The standard beekeeping (apiculture) textbook used to teach college
students and beekeepers the science and practice of bees and beekeeping.
It concentrates on the 'why', 'how' and 'when' of beekeeping. It
explains bee basics in a manner meaningful to people who lack an
intensive background in biology. It does not oversimplify, and provides a
meaningful source of beekeeping information for the new and informed
beekeeper. Widely considered the most complete beekeeping textbook,
covering a vast array of topics of bee biology and colony management.
The Revised Edition features the addition of full color throughout the
book, extensive revision of photography and artwork and thoroughly
updated materials. Comprehensive, assessable and now updated and
illustrated with hundreds of color photographs and illustrations.