Here are some of our favorite links to websites containing valuable information about honey and beekeeping.

Package Bee Mail Order Sources

The following is a list compiled of bee breeders that have advertised in the American Bee Journal as breeders that will SHIP bees. This listing does not imply endorsement of products or services by American Bee Journal or Dadant & Sons, Inc.

Generally packaged bees can be booked after January 1st. Call breeders near January 1st for up-to-date information.

Roberts/H & R Apiaries — (912) 427-7311

Hardeman Apiaries — (912) 583-2710

Wilbanks Apiaries — (912) 739-4820

Penny Apiaries — (910) 290-4186    — (910) 290-2663

Parson’s Gold Apiaries — (419) 273-3066   — (419) 235-7037

Simpson’s Bee Supply — (740) 599-7914   — (740) 393-2111

Waldo Ohio Bees — (740) 524-6241

B Weaver — (866) 547-3376

R Weaver — (936) 825-2333

Dadant Package Bee Pickup Locations

FLORIDA – 17074 Northwest 188th Street, High Springs, FL 32643     – 1-877-832-3268

ILLINOIS – 51 S. 2nd St., Hamilton, IL 62341     – 1-888-922-1293

KENTUCKY – 955 Chenault Road, Building D, Frankfort, KY 40601     – 1-888-932-3268

MICHIGAN – 929 Elliott Street, Albion, MI 49224     – 1-877-932-3268

NEW YORK – 136 RT. 17C (East), Waverly, NY 14892    – 1-877-532-3268

VIRGINIA – 820 Tightsqueeze Industrial Rd., Chatham, VA 24531 – 1-800-220-8325

WISCONSIN – W2763 East Gate Drive, Watertown, WI 53094     – 1-920-261-5363

National Honeybee Swarm Removal Directory  –  This is a list intended to help homeowners and others find beekeepers in their area who remove swarms.

National Honey Board is a central point for information about honey. It has benefits of honey, recipes and technical information about honey.

The American Bee Journal is a magazine distributed worldwide that contains information on beekeeping techniques, honey production and industry information  for  all beekeepers.

The American Beekeeping Federation is a national organization with about 1,000 members that continually works in the interest of all beekeepers, large or small, and those associated with the industry to ensure the future of the honey bee.  Our members share a common interest to work toward better education and information for all segments of the industry in the hope of increasing our chances for survival in today’s competitive world.

The American Honey Producers Association is an organization dedicated to promoting the common interest and general welfare of the American Honey Producer. There website serves to inform the public and other fellow beekeepers with current industry news, membership information, convention schedules, cooking tips, and contact information.

The USDA site contains information on honey prices and crop production and honey bee research. Once you are at the site do a search on honey to get to the information.

The Eastern Apicultural Society of North America, Inc. (EAS) is an international non-profit educational organization founded in 1955 for the promotion of bee culture, education of beekeepers, and excellence in bee research. EAS is the largest non-commercial beekeeping organization in the United States and one of the largest in the world.

The Western Apicultural Society is a non-profit, educational, beekeeping organization founded in 1978 for the benefit and enjoyment of all beekeepers in western North America.

Heartland Apicultural Society was founded in 2001 by Tom Webster (Researcher, Kentucky State University) Greg Hunt (Entomology, Purdue University), and Zachary Huang (Entomology, Michigan State University).

The Apiary Inspectors of America is a non-profit organization established to promote better beekeeping conditions in North America. Members of the Association, consisting of State Apiarist, business representatives, and individual beekeepers, 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. The AIA goal is to provide accurate and helpful information for the successful management of honey bees, while seeking new information and ideas in honey bee management and plant pollination.

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