Interested in bees and beekeeping? Learn how to put a hive together and acquire the equipment necessary to do so, by consulting these books. The books may also be useful and interesting to people who are currently tending a hive.
Beekeeping for Dummies by Howland Blackiston
A Keeper of Bees: Notes on Hive & Home by Allison Wallace
Robbing the Bees: A Biography of Honey -- The Sweet Liquid Gold that Seduced the World by Holley Bishop
Made from Scratch by Jenna Woginrich
A Spring Without Bees : How Colony Collapse Disorder Has Endangered Our Food Supply by Michael Schacker
The Connecticut Beekeepers Association is a great resource for budding and experienced beekeepers alike.