An extremely interesting, well-written book about the collapse of honey bee colonies, how this effects agriculture and ultimately humans. This book covers the spread of honey bees over the world, the life cycle of honey bees, the functioning of the hive, beekeeping, the collapse of honey bee colonies, an investigation in to what could possibly cause colony collapse, and what beekeepers are doing about the problem. The book also includes appendices on the African honey bees, cultivation a pollinator garden and a section on the healing power of honey. The author writes in a personable writing style - as if he were sitting down having breakfast with you. The book is not terribly technical. I wish it were longer and with more detail.