My 3 Apimaye hives, etc.
Welcome to
www.PaulMikkelsen.com/Personal/Bees
Resources for Honey Bees
and Beekeeping

Hopefully helpful...     surely not comprehensive.
Contact:

Honey, drone & worker brood

Web
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!


  • Web Bookmarks

    Note: These bookmarks are not intended to be comprehensive, but rather to provide an introduction to various beekeeping topics.

    Featured: Bees Beyond Borders ("BBB") - non-profit, helping to restore bees in Bahamas, Haiti, and other Caribbean sites.

    Don't miss: A great, awesome, incredible personal page is by Ron Miksha of the "Bad Beekeeping Blog", which lists 1000 Bee Web Links!
    ...and spend some time on Ron's page of Famous Beekeepers ...a MUST SEE!
    You might check out his huge list of Bee Jokes   ...careful! you cannot UNread that which has been read!

    Quick
    Indexes:
    General Subjects:   Clothing | Clubs & Associations | Commercial | Computing | Conservation / Save the Bees | Honey Bees | Education & Presentations | Feeding | History | Genetics | Hives | Honey | Hurricane Prep. | Importance | Laws | Life Cycle | Misc. | Pests | Photography | Pollen | Pollination | Removals | Royal Jelly | Save the Bees! | Splits | Stings | Supplies | Swarms | Wax & Candles | Weather | WebCams | Misc. |
    Bees:   Africanized | Anatomy | Artificial Insemination | Breeds | Buying Bees | Buying Queens | Drones | Identification | Native | Queens | Rearing Queens | Workers
    Pests:   Ants | Beetles | Colony Collapse (etc) | Foulbrood | Nosema | Pesticides | Tracheal Mites | Tropilaelaps Mites | Varroa Mites | Viruses | Wax Moths | Winter Loss | Yellow Jacket Wasps
    Behaviors:   Bearding | Communication (incl. waggle dance) | Festooning | Intelligence | Sleeping | Swarms | Washboarding




    General Links:






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  • The Beekeepers' Library - a listing of many links on many topics, by Strathcona (Vancouver) Beekeepers
  • What it's like to be a beekeeper - by Byron Kerman, June 15, 2012
  • The Buzz on Beekeeping: A Guide to Bringing Up Bees in Your Own Backyard - by HomeAdvisor
  • 2020 Beekeeping Guide - by Eversweet Apiaries
  • Beekeeping - What Are These??? - several beekeeping items discussed
  • Waggle Dancing Blog | BEe Healing Guild [general topics]
  • Bees, a honey of an idea - An incredible website, with a multitude of great content!
  • Honey Bee Complete Life Cycle - includes awesome mating video


  • Clubs & Associations - USA
  • American Beekeeping Federation (ABF)
  • Honeybee Swarm Removal - A National swarm (and established colony) removal directory!
  • Bees On The Net - Find a Beekeeper – Swarm Help - State-by-State listing for bee removals


  • Clubs & Associations - Florida: State
  • Florida State Beekeepers Association (FSBA)
  • Florida Beekeepers - Research Foundation (Beekeeper Directed Research Funding)
  • Florida BackYard Beekeepers Association - FBBA
  • UF IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory - Facebook Posts
  • UF IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory - Website BLOGS
  • Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) - Bureau of Plant and Apiary Inspection
  • The Best of Florida
  • Bees On The Net - Florida Beekeepers which do removals


  • Clubs & Associations - Florida: County & Local
  • Florida Beekeeping Organizations - a list by American Beekeeping Federation (AFB)
  • Tri-County Beekeepers Association - Okaloosa, ______, and _____ Counties (FL Panhandle area)
  • Brevard Backyard Beekeepers - Cocoa
  • Broward Beekeepers Association - Coconut Creek
  • The Urban Beekeepers - Fort Lauderdale
  • Martin County Beekeepers Association
  • Palm Beach County Beekeepers Association - West Palm Beach
  • Pinellas Beekeepers Association - Seminole
  • Treasure Coast Beekeepers Association - TCBA Website; St. Lucie, Martin and Indian River Counties.
  • Treasure Coast Beekeepers Association - TCBA FaceBook
  • Tupelo Beekeepers Club - Panama City / Bay County
  • Beekeepers Association of Southwest Florida - Fort Myers
  • Suncoast Beekeepers Association - Sarasota
  • Tropical Beekeepers Association - Miami
  • Beekeepers of Volusia County - Daytona area & surroundings


  • Clubs & Associations - Misc.
  • Coloss honey bee research association
  • The Beekeepers Annual - Comprehensive directory of beekeeping associations and organizations
  • Links to beekeeping associations, universities, and more - provided by the Heartland Apicultural Society (HAS)
  • Honey Bee Health Coalition
  • The Honeybee Conservancy - Saving the Bees through Outreach and EducationThe Honeybee Conservancy
  • List of Associations - a HUGE list, by Virginia State Beekeepers Association (VSBA)
  • The Bee Girl Organization
  • Beesource - An online community for beekeepers and beekeeping
  • Mid-Atlantic Apiculture Research and Extension Consortium - MAAREC
  • International Bee Research Foundation - IBRA
  • Heartland Apicultural Society - Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • Waikato Domestic Beekeepers Association - New Zealand; very nice website!
  • Irish Beekeepers Association CLG


  • Clubs & Associations - by States
  • Alabama - Alabama Beekeepers Association
  • Alaska - Southcentral Alaska Beekeepers Association
  • - Beekeepers Association
  • - Beekeepers Association
  • - Beekeepers Association
  • Arizona - Beekeepers Association Central Arizona (Phoenix)
  • California - California State Beekeepers Association
  • Florida - Florida State Beekeepers Association (FSBA)
  • Georgia - Georgia Beekeepers Association
  • Hawaii - Hawaii Beekeepers Association
  • Louisiana - Louisiana Beekeepers Association
  • Maine - Maine State Beekeepers Association
  • Massachusetts - Middlesex County Beekeepers Association
  • Michigan - Michigan Beekeepers Association
  • Mississippi - Mississippi Beekeepers Association
  • Mississippi - Central Mississippi Beekeepers Association
  • New Hampshire - New Hampshire Beekeepers Association
  • New Mexico - New Mexico Beekeepers Association
  • New Jersey - NW New Jersey Beekeepers Association
  • New York - New York City Beekeepers Association
  • New York - Empire State Honey Producers Association
  • Nevada - Northern Nevada Beekeepers Association
  • North Carolina - North Carolina State Beekeepers Association
  • North Carolina - Burke County Beekeepers
  • North Dakota - North Dakota Beekeepers Association
  • Ohio - Columbiana and Mahoning County Beekeepers Association
  • Ohio - Ohio State University Bee Lab
  • South Dakota - South Dakota Dept. of Agriculture; Apiary Program
  • Texas - Texas Beekeepers Association - and a Mar/Apr 2014 Journal
  • Texas - Wise Texas Bee Club - Wise & Surrounding Counties
  • Texas - Brazoria County Beekeepers Association
  • Vermont - Vermont Beekeepers Association
  • Virginia - Virginia State Beekeepers Association (VSBA)
  • West Virginia - West Virginia Beekeepers Association
  • Washington - Washington State Beekeepers Association
  • Wisconsin - Wisconsin Honey Producers


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    Native Bees
  • Field Guide to Native Bees - of North America


  • Honey Bees
  • Honey bee - Wikipedia (confirms Honey Bee is two words; Honeybee is incorrect)
  • Also confirmed by Caron & Connor on pg. 21 of their 2018 reprint edition (originally 1999) of Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping
    See details on my Terminology web page.
  • How honeybees get their jobs — explained - National Geographic
  • Native Beeology - Native North American Honey Bees?


