My favorite book on the art and science of beekeeping is "Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping" by Dewey M. Caron
My favorite book on those fascinating creatures - honey bees - is
"The Honey Bee" by James L. Gould & Carol Grant Gould. It is absolute superb.
It introduces readers to "the astounding complexity of honey bees, explaining how they are able to make complicated food decisions, navigate with precision, memorize the odor, color, shape, and pattern of each species of flower they harvest, communicate through intricate dances, even formulate plans and create mental maps!"