By Kim Flottum (Author), Kathy Summers (Author). The best little book on the market. First year how-to. 137 pages, soft cover, black and white. 5½" x 8½". This book is a culmination of nearly 40 years of work by the previous editors and staff of Gleanings in Bee Culture. Its primary intent is as a learning tool for beginning beekeepers, but it is an exceptional source of information for anyone interested in the fascinating world of honey bees. This book covers every aspect of introductory beekeeping and honey bee biology--including seasonal management, equipment used, harvesting and marketing hive products, honey bee communication and beekeeping social skills. Beekeeping can become a hobby, a part-time or full-time occupation, but whatever your eventual involvement, this book will make beekeeping easier.