  • Life Cycle of Honey Bees
  • Life Cycle of the Honey Bee - includes nice graphic timeline
  • Honey Bee Complete Life Cycle - includes awesome mating video


  • Genetics of Honey Bees
  • This rare, mutant honeybee is both male and female - a gynandromorph with yellow, blind eyes!
  • ..."male bees have no fathers or sons, but they do have grandfathers and grandsons."


    Photos and Photography
  • Little Ladies of the Hive - awesome photos!
  • Waikato Domestic Beekeepers Association - very nice educational photos from Digital Museum of Natural History
  • Detailed Macrophotography of Insect Specimens: A Laboratory Setup


  • Anatomy
  • Do Bees Have Hair? - Is it hair? setae? fur? (hint: "hair" is strictly a mammalian trait!)
  • Honey Bee Anatomy -  Honey Bees - The sweetest pollinators on Earth
  • The bees are amazing - awesome video animation by Entomo Lab
  • A Closer Look: Tarsal Glands / Footprint Pheromone
  • Anatomy of a worker bee


  • Breeds of Honey Bees, Apis mellifera - there are about 29 breeds / subspecies!
    African - Buckfast - Carniolan - Caucasian - Dark Bee - Iberian -
    Italian (incl. Cordovan, Ligurian, 3-banded, Italian Alpine Bee, European Black Bee),
    LUS - Midnite - Russian - Saskatraz - Starline - Yugo
  • Beekeeping/Honey Bee Races - Wikipedia; nice pro/con charts
  • Honeybee Breeds - a chart by Eversweet Apiaries
  • The Common Races of Honey Bees - by Perfect Bee
  • Races of Honey Bees in North America - by Bush Bees (Michael Bush); includes LUS, Midnite, Starline
  • Types of Honey Bees - by Doug the Bee Guy
  • Africanized honey bee - Wikipedia; a hybrid of Western by crossing East African with Italian & Iberian
  • Carniolan honey bee - Wikipedia; Apis mellifera carnica
  • East African lowland honey bee - Wikipedia; Apis mellifera scutellata
  • European Dark Bee (aka: Black Bee) - Wikipedia; Apis mellifera mellifera
  • Iberian honey bee - Wikipedia; Apis mellifera iberiensis
  • Italian honey bee - Wikipedia; Apis mellifera ligustica
  • Russian honey bee - Wikipedia; Apis mellifera that originate in the Primorsky Krai region of Russia
  • The Saskatraz Project - developed in Saskatchewan, Ontario, Canada
  • Western honey bee - Wikipedia; Apis mellifera
  • What is the difference between Italian and Carnolian honey bees?
  • - I have reformatted this article (for reading clarity) and added a cross-reference chart in: pdf and MS Word/docx formats.
  • The Common Varieties of Honey Bees - Discusses Italians, Carniolans, and Saskatraz
  • Pol-line (or Pol-line Hygienic Italian) queens - Miller Compound HoneyBees and Agriculture
  • Pol-Line Queens


  • Identification
  • How to identify a honey bee using wing veins
  • World's largest bee spotted for the first time since 1981
  • ID Your Bees - images provided by Blythewood Bee Company


  • Importance of Honey Bees
  • The Plight of the Honeybee - A World Without Bees; by Bryan Walsh; Time Magazine, Aug. 19, 2013
  • DEMYSTIFIED: What Would Happen If All the Bees Died? - Encyclopaedia Britannica
  • Why bees are important
  • Honeybees and their importance in sustaining life on earth
  • Why Bees Are Important to Our Planet
  • 5 Reasons Why Honey Bees Are So Important
  • 10 Reasons Why Bees Are Important
  • Honey Bees: Heroes of Our Planet


  • Intelligence
  • Spelling bees? No, but they can do arithmetic, say researchers
  • Bees can link symbols to numbers, study finds


  • Bees - Buying and Installing (packages & nucs)
  • How To Install Package Bees in a Langstroth Hive
  • How To Install Package Bees in a Top Bar Hive
  • Kelley Beekeeping: How to install a 3 lb package of bees
  • How Do I Install Package Bees? - Dadant
  • How To Install Package Bees and Nucs
  • Nucleus (Nuc) vs. Package Bees ― What's Best For A Beginner?
  • Buying Honey Bees - pros & cons of acquiring packages, nucs, swarms, established hives


  • Bees - Killer / Africanized
  • Killer bees vs honey bees | Western Exterminator
  • African Honey Bee / Pests & Diseases / Plant Industry / Divisions & Offices / Home - Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
  • Africanized honey bee - Wikipedia; a hybrid of Western by crossing East African with Italian & Iberian
  • Africanized Honey Bees - by UF IFAS Extension
  • What to do in a bee attack: 5 things you need to know


  • Bees - Drones
  • Lawrence Connor: Secrets of Drone Congregation Areas - YouTube
  • All About Drones by Kim Flottum - A lecture given by Kim Flottum at the 2017 National Honey Show
  • drones bees haploid cells - Google Search
  • 9" Drone Frame Waxed - 10 pack
  • Drone Layer or Laying Worker?
  • The Vital Role the Drone Plays in the Beehive


  • Bees - Native Bees
  • Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab
  • How to mitigate the negative impacts of beekeeping


  • Bees - Queens
  • Sounds - The queen bee is piping in the hive - Sunset Magazine
  • Queen Cells : Do They Mean Trouble? - Describes 3 types of queen cells, and what to do (if anything) about them.
  • Supersedure vs. Swarm: How to Identify Queen Cells - by Dadant & Sons
  • Identifying Queen Cells - distinguishing between supersedure and swarm cells
  • How to become an expert at finding your queen
  • Spotty brood ≠ failing queen
  • The publication referenced in the article linked immediately above:
    Is the Brood Pattern within a Honey Bee Colony a Reliable Indicator of Queen Quality?
  • Pol-line (or Pol-line Hygienic Italian) queens - Miller Compound HoneyBees and Agriculture


  • Queens - Buying (& VSH Queens)   Also: see my FULL PAGE on "How to Buy a Queen"
  • What Are VSH (Varroa Sensitive Hygiene) Bees?
  • Varroa Sensitive Hygiene VSH; The natural way to control mites and brood diseases
  • Pol-line (or Pol-line Hygienic Italian) queens - VSH queens; Miller Compound HoneyBees and Agriculture


