If you're as crazy about insects as I am, look for the delightful and insightful A Short History of the Honey Bee, by E. Readicker-Henderson, published this year by Timber Press. A beekeeper-turned-writer, Readicker-Henderson has both a passion for his topic and first-hand knowledge. The book provides just the right mix of information, awe, and personal experience to keep pages turning.
Tool or Gardening Product
Dramm Garden Scissors and Compact Shears
I've long enjoyed my tiny, fit-in-the-palm-of-your-hand Dramm Garden Scissors that make deadheading so easy. Next year, Dramm will also offer a Compact Shear. Both tools have corrosion resistant stainless steel blades and comfortable grips, come in a variety of vibrant colors, and offer the quality you expect of a superior gardening product.