The Backyard Beekeeper, An absolute Beginners Guide to Keeping Bess in Your Yard and Garden, 4th Edition, by Kim Flottum. This is the revised and updated edition. A great book for beginner beekeepers or even for those that have been doing it for years. This book offers information on everything from hive assembly, to pest management to melting beeswax. Every beekeeper should have a copy!