My 3 Apimaye hives, etc.
Welcome to
Beekeeping Resources
for Honey Bees

Hopefully helpful...     surely not comprehensive.

Honey, drone & worker brood

  • My personal list of Web Bookmarks
  • Types of Beehives - I list over 40 types!
  • Educational videos from Perfect Bee
  • Calendar - for Florida Beekeeping
  • Literature - Publications, Blogs, etc.
  • Terminology and Acronyms
  • HOW to buy a Queen Bee
  • HOW to choose a hive TYPE - (coming "soon")
  • Jamie Ellis' "Field Guide to Beekeeping"
  • YouTube channels plus films & documentaries
  • FaceBook's Groups on Beekeeping
  • Honey Labels, Facts, and Laws
  • My Hive Removals & Swarm Captures
  • Bee College - Agendas, Notes & Teacher Presentations 2020!
  • My Library of Books and Literature
  • Beginning Beekeepers - check-in here!

  • Jamie Ellis' Field Guide to Beekeeping
    (use the above link for all 41 issues in Jamie's DropBox)
    These articles originally published in the American Bee Journal.

    Note: These PDF files may take several seconds to download...   patience!

    See Jaime's Curriculum Vitae

    1. Introduction
    2. Why Keep Bees?
    3. The Langstroth Hive
    4. Personal Protective Equipment
    5. The Hive Tool and Smoker
    6. Miscellaneous Beekeeping Equipment
    7. Informational Resources for Beekeepers
    8. Know Why You are Keeping Bees
    9. Choosing the Right Location for Your Apiary
    10. Hive Choice and Configuration
    11. Assembling Wooden Supers
    12. Assembling Wooden Frames
    13. Acquiring Bees and Queens
    14. Stocks of Bees in the United States
    15. The Basic Startup Costs Associated With Keeping Bees
    16. Installing Packages and Hiving Nucs
    17. Inspecting Your Newly Installed Colonies for the First Time
    18. The Members of a Honey Bee Colony
    19. The Components of a Honey Bee Nest
    20. The External Anatomy of the Honey Bee
    21. The Internal Anatomy of the Honey Bee
    22. The Tasks of a Worker Honey Bee
    23. Swarms
    24. Mating Biology of Honey Bees
    25. The Honey Bee Sting
    26. Colony Level Thermoregulation and the Honey Bee Dance Language
    27. Honey Bee Colonies as Superorganisms: The Hive or the Honey Bee
    28. An Overview of Honey Bee Biology
    29. Mitigating the Potential Threat Your Bees and Beekeeping Activities Pose to Other People
    30. Beekeeping Rules and Regulations
    31. Biotic Stressors of Honey Bee Colonies
    32. Other Stressors of Honey Bee Colonies
    33. Ways of Generating Income With Honey Bees
    34. Basic Equipment Needed to Extract and Bottle Honey
    35. The Time Commitment Associated with Keeping Bees
    36. Reasons for Colony Losses: The Big Three (and One Ugly Cousin)
    37. Honey Bee Development
    38. Now That You Are a Beekeeper...
    39. Conducting a Hive Inspection
    40. The Indispensable Nuc
    41. What To Get Your Beekeeper for Christmas

    Misc. Videos and Presentations by Jamie Ellis

  • Where Does Honey Come From?
  • Dr Jamie Ellis - "What is killing the honey bee?" webinar - at the Irish Beekeepers Association CLG
  • Office Hours: Honeybee Lab Tour with Dr. Jamie Ellis
  • Beekeeping diary #5: University of Florida Bee College Tour - 2018 Gainesville, Florida
  • October 2018 Meeting | Dr. Jamie Ellis - Pinellas County, FL
  • Beemeeting02062015 - another "Biology of the Honey Bee" Presentation
  • Dr. Jamie Ellis Part 1 - "Honey Bee Biology" on National Honeybee Day, at Santa Fe High, Alachua Florida, August 22, 2015
  • Dr. Jamie Ellis Part 2 - "To Bee or Not To Bee" on National Honeybee Day, at Santa Fe High, Alachua Florida, August 22, 2015

  • Lectures by Jamie Ellis at the 2014 National Honey Show:
  • Biology of the Honey Bee
  • Addressing the Sustainability of Beekeeping in the 21st Century
  • Small Hive Beetle
  • Honey Bees 4 Questions

  • "A Video Field Guide To Beekeeping" - Diseases and Pests

  • Episode 1: Tracheal Mites
  • Episode 2: Nosema Disease
  • Episode 3: Small Hive Beetle
  • Episode 4: Varroa Mites
  • Episode 5: Foulbrood
  • Varroa Mite History, Distribution and Biology
  • European and American Foulbrood in Honey Bee Colonies: Part 1
  • European and American Foulbrood in Honey Bee Colonies: Part 2