Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile have revised and expanded their guide to cover changes in beekeeping. They discuss the crisis created by the parasitic bee mites. In less than a decade, for example, Varroa mites have saturated the North American honeybee population with disastrous results, devastating both managed and wild populations. The new edition of "The Beekeeper's Handbook" covers mite detection and control as well as the selection and testing of bees that may have some tolerance to mites. The text: serves as a comprehensive introduction for beginners and a reference for the experienced beekeeper; outlines options for each operation within beekeeping, listing advantages and disadvantages of each alternative; and provides easy-to-follow directions and diagrams.