Google around . . . there’s a ton of information on the internet. Here’s a list of helpful and informative sites we like:
- Bush Farms | Beekeeping – The beekeeping portion of this site is robust, capturing many of this nationally acclaimed expert’s opinions, research and presentations on lots of beekeeping topics.
- Mid-Atlantic Aquiculture Research & Extension Consortium (MAAREC) – This site, although not specific to our geographic area, contains a lot of good beekeeping educational information as well as other resources.
- Northern Bee Network – The Northern Bee Network is an organization designed to support beekeepers in the Northern States by promoting collaboration between beekeepers and by providing resources for more sustainable beekeeping.
These are not entire sites dedicated to beekeeping, but rather individual pages/articles that are informative.
- Charlotte Hubbard: Beekeeper, Educator, Enthusiast
Since unexpectedly becoming a beekeeper in 2008, Charlotte has fallen head-over-hive with this intelligent insect. She loves sharing her beekeeping experiences and how they’ve shaped her life through humorous and insightful presentations and articles. A popular Midwest speaker, organizations repeatedly turn to her for her ability to encourage and connect with beekeepers, especially “new-bees.”
- Kalamazoo Bee Club – FaceBook
This is Kalamazoo Bee Club’s Facebook page. You can “like” us on face book to join the conversation and stay up on news and topics in our beekeeping community.
- Bee Mentored
Bee Mentored is a private group that has been set up by Sheldon Schwitek of Bee Snug to communicate with the various protégés he is mentoring.
Forums are sites where you can register/sign up to post questions, list items for sale, or needed, answer/reply to other people’s posts and that sort of thing. Beware though that the people on the forums may not live in your climate or have your conditions, and of course, you don’t know the skill level of the folks giving advice.