Perfect place to get started if interested in keeping bees. Includes information on what beehive tools, supplies and equipment needed. Clearly explains how to build and maintain hives in the backyard, handle every phase of honey production and what to do beyond the first season. Learn to identify the queen from her workers and drones, properly open and close the hive, distinguish one type of honey from another and preserve the colony if disaster should strike. Paperback, 480 pages. © 2017. Measures 9.25"L x 7.375"W x 0.875"H.