This book was bought with relatively little knowledge about bees, and would happily recommend to anyone with an interest in the enivronment. It is well set out and easy to understand and encourages you to think you can make a difference within your own garden, however big/small. I have learnt so much and now look upon bees more respectfully, especially when you read of their lives and the important work they do for us. Flower/plant information for bees is exceptionally, together with incorporating relevant shrubs. Shall be reorganising my planting and growing more from seed, (although I only have a small area available for this). The more you read, the more you feel you can make a difference. Its written in such a way that its made easy to dip in and out of to refresh your understanding. Could make an acceptable gift for any garden/environment orientated person.