When I tracked down this book, I was looking for "The Hopkins Method of Queen Rearing" in Hopkin's own words. When I found it and read it, I found so much more. Hopkins was a very practical beekeeper, and not just an academic beekeeper. The Australasian Bee Manual was probably the most influential book from New Zealand and Australia. Also includes Hopkins' "Forty-two years of bee-keeping in New Zealand" as an appendix as well as Pellet's version of the Hopkins method and, since it was quite different and quite useful, the previous 1886 Australasian Bee Manual's chapter on queen rearing. This is a hardback book. Even if you don't live in Australasia, this is a good practical book on beekeeping.