If I get one good idea from the book it will be worth the money. I made my purchase based on Dr. Seeley's blurb which is extremely effusive for him. I have listened to a few of Dr. Seeley's talks and find him extremely credible. I'm willing to read a book about how one person (at least) keeps bees in one part of Russia - a subject I know nothing about. Do I buy all the claims on the cover? You'll need to wait for my review, but I must decline and thank you kindly for your bridge offer.