Thursday meeting at the Extension Office
Useful links for new and experienced bee keepers. This list is not intended to be the most exhaustive list available - but provide our members and guests with some great starting points for information and resources in the honey bee community.
Home of the State Apiarist. Great information for beekeepers new and experienced.
The KSBA is a statewide organization dedicated to the promotion of honeybees, beekeeping, and honeybee pollination in Kentucky. It aims to provide training in the art of beekeeping, the production of honey, and raising Queen Bees.
Also some useful information for beginners and a great set of links in their Resources section.
The National Honey Board is a federal research and promotion board under USDA oversight that conducts research, marketing and promotion programs to help maintain and expand markets for honey and honey products. Some nice graphics and recipe cards for honey producers to use in their Free Downloads section.
A task force from departments of agriculture, state beekeeping organizations, and land-grant universities from New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia. Their mission is to identify research and extension priorities for apiculture in the Mid-Atlantic Region, review proposals, monitor progress, and assist specialists in obtaining funding for apiculture extension and research efforts.
Great how-to articles for beginners, information on bee biology, pollination and CCD, and a good set of links.
“One thousand great places to Bee on the web!”
An online community for beekeepers and beekeeping with over 10,000 registered members. This is the most active online beekeeping community of its kind in the world.
The oldest English language beekeeping publication in the world.
“The Magazine of American Beekeeping”
Fine Nubian Goats, Honey Bees and Wood Working Since 1987
Beekeepers Serving Beekeepers
Serving the industry for more than 30 years
A family owned business that has served the Beekeeping industry for 148 years.
The source for beekeeping and candlemaking supplies.
“The finest in comb honey production.”
Serving the Beekeeper since 1924.
If you plan on “renting” your colonies out for pollination, it’s a really good idea, no matter how well you know the farmer, to do a pollination contract. There are many examples available on the internet. Below are links to two examples.
Pollination Contract Sample 1
Pollination Contract Sample 2