Backyard Beekeeping by Courtenay N Smithers. An Australian book which covers everything from basic bee knowledge and equipment, where to keep the hives, where to get the bees, harvesting the honey and wax, swarming, growing your colonies, moving hives, requeening, wintering pests and diseases and Stings! It even lists plants that are good for honey and pollen! If you are interested in keeping bees, but are unsure of how to go about it, this book will inspire you and give you the guidance you need to get your project humming!
Courtenay N Smithers has experience both as an entomologist and an amateur beekeeper, his book is practical and has clear photos to help explain each step.