Basic Beekeeping
This page is under construction but for now here are some great first books. Beekeeping is international and the labelling is an indication only of origin. The North American Continent has a widely variable climate and the standard hive is Langstroths. By contrast in the UK and Ireland there is more variety but the most popular hive is the "National". Clearly antipodean beekeepers have seasons the opposite of those of the Northern Hemisphere and rarely experience extreme cold.
UK & Ireland
Scientific Beekeeping