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Beekeeping Resources
for Honey Bees

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Pages:
  • 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!


  • Perfect Bee

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      1. LEARN ABOUT BEES
    1.1 The Science of Bees
  • 1.1-01. Why bees rock!
  • 1.1-02. The Incredible Diversity of Bees
  • 1.1-03. How Honey Bees Reproduce
  • 1.1-04. Exploring the Process of Pollination
  • 1.1-05. The Secrets of Honeycomb
  • 1.1-06. Why bees can’t fly
  • 1.1-07. The Anatomy of Bees
  • 1.1-08. Honey Bee Genetics
  • 1.1-09. The Honey Bee Life Cycle
  • 1.1-10. How bees use pheromones
  • 1.1-11. The Common Races of Honey Bees
  • The Science of Bees Overview
  • The Benefits of Bees
  • The Types of Bees


  • 1.2 The Life of Bees
  • 1.2-01. How Bees Sense and React to Their World
  • 1.2-02. Inside and Out of the Beehive
  • 1.2-03. Why and How Bees Forage
  • 1.2-04. How Do Bees Make Honey?
  • 1.2-05. Why and How Bees Swarm
  • 1.2-06. The Role of the Drone Bee
  • 1.2-07. The Role of the Queen Bee
  • 1.2-08. The Role of the Worker Bee
  • 1.2-09. Sticking with Propolis
  • 2.1-10. Understanding The Honey Flow
  • 2.1-11. Fat Bees and the Winter Cluster


  • 1.3 About Beekeeping
  • 3.1-01. Beekeeping with Kids
  • 3.1-02. Finding Beekeeping Clubs and Mentors
  • 3.1-03. Top Beekeeping Books For Your Bookshelf
  • 3.1-04. The Philosophy of Natural Beekeeping
  • 3.1-05. The Growth of Urban Beekeeping
  • 1.3-06. Understanding Bee Stings
  • 1.3-07. Beekeeping and the neighbors
  • Learn About Bees: Stage Summary
  • A potted history of beekeeping
  • Is Beekeeping Right For You
  • Inside and Out of the Beehive
  • How Bees Sense and React to Their World


  • 2. YOUR BEEHIVE
    2.1 Beehive and Accessories
  • 2.1-01. A Practical Guide to Starting in Beekeeping
  • 2.1-02. What Bees Need
  • 2.1-03. What Beekeepers Need
  • 2.1-04. The Common Types of Beehives
  • 2.1-05. The Practicalities of Setting Up a Beehive
  • 2.1-06. A Look at the Langstroth Beehive
  • 2.1-07. A Detailed Look at the Warre Beehive
  • 2.1-08. A Detailed Look at the Top Bar Beehive
  • 2.1-09. Foundation or Foundationless Beekeeping?
  • 2.1-10. A Detailed Look at Flow Hive
  • Why Have More Than One Beehive?
  • What is a slatted rack and why use one?


  • 2.2 Equipment and Clothing
  • 2.2-01. Beekeeping with a smoker
  • 2.2-02. Beekeeping equipment
  • 2.2-02. Beekeeping protective clothing overview
  • 2.2-03. Tools for beekeepers to consider
  • 2.2-04. Perspective on feeding bees
  • 2.2-04. Using feeders with your beehive
  • 2.2-05. Beekeeping and technology
  • Parts of a Beehive
  • Selecting The Right Beehive Components
  • 2.3 Starting Your Beehive
  • 2.3-01. Questions the new beekeeper should answer first
  • 2.3-02. Preparing and installing your beehive
  • 2.3-03. An overview of obtaining bees for a beehive
  • 2.3-04. Practical guidance for the new beekeeper
  • A Practical Guide to a Thriving Colony
  • 2.3-05. An introduction to the beehive inspection
  • 2.3-06. Beekeeping advocacy
  • 2.3-07. Involving family and friends in beekeeping
  • 2.3-08. Obtaining and installing a package of bees
  • 2.3-09. Obtaining and installing a nucleus colony
  • 2.3-10. An introduction to capturing and installing a swarm of bees
  • 2.3-11. An introduction to feeding bees
  • 2.3-12. Contrarian positions every new beekeeper should consider
  • 2.3-13. An introduction to the brood nest
  • 2.3-14. Tracking beehive progress and keeping records
  • 2.3-15. Beekeeping myths for the new beekeeper to question
  • Your Beehive : Stage Summary
  • When To Start a Beehive
  • Planning and purchasing your beehive
  • Buying bees
  • Where to place a beehive
  • What Bees Need To Thrive In Your Location
  • Purchasing and installing your bees


  • 3. A HEALTHY BEEHIVE
    3.1 Threat To Bees
  • 3.1-01. A Healthy Beehive: A Practical Guide to a Thriving Colony
  • 3.1-02. An Introduction to Colony Collapse Disorder
  • 3.1-04. The Threat of Robbing
  • 3.1-05. Small Hive Beetle and Bees
  • 3.1-06. From Tiny Mice to Big Bears
  • 3.1-07. The Threat of American and European Foulbrood
  • 3.1-08. An Introduction to Nosema and Chalkbrood
  • 3.1-09. An Introduction to Tracheal Mites
  • 3.1-10. The Threat of Varroa Mites: Part 1
  • 3.1-11. The Threat of Varroa Mites: Part 2
  • 3.1-03. The Main Threats To Bees
  • Threats To Bees Overview
  • A Practical Guide to a Thriving Colony


  • 3.2 Inspecting Your Beehive
  • 3.2-01. The Big Issues to Check at Every Inspection
  • 3.2-03. The Challenges of Cross Comb
  • An Introduction to Cross Comb
  • 3.2-04. Managing Hive Capacity
  • 3.2-05. A FAQ for the Committed New Beekeeper
  • 3.2-06. Learning From Deadout Inspections
  • 3.2-07. Queenlessness in Your Hive
  • 3,2-08. Why and When to Consider Requeening
  • 3.2-09. Inspecting and Understanding the Brood Pattern
  • 3.2-10. Splitting a Hive
  • 3.2-11. An Introduction to Queen Rearing: Part 1
  • 3.2-12. An Introduction to Queen Rearing: Part 2
  • 3.2-13. An Introduction to Overwintering Honey Bees
  • 3.2-14. Moving a Hive
  • Recognizing and Avoiding Swarms


  • 3.3 Reaping The Rewards
  • 3.3-01. The Tangible Rewards of Beekeeping
  • 3.3-02. From the End of a Course to the Start of Beekeeping
  • 3.3-03. An Introduction to Harvesting Honey: Part 1
  • 3.3-04. An Introduction to Harvesting Honey: Part 2
  • 3.3-05. An Introduction to Extracting Beeswax
  • 3.3-06. Making Money from Beekeeping