Confessions of a Bad Beekeeper: What Not to Do When Keeping Bees by Bill Turnbull
Beekeeping has long piqued my interest. Not enough to take a class or read an instruction manual, just enough to google it every once in a while and to grab this book off the new bookshelf at the library. I am so glad I did! Turnbull entered beekeeping pretty much the way I would - underprepared. He humorously recounts his adventures and misadventures as he learns what it takes to be a successful beekeeper.
Labeling himself a Bad Beekeeper, Turnbull tells both what he has done, and what he should have done along the way. He gives a brief history of beekeeping, discusses modern problems bees and beekeepers face, and shares his incredible joy in spending time tending his hives.
I'm not ready to take up beekeeping yet (it's against my town ordinances anyway), but Turnbull has fed my desire to do so.