A beekeeping book you have been looking for a basic book with some 'meat on it's bones' for continued study by new and not-so-new beekeepers. A book that can be thrown into a computer bag or backpack and read on an airplane or beside a lake in the woods. Spend less time reading how to assemble a frame and more time understanding what it takes for you and the bees to produce the wax, honey and pollen that toes into the comb. This a book focused on compassionate animal husbandry. There is a strong 'natural' focus for beekeepers who want to avoid or minimize pesticides and reduce stress on the bees. A book of thought-provoking, science-based discussion designed for individuals and beekeeping clubs that mentor new beekeepers.