INFORMATION FOR NEW BEEKEEPERS
Illinois Apiary Registration Form
All beekeepers in Illinois must register the number and location of their hives.
Overview of Honey Bee Strains
A good resource for new beekeepers. Randy writes often for American Bee Journal.
Kirk Webster Blog - New/Old Beekeeping Discoveries
Kirk works Russian bees and has not treated his hives for many years
Field Guide to Honeybees and their Maladies
Fat Bees Skinny Bees
A manual on honeybee nutrition
Pollen I.D. by Color
Magazines - Both have digital editions in addition to paper
Closest branch location – Fun trip to take and it is in a old barn. Also a source for package bees
Blossomland Bee Supply, Buchanan MI
Apple Blossom Honey Farm, Star City IN - Has on site equipment store, also a source for package bees.
Long Lane Honey Bee Farms, Fairmount IL - Breeder of Illinois Queens, also a source for Package bees.
Chicago Honey Co-op classes in Winter and Spring -
Heartland Apicultural Society