorder’ with focus on beekeepers dealing with the crisis. As these families and individuals struggle to understand this lethal problem, they illuminate the devastating effects of bee extinction not just on bees, but on people.


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The Secret Life of Bees
Lassiter, James

DRA DVD SEC

Queen Latifah and Dakota Fanning head a stellar ensemble cast in this ‘wonderful film about family, independence and the transcendent power of love’ (Minneapolis Star Tribune) based on the acclaimed best-selling novel. To escape her cruel, angry father – and discover the truth about her late mother’s past – 14-year old Lily Owens flees with her caregiver and friend Rosaleen to a South Carolina town where she’s taken in by the bee-keeping Boatwright sisters. Surrounded by the unexpected love, grace and spirituality she encounters there, Lily forms a bond with each of these uniquely gifted women and discovers that sometimes you must leave home in order to find it.


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Vanishing of the Bees
Henein, Maryam

ANIMALS BUGS DVD VAN

Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives. Filmed across the U.S., in Europe, Australia, and Asia, examine the alarming disappearance of honeybees and the greater meaning it holds about the relationship between mankind and Mother Earth. As scientists puzzle over the cause, organic beekeepers indicate alternative reasons for this tragic loss.


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