The Backyard Beekeeper: An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden by Kim Flottum
Beautifully illustrated, The Backyard Beekeeper is a great addition to the beekeeper's library. This book has tons of general information about bees, fun facts and projects that are bee related. The second half of the book is the complete guide to honey. It describes the different types of honey and their health benefits, and provides hundreds of ideas and recipes for using honey in recipes, cosmetically in facemasks and shampoos, and for medicinal uses. Perfect for the health-conscious person who wants to sweeten up their life by saying no to processed sugars and yes to eating organic, healthy food!