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, four edition 1997). A standard text recommended[2]) by the British Beekeepers' Association (BBKA) as part of the BBKA exam syllabus. He also co-authored The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Beekeeping (Roger Morse and Ted Hooper, 1985)

Hooper was born at Colyton in the County of Devon.

He lived in Essex,[3] in the UK.[3] He previously worked for Writtle Agricultural College.[3] He held a National Diploma in Beekeeping[3][4]

Hooper died March 2010 aged 91. Funeral Service held at Chelmsford Cremetorian 31 March 2010, which was well attended by members of the Essex Beekeepers Association.[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 d The Essex Beekeeper (the monthly magazine of the Essex Bee Keepers Association), issue 541 January 2010. Interview with Geoff Mills
  4. ^ BEM NDB awards at BEM diploma awards
  5. ^ "Ted Hooper MBE NDB 1918 – 2010". The British Beekeepers Association. 26 March 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2010. 

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