Ted Hooper

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Ted Hooper MBE[1] NDB (21 September 1918 – 19 March 2010) was a British bee keeper and author of Guide to Bees & Honey (1976, fourth edition 1997). The book is a standard text recommended by the British Beekeepers' Association (BBKA) as part of the BBKA exam syllabus.[2] He also co-authored The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Beekeeping (Roger Morse and Ted Hooper, 1985).

Hooper was born at Colyton, Devon and later lived in Essex,[3] where he worked for Writtle Agricultural College.[3] He held a National Diploma in Beekeeping.[3][4] Hooper died in March 2010, aged 91.[5]


  1. ^ A Guide to Bees 4th Edition, Ted Hooper, cover notes
  2. ^ BBKA booklist (http://www.britishbee.org.uk/files/booklist-2009.pdf)
  3. ^ a b c The Essex Beekeeper (the monthly magazine of the Essex Bee Keepers Association), issue 541 Archived 26 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine January 2010. Interview with Geoff Mills
  4. ^ BEM NDB awards at BEM diploma awards Archived 5 June 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Ted Hooper MBE NDB 1918 – 2010". The British Beekeepers Association. 26 March 2010. Archived from the original on 1 April 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2010.

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