  • Queens - Rearing... See also: Hopkins System and Jenter System and Nicot System and OTS System
  • Honey Bee Queen Emerging from Queen Cell ((Caught on Camera))
  • Best Management Practices for Producing Honey Bee Queens in Florida - by FL Dept Agriculture; a Microsoft Word (.doc) download
  • How to setup Queen Bee Artificial Insemination Instrument - YouTube
  • Starting Insemination - YouTube
  • Checking Warnholz Mini Nuc's (Nucleus) - Queen Rearing Beekeeping Techniques - YouTube
  • 5 Methods To Help You Raise Your Own Queens - PerfectBee
  • Small Scale Commercial Queen Rearing
  • Queens For Pennies - Randy Oliver
  • Piping Queen
  • Explaining A Queen Castle?
  • Queen Castles: What I use and How to Build
  • Beekeeping. Queen castle start up. June 1
  • and followup: Beekeeping. Queen castle update June 5. They have started building queen cells.
  • Emergency queen rearing in honeybee colonies with brood of known age. - Tofilski and Czekonska. 2004. Apidologie 35(2004):275–282.
  • How We Produce Queens - Bob Binnie at Blue Ridge Honey Company
  • If You Need Queens but Do Not Know How To Graft!
  • Queen Rearing - How to Rear Queen Bees - 10/10 method (10 over 10 method)10 ; cell starter & cell finisher


  • Queens - Rearing - Hopkins System
  • The Hopkins Method of Queen Rearing - Michael Bush / Bush Bees
  • The Hopkins Method of Queen Rearing - Beesource
  • How to raise a queen bee by the Hopkins method


  • Queens - Rearing - Jenter System
  • Jenter Queen Rearing System - instructions, by Blue Sky Bee Supply


  • Queens - Rearing - Nicot System   [pronounced:  NEE-koh]
  • A Beginners Guide to the Nicot Method of Queen Rearing
  • How to Raise Queen Bees - the Nicot queen rearing system explained
  • The Cell Builder "Explained" - Richard Noel
  • The Cell Builder explained: Q and A - Richard Noel


  • Queens - Rearing - OTS System (OTS = On The Spot)
  • 7 Key Principles for Successful OTS ("On The Spot") Queen Rearing and Colony Increase
  • "OTS" Beekeeping - On The Spot queen rearing - Facebook Group


  • Queens - Royal Jelly
  • Royal jelly isn't what makes a queen bee a queen bee.
  • What is royal jelly?
  • Royal Jelly - Wikipedia
  • How royal jelly helps honeybee larvae defy gravity and become queens
  • What it takes to make a queen bee


  • Queens - Re-Queening (including "Hot" Hives)
  • Re-queening a "Hot" Hive in 10 Steps - by Keeping Backyard Bees
  • Requeening Hot Bees - by Bush Farms / Michael Bush
  • Re-queening Hot Hives - excerpt from Aug. 1, 2017 American Bee Journal
  • Requeening a hive may not be the answer - by HoneyBeeSuite
  • Watch How Bees Accept And Reject Queens, Don't Miss This
  • Euthanizing of a dangerous hive.


  • Artificial Insemination ("AI")
  • Artificial insemination for queen bee turtorial
  • Queen Bee Artificial Insemination Instrument
  • Instrumental Insemination of HoneyBee Queens - Part 1 of 2
  • Instrumental Insemination of HoneyBee Queens - Part 2 of 2
  • How to setup Queen Bee Artificial Insemination Instrument
  • Honey Bee Insemination Service
  • Instrumental / Artificial Insemination Series, Episode 1 - Catching the Drones
  • Instrumental / Artificial Insemination Series, Episode 2 - Settling the Drones
  • Instrumental / Artificial Insemination Series, Episode 3 - Prepping the Equipment for Drone Harvest
  • Instrumental / Artificial Insemination Tip of the day! Queen Potty!
  • Artificial insemination of honeybees
  • Insemination process for queen bees
  • C1746 Instrumental Insemination of Queen Bees
  • Queen Bee Insemination
  • Instrumental Insemination of Honey Bee Queens - Susan Cobey
  • Artificial Insemination Used to Breed a Better Bee
  • Breeding Betta Bees
  • Artificial insemination of bees


  • Bees - workers (including laying workers)
  • Understanding / Fixing A Laying Worker Colony (Drone Layers)
  • Drone Layer or Laying Worker?
  • Beekeeping Laying Workers Part 1
  • Beekeeping Laying Worker Part 2


  • Buying bees - packages & nucs
  • Plastic packages - Spieth Road Stories - The Future Is Now | Bee Culture
  • Northern Raised Nucleus Colony Installation
  • How to Buy Honey Bees Successfully - by Carolina Honeybees


  • Stings
  • Epi Pens and Beekeeping, allergic reaction, bee sting, responsible Beekeeping
  • How To Handle Honey Bees Without Getting Stung
  • Amazing bee stinger IN ACTION! OUCH!!! Bee sting
  • What to Do After a Bee Sting


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    Clothing
  • Girl Next Door Honey ‘SHE’S A KEEPER’ UNISEX TEE
  • Etsy
  • KingTee Store - awesome graphics on t-shirts and more
  • Best Beekeeping Suit, What to look for, 5 different reviews
  • AnimalLovePro - a variety: shoes, seat covers, dress, leggings, quilt
  • Beekeeper GLOVES REVIEW - Beekeeping 101 Bee equipment
  • Bees - LOTS of educational bee posters, and some clothing


  • Commercial Beekeeping
  • Beekeeping Insurance Services
  • What Commercial Beekeepers do to Keep Their Bee Hives Alive - Varroa mite check & "Mite-A-Thon"
  • Small Scale Commercial Queen Rearing


  • Computing
  • ApiManager - Apiary and Beehive Management for Beekeepers (an "app" for computers & cellphones)
  • Engineers brought together by Mars are now using technology to save Australia's bees from devastating varroa mites


  • Colony Size - counting number of bees
  • Langstroth "deep" frame: 80 x 40 cells = 3,200 cells/side; 25% more than the number of cells in a Langstroth "medium" frame
    Langstroth "medium" frame: 80 x 32 cells = 2,560 cells/side; 80% of the number of cells in a Langstroth "deep" frame
    To "count" bees/colony: estimate percentage cover of both active bees and brood (uncapped & capped) for each side of each frame.
  • Number of Adult Honey Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Occupying a Comb: A Standard for Estimating Colony Populations. - by Burgett & Burikam; a 210 KB pdf file
  • Estimating Honey Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Colony Strength by a Simple Method: Measuring Cluster Size. - by Nasr, et al; a 2 MB pdf file


