I have bought several
The Beekeeper's Handbook, Third Edition
Diana Sammataro et al
Is vey good.
the dunnies book is good and the title is what got me to buy it but I don't like the idea of " dummies ", There are many dummy books on a lot of subjects and it's marketing ploy so...
Sue Hubbell's book is a narrative of her experiences as a beekeeper in MO and really not a very good " how to " book although it is very well written and an easy read.
Roger Morse has some good books availavble.
I have others but I loaned them out and don't recall the exact titles.
You can find all the information you need on these boards if you follow up on the many many links posted and print the offerings. You can really create your own manual if you so desire. Spending some time going back to the first threads will reveal that the same questions pop up over and over, including yours. Worth while though.www.beesource.com
is a competitor ? of this board but does have a wealth of info just for the clicking.
Finally the two bibles of the bee world " The ABC-XYZ and The Hive and the Honey are of course very good. Not really needed though with this medium, the internet available.
I wouldn' t spend any money for videos unless you have a bundle-o-bucs.
Usually bee clubs have the videos in their library for member use???
Hope this helps.