Did a search to see if this has been posted before and nothing came up. The folks that bought our house last fall (Chuck and Nancy) are real nice people from Indiana. I bumped into them the other day and they asked me to stop by and pick something up they had bought for me. When I got there they gave me a hard cover copy of Honeybee Democracy by Thomas Seeley. I've just started reading it and what a great book! Only 50 pages in and I have already learned a bunch of things about which I had no idea. Absolutely fascinating stuff some of it. I have taken Chuck out to my hives and even had him suit up and help me put pollen patties on. He seems to have an interest in bees and sends me stuff via email on things he finds on the net. He doesn't want to actually get any bees but has expressed an interest in going out again when we can go through the hives more thoroughly, once it warms up. If you are looking for a good read (I realize that winter is over and things are getting busy) try and find a copy of this book, pretty amazing. It runs contrary in many ways to the belief that the queen and her pheremones rule the roost.