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Resources for Beekeepers

When There’s Something You Need to Know

All beekeeping is regional. Some information in the below resources may not apply to your location.

Inspection Services

Gardening, Habitat and Forage

Bee Identification

Local Government Regulations

Beekeeping Ordinance Examples


Beginning Beekeeping

Advanced Beekeeper Courses

Beekeeping Business

Large-Scale Beekeeping

Honey Bee Health and Loss

Pathogen and Pest Testing Facilities and Services

  • USDA Lab Beltsville, MD
    Test for bacterial (American Foulbrood), fungal and microsporidian diseases as well as for two species of parasitic mites and other pests associated with honey bees (i.e., small hive beetle, Aethina tumida)

Diseases and Pests

Veterinarians and Honey Bees


Grower Resources

Beekeeping Calendars


Queen Bees

Beekeeping or Apiculture Books, Pamphlets and Journals

Grant Opportunities for Beekeepers

International Organizations