Resources

Here are links to suppliers, agencies and other bee-related stuff.

Equipment Suppliers

Most of these big equipment suppliers don't offer live bees.

  • Mann-Lake
    Mann-Lake is the biggest. They offer free shipping over $100. They have a retail store in Woodland, CA.
  • Dadant
    Dadant is one of the oldest suppliers of beekeeping equipment. They are also the publishers of American Bee Journal, one of the two major beekeeping journals in the US.
  • Brushy Mountain
    Offers full line of equipment including cypress woodware; also offers live bees.

  • The Beekeeper
    1801 E. William St., Unit I
    Carson City, NV 89701

    Phone: 775-432-8198

    Website: www.thebeekeepernv.com

    Email: thebeekeepernv@gmail.com 

Bee Suppliers

Some fairly nearby suppliers of live bees.  Most package bee suppliers will ship or mail them.  If you want a nuc, you will have to pick it up.

  • Golden West Apiaries
    Randy Oliver, biologist and frequent contributor to the American Bee Journal, offers "chemical-free" nucs and package bees from Grass Valley, CA.

Publications

  • American Bee Journal
    You can preview their current issue on their web site.
  • Bee Culture
    The other major bee journal, formerly "Gleanings in Bee Culture". Published by the A.I. Root company for over a hundred years.
  • The Speedy Bee
    Online news articles; Pulp newspaper format by subscription published quarterly, but unclear on their web how to subscribe.  For a pdf copy of their subscription form to print and mail in, click here.

Educational

  • Vanishing of the Bees
    DVD, documentary about the appearance of Colony Collapse Disorder in the winter of 2006, and the uphill battle that U.S. beekeepers have in fighting for the health of our bees.
  • National Honey Board
    Everything you ever wanted to know about HONEY!! Lots of recipies with honey, too! They also have a great "Honey Locator", where you enter the variety of honey you are interested in, and it looks up places where you can get it.
  • The Bee's Knees: A Personalized Resource Guide on Beekeeping
    Emma is a student in Ms. Pawlicki's Pathway to Empowerment Youth Group, and she suggested this beekeeping link. At The Bee's Knees, you'll find even more links to some wornderfully informative places, including a fascinating site about Beekeeping in Ancient Egypt. Thanks, Emma!

Articles of Interest

  • Local Honey Relieves Allergies! -- Article entitled "Evidence for the Use of Local Honey for the Relief of Pollen Allergies", published in the October 2012 issue of American Bee Journal (by permission) written by our own Chris and Alyssa Foster.
  • Save the Critters -- Claim markers are unwitting traps for the birds and the bees.
  • Reducing the Risk to Pollinators from Pest Control -- Article from the US Fish and Wildlife Service about how Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques reduce the risk to pollinators.