The Backyard Beekeeper, "An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden", by Kim Flottum. 3rd Edition. 207 pages.
This is a perfect book for beginners or anyone wanting to learn more about beekeeping. Includes lots of great pictures, diagrams, and topics such as:
-A step-by-step guide to getting started
-"25 Rules of Modern Beekeeping"
-Lots of bee related facts and projects that teach you how to care for the colony, harvest honey, and get the most out of your experience.
-Basics on top bar beekeeping.
-The latest organic and non toxic approach to integrated pest management.