Tools for Varroa Management from Honey Bee Health Coalition

Small Hive Beetle Control & Tutorial Video

How to Determine Your Beekeeping Calendar

CATCH THE BUZZ – FDA Issues Direct Final Rule Revising Categorization of Animal Drugs Used in Medicated Feeds

They’re Here – Yellow Jacket Season Begins

Beeswax – Honeybee Gift

Bees Learn While They Sleep

Preparing Double Nucs by Betterbee

A Dog That Can Smell Out American Foulbrood

20 photos of bees that will make you say, “Damn, bees are beautiful”

5 Simple Tips to Turn Your Yard Into Pollinator Paradise

Bees’ Ability to Forage Decreases as Air Pollution Increases

Hive Inspections During Dearth & Video Tutorial

Protecting Beehives from Natural Predators

Honeybee Pests

Other Informational Bee Websites

NH Department of Agriculture

NH Fish & Game

USDA ELAP Program
Steve Schmidt   Phone #603-353-4650 ext. 2

UNH Cooperative Extension
Amy Papineau:  Phone #603-796-2151

ME State Beekeepers Association

VT State Beekeepers Association

Southern Adirondack Beekeepers

Eastern Apiculture Society

National Honey Board

American Beekeeping Federation

MA State Beekeepers Association

Cornell University Master Beekeepers Tips and Topics of Interest

Randy Oliver

USDA Bee Research

North Star Gems Bee Jewelry

Dixie Bee Supply

B and B Honey Farm

Recommended Books

Beekeeping for Dummies by Howland Blackiston is the main reference book for our beekeeping classes.

The Backyard Beekeeper by Kim Flottum.  I love looking for the queen bee in all the colorful illustrations!  Next to hands on experience, I find pictures to be most helpful.  All the recipes in the back look quite delicious…Cool Green Tea to Herbal Honey and Carrot Raisen Salad recipes.

The Beekeeper’s Handbook by Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile.  I would describe this as the manual you would normally receive with a new appliance, only this one is for your bees.  Some really great tips and instructions!

PBBA’s Beginner’s Bee School recommended reading list:

  • ABC & XYZ of Beekeeping by A.I. Root
  • Robbing the Bees by Holly Bishop
  • Following the Bloom by Douglas Whynott
  • Sweetness and Light by Hattie Ellis
  • Bees in North America by Tammy Horn

Advanced Reading

  • Queen Rearing and Bee Breeding by Page and Laidlaw