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INFORMATION FOR NEW BEEKEEPERS

 

Recommended Best Practices for Urban Beekeepers

 

Illinois Apiary Registration Form

http://www.agr.state.il.us/programs/bees/beekeep.pdf

All beekeepers in Illinois must register the number and location of their hives.

 

Overview of Honey Bee Strains

http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/entomology/apiculture/pdfs/1.12%20copy.pdf

Ohio State University Bee Lab - Free  Online Webinars

https://u.osu.edu/beelab/courses/


 Scientific Beekeeping site by Randy Oliver 

http://scientificbeekeeping.com/

A good resource for new beekeepers. Randy writes often for American Bee Journal.

 

Kirk Webster Blog - New/Old Beekeeping Discoveries

http://kirkwebster.com/

Kirk works Russian bees and has not treated his hives for many years

 

Field Guide to Honeybees and their Maladies

http://extension.psu.edu/business/start-farming/beekeeping/Field-guide-to-honeybees-and-their-maladies.pdf/view

 

Fat Bees Skinny Bees 

http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?261619-Fat-Bees-Skinny-Bees-Manual-on-Honey-Bee-Nutrition-for-Beekeepers

A manual on honeybee nutrition

 

Pollen I.D. by Color

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pollen_source


Magazines - Both have digital editions in addition to paper

http://www.americanbeejournal.com/

http://www.beeculture.com/


Chicago Beekeeping Suppliers

Christy Webber Landscaping Farm and Garden Store

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Christy-Webber-Landscapes-Farm-Garden-Center/170395313967

Belmont Feed and Seed

http://www.belmontfeedandseed.com/#

 

Midwest Beekeeping Equipment Suppliers

Dadant and Sons, Hamilton IL - Oldest beekeeping supply in the US.

https://www.dadant.com/catalog/index.php?gclid=CMzUltHAwa0CFQLrKgodbX-5_g

Closest branch location – Fun trip to take and it is in a old barn. Also a source for package bees

http://www.dadant.com/branch/water.html

Blossomland Bee Supply, Buchanan MI

http://blossomland.com/

Apple Blossom Honey Farm, Star City IN - Has on site equipment store, also a source for package bees.

http://www.abhoneyfarm.com/

Long Lane Honey Bee Farms, Fairmount IL - Breeder of Illinois Queens, also a source for Package bees.

 http://www.honeybeesonline.com/


Classes 

Chicago Honey Co-op classes in Winter and Spring -

http://chicagohoneycoop.squarespace.com/classes/

Indiana Bee School X  - Last Saturday in February,  Indianapolis IN

http://www.indianabeekeeper.com/contact_us/indiana_bee_school

Heartland Apicultural Society

http://www.heartlandbees.com/