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    Education
  • UF IFAS Master Beekeeper Program
  • Why Bees Are Disappearing - a Ted Talk, by Marla Spivak, 2013
  • Ted Talks About Honey Bees - 7 TED Talks listed
  • www.eXtension.org - beekeeping extension services
  • Popular Beekeeping Videos - Mahako Bees
  • BIGGEST mistakes AMERICAN beekeepers make!
  • Watch The First 21 Days of a Bee’s Life in One Minute
  • Waikato Domestic Beekeepers Association - very nice educational photos from Digital Museum of Natural History
  • Stay at Home Beekeeping Series - Alabama Extension; weekly "Zoom" presentations.
  • Bees - LOTS of educational bee posters, and some clothing


  • Bee College
  • 2018 Gainesville Florida Bee College - Schedules, ALL course materials, and MY personal notes from classes I attended
  • Beekeeping diary #5: University of Florida Bee College Tour - 2018 Gainesville, Florida
  • 2018 UF/IFAS Caribbean Bee College Tickets, Mon, Nov 26, 2018 at 6:00 PM | Eventbrite
  • 2019 South Florida Bee College - March 8-9, 2019 in Davie, Florida; visit this site, then click: view details
  • 2019 Gainesville Florida Bee College - August 5-6 and/or 8-9, Gainesville, UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research & Extension Lab!
  • (UF/IFAS = University of Florida / Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences)
  • 2020 Spring (March 6-7) Gainesville Florida Bee College
  • 2020 VIRTUAL Bee College; Gainesville, Florida


  • References, Books, Old Books, Archived Books
  • Biodiversity Heritage Library - visit this site, then search for ________
  • Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free & Borrowable Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine
  • References -  Honey Bees - The sweetest pollinators on Earth
  • Beekeeping | Pollinator.org
  • Dadant System of Beekeeping - 1920. Dadant, Camille Pierre; 1st ed.; 115 pages


  • Magazines
  • Bee Culture - The Magazine of American Beekeeping
  • American Bee Journal - A publication about bees and beekeeping
  • American Bee Journal; 1866-1921, vols. 2-61 - Biodiversity Heritage Library
  • The American Beekeeper; Jan. 1898; vol. 8, No. 1 - Biodiversity Heritage Library
  • Bee World - Available FREE to International Bee Research Foundation (IBRA) members
  • ABF Quarterly Magazine - Available ONLY to American Beekeeping Federation (ABF) members
  • Beekeepers Quarterly
  • The Beekeepers Annual - Comprehensive directory of beekeeping associations and organizations
  • The Bee Line - Bi-monthly newsletter of the Maine State Beekeepers Association (MSBA)


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    Perfect Bee - online course videos
    CLICK HERE for the list of videos for this course, and where to register for courses


    Presentations
  • Selection Methods for Honey Bee Breeding - Washington State University Extension
  • Powerpoint Presentations – Ohio State Beekeepers Association
  • Beekeeping presentations by Michael Bush
  • General public presentation - Scientific Beekeeping - Randy Oliver
  • Giving a Great Bee Presentation | Berkshire Beekeeping
  • Introduction to beekeeping - online presentation
  • Queens For Pennies Powerpoint Presentation - see also: Queens For Pennies online version.
  • Powerpoint Presentations | Bee Culture
  • Honeybee Presentation by Fred Dawson | Wilson County Beekeepers
  • Beekeeping - University of Delaware - will download a PowerPoint presentation
  • Free Varroa Resources & Bee Club Presentation - and downloadable here - from Honey Bee Health Coalition


  • Single or Double Brood Box?
  • Why Managing Bee Hives as Single Brood Chambers Works - in southern Ontario, Canada. Do the math!, at 5:00+
  • An Efficient Single Brood Chamber Colony (June 26 Part 1)
  • Not as efficient (June 26 Part 2) Preparing for honey flow
  • Single Brood Chamber - Univ. of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • Single Hive Management Explained - Really means: single brood box (he has 1500 hives); Manitoba


  • Misc. Educational links:
  • Honey Bee Haven - pollinator resources; put your "bee haven" on the map!
  • 10 tips for teaching kids about bees
  • Bee Magic Chronicles - Info for Beekeepers
  • Posters for Presentations - Girl Next Door Honey
  • Teaching Frames and Inserts only - educational photos mounted in hive frames; by MannLake
  • Do You Want to Be a Beekeeper? with Michelle Carter - YouTube
  • Bush Bees, beekeeping terminology, glossary, dictionary
  • BUSH BEES - The Practical Beekeeper, Beekeeping Naturally, Bush Bees, by Michael Bush
  • Bee Books - Mother Earth News - How-To Books
  • Beekeeping - Hobby Farms
  • BeeKeeping Course Literature - USF Botanical Gardens
  • Brevard County Honey, Bee Removal and Education | A & D Hives, LLC
  • Girl Next Door Honey Beekeeping Classes
  • Beesource Beekeeping Forums
  • Cornwallhoney.co.uk - YouTube - YouTube
  • Adventures in Beekeeping / Mann Lake Blog
  • DC Honeybees
  • New Honeybee Lab in Florida Creating a Buzz - Growing Produce
  • BIP - Using beekeepers' real world experience to solve beekeepers' real world problems | Bee Informed Partnership
  • Beesource Beekeeping
  • Beekeeping - What Are These??? - YouTube
  • A comprehensive guide to yellow stripey things
  • Honey Bee Health Coalition
  • PerfectBee: To Your First Beehive and Beyond - PerfectBee
  • UFhoneybeelab - YouTube
  • University of Guelph - Home Page
  • How to read the frames | Beekeeping | Bees | Guide | Omlet US
  • Hive Assessments and Taking Notes | Bee Informed Partnership
  • BioQuip - Life Cycle Replicas
  • Cornwall Honey - Beepedia - Everything you want to know about bees and beekeeping
  • 20 Amazing Honey Bee Facts!
  • Scientific Beekeeping - Randy Oliver
  • PerfectBee Academy Online Beekeeping Course - PerfectBee
  • ADW: Apis mellifera: INFORMATION
  • Beekeeping Like A Girl - A Natural Beekeeping Blog
  • Beekeeping Like A Girl - 10 MISTAKES NEW BEEKEEPERS MAKE
  • Brushy Mountain Bee Farm - BLOG
  • Brief History of Beekeeping – World Of Honeybees
  • Education - The Honeybee ConservancyThe Honeybee Conservancy
  • Bee lesson plans - The Honeybee ConservancyThe Honeybee Conservancy
  • The Bee Girl Organization
  • emmymade - YouTube


  • Bearding
  • Bearding Bees
  • Honey Bees Bearding Outside the Bee Hive! FAQ 33 Why do they do that? Bees Clustered.
  • Quick lesson on bearding bees
  • Honey Bees Bearding Outside Hives in high heat


  • The Waggle Dance of the Honeybee ...an awesome explanation and demonstration!
  • How Do Bees Make Honey? - also includes queen rearing, waggle dance, and more
  • Chemical Communication in the Honey Bee Society - Ch. 5, IN: Mucignat-Caretta C, ed. 2014. Neurobiology of Chemical Communication.

