Resources for Study
The art, science and practice of beekeeping involves a body of agricultural knowledge that continues to develop. People who are curious and concerned about bees find no end to the study.
- ABC’s and XYZ’s of Beekeeping, the A.I. Root Bee Library
- Advanced Top Bar Beekeeping: Next Steps…, by Christy Hemenway
- Attracting Native Pollinators, a Xerces Society Guide
- The Beekeepers Lament by Hannah Nordhaus
- Beekeeping Basics, Penn State Coop Extension
- Bee-Sentials by Larry Connor
- Book of Honey by Jenni Fleetwood
- Hive and the Honey Bee, a Dadant publication
- HoneyBee Democracy by Thomas Seeley
- Honey Plants by Frank Pellet
- The Honey Trail by Grace Pundyk
- Spoonfuls of Honey by Hattie Ellis
- American Bee Journal – http://americanbeejournal.com
- Bee Culture – www.beeculture.com
Organizations and Websites:
- Pollinator Stewardship Council – http://pollinatorstewardship.org
- Scientific Beekeeping – www.scientificbeekeeping.com
- Xerces Society – http://www.xerces.org
- Dadant & Sons – https://www.dadant.com
- Mann Lake – www.mannlakeltd.com/
- Brushy Mountain – www.brushymountainbeefarm.com
- Hungry Bear – www.hungrybearfarms.com
Life-long learning is important to beekeeping. Besides independent study I learn by teaching and collaborating with other beekeepers.
I provide opportunities for hands-on experience in the apiaries, the honey room and workshop. Please contact me to get involved. I’d like to know about your interests in bees.
Other Mentors in the Ithaca area:
The Finger Lakes Beekeepers Club offers ongoing opportunities. Active club members provide mentorship for one another in numerous ways. The club hosts a formal mentorship program. For more specific suggestions feel free to contact me.
Join the Finger Lakes Beekeepers Club
- Attend educational programs and discussions
- Meet other beekeepers
- Hands on experience in an active bee yard
- Q&A with the Bee Club Apiary Manager
For more information, and for membership, visit the club website: http://www.flbeeclub.com
Blog & Mailing List:
Every now and then I post and share musings on apiculture and everything bee-related. Read the blogs here:
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