There must be a hundred books on the subject of beekeeping in my library, but this is the one that launched my love affair with honey bees. Professional Beekeeper Ed Weiss (co-owner of bee-commerce) writes with warmth and humor as he takes the reader through the emotional joys and technical steps of becoming a successful back yard beekeeper. Season after season you'll use this book to refresh your memory and confirm what you need to do next. Delightful! Hard cover, 204 pages with many helpful illustrations.