  • Content headers of chapter/section 5.1;   however, much more follows in subsequent sections of chapter 5!
    5.1. PHEROMONES OF THE HONEY BEE COLONY
    5.1.1. Queen Pheromones
    5.1.1.1. Main Component of the Queen Signal: The Queen Mandibular Pheromone
    5.1.1.2. Beyond the QMP: Other Queen Pheromones
    5.1.2. Worker Pheromones
    5.1.2.1. Regulation of Worker Reproduction: The Mandibular Gland Pheromones
    5.1.2.2. Regulation of Worker Activity: Ethyl Oleate
    5.1.2.3. Orientation and Recruitment: The Nasonov Gland Pheromones
    5.1.2.4. Marking and Recruiting in Foraging Behavior: Tarsal Glands and Other Pheromones
    5.1.2.5. Defensive Behavior: Alarm Pheromones
    5.1.2.6. Nestmate Recognition: The Cuticular Hydrocarbons
    5.1.3. Drone Pheromones
    5.1.3.1. Drone Acceptance in the Colony
    5.1.4. Brood Pheromones
    5.1.4.1. Regulation of Brood Development and Care
    5.1.4.2. Regulation of Worker Reproduction
    5.1.4.3. Regulation of Worker Behavioral Development
    5.1.5. Pheromone Complexity and Evolution of Sociality in Bees


    Festooning
  • Honey Bees "festooning"


  • Washboarding
  • Honey Bees Washboarding Behavior / Bees On Face Of Hive
  • HONEY BEE Apis mellifera washboarding mystery solved? Dr. Tom Seeley is right.
  • Publication: "Washboarding in Feral Honey Bees", Apis mellifera, Observations at Natural Hives."
    - by J.F.Taulman, 2017. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science; 120(1-2):31-38. (referenced by the above video)
  • Washboard Behavior


    Terminology / Vocabulary / Acronyms
  • see MY WEB PAGE of Terminology and Acronyms!


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    Feeding
  • Mountain Camp feeding - Honey Bee Suite
  • How to make a bucket feeder - by Carolina Honeybees
  • Ultimate In-Hive Feeder - Scottsville Supply Co.
  • Ultimate In-Hive Feeder - Betterbee
  • Ultimate External Feeder
  • A History of Feeders - compares feeders: open, entrance, frame, top, package, spray bottle, and solid food feeders.
  • Why OPEN Feeding vs Hive Top or In Hive Feeding!
  • HowTo: Build Boardman style entrance feeders
  • What kind of sugar should I feed my bees?
  • Feeding Bees - Frame Feeders - by Dan Wyns; 13 May 2020
  • Feeding Bees - Gravity Feeders - by Dan Wyns; 19 May 2020
  • Beekeeper Recipes and Guides - by Rolla Bee Club, Missouri

  • Feeding - Essential Oils
  • Essential Oils for Honeybees
  • Essential oils in beekeeping, What they do, How to use oils in Beehive
  • My Essential Oils Feed Mixture to fight Bacteria and Viruses vectored in by Varroa Mites!

  • Feeding - Plants / Flowers / Gardens
  • 10 Things to Know About Planting for Honeybees

  • Feeding - Winter Feeding
  • Feeding Bees in the Winter | Dadant & Sons Learning Center
  • Winter feeding of honey bees - Honey Bee Suite
  • Why so many starving bees? - Honey Bee Suite
  • Amazon.com : Ceracell 2.5 Gallon Beehive Top Feeder 10 Frame : Garden & Outdoor
  • Ceracell 2.5-Gallon Top Feeder – Blythewood Bee Company
  • Feeders – Pierco


  • Honey
  • The American Honey Producers Association - AHPA
  • FDACS 5K-4.027 Standard of Identity – Honey. - FDACS = Florida Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services
  • FDACS-P-01979 Honey Standards brochure - Florida
  • The Mystery and Myth of Organic Beekeeping. Part 1 of Three Parts.
  • - Part 1: by William Blomstedt; American Bee Journal, 152.10 (Oct 2012):957-960)
    - The Mystery and Myth of Organic Beekeeping. - by William Blomstedt (Part 1, from WordPress)
    - Part 2: American Bee Journal 152.11 (Nov. 2012):1065-1069.
    - Part 3: American Bee Journal 152.12 (Dec 2012):1157-1160.
  • Mapping the Phenology of European Honey Bee Nectar Flows - by William Blomstedt
  • "True Source" honey certification
  • Hani Honey - Sales & Services, Treasure Coast of Florida
  • Girl Next Door Honey San Diego Beekeeping & Honey
  • Unique Process of Herman's Honeycomb - YouTube
  • McCoy's Sunny South Apiaries – #1 Premier Florida Honey Provider
  • 76% of the honey sold in the US is fake! - MyBeeLine
  • Cowen Uncapper — Cowen Manufacturing Inc.
  • Top 10 Refractometers of 2018 - Best Reviews Guide
  • Bottling, Labeling, and Selling Honey in Florida - including Cottage Laws
  • Hale's Honey | Pure & Local Honey in Menifee County | Home
  • Ceracell Round Comb Honey Super Kit For 10-Frame Sized Hive - Ceracell
  • How to Harvest Honey! | Beekeeping with Maddie #12
  • Extracting and processing 140 gallons of honey.
  • Porter Bee Escape: Methods of Removing Honey | Bee Culture
  • How Do Bees Make Honey? - also includes queen rearing, waggle dance, and more
  • Different Types of Extractors - Educational blog by MannLake
  • Honey Traveler - Info about honey from around the world
  • My first year's honey harvest: 49 Pounds - from start to finish
  • How to Recognize And Test Pure Honey?
  • Where Does Honey Come From?
  • Honey Facts Worth Buzzing About
  • DIY Drill Powered Honey Spinner
  • How to recognize a nectar dearth
  • How to store your honey


  • Honey - Health Benefits
  • Cornwall Honey - Health and Beauty with Honey
  • SWEET BENEFITS - BeeMade Honey


  • Honey - Health Detriments
  • How to Kill with Honey - adverse effects of "Mad Honey"
  • Grayanotoxin Poisoning: ‘Mad Honey Disease’ and Beyond
  • - Note: grayanotoxins occur in plants like Oleander and Rhododendron
  • Mad Honey Intoxication: A Case Series of 21 Patients
  • These Common Foods Can Actually Kill You Gallery
  • - Raw honey can contain toxins, pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs), which can cause liver damage and may lead to cancer.
  • Pyrrolizidine alkaloids in honey and bee pollen
  • Pyrrolizidine alkaloid - Wikipedia


  • Honey - Types & Definitions:
    Raw, Pure, Natural, Organic, filtered, strained, pasteurized, Kiawe   ...what's the difference?
  • How are raw honey and regular honey different?
  • What is Pure Honey?
  • The Story of Hawaii’s Kiawe Honey
  • One Of The Rarest Honeys In The World Comes From This Hawaiian Island
  • Honeydew Honey - For a detailed definition and report, see: Borst, P. 2019. Honeydew Honey: Its Origin, History, and Use.
  • Am. Bee J. 159(11):1255-1259.


