Originally published in 1858, this early work contains everything that an experience of forty years of the conscientious and philanthropic exercise of the authors profession has sanctioned and confirmed as truth. This is a fascinating read for any historian or bee enthusiast, but also contains much information that is still useful and practical today. " The bee helps to heal all thy internal and external maladies, and is the best friend whom man possesses in this world". Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.