Some of the best books about beekeeping for beginners include "The Beekeper's Handbook," "The Backyard Beekeeper" and "Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees." The authors of these guides are all long-time beekeepers with many years of experience.
Since 1973, beginning beekeepers have turned to ﾓThe Beekeepers Handbookﾔ for advice and guidance. A new edition updates the timeless text with the latest in honey bee science and health concerns. The author of "The Backyard Beekeeper" is a former honeybee researcher for the USDA. The recent edition of this classic updates readers on colony collapse disorder. Beginners and veterans alike find value in "Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees," a complete reference on acquiring, maintaining and harvesting a honeybee hive.