A very well written and beautifully illustrated book that is easy to read and understand. For the person thinking of beginning bee keeping e.g. researching before approaching an organisation/club; this book is simply fantastic. As it is so accessible it does mean that detailed information is zero, and even moderate levels of information are missing. Therefore this book is excellent for those with little or no knowledge as it excites and informs reliably, but as a second book, or for people who have done some courses, there is nothing new here.
In summary - a fantastic first book to entice the reader into learning more. As a second book, or for novices that have done a class, there is little here to learn. The recopies in the back are fun though.