I am just starting as a beekeeper in germany and realy liked this book a lot. I has plenty of good detail knowledge for simple things - like how to use a smoker - up to really nice comparison for different technics of Varroa treatment (in germany it seems to be still the standard procedure to treat with organic acids. Other stuff wich is offen found in german books like different magazin sizes or frames, seem to be largely unimportant in the US. I also very much liked the overall aproach of the book and the philosophical touch it has. Very enjoyable reading. I read it as the kindle verions during a holliday trip and really consider to buy the hard cover because i think i would really like to lokk things up (which I find easier in an old fashioned paper version).