A beauty of a book with lots of helpful illustrations and photographs. "Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping" explains bee biology, what bees do, and provides the tools which make it possible for an individual to successfully manage bee colonies. The author has concentrated on the "why" aspects of bee biology so that the reader understands "when" and "how" certain things must be done to colonies. Bees and beekeeping are explained in a manner meaningful to a person who lacks an extensive background or knowledge of biology. Yet the author has not oversimplified bee biology to the point where it is meaningless to the serious beekeeper or informed biologist. Author Dr. Dewey M. Caron is professor of Entomology at the University of Delaware, and is one of the top authorities on honeybees. This hefty book is a must-have for every beekeeper's library! Hard cover, 355 pages.