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Recommended Best Practices for Urban Beekeepers


Illinois Apiary Registration Form

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


Overview of Honey Bee Strains

Ohio State University Bee Lab - Free  Online Webinars

 Scientific Beekeeping site by Randy Oliver

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

Chicago Beekeeping Suppliers

Christy Webber Landscaping Farm and Garden Store

Belmont Feed and Seed


Midwest Beekeeping Equipment Suppliers

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

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 -

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

Heartland Apicultural Society