Our Favorite Links:

BEEKEEPING EQUIPMENT (& SOME BEES):

Brushy Mountain Bee Farm

Dadant and Sons

Heartland Honey & Beekeeping Supply - Spring Hill, KS

Kelley Beekeeping

Mann Lake LTD Beekeeping Supply

Nixa Hardware - Nixa, Missouri

Pigeon Mountain Trading

T H Rogers Lumber Co - Pittsburg, KS 620-231-0900

Tuckerbee Nucs -

   Tim 620-306-1522  or  Norbert 620-216-0202  or

    norbert@totelcsi.net

(We raise six frame nucs).  For $150 you get a laying Queen and five frames of bees and brood.  If you want the sixth frame Tim will give you a price depending upon how much brood is on the frame.  If you don’t want it we use it for raising Queen’s.
Compare with anyone else on the market.  Our product is usually ready in early May; however, weather conditions could delay until later in May.  With us you get 20 per cent more bees and brood for a much faster start.  
Quantities are limited.

BEE & QUEEN SUPPLIERS (Closer to Home):

AP Beekeeping - Alexandra Pavlov

    Springfield, MO  1-417-861-6909

 

Deer Creek Honey Farm - Ron Smail

     2018 Spring Nucs@ $165.00

     Local Survivor Queens @ $30.00 (May-Sept)

     Call Ron @ 620-380-1452

     Email: deercreekhoney@gmail.com

 

Helm Family Farms - Maxwell Helm

     Seneca, MO  1-417-439-3709

 

K & B Honeybees (on FB) - Kevin Young 

     Cassville, MO - 1-417-846-6146

 

Joplin Area Beekeepers Association

     Call Alyse @ 1-417-825-7641

BOOKS ON BEEKEEPING

    For Book List Go to: Bee Info page on this website

STATE & NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

American Honey Producers Association

 

Arkansas Beekeepers Association

Kansas Honey Producers Assocation

Missouri State Beekeepers Association

 

Nebraska Beekeepers Association

Oklahoma State Beekeepers' Association

 

UNIVERSITY EDUCATION

 

Clemson University - South Carolina

 

Cornell University Hive and Honey Bee Library

 

Iowa State University of Science & Technology

 

Kansas State University

 

North Carolina State Apiculture Program

Penn State University Center for Pollinator Research

Texas A & M Apiculture Program

 

University of Florida Honey Bee Program

University of Georgia Honey Bee Program

University of Minnesota - Bee Lab

 

RELATED INTERESTING VIDEOS/ARTICLES

 

"The Flow" (not endorsing)

"More Flow Gallery" (not endorsing)

Bees and Butterflies in Purple Garden

Relaxing Moment with Yellow Flowers and Bees

Bees Pollinating Flowers (Curacao)

Why It Matters How Bees See

How Honey Is Made - simplified for kids - video

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEEKEEPING INFORMATION & VIDEOS:

 

Silence of the Bees / Nova / Wildlife - video

    Published Oct 2014 53:40 min

 

The Sustainable Apiary - Michael Palmer - video

    Published Dec 7 2013 57:19 min

 

The Importance of Getting Stung - Michael Palmer - video

    Published Oct 2013

 

Keeping Bees in the Frozen North America - video

    Published Jan 2 2014 1:00:39 min

 

Time Lapse of Bee Development - short video

file for clinic

 

Giant Honey Bees of Malaysia - Attenbourough - video

    4:49 min

 

Could A Mushroom Save the Honeybee - video

    5:37 min

University of Guelph (site for several good videos)

 

MAKING QUEENS & SWARMS & SPLITS

 

QUEEN REARING GENERATOR (Formated Excel Sheet)  - via Ohio State Unversity

 

QUEEN REARING GENERATOR CALENDER -  via The Bee yard - (Add your start date first)

 

Queen Rearing in the Sustainable Apiary - Michael Palmer - video 

 

FatBeeMan  Part 1 - Queen Rearing - video  

 

Fat Beeman  Part 2 - Queen Rearing - video 

 

Long Lane Honey Bee Farms - Making Queens - video

 

Catch A Hive Before It Swarms - Michael Palmer - video

 

Anatomy of a Swarm - Dr. Thomas Seeley -pdf

 

Splitting a Honeybee Hive - WakullaCED - video

 

Beekeeping - Making a Split - Part 1 - Randy Richards - video

 

Beekeeping - Making a Split - Part 2 - Randy Richards - video

 

Splitting Beehive in Springtime #1- NovaScotiaBeekeeper - video

 

Making More Bees Using the Rose Method - video

 

"There Are Queen Cells In My Hive" - www.wbka.com -pdf

 

Taranov Swarm (Artificial Swarm Method) - video

 

 

INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT

 

Small Hive Beetle Management with James Ellis -  video

 

Bee Files - IPM Management - pdf

 

Integrated Pest Management - "IPM In Beekeeping" - Linda Russell - pdf

 

Sugar Roll for Varroa Mite Check - pdf

 

Varroa Mite Check Sugar/Alcohol Shake - video

 

University of Florida - Nosema - video

 

University of Florida - Nosema Ceranae - video

 

University of Florida - Nosema Apis - video

 

University of Florida - Small Hive Beetle - video

 

University of Florida - Tracheal Mites - video

 

Clemson University - Small Hive Beetle - video

 

List of Diseases of Honey Bees - pdf

 

Proplis v Varroa Study - pdf 

 

  

BEEKEEPING INFORMATION

 

Comb Honey Production - Michael Palmer - video

 

Scientific Beekeeping (Comprehensive Beekeeping) - website

 

Micheal Bush - The Pratical Beekeeper

(Comprehensive Beekeeping) - website 

 

Bees and Beekeeping / Using the Rose Method #1 - video

 

Tallest Strongest Hives / Using the Rose Method #2 - video

 

Installing Packaged Bees - Linda Russell - pdf

 

Package Install - Long Lane Honey Bee Farms - Video

 

Package Install - Brushy Mountain - video

 

Honey Bee Anatomy 101 - Linda Russell - pdf

 

Bee Breeds Info - Linda Russell - pdf

 

Frame Arrangement Fall/Winter - Linda Russell - pdf

 

Seasonal To Do List - Linda Russell - pdf

 

Hive Inspection - Long Lane Honey Bee Farms - video

 

Hive Inspection - Micheal Palmer - video

 

Robber Bees - pdf 

 

 

EQUIPMENT & SET UP INFO

Lighting a Bee Smoker to Stay Lit  - video

 

Starting Your Smoker - video -  Dadant

 

Hive Parts & Equipment - pdf

 

Building a Hive Stand - Linda Russell - pdf

 

 

GARDENING FOR BEES

 

Garden Plantings for Bees - pdf

 

Bee-Friendlier - website 

 

Wildflower Plantings - Bee-Friendlier - website

 

WNC - Flowering Plant Chart - pdf

 

Polinator Resource - Xerces- Bee Friendier - website

 

South Central Plants - KS MO OK AR - Xerces - website

 

Pollen Source - Wikipedia - pdf 

 

Eversweet Apiaries - Spring Pollen Chart - pdf

 

Eversweet Apiaries - Summer Pollen Chart - pdf

 

Eversweet Apiaries - Fall/Winter Pollen Chart - pdf