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
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
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