As beekeepers we must always stay informed! With the obstacles we face today to keep our bees healthy and alive, we must strive to learn new techniques, new treatments, and to use new equipment. There is a need for clear and concise information for beekeepers because there is a lot of confusion/misinformation about what to do and when amongst the beekeeping community. There are numerous ways/techniques on accomplishing any task/goal in beekeeping but a good foundation and guideline doesn't hurt. I feel that the American Bee Journal does just that, it offers helpful tips/techniques on a multitude of beekeeping topics. I also feel the publication does a good job keeping readers informed on new developments whether that be new treatments for pest control, new management practices, beekeeping equipment, new scientific studies being conducted, educational opportunities, and even upcoming events where those of us in the beekeeping community can come together in fellowship. That's why American Bee Journal has my vote!