Resources

Videos of Interest:

Anand Varma: A thrilling look at the first 21 days of a bee’s life

Ghosts in the Hive – Varroa’s Life Cycle inside a Honey Bee Colony by Ricarda Kather

The Sustainable Apiary by Mike Palmer

Marla Spivak:  Why are Bees Disappearing?

MAAREC – Mid Atlantic Apiculture Research & Extension Consortium

EAS – Eastern Apicultural Society

UF – Honeybee Research Lab

Center for Honey Bee Research

Bee Informed Partnership

Apiaries – Nucs, and Package Bee Suppliers
Gommin Acres Farms – Nucs and Bee Supplies (828) 693-1966 (Hendersonville, NC)

Carolina Bee Farm-Laurel Park

Hoopers Creek Bee Company Fletcher N.C.

Honey and the Hive – Weaverville, N.C.
The Carolina Bee Company (Travelers Rest South Carolina)

Beekeeping Equipment Suppliers

Carolina Bee Farm-Laurel Park

Hoopers Creek Bee Company Fletcher N.C.

Bee Cool Bee Supply, LLC  (Pisgah Forest, NC)

Dadant Bee Supply – Illinois Supplier, Branches in VA & KY

Mann Lake Bee Supply – Minnesota Supplier
Miller Bee Supply – NC Supplier
Orr Bee Supply – NC Supplier
Rossman Apiaries – Georgia Supplier
Walter T. Kelley Bee Co. – Kentucky Supplier

National and International Beekeeping & Honey Associations
Eastern Apicultural Society (EAS)
National Honey Board
American Beekeeping Federation (ABF)
Pollinator Partnership (P²) – Also info on the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC)
Bee Informed Partnership – An extension project that endeavors to decrease the number of managed honey bee colonies that die over the winter

Beekeeping Communities & Forums

Beekeeping Techniques – An international beekeeping group with over 100,000 members
Beekeeping Forums  – An international beekeeping community
Bee Source – Beekeeping forums, downloadable plans

State & Regional Beekeeping Associations
North Carolina State Beekeepers Association

NCSBA County Beekeeping Chapters
Buncombe County Beekeepers Chapter
Mecklenburg County Beekeepers Association
McDowell Honey Bees
Haywood County Beekeepers Association
Gaston County Beekeepers Association

Other Nearby State Beekeeping Associations
Virginia State Beekeepers Association
South Carolina Beekeepers Association
Tennessee Beekeepers Association
Georgia Beekeepers Association

Magazines & Publications
American Bee Journal
Bee Culture

Natural/Sustainable Beekeeping
Bush Farms Bees – Michael Bush’s blog on natural beekeeping
OrganicBeekeepers – Yahoo group with 3,000 members focused on small-cell & other natural beekeeping methods

Hive Management
Hive Tracks – “This is the web-based hive management software I demonstrated at the April meeting.” –Carl Caudle
BeeTight – Another web-based hive management software solution

Gardening for Bees

Creating a Bee Garden    Contributed by Will Moyer