The Bee-friendly Beekeeper, by David HeafNorthern Bee Books
In recent years, beekeepers on several continents have been suffering heavy losses of colonies. If we systematically investigate factors causing the losses, we can justifiably ask whether the way in which honey bees are kept is part of the problem. This book examines the issues surroundingmodern practices, drawing where possible on the primary literature in bee biology and apiculture, in order to identify an approach to keeping bees that is more bee-appropriate, more apicentric. It also analyses the fundamental attitudes underlying the different ways in which we choose to keep bees.