I'd second that ... for a readable introduction for a non-beekeeper into the black art it;'s a really good book ... certainly got me hooked. Once they decide they really want to become a beekeeper Haynes is a good starter book.Bees at the bottom of the garden.
A nice gentle intro
Bees at the Bottom of the Garden (Revised) Bees at the Bottom of the Garden (Revised): Amazon.co.uk: Alan Campion, Gay Hodgson: 8601200432190: Books
I agree. Pam Gregory was a great beekeeper and Regional Bee Inspector for Wales. Sadly missed. (She did my Basic Assessment).
Id have to agree with all three choices here, as a newbie and spending a lot of time away recently I made the most of Youtube and BMH and NHC ended up as my 2 go to sites.I agree. My wife and I are now going into our first winter as beekeepers. The Haynes Manual is a great start. If they want to take it further then there are excellent videos on You Tube and the like. Norfolk Honey Company and Black Mountain Honey but to mention a couple
I thought advertising was against the forum rulesI’ve made a beekeeper’s record book which is perfect for beginners. It has places to record everything! I made it after years of teaching beginners and finding that people forget to write things down that they’ll find helpful to look back on.