Bee Knowledgable – Links

There are vast tracts of pages, papers, blogs, information about honey bees, beekeeping, bee products, etc. available on the Internet. I am listing some links here that I have found interesting, useful, amusing, etc.

Caveat lector! That means … “Reader beware.” The bar to entry for creating content on the Internet is to have fingers. I can’t vouch for the quality or veracity of pages listed here. This is my own, very incomplete, usually out-of-date honey bee / beekeeper link list.

If you find links that have rotted, or rotten content at the end of a link, or if there is something you want me to add,contact me and let me know.

Beekeeping Resources and Blogs

  • Bad Beekeeping Blog. Written by Ron Miksha of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Includes an extensive list of bee links, and some bee jokes.
  • Beekeeping365!A blog dedicated to documenting sustainable beekeeping via a calendar of the beekeeping season.
  • BeeSource Beekeeping. An online beekeeping community with forums, online articles, product reviews, etc.
  • Dave Cushman’s Beekeeping Pages. Although Dave passed away in 2011, his web pages live on, maintained by his good friend Roger Patterson. A lifetime collection of beekeeping wisdom from a British beekeeper. Worth browsing, even though they are getting a little bit dated in some areas.
  • Honey Bee Suite. Rusty Burlew’s site full of reference information, blog posts, and plenty of useful information for beekeepers of all experience levels. With an index!
  • Scientific Beekeeping. Beekeeping through the eyes of a biologist.

Beekeeper Forums and Chats

  • BeeSource Forums. Very active, many points of view.
  • Beekeeping Forums. An international forum. I am not sure that this one is still significantly active. Not many posts.

Online Applications

  • Honey Bee Forage Map. Visualize how far from the hive your honey bees could fly while foraging for pollen and nectar.


Beekeeper Supply Companies

Bee Hive and Comb Construction

Colony Monitoring

Observation Hives

  • The Bee Peeker. Frank Linton’s site with almost everything you ever wanted to know about observation hives

Varroa Mites

ARS Microscopy Research Helps Unravel the Workings of a Major Honey Bee Pest. A summary of Dr. Samuel Ramsey’s work in showing that mites feed on fat bodies, not hemolymph as originally believe. Contains a link to the research paper.

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