This book talks for several chapters of beginning beekeeping; the basic hive, different hive boxes, buying and setting up your hive. The author goes on to explain where and how to set up your hive and equipment needed. The first half of this book is a good, simplistic introduction into beekeeping. The second half of this book shares colored illustrations plant friendly flowers, different gardens, varying places where honey bees are raised in specific cities around the world. There is a brief summary of honey harvesting. The last few chapters are devoted to more detail of different bee hives/colonies in various cities around the country and world and the beekeepers varying ways they raise their hives!