Resources

Please see Valuable Resources info and links from NC Apiary Inspector Lewis Cauble.

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?

NOVA’s Tales from the Hive

MAAREC – Mid Atlantic Apiculture Research & Extension Consortium

EAS – Eastern Apicultural Society

UF – Honeybee Research Lab

Center for Honey Bee Research

Bee Informed Partnership

Apiaries – Queens, Nucs, and Package Bee Suppliers in NC
Gommin Acres Farms – Nucs and Bee Supplies (828) 693-1966 or (828) 974-1559  (Hendersonville, NC)
7 Stand Bee Farm – VSH Queens & Nucs  (Western NC)
Holbert’s Bee Supplies – (828) 749-2337  (Saluda, NC)
Tate Apiaries – (336) 788-4554 Minnesota Hygenic, Cordovan, Carniolan  (Winston-Salem, NC)
Norton’s Honey Farm – (336) 520-1097 Hybrid Russian Queens, Hybrid Italian Queens, Nucs  (Reidsville, NC)
Wild Mountain Apiaries – Italian, Russian, New World Carniolan, VSH  (Marshall, NC)
Bee Cool Bee Supply, LLC  (Pisgah Forest, NC)
The Carolina Bee Company (Travelers Rest South Carolina)

Beekeeping Equipment Suppliers
Brushy Mountain Bee Supply – NC Supplier
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 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

Research & Education Links
USDA Beekeeping Resources
NC Dept of Agriculture Apiary Services Program
NC Honey Bee Research Consortium
The Wolfpack’s Beeyard – (NCSU Entomology Apiculture)
Wikipedia – Honeybee – Online encyclopedia entry
The Guide to Beekeeping for Adults and Kids