    Honey Supers
  • Colony Management Summer 2019 - When to add supers (at 15:00+) at Dyce Lab for Honey Bee Studies


  • Specialty Comb
  • Ross Round Super Kit Assembly & Harvest - blueskybeesupply.com
  • Hogg Halfcomb Kit


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    Laws - Florida
  • Beekeeper Compliance Agreement
  • 2019 Florida Statutes Chapter 586: Honey Certification and Honey Bees - links to sections of FS Ch 586
  • 2018 Florida Statutes Chapter 586: Honey Certification and Honey Bees - links to sections of FS Ch 586
  • 2016 Florida Statutes Chapter 586: Honey Certification and Honeybees
  • "Legal Matters" - links to legal information, provided by the Beekeepers of Volusia County
  • What Florida's Honey Bee Law Means For You - Florida Statute Chapter 586 (interpretation & discussion)
  • 2013 Florida Statutes Chapter 586: Honey Certification and Honey Bees - links to sections of FS Ch 586
  • and All of FS Ch 586 - for easy printing in its entirety
  • Florida Administrative Code (FAC): 5B-54 and May 2018 UF/IFAS summary
  • Keeping Bees in Florida
  • Florida Beekeeper Registrations and Certifications
  • Pests of honeybees and unwanted races of honeybees - Florida Administrative Rules
  • ‎Application for Beekeeping Registration (in Florida)
  • Florida Apiary Inspection - Bureau of Plant and Apiary Inspection
  • Bottling, Labeling, and Selling Honey in Florida - including Cottage Laws
  • FDACS 5K-4.027 Standard of Identity – Honey. - FDACS = Florida Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services
  • FDACS-P-01979 Honey Standards brochure - Florida
  • Beekeeping Rules and Regulations - a compilation by Jaime Ellis


  • Organic Beekeeping
  • BeeVital
  • Bee Hive weight temperature humidity monitoring
  • How to Control Varroa Mites for a Healthy Beehive | Organic Gardening Blog
  • They Mystery and Myth of Organic Beekeeping. Part 1 of Three Parts. - by William Blomstedt (American Bee Journal, 2012:957-960)
  • Ultimate Chemical Free Varroa Mite and Small Hive Beetle Eliminator!!! - Heat Treatment
  • Mighty Mite Thermal Treatment Users a public FaceBook group
  • Ultimate Chemical Free Varroa Mite and Small Hive Beetle Eliminator!!! - Heat Treatment


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    Pests & Colony Management

  • The Best Management Practice for Bee Health: A Guide for Beekeepers - an 82-page pdf document by the Honey Bee Health Coalition
  • NY Bee Wellness - your source for maintaining healthy honey bee colonies


  • Ants
  • Ultimate ANT proof hive stand beekeeping - YouTube


  • Beetles - Small Hive Beetles (SHB)
  • The Small Hive Beetle: A Potential Pest in Honey Bee Colonies in Oregon - Awesome 3D rotatable graphics!
  • Handbook of Small Hive Beetle IPM - by Wm. Michael Hood (IPM = Integrated Pest Managament)
  • Spread of the Small Hive Beetle - by William Blomstedt (see also: July 2019 American Bee Journal, pp. 817-820)
  • The slippery life of the small hive beetle
  • Featured Creatures - Small Hive Beetle - UF/IFAS (nice photos!)
  • Handbook of Small Hive Beetle IPM - by Wm. Michael Hood
  • The Small Hive Beetle: A Potential Pest in Honey Bee Colonies in Oregon


  • Beetle Management
  • Managing Small Hive Beetles
  • Small Hive Beetle management options - NSW Department of Primary Industries, 2008
  • Small Hive Beetle Management in Mississippi
  • When and how to apply Heterorhabditis indica for small hive beetle control. - Nematode application to soil under hives
  • How to Get Rid of Small Hive Beetles for Good in 5 Fail-Proof Steps
  • PVC Portal Hive That Keeps Small Hive Beetles Out
  • CATCH THE BUZZ - New Cover Lets in Only Red Light, and Keeps Small Hive Beetles Out. | Bee Culture


  • Beetle Traps
  • Small Hive Beetle Barrier (custom bottom board; uses "NeverWet") - by Jeff Willard
  • Beetle Jail – Millerbees Mfg
  • Guardian Bee Hive Entrance - Red Light Demo - YouTube video
  • Guardian Bee Hive Entrance - FaceBook site and Facebook's Group: Beekeeping Techniques
  • Guardian Bee Hive Entrance - website
  • Reusable Beetle Trap [RBT] | Blue Sky Bee Supply
  • beetle traps, beetle blasters, traps, trampas, escarabajos negros, SHM, small hive beetle
  • Amazon.com : Blythewood Bee Company Beetle Barn Hive Beetle Trap : Garden & Outdoor
  • Beetle Barn Hive Beetle Trap – Blythewood Bee Company
  • Beetle Barn- M90D - Rossman Apiaries
  • Beetle Buster Small Hive Beetle trap for beekeepers
  • Small Hive Beetle, Aethina tumida Murray (Insecta: Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)
  • Diatomaceous earth look at all the dead small hive beetles in my Apimaye hive - YouTube
  • CD Beetle Traps - John Pluta
  • How to Get Rid of Small Hive Beetles for Good in 5 Fail-Proof Steps
  • Episode 3: Small Hive Beetle - YouTube
  • Clark’s Beetle Blocker Shim
  • Ultimate Chemical Free Varroa Mite and Small Hive Beetle Eliminator!!! - Heat Treatment
  • How to save your honey bees from hive beetles - modified CD cases (like the "Beetle Barn") & "Beetle Blaster" traps
  • NEW Small Hive Beetle trap - cheap, reusable, BEE FRIENDLY - "DE Beetle Trap"; similar to "Beetle Barn"
  • No longer available(?)...   possibly available at www.honeybee.com
  • External attractant trap for small hive beetle
  • The Original Freeman Beetle Trap - see also: for sale, with pictures and full screen video
  • The "West" small hive beetle trap
  • Beetle Jail - Beetle traps, etc. for sale


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    Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and other repetitive or seasonal hive losses
  • DEMYSTIFIED: What Would Happen If All the Bees Died? - Encyclopaedia Britannica
  • Colony Collapse Disorder by Dave Tarpy - YouTube
  • Why did my bees die video
  • Saving the bees: Honeybee populations on the rise after Colony Collapse Disorder
  • Honey Bee Colony Losses 2017-2018: Preliminary Results - also graphs annual losses back to 2006.
  • For beekeepers, the "New Normal" is unacceptable. - addresses the changing "acceptable" annual hive loss.
  • Why Are The Bees Dying?
  • Bee declines driven by combined stress from parasites, pesticides, and lack of flowers
  • Colony Collapse Disorder and the Ever-Evolving Plight of the Honeybee


  • Chalkbrood
  • Chalkbrood Disease - by BeeAware
  • Chalkbrood Disease - by Texas Apiary Inspection Service
  • Standard methods for fungal brood disease research - by A.B. Jensen, et al. 2013. J. Apic. Res. 52(1):


  • Foulbrood, American (AFB)
  • How to Diagnose American Foulbrood
  • AFB Diagnostic Test Kit - available from Dadant and Mann Lake and Betterbee and others
  • How to use Vita Diagnostic Test Kit for American Foulbrood
  • Dogs Assist Beekeepers by Sniffing Out Foulbrood
  • New Antibiotic Approved for Treating Bacterial Honey Bee Disease - Tylosin Tartrate (aka Tylan soluble)
  • Method of Application of Tylosin, an Antibiotic for American Foulbrood Control, with Effects on Small Hive Beetle (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) Populations
  • Veterinarians' guide to honey bee antibiotics: Webinar


  • Foulbrood, European (EFB)
  • EFB Diagnostic Test Kit - available from Dadant and Mann Lake and Betterbee and others


  • Stonebrood
  • Standard methods for fungal brood disease research - by A.B. Jensen, et al. 2013. J. Apic. Res. 52(1):


  • Virus Testing Service
  • BVS, Inc.


  • Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus (IAPV)
  • Colony Collapse Disorder by Dave Tarpy - YouTube SEE 29:19


  • Nosema
  • Fighting Nosema In Your Hive - Hobby Farms
  • Episode 2: Nosema Disease - YouTube
  • Small Hive Beetle, Aethina tumida Murray (Insecta: Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)
  • How to Quantify Nosema Spores Infection Rate in a Honey Bee Colony
  • FatBeeMan - Nosema Treatment for Honey Bees
  • Nosema & Varroa Mites - Randy Oliver NY Bee Wellness


  • Pesticides
  • France Becomes The First Country To Ban All Five Pesticides Linked To Bee Deaths
  • Mosquito Control and Beekeepers
  • Pesticide Issues for the Backyard Beekeeper - National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC)


  • Tracheal Mites
  • Episode 1: Tracheal Mites - YouTube


  • Tropilaelaps Mites - Tropilaelaps mercedesae and Tropilaelaps clareae
  • Tropilaelaps the WORST mite of HONEY BEES.
  • Ecology, Life History, and Management of Tropilaelaps Mites


  • Varroa Mites - Varroa destructor - See sections, below, for Formic Acid and Oxalic Acid
  • IPM 7 The Arsenal: “Natural” Treatments – Part 1 - by Randy Oliver
  • IPM 7 The Arsenal: “Natural” Treatments – Part 2 - by Randy Oliver
  • Making a plan for the varroa mite - a comprehensive webinar by Michigan State Univ. Beekeeping; time 1:17:52
  • 2019 North American Mite-A-Thon   and   MiteCheck Survey   and see this   informational pdf flier
  • What Commercial Beekeepers do to Keep Their Bee Hives Alive - Varroa mite check & "Mite-A-Thon"
  • Recent spread of Varroa destructor Virus-1, a honey bee pathogen, in the United States. - Ryabov, E.V., et al. 2017.
  • Honey Bee Health Coalition:
  • Tools For Varroa Management - An awesome, 25-page pdf document
  • Varroa Management Decision Tool - A "must read"
  • Varoa Sampling Methods
  • Varoa videos and presentation
  • Varroa Mite Treatments / Mann Lake Blog
  • Pro Vap 110 - Mite treatment for honey bees best tool ever made - $500
  • Episode 4: Varroa Mites - YouTube
  • Life cycle of varroa mites and their effect on honey bee colonies - NOD Apiary Products (NOD = Natures Own Design)
  • Cornwall Honey - Beepedia - Varroa mites and Beevital Hiveclean, a natural Varroa Treatment
  • Cornwall Honey - Beepedia - Managing the Varroa mite - Page 1
  • I Didn't Treat My Bees, I Didn't See Any Mites / Importance Of Varroa Mite Management - YouTube
  • How to Control Varroa Mites for a Healthy Beehive | Organic Gardening Blog
  • Category » Varroa IPM Strategies « @ Scientific Beekeeping - Randy Oliver
  • Quality Beekeeping Supplies - Varroa Mite
  • A new way of protecting bees against varroa mites | Bee Care
  • Varroa Gate - YouTube - A 53:29 presentation by Nikolaus Koeniger at the 2014 National Honey Show
  • Varroa Gate - A new solution for healthy honey bee hives
  • Varroa mites - by BeeAware
  • How to Check for Varroa Mites | Beekeeping Learning Center | Dadant & Sons 1863
  • Integrated Pest Management of Varroa in North America - American Bee Journal
  • Varroa Mite Controls - British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture
  • Varroa Mite Detection Methods - British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture
  • Mighty Mite Thermal Treatment Users a public FaceBook group
  • Keep Bees Alive - Michigan Pollinator Initiative
  • Monitoring mites with a sugar shake
  • How to do a Sugar Shake Mite Count
  • In Field vs Lab Alcohol Shake
  • Varroa destructor feeds primarily on honey bee fat body tissue and not hemolymph - A 2.7 MB document
  • Nosema & Varroa Mites - Randy Oliver NY Bee Wellness
  • My Essential Oils Feed Mixture to fight Bacteria and Viruses vectored in by Varroa Mites!
  • Lithium Chloride kills Varroa Mite? Apis mellifera - video by Humberto Boncristiani; and here's the referenced journal article!
  • Engineers brought together by Mars are now using technology to save Australia's bees from devastating varroa mites

  • Varroa Mites - Formic Acid treatment (including MAQS)
  • Winter Bees & Formic Acid: Used right, a successful combination. | Bee Culture
  • Flow Hive - VARROA v. MAQS = RESULTS - Day 126 - Beginner Beekeeping - YouTube
  • MAQS Beehive Strips Application Video (Ireland, Malta, New Zealand and United Kingdom) - YouTube
  • Mite Away Quick Strips Application Video (Canadian) - NOD Apiary Products (NOD = Natures Own Design)
  • How to treat honey bees for Varroa Mites with Mite Away Quick Strips (MAQS) - Fall Line Ridge

  • Varroa Mites - Oxalic Acid treatment
  • Blue Ridge Bee Company - How Oxalic Acid Works
  • Oxalic Acid Vaporizer Kit
  • How to Apply Oxalic Acid Vaporizer on Apimaye Bee Hives - Apimaye Insulated Bee Hives
  • A late December oxalic acid dribble for varroa mite control
  • A Beekeepers Guide To Using Oxalic Acid


  • Wax Moths
  • Wax Moth Treatment to Help Your Bees Win the Battle


  • Winter Loss
  • Honey Bee Colony Losses 2017-2018: Preliminary Results - posted by/on: BeeInformed.org
  • University of Maryland-led survey finds honeybee losses highest in 13 years this winter - published by Washington Post; June 20, 2019


  • Yellow Jackets
  • How To Quickly Trap 1,000 YellowJackets In Just Hours. Mousetrap Monday - YouTube

  • Bayer - Bee Care
  • Every Hive Counts – BroodMinder
  • UFhoneybeelab - YouTube


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    Pollen
  • Top 8 Bee Pollen Benefits (No. 7 Is Remarkable)
  • Investigating bees via pollen analysis


  • Pollination
  • Pollination and Protecting Pollinators - Washington State University Extension
  • Pollination, Plants and Insects - YouTube (milkweed)
  • List of crop plants pollinated by bees - Wikipedia
  • Beekeepers - Michigan Pollinator Initiative
  • Pollinator Stewardship Council


  • Removal
  • A Affordable Bee Removal Service | No Kill Bee Removal | St. Lucie County, FL
  • The Bartlett Bee Whisperer - Photos
  • Why is it so hard to find a bee hive when you can see where the bees are entering? - Incredible number of bees & comb!


  • Splits - Walk-Away
  • A beginner's guide to walk-away splits


  • Splits - Taranov
  • Taranov Split -- Watch Me Empty ALL of my Bees onto a Cloth -- Bee Vlog#6, 2018 - by emmymade
  • Details of the Taranov split


  • Supplies
  • Dadant - Quality Beekeeping Supplies
  • The Barefoot Beekeeper
  • Beginning Beekeeping Supplies - Beekeeping Supplies | dana bee farm
  • Mann Lake - Beekeeping Supplies & Protective Gear
  • Maxant Industries | Beekeeping Equipment & Supplies
  • Beez Needz - Beekeeping Products, Beekeeping Supplies, Honey Bee Supplies - Beez Needz
  • South Florida Bee Supplies - Bee Supplies
  • Glory Bee
  • Hive Butler



  • History
  • A Taste of Beekeeping History - by John's Beekeeping Notebook
  • Famous Beekeepers - from Ron Miksha's "Bad Beekeeping Blog"
  • History Of Beekeeping
  • History Of Beekeeping in the United States
  • The Global History of Beekeeping
  • 1000 Bee Web Links - by Ron Miksha; scroll down / search to section titled: The Historical Bee



  • Conservation / Save The Bees!
  • Why Bees are Disappearing - a TED Talk, by Marla Spivak (15 min video)
  • Every city needs healthy honey bees - a TED Talk, by Noah Wilson-Rich



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    HIVE TYPES
    Hive types are numerous (>40 listed), and are presented on a separate web page:
    Click THIS LINK for Hive Types: Types of Beehives - Historical, Backyard, Commercial


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    Sleeping
  • Photographer Reveals Photos Of Bees Sleeping In Flowers And It's The Cutest Thing You'll See


  • Swarms
  • The #1 Honey Bee Swarm Lure In America. - Swarm Commander
  • Swarm Control for Managed Beehives
  • The #1 Honey Bee Swarm Lure In America.
  • Honey Bees preparing to SWARM swarm interrupted, swarm cells, drones
  • Everything you need to know about catching honey bee swarms.
  • Colony Management Summer 2019 - swarm control (etc.) at Dyce Lab for Honey Bee Studies
  • Snelgrove Board - Also known as a double screen board, has several different uses but in swarm prevention works by having six separate notches that divide a colony into two, separated by a double screen. The brood, queen, and all queen cells are placed in the top, and the foragers continue to use the main entrance on the bottom. Over time, the foragers return to the colony that has no brood. The brood has no foragers, and swarming is abandoned. [see: Am. Bee J. 169(6):713]



    Swarm Traps
  • How to build a Bait Hive / Swarm Trap and get Free Bees - YouTube
  • Swarm Trap Construction - YouTube
  • Swarm Trooper Swarm Trap – Blythewood Bee Company
  • Metal and Canvas Swarm Catcher, Miller Bee Supply
  • Economy Black Cloth Swarm Trap – Blythewood Bee Company
  • Layens Hives - for sale
  • Everything you need to know about catching honey bee swarms. - by Jason Bruns
  • Swarm Catcher - bag that attaches to a pole
  • How To Use Swarm Commander Premium Swarm Lure - by the creator of Swarm Commander!


  • Removals & Swarm Captures
  • A Affordable Bee Removal Service | Fort Pierce, FL - website
  • A Affordable Bee Removal Service - Facebook
  • Alpine Farms Bee Removal | South Florida Bee Removal Services - Vero Beach to Fort Lauderdale
  • How to Remove Bees from a Wall
  • Use This One Strange Trick To Catch A Swarm This Season

  • Bee Vacuums (for bee removals)
  • The "Everything Bee Vac" - by All My Bees
  • Colorado Bee Vac - by Colorado Bee Rescue
  • The Super Bee Vac & Introductory Hive


  • Removals - "Trap Out" (vs a "Cut Out")
  • What is a Trap-Out?
  • How to Remove Bees Using Trap Out
  • Best way to do honey bee trap out on a "wall"
  • DIY Bee Vacuum, Bee Vac, Pest Control, Beekeeping, Swarm Catcher
  • No Kill Honey Bee Vacuum by B. B. Nelson Apiaries - a testimonial by the 628 Dirt Rooster
  • Bee vac explained then used on massive bee hive. - by Jeff Horchoff Bees ("Mr. Ed")


  • Wax, Candles, etc.
  • The Beauty of Beeswax - Carolina Honeybees
  • Rendering bees wax
  • Beeswax - by Larry Connor; American Bee Journal, Aug 1, 2015
  • How to Make Beeswax Candles - great details, at a commercial site
  • From Trash to Treasure: How to Render Beeswax
  • Cleaning Beeswax - from old brood comb
  • Rendering bees wax, capping wax vs comb wax, is there a difference? - by Mr. Ed


  • Weather
  • How to help bees in hot weather


  • WebCams - Watch LIVE bees at and inside their hive!
  • Bees in a log in Buchloe, Germany; also see: landing board of same hive
  • Hives and More
  • A curated collection of beehive cams - 8 cams listed; by Grove Greenman
  • George Washington Universityu - the outside of many hives; can zoom, pan, focus etc. on specific hives
  • Inside a Top Bar Hive, 24/7 - courtesy of Bee Best Bee Removal (in La Mesa, California)


  • Hurricane Preparation
  • Apiary hurricane preparedness
  • 15 Ways to Keep Bees Safe During a Hurricane
  • Protective Measures of Beehives During Hurricanes
  • Hurricane Prep for Beekeepers
  • How to Prepare Beehives for Hurricanes
  • A damage survey from Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida was done in September 2017. - Bee Culture Magazine; Oct. 27, 2017


  • Misc.
  • Beesource Beekeeping Forums
  • The Adorable Custom of ‘Telling The Bees’
  • Build The Bee Lab
  • Flight of the Bumblebee
  • Top 7 Reasons for Cranky Bees Keeping Backyard Bees

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