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Beginning Beekeeping Toolkit

ABF offers a free beginning beekeeping toolkit to provide the most basic information about starting your beekeeping adventure. Click here to download the toolkit now.

State and Local Beekeeping Organizations

As the national association representing the beekeeping industry at the federal level, the ABF maintains strong relationships with state associations and local bee clubs in an effort to ensure beekeeping challenges are addressed across the United States. Click here to find a beekeeping organization in your area.

Beekeeping Laws and Regulations

The Apiary Inspectors of America (AIA) is a non-profit organization established to promote better beekeeping conditions in North America. Members of the association work collectively to establish more uniform and effective laws and methods for the suppression of honey bee diseases, as well as a mutual understanding and cooperation between apiary inspection officials. Click here to find beekeeping laws and regulations in your state.

Honey Bee Facts

To learn all about the honey bee and the many tidbits that make it a fascinating insect, click here.

Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)

Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is a serious problem threatening the health of honey bees and the economic stability of commercial beekeeping and pollination operations in the United States. Click here to find out what's being done about CCD.

Pollination Facts

Many of the country's crops would not exist without the honey bee at bloom time. Crop yield and quality would be greatly reduced without honey bee pollination. To learn about how honey bees pollinate crops, click here.

Honey Facts

What is honey? How is it "manufactured?" In what forms is honey available? Why are there so many colors? All this and much more is available here.

Honey Recipes

There are over 300 unique varieties of honey in the United States, each originating from a different floral source. Click here to learn more about cooking with honey.

Beekeeping Links

The ABF has put together a list of great resources created by many beekeeping industry stakeholders. Looking for something specific? Chances are you'll find it here.