An Absolute Beginner's Guide to keeping bees in your yard and garden. The Backyard Beekeeper by Kim Flottum includes:
A step-by-step guide to getting started, including the pros and cons of different materials, how to set up your hive, and the best possible locations for it.
The "25 Rules of Modern Beekeeping" as developed in the aftermath of colony collapse disorder.
Lots of bee-related facts and projects that teach you how to care for your colony, harvest honey and get the most out of your experience.
Why you might be interested in top bar hives and everything you need yo know about using them.
An expanded section of Urban Beekeeping, why it's a great idea and how it is achievable.
The latest organic and nontoxic approaches to integrated pest management that leave you with healthier, happier bees. Also, learn specific techniques for controlling Varroa mites without causing harm to your colony or injuring it's productivity.
The 3rd Edition Backyard Beekeeper is 207 pages with beautiful instructive color photography.