Wyoming Apiary Map

Wyoming Apiary Map

A new Wyoming Apiary Map is available online. This reflects quite a change at the Wyoming Department of Agriculture, where the Bee Laws were an informal means of maintaining a ‘good old boys beekeeper’s club’. The apiary records were such an embarrassing mess, that the regulators often asked about the need for bee regulation. I suspect they hoped the whole thing would go away before […]

Audacious Beekeeping

Audacious Beekeeping

I’ve spent decades tripping my way toward natural beekeeping. But that’s not necessary now. Beekeepers know that doing beekeeping as usual is no longer practical, let alone sustainable. It’s going to take some audacious thinking and action to move beekeeping successfully into the future. To that end, Bee Audacious gathered up a wide variety of researchers and beekeepers to discuss bold, new beekeeping ideas. And […]

Mud Song

Mud Song

Mud Song is a beekeeping blog well worth a visit. Phillip Cairn writes: I have kept honey bees in and around St. John’s, Newfoundland, since 2010 and I use this mighty blog to document all of my successes and failures. I try to keep everything simple and practical. I’m not a certified master beekeeper yet but I’ve done my homework, enough to satisfy my unambitious […]

Top Bar Beekeeping in Paradise

Top Bar Beekeeping in Paradise

Jan Rasmussen is an adept top bar beekeeper. And she is obviously having fun and loving it. A great way to keep bees in paradise. If you like the video, you’ll like her site at ParadiseNectar.com. -dM

Ohio State Beekeepers Association

Ohio State Beekeepers Association

The OSBA has a minimal looking site. Don’t be misled by the minimalist appearance or you’ll miss a beekeeping treasure. Beyond it’s great coverage of regional and association information, additional resources are available. A few of note are: best management practices and queen rearing resources web based introductory beekeeping program lots of videos down loadable book pdfs archived newsletters It’s a content rich site that’s […]

University of Guelph Honeybee Research Center

University of Guelph Honeybee Research Center

The Honeybee Research Centre, at the University of Guelph, is a beekeeping resource worth spending time at. Besides conducting research, they’ve created a Video Library, with more than 3 dozen videos that are second to none. Those videos show much of the nuance and art of beekeeping that’s so easily lost in text. And they cover a broad spectrum: getting started with bees working with bees […]

Natrona County Beekeeping Association

Natrona County Beekeeping Association

Are you keeping bees in or around Natrona county? Now there’s an option to hang out and talk bees with others. Check out the Natrona County Beekeeping Association. Unlike the commercial focused state organization, this group appears active, enthusiastic and hobby focused. Unfortunately, I left Wyoming just as these folks advertised their first meeting. I’ve never been much of club type person. But had I […]

USGS Bee Inventory Lab

USGS Bee Inventory Lab

The USGS Bee Inventory Lab posts bee and insect images on Flickr. It’s a great resource that I’ve shameless pinched from Ron Miska’s Bad Beekeeping Blog, another great beekeeping resource. -dM

Beesource

Beesource

Interested in beekeeping? Then, a visit to Beesource is a must. It’s a treasure of cutting edge articles, from out of the box thinking beekeepers like: Adrian Wenner Africanized Honey Bees Andy Nachbaur Charles Martin Simon Dick Marron Dee Lusby Erik Osterlund Hans-Otto Johnsen Jerry Hayes Joe Traynor Walt Wright Like to build your own bee equipment? Beesource has an extensive list of free, Build […]

Bad Beekeeping Blog

Bad Beekeeping Blog

Ron Miska’s Bad Beekeeping Blog is one of my favorites. I’ve written about his blog before. And now it’s time for an update. It seems, just as Ron was getting good at hand coding html, standards changed. Isn’t that just like all things computing! So, what’s changed? Not Ron that’s for sure! His ability to graciously squeeze the wry essence out of all things beekeeping, […]

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