2006 144 pages Soft cover (W620)
The narrative style of this book sets it apart from others intended for the novice beekeeper, or interested non-beekeeper, because it reads like a novel but is backed up by both experienced beekeeping and scientific knowledge. I can also see that beekeepers and bee experts may be able to look at bees in a different way and begin to deepen their knowledge of bee nature as well. The author is someone with an obvious passion for beekeeping. I was impressed by the translation from German. My only complaint is exemplified when Weiler describes a queen bee’s legs as ‘having a reddish gleam’ and the accompanying photograph is in black and white, as are all the photographs. It would have been nice to see that gleam too.
Review by Ronald Pritchard