Beekeeping Links

Oregon State University Master Beekeeper Program

Oregon State Beekeepers Association—especially the message board for our area.

Beesource Beekeeping Community – Ask questions about bee keeping in the forums; get Build It Yourself plans for hive components, nucs, solar wax melter, etc; read experts’ Point of View.

Scientific Beekeeping – “ Beekeeping Through the Eyes of a Biologist“ Randy Oliver in Grass Valley, CA.

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

USDA Pacific West Area Honey Bee Research

Beekeeper Organizations and Societies

American Beekeeping Federation  is a national organization that works in the interest of all beekeepers, large or small, and those associated with the industry to ensure the future of the honey bee.

The Western Apicultural Society of North America – a non-profit, educational, beekeeping organization founded in 1978 for the benefit and enjoyment of all beekeepers in western North America. The WAS Journal is published quarterly – archives can be found from the website.

The Eastern Apicultural Society of North America, Inc.

The National Honey Board is a federal research and promotion board under USDA oversight that conducts research, marketing and promotion programs to help maintain and expand markets for honey and honey products.

Pennsylvania State Beekeepers Association

University Programs

Oregon State Honey Bee Lab

UC Berkeley Urban Bee Lab

MAAREC – Mid Atlantic Apiculture & Extension Consortium.

The University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences:Bee Information

University of Minnesota Extension

Beekeepers and Others

Randy Oliver Scientific Beekeeping

     Randy’s Information on the First Year with a NUC

Honey Bee Suite:“Dedicated to honey bees, beekeeping, wild bees, other pollinators, and pollination ecology”

Linda’s Bees: Includes well-written information on beekeeping, how-to videos, and an extensive list of links.

The Barefoot Beekeeper—”Not just a different beehive, but a whole new way of looking at beekeeping”

Bee Informed – ” Using beekeepers’ real world experience to solve beekeepers’ real world problems .”

Long Lane Honey Bee Farms —beekeeping information and supplies, including beekeeping lessons.

Beemaster’s International Beekeeping Forums

David Heafs Warre Beekeeping-Warre style beekeeping (similar to Langstroth) info and links .

EZezine Live (enter ‘bees’ in search box) – real-time directory of content-rich ezines published by members—including ’Catch the Buzz’.

Mother Earth News – Search for ‘bees’. Info on Top Bar hive and building plans.


Educating about Bees

Student Flower Resource: How Bees Make Honey


Pollinator Gardens

Pollinator Planting Guides at the Pollinator Project

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Create the Ultimate Bee Garden



American Bee Journal

Bee Culture: The Magazine of American Beekeeping

The Beekeeper’s Handbook by Diana Sammataro  (OSU Master Beekeeper Program text book)

First Lessons in Beekeeping by Keith Delaplane

Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping by Dewey M. Caron

Honeybee Democracy by Tom Seeley

ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture, The   by Amos Ives Root

Beekeeper’s Bible, The   by Stewart, Tabori, and Chang

Beekeeping for Dummies    by Howland Blackiston

Top-Bar Beekeeping: Organic Practices for Honeybee Health by Les Crowder and Heather Harrell