on 1 July 2009
This is a most useful reference for urban beekeepers, or for anyone wishing to attract bees to their garden. The author explains what characteristics of a flower make it attractive to bees, both for nectar and pollen. The main part of the book is given over to listing plants that are attractive to bees, with helpful descriptions. The author worked at Kew Gardens, and clearly has both enthusiasm for and understanding of his subject.
I've given this 4 rather than 5 stars simply because the work is now 60 years old, and so doesn't cover some modern plants.