Website Links

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Beekeeping and related links in North Carolina:

Center for Honeybee Research in Asheville, NC
The Wolfpack’s Beeyard (NCSU Entomology Apiculture)
NC Dept of Agriculture Apiary Services Program
NC Africanized Honey Bee Resources
NC Honey Bee Research Consortium
Bee-Linked: Linking pollinators and farmers in NC

National and International Associations:

American Beekeeping Federation (ABF)
Eastern Apicultural Society (EAS)
International Bee Research Association (IBRA)
Mid-Atlantic Apiculture Research and Extension Consortium (MAAREC)
American Honey Producers Association (AHPA)

U. S. Honeybee Research Labs:

Bee Research Laboratory – Beltsville, Maryland
Carl Hayden Bee Research Center – Tucson, Arizona
Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics & Physiology Lab – Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Kika de la Garza Subtropical Agricultural Research Center – Weslaco, Texas
Pollinating Insects Research Unit – Logan, Utah

Beekeeping Communities & Forums:

Beekeeping Forums – An international beekeeping community
Bee Source – Beekeeping forums, downloadable plans
Beemaster – International beekeeping forums
VSHBreeders – Forum focused on breeding VSH queens

Natural & Sustainable Beekeeping:

The Bee Space – Smart, Simple & Sustainable beekeeping blog
Organic Beekeeping – Yahoo! group with 5,000+ members focused on natural beekeeping
Bush Farm Bees – Michael Bush’s blog on natural beekeeping

Magazines & Publications:

American Bee Journal
Bee Culture
Beekeepers Quarterly – magazine from Great Britain


National Honey Board – One ingredient. The way nature intended.
Eating Well Honey Recipes
Southern Living Honey Recipes
Martha Stewart Honey Recipes
Bon Appétit Honey Recipes
USDA Annual Honey Report – Includes number of colonies producing honey, yield per colony, honey production, average price, price by color class and value; honey stocks by state and U.S from 1996 to present

Hive Management

Hive Tracks – Web-based hive management software (Located in Western NC)
BeeTight – Web-based & Mobile App hive management software
MyBeeHives – Web-based hive management software