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Beekeeping Links


North Carolina State Beekeepers Association
The Back Yard Beekeepers Association
Apiary Services – North Carolina Department of Agriculture
North Carolina Master Beekeeper Program
American Beekeeping Federation

About Beekeeping

The Importance of Honeybees by Charles Heatherly (excellent for outreach presentations)
Beekeeping Issues to Consider if you have Neighbors by John Ambrose
BEES (Beekeeper Education & Engagement System) On-line Courses from NC State University
Scientific Beekeeping
Master Beekeeping Program
Basic Fundamentals of Queen Rearing by Rick Coors

Honeybee Health

Honeybee Health Coalition
A Field Guide to Honeybees and their Maladies


Local Farmer’s Markets
Certified Honey Producer Program
National Honey Board
About Local Honey from the Outerbanks Beekeepers Guild

Gardening for Bees

Top 25 Native Plants for Pollinators by Debbie Roos
More Native Plant Resources from Debbie Roos
What’s Blooming (with pollen colors) from NCSBA
Bees and Honey: Creating Pollinator Gardens
Flowers for the Bees, Birds, and Butterflies

Publications & Books

Bee Culture – The Magazine of American Beekeeping
American Bee Journal
Wolfpack Waggle Newsletter
ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture, edited by Roger A. Morse

Beekeeping for Dummies, by Howland Blackiston

Beekeeping: A Practical Guide, by Dick Bonney

Beekeeping Principles, by Jim Tew

Bees, by Rudolf Steiner

First Lessons in Beekeeping, by C.P. Dadant

Hive Management, by Dick Bonney

Honey Bees and Beekeeping: a year in the life of an apiary, by Keith Delaplane

Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping, by Dewey Caron

Natural Beekeeping: Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture, by Ross Conrad and Gary Paul Nabhan

Queen Rearing and Bee Breeding, by Harry Laidlaw and Robert Page

The Beekeepers’ Handbook, Third Edition, by Alphonse Avitabile and Diana Sammataro

The Hive and the Honeybee, edited by Joe M. Graham

Toward Saving the Honeybee, by Gunther Hauk

Top Bar Hive Construction, by Daniel Garber

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


NCDA Permitted Bee Sellers
ONLY buy bees (nucs, packages and queens) from those suppliers on the above list.

Local Suppliers & Bees
Bailey Bee Supply
Atlantic Gardening Company
Garden Supply Company
Buck Naked Farm

North Carolina Suppliers
Miller Beekeeping Supply

National Suppliers
Dadant & Sons
Rossman Apiaries
Long Lane Honey Bee Farms
SKS Bottle & Packaging
Mann Lake
Walter T. Kelly

Government & Research

NCSU Apiculture Program
North Carolina Honey Bee Research Consortium
USDA Bee Research
Contact your State Representative


American Apitherapy Society Return to Natural Wisdom
Bee Venom Therapy
Fact or Fiction? by John Ambrose

A Chapter of the NCSBA

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