The Somerset Beekeepers' Association, which was re-constructed by L.E. Snelgrove in 1906, celebrated its centenary in 2006. David Charles describes the early days, the transition from skeps to moveable frame hives in England and the Isle of Wight disease. He profiles many famous Presidents and members including T.W. Cowan, L.E. Snelgrove, Rex Sawyer and C. Tite. Events in Somerset largley mirror national occurences so this book will be of interest to all readers.