This is a basic beekeeping reference List, but is by no means complete considering that the honey bee is one of the most studied and written-about insects:
Beekeeping Associations: A listing of U.S. beekeeping associations by state, often providing contact information for local groups.
Storey’s Guide to Keeping Honey Bees: Published by Storey Publications; an update of two classic volumes by Dick Bonney.
Northern Bee Books: Claims to have the largest stock of new and second-hand beekeeping books in the English speaking world.
Apis Information Resource Newsletter: A monthly publication that has over twenty years of service to the beekeeping industry.
Beesource.Com: A first place to look for forums on bees and beekeeping. One of the oldest web sites on this topic.
Apiservices – The Beekeeping portal – Le Portail Apiculture – Apicultura – Imkerei: Toutes informations pour l’apiculture, les abeilles et le miel. Comprehensive site in 4 languages.
Bee Health Extension: A fabulous new site all about honey bee health brought to you by the Cooperative Extension Service.
Scientific Beekeeping: Reflections on current beekeeping management from a commercial beekeeper who is also a scientist by training.
Bee Culture: Monthly beekeeping magazine, published by the A.I. Root Co. Originally titled “Gleanings in Bee Culture.”
American Bee Journal: Monthly beekeeping magazine, published by Dadant and Sons, Inc.
MAAREC – Mid-Atlantic Apiculture Research and Extension Consortium: A regional effort to address the pest management crisis facing the beekeeping industry in the Mid-Atlantic Region and other aspects of honey bee management.
Wicwas Beekeeping Press: A specialty publishing house dedicated to beekeeping publications and other media. It is owned and operated by Dr. Lawrence Connor, former Extension Specialist in Apiculture, The Ohio State University.
Bush Farms Bees: Basic information with links to some print resources that beekeepers ought to read. Michael Bush is one of the most ardent voices urging beekeepers to go “treatment free.”
Beekeeping in California: Fundamentals of California Beekeeping and Beekeeping in California. If published today either of these books might be named “Beekeeping in a Nutshell” or something along those lines as they are short, compact and very complete for their size.
Master Beekeeper program at Cornell University: Several Master Beekeeper Programs exist. Cornell University’s Dyce Laboratory for Honey Bee Research named after Professor Elton J. Dyce who headed Cornell’s honey bee program from 1947-1966 is one of the oldest, which was originally developed by Dr. Roger Morse, dean of American beekeeping scholars.
University of Florida Bee College and Master Beekeeper Programs: Two state-of-the art programs for beekeeper education in Florida, with associated programs in the Caribbean.
ARS Bee Bibliography: A searchable database of much of the published literature.
The Hive and the Honeybee Collection: The Phillips’ Beekeeping Collection at Cornell’s Albert R. Mann Library is one of the largest and most complete digital apiculture libraries in the world.
Honey bee – Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia: Start here to look at the vast resources offered by this free resource.. Consider generously donating to this effort, which is perhaps the largest collaborative encyclopedia ever developed.
Beekeeping – Wikibooks: A collection of open-content textbooks and collaborative text book on beekeeping.
Apidologie: A leading Journal devoted to bee science, founded by Jean Louveaux and Friedrich Ruttner
Florida Inspection Service: Considered by many, “The gold standard” in bee inspection services. A huge number of resources are included in this site, including a listing of best management practices in a state with an established population of Africanized honey bees.
Apimondia: The World Association of Beekeeping Associations hosts and international Congress every two years at various venues around the world. It sponsors seminars and various events with an apicultural focus around the globe and has helped develop an International Forum for the exchange of beekeeping information.
American Beekeeping Federation: Established in 1943, this is the oldest national association of its kind. It hosts an annual conference, and sponsors a honey queen contest each year. It also sponsors the 4-H essay contest and other youth initiatives through the Foundation for the Preservation of Honey Bees.
American Honey Producers Association: A national association comprised mostly of commercial beekeepers. Features a national conference and newsletter.
American Association of Professional Apiculturists (AAPA): The AAPA has been around for over two decades and consists of many of the nation’s prominent honey bee scientists and educators. It holds a conference each year The American Bee Research Conference (ABRC). It is modeled on the successful Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists , which has a much longer history.
Eastern Apicultural Society (EAS): The grandaddy of U.S. regional associations hosting a yearly meeting somewhere in the Eastern U.S. and/or Canada. It’s Master Beekeeper Program is perhaps the oldest of its kind, which has been copied across the country.
Western Apicultural Society (WAS): Holds an annual conference in the West each year and publishes a newsletter.
Heartland Apicultural Society (HAS): Hosts an annual conference each year in the mid section of the country
Bees For Development: International charity organization of the UK, publishing a quarterly journal focusing on using beekeeping as an alternative income source.
Apiconsult – Proudly presenting African beekeeping to the world!
The purpose of this web site is to assist the development of beekeeping in Africa through sharing information appropriate